FAQ


How are papers selected for publication?
The editorial board reviews all submissions and evaluates them based on the originality of the argument, quality of written English, validity of data and research methods, and potential for revision. Additionally, as a publication seeking to represent a diverse range of topics and regions of East and Southeast Asia, CEAR also takes into consideration each article's country or region of focus.

Who is eligible to submit to CEAR?
Current students of any undergraduate university and graduates of any undergraduate university during the past year are eligible to submit to CEAR.

What are the chances that my paper will be selected for publication?
In its first year, CEAR received over 60 submissions, six of which were published either in a print issue or online. Well-organized papers that follow the Submission Guidelines and Formatting Guidelines (see above), offer an original and compelling argument, and focus on underrepresented regions of East or Southeast Asia have the best chances of selection.

My paper is (under 15 pages / over 40 pages). May I still submit?
Yes. While the suggested article length is 15-40 double-spaced pages, well-focused shorter or longer works will also be considered. Final published papers will generally range from 15-25 double-spaced pages.

My article presents original analysis of a topic but only uses secondary sources. May I still submit?
Yes. Papers which present an original argument but only use secondary sources will be considered for publication.

How does the editing process work?
The exact schedule of the editing process changes from year to year but will always include two main phases. The first phase of editing focuses on revisions of argumentation, including major changes to a paper's thesis argument or the addition of new supporting evidence. During this phase, authors work closely with their assigned editing team to complete the revisions. This phase lasts approximately three to four weeks. The second phase of editing is carried out solely by the Editorial Board. Editors work in teams to perform copyediting, formatting, and revisions to style. The published form of each paper may differ slightly in tone and rhetorical style from the original work of the author. In the event that major changes must be made during the second phase, the author is consulted. The Editorial Board of CEAR makes final decisions on all revisions.