International Journal of Taiwan Studies
Instructions for Authors
The International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS), cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European
Association of Taiwan Studies, is a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on
Taiwan. Its editorial office is supported by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is hosted by the
Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. IJTS offers a unique platform for
theoretical debates and empirical analyses that move away from narrow disciplinary focus by creating a
meeting space for international scholars across the field of Taiwan Studies, including social sciences, arts
and humanities, and subjects that are interdisciplinary in nature. IJTS welcomes submissions that are
localised in focus (for example, analysis of a specific historical or current event) and that are more global
in their outlook (for example, forging links between Taiwan and a wider international, cultural or
intellectual context). Researchers are encouraged to position Taiwan and Taiwan-related issues in a
comparative framework or different global, regional and local—some may term it ‘glocal’—contexts and
processes. IJTS publishes internationally peer-reviewed research articles, special thematic issues, book
reviews and review essays of works published in non-English languages.
Ethical and Legal Conditions
Please note that submission of an article for publication in any of Brill’s journals implies that you have
read and agreed to Brill’s Ethical and Legal Conditions. The Ethical and Legal Conditions can be found
Online Submission
IJTS uses online submission only. Authors should submit their manuscript online via the Editorial
Manager (EM) online submission system at: First-time users of EM need
to register first. Go to the website and click on the “Register Now” link in the login menu. Enter the
information requested.
When you register, select e-mail as your preferred method of contact. Upon successful registration, you
will receive an e-mail message containing your Username and Password. If you should forget your
Username and Password, click on the ‘Send Username/Password’ link in the login section, and enter your
first name, last name and email address exactly as you had entered it when you registered. Your access
codes will then be e-mailed to you.
Prior to submission, authors are encouraged to read the ‘Instructions for Authors’. When submitting via
the website, you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files.
A revised document is uploaded the same way as the initial submission. The system automatically
generates an electronic (PDF) proof, which is then used for reviewing purposes. All correspondence,
including the editor’s request for revision and final decision, is sent by e-mail.
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Double-blinded Peer Review
IJTS uses a double-blind peer review system, which means that manuscript author(s) do not know who
the reviewers are, and that reviewers do not know the names of the author(s). When you submit your
article, you should submit a separate title page which includes the full title of the manuscript plus the
names and complete contact details of all authors. This page will not be accessible to the referees. All
other files (manuscript, figures, tables, etc.) should not contain any information concerning author
names, institutions, etc. The names of these files and the document properties should also be
File Format
Please upload source files such as .doc, and not .pdf files.
Contact Address
Please write to the IJTS editorial office ( if you wish to propose a special
thematic issue. Please write to the Book Review Editor, Professor Gary Rawnsley ( if you
would like to review books. For any questions or problems relating to your manuscript, please contact:
The postal address of the IJTS editorial office is: Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth
University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FE, UK
Submission Requirements
The Executive Editor Board is responsible for the selection and acceptance of articles, but responsibility
for opinions expressed in them rests with the authors.
Manuscripts should be written in English. Spelling (British) should be consistent throughout.
Manuscript Length
Manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal must comply with the following: articles should be
between 6,000 to 10,000 English words; review essays, between 3,000 to 5,000 words and book reviews,
between 800 to 1,200 words.
Manuscript Structure
Manuscripts must be double-spaced with wide margins.
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The manuscript should be submitted as two files. The tile page should contain the title, followed by the
author(s)’ name(s), title, affiliation and e-mail address(es). This should be followed by a brief
biographical note and research interests, recent publications.
The second file should contain the manuscript, starting with the title, abstract, keywords, text and
Abstract and Keywords
An abstract of 100–150 words should accompany papers, as well as between three to six keywords.
17 June 2017, 100 B.C.E., 600 C.E., 1980s (not 1980’s or ’80s), etc.
Use single quotation marks (‘) for a simple quotation. For a quotation within a quotation, use double
quotation marks (“). A comma or a period (full stop) should be placed outside quotation marks in all
situations. For texts longer than 3 lines, use a block quotation, indented half an inch from the left
margin. In this case, no quotation marks are necessary at the beginning and end of the quotation.
Romanization and Chinese Characters
1. Use pinyin without tone marks to denote names of Chinese people (e.g. Xi Jinping), locations (e.g.
Hengchun), and specialized terms (jiankang xieshi). Non-pinyin spellings (e.g. Wade-Giles) should only
be used in cases where a certain name or term has been widely adopted (e.g. Chiang Kai-shek), or in
quotations or titles.
2. Any Chinese writing should use traditional characters. Chinese terms and titles of Chinese texts, on
their first appearance in the text, should be written in the following format: English translation (Chinese
characters, pinyin). For example, Democratic Progressive Party or DPP (民進黨, min jin dang).
Subsequent appearances should be either in English or pinyin and should be consistent throughout.
