Authors must be current undergraduate students or graduates who obtained their undergraduate degree within the past year.
Any author may submit up to two articles for consideration.
Submissions must relate directly to at least one of the countries or regions of East and/or Southeast Asia. The countries and regions of East Asia, as defined by CEAR, are China (and all five autonomous regions: Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Tibet, and Xinjiang), Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Mongolia, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The countries and regions of Southeast Asia include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Timor-Leste. Articles addressing interregional issues between East/Southeast Asian and non-East Asian countries are welcomed.
Each year, CEAR is only able to publish a fraction of received submissions—usually ten percent or less. To be considered for publication, articles must exhibit original research, i.e., engagement with one or more primary sources as well as relevant secondary and theoretical literature. Submissions with the best chances of publication will possess a clear and convincing argument, comprehensively present its topic and explain its significance, and employ an effective rhetorical style.
Articles submitted to CEAR must not have been previously published in an undergraduate-level publication and must not be under review by another undergraduate publication.
The Editorial Board of CEAR retains the right to refuse publication of an article should it deem that the article does not meet CEAR quality standards or that an author has violated the Terms of Publication.
15-40 double-spaced pages is the suggested article length, though works of greater or lesser length will also be considered. Chapters of longer works may also be submitted. Final published papers will generally range from 15-25 pages.
All submissions must include a coversheet. The coversheet should include an abstract of no more than 300 words, your full name, academic institution, and e-mail address.
The editorial board reviews all submissions anonymously. In order to avoid conflicts of interest in the selection process, remove your name and other identifying information from all document pages except for the cover sheet.
Submit articles with coversheet to firstname.lastname@example.org in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.
Avoid grammar and spelling errors. For style, grammar, and punctuation guidelines, refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (University of Chicago Press).
If relevant, include a table of contents or place section headings at key places within the paper.
Follow the Chicago Manual of Style “notes and bibliography" system for citations and provide a complete bibliography of all works cited. SeeChicago-Style Quick Guide for examples.
Use a 12 point font (preferably Times New Roman) and one-inch margins on all pages.