Peer review

The East Asian Community Review operates with a Double Blind peer review system. This means that both the author(s) and reviewers’ identities will remain anonymous. Please therefore ensure that authors are only listed on the title page of the submission, and are not included in the main file.

Style guide

Submissions must be in English. Manuscripts must:
• Not include any information that directly or indirectly identifies the author(s)
• Be double-spaced throughout (including notes and references, but excluding tables that would otherwise span across more than one page)
• Use 12-point Times New Roman font for the main body of the text
• Have page numbers at the bottom of each page
• Have a 2.5 cm or 1 inch margin all around
• Be formatted for A4 or US letter size paper, and
• Have a maximum length of 10,000 words (including both text and references). We would recommend around 8,000 words. If you wish to submit a manuscript that exceeds this limit please contact the editors beforehand.
• Always check the requirements for different Article Types.
To help reduce the workload of our authors, first submissions are NOT bound by the below formatting rules on illustrations, tables, and references but may follow their own formatting rules instead. Authors of accepted papers need to format their final submissions in line with journal rules.


Keep textual notes to a minimum, indicate them with superscript numbers, and provide the note text as a list at the end of the article before the references. Please do not use footnotes.

References in the text

1. Do not abbreviate journal names; they are always written out.

2. Do not abbreviate the given names of the authors if they were submitted in full.

3. Follow the author regarding capitalization of titles of an article, chapter, or book but ensure it is consistent according to either the 16th edition (upper and lower case titles) or 15th edition (capitalize only the first word in the title of an article, chapter, or book and any proper nouns) of the Chicago Manual of Style. If creating a list from scratch, standardly follow the 15th edition.

As noted in Sect. 10.1, either form of citation (i.e., name–year or numbered) may be used with Chicago-styled references, and the citation of Internet publications has been modified. For the use of citations in footnotes or endnotes, see the Reference List section below.





Journal article

Alber, John, Daniel C. O’Connell, and Sabine Kowal. 2002. Personal perspective in TV interviews. Pragmatics 12: 257–271.


Article by DOI (with page numbers)

Slifka, M.K., and J.L. Whitton. 2000. Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine 78:74–80.


Article by DOI (before issue publication and without page numbers)

Suleiman, Camelia, Daniel C. O’Connell, and Sabine Kowal. 2002. ‘If you and I, if we, in this later day, lose that sacred fire...’: Perspective in political interviews. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.


Article in electronic journal by DOI (no paginated version)

Slifka, M.K., and J.L. Whitton. 2000. Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Online Journal of Molecular Medicine.


Newspaper article

Schultz, Sean. 2011. Lessons to be learned in systems change initiatives. Independent, December 28.



Cameron, Deborah. 1985. Feminism and linguistic theory. New York: St. Martin’s Press.


Book chapter

Cameron, Deborah. 1997. Theoretical debates in feminist linguistics: Questions of sex and gender. In Gender and discourse, ed. Ruth Wodak, 99-119. London: Sage Publications.


Book, also showing a translator

Adorno, Theodor W. 1973. Negative dialectics. Trans. E.B. Ashton. London: Routledge.


Modern editions of the classics and classic poems and plays. Year of edition is given not original publication

Shakespeare, William. 1982 . Hamlet. Arden edition. Edited by Harold Jenkins. London: Methuen


OnlineFirst chapter in a series (without a volume designation but with a

Saito, Yukio, and Hyuga, Hiroyuki. 2007. Rate equation approaches to amplification of enantiomeric excess and chiral symmetry breaking. Topics in Current Chemistry.

Reference List

The task of formal copy editing here is to style the book-end bibliography list according to the required reference style.

1. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
2. Style the reference list according to the required reference style, which is for EACR Chicago.