Notes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the article. Notes should
be included as footnotes, and not as endnotes.
References in the Text
All source references are to be identified at the appropriate point in the text by the last name of the
author, year of publication and pagination where needed. Identify subsequent citations of the same
source in the same way as the first. Examples follow:
 If author’s name is in the text, follow it with year in parentheses, e.g., Zhang (1999).
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 If author’s name is not in the text, insert, in parentheses, the last name and year, e.g., (Smith,
 Pagination follows year of publication after a colon, e.g., Brown (1985: 72).
 Give both last names for two authors. Give all last names on first citation in text for more than
two authors; thereafter use “et al.” in the text. When two authors have the same last names, use
identifying initials in the text.
 Separate series of references with semi-colons and enclose them within a single pair of
parentheses, e.g., (Edwards, 1981; Lee et al., 1983).
Reference List
List all items alphabetically by author and, within author, by year of publication, at the end of the
manuscript, entitled “References”.
If there is more than one reference to the same author and year, distinguish them by the letters a, b, c,
etc. after the year (2013a). The titles of books and journals should be in italics. Examples follow:
Appadurai, Arjun (1996) Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, Minneapolis, MN:
University of Minnesota Press.
Appadurai, Arjun (2001) ‘Grassroots globalization and the research imagination’, Public Culture 12(1): 1–
Berry, Chris (2006) ‘From national cinema to cinema and the national: Chinese-language cinema and
Hou Hsiao Hsien’s “Taiwan Trilogy’’’, in Valentina Vitali and Paul Willemen (eds), Theorising National
Cinema, London: BFI Publishing, 148–157.
Chang, Ivy I. Chu (2015) Globalized Time and Space, Body, and Memory: Taiwan New Cinema and Its
Impact (全球化時空, 身體, 記憶: 台灣新電影及其影響, Quan qiu hua shi kong, shen ti, ji yi: Taiwan
xin dian ying ji qi ying xiang), Hsinchu: National Chiao Tung University Press.
All charts, maps, images and illustrations should be called “figures” and numbered consecutively; the
number and title should be placed above the figure. Initial capitals should be used.
All figures and tables must be cited consecutively in the text.
Figures should be submitted as separate source files in .eps, .tif, or .jpg format, in a size suitable for the
typesetting area of the journal. The resolution of these files should be at least 300 dpi for half-tone
figures, and 600 dpi for line drawings. Number the files, and indicate in the manuscript where they are to
appear (Fig. 1 here). All figures should be in black and white.
The text in a figure must be legible, and should not be smaller than corps 7. The size of this lettering for
any text in a figure should be the same for all figures in the manuscript.
Authors are responsible for clearing copyright of using figures and tables in the articles submitted.
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Book Reviews
Reviews should situate the book(s) in a wider disciplinary context and limit length to 800–1200 words,
typed with double-spacing. Reviews should be sent to Professor Gary Rawnsley (
Please follow the format below in preparing your review:
Flush left
AUTHOR (Surname, first name), Year of Publication
Place of Publication, Publisher
pp., illus.;
Price (hb); Price (pb)
At the end of the review, flush left
REVIEWER, Affiliation
Upon acceptance, a PDF of the article proofs will be sent to the author by e-mail to check carefully for
factual and typographic errors. Authors are responsible for checking these proofs and are strongly urged
to make use of the Comment & Markup toolbar to note their corrections directly on the proofs. At this
stage in the production process only minor corrections are allowed. Alterations to the original
manuscript at this stage will result in considerable delay in publication and, therefore, are not accepted
unless charged to the author. Proofs should be returned to the Editor.
A PDF file of the article will be supplied free of charge by the publisher to each author. Brill is a RoMEO
green publisher.
Authors are allowed to post their submitted (pre-peer-review) version of the article at any time. This is
the author’s own version that had not yet been peer-reviewed, or had any value added to it by Brill (such
as formatting or copy editing). Authors may post the accepted (peer-reviewed) version of their article 24
months after publication. This is the version accepted for publication, which contains all revisions made
after peer review and copy editing, but has not yet been typeset in the publisher’s lay-out. The
publisher’s lay-out must not be used in any repository or on any website.
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Consent to Publish
Transfer of Copyright
By submitting a manuscript, the author agrees that the copyright for the article is transferred to the
publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication. For that purpose the author needs to sign
the Consent to Publish which will be sent with the first proofs of the manuscript.
Open Access
Should the author wish to publish the article in Open Access he/she can choose the Brill Open option.
This allows for non-exclusive Open Access publication under a Creative Commons license in exchange
for an Article Publication Charge (APC), upon signing a special Brill Open Consent to Publish Form.
More information on Brill Open, Brill’s Open Access Model and the Brill Open Consent to Publish Form
can be found on
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