Instructions for authors

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Use these instructions if you are preparing a manuscript to submit to Asian Journal of Women's Studies. To explore our journals portfolio, visit, and for more author resources, visit our Author Services website.

Asian Journal of Women's Studies considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that

  • the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to Asian Journal of Women's Studies; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libelous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal

Please note that Asian Journal of Women's Studies uses CrossCheck™ software to screen manuscripts for unoriginal material. By submitting your manuscript to Asian Journal of Women's Studies you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your manuscript may have to undergo during the peer-review and production processes.

Any author who fails to adhere to the above conditions will be charged with costs which Asian Journal of Women's Studies incurs for their manuscript at the discretion of Asian Journal of Women's Studies’s Editors and Taylor & Francis, and their manuscript will be rejected.

This journal is compliant with the Research Councils UK OA policy. Please see the licence options and embargo periods here

Contents List

Manuscript preparation

1. General guidelines
2. Style guidelines
3. Figures and tables
4. Publication charges

  • Submission fee
  • Page charges
  • Colour charges

5. Reproduction of copyright material
6. Supplemental online material

Manuscript submission Copyright and authors’ rights
Free article access
Reprints and journal copies
Open access

Manuscript preparation

1. General guidelines

  • Manuscripts are accepted in English. American English spelling and punctuation are preferred. Please use double quotation marks, except where “a quotation is ‘within’ a quotation”. Long quotations of 40 words or more should be indented without quotation marks.
  • Please indicate each contributor's surname in full caps (e.g. LEE Min-young, Jane SMITH).
  • A typical Original Article manuscript will not exceed 8000 words including tables, references, captions, footnotes and endnotes, while a Voices manuscript should not exceed 5000 words. Book Reviews should not exceed 3000 words. Manuscripts that greatly exceed this will be critically reviewed with respect to length. Authors should include a word count with their manuscript.
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page (including Acknowledgements as well as Funding and grant-awarding bodies); abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgements; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list).
  • Abstracts for Original Articles manuscripts should not exceed 200 words, while abstracts for Voices articles should not exceed 150 words.
  • Each manuscript should have 3 to 6 keywords.
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) is a means of making your article more visible to anyone who might be looking for it. Please consult our guidance here.
  • Section headings should be concise.
  • All authors of a manuscript should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. Please give the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the manuscript is accepted. Please note that the email address of the corresponding author will normally be displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal style) and the online article.
  • All persons who have a reasonable claim to authorship must be named in the manuscript as co-authors; the corresponding author must be authorized by all co-authors to act as an agent on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript, and the order of names should be agreed by all authors.
  • Please supply a short biographical note for each author.
  • Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an Acknowledgement on the title page of the manuscript, in a separate paragraph, as follows:
    • For single agency grants: "This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]."
    • For multiple agency grants: "This work was supported by the [Funding Agency 1] under Grant [number xxxx];
      [Funding Agency 2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency 3] under Grant [number xxxx]."
  • Authors must also incorporate a Disclosure Statement which will acknowledge any financial interest or benefit they have arising from the direct applications of their research.
  • For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.
  • Authors must adhere to SI units . Units are not italicised.
  • When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark, authors must use the symbol ® or TM.
  • Authors must not embed equations or image files within their manuscript

2. Style guidelines

3. Figures and tables

Please provide the highest quality figure format possible. To improve the print and online display, please ensure that all figures and graphics are supplied at the appropriate resolutions listed below:

  • Minimum 1200 dpi for line art; Minimum 600 dpi for greyscale; Minimum 300 dpi for colour.
  • Figures must be saved separate to text. Please do not embed figures in the manuscript file.
  • Files should ideally be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application (e.g. CorelDraw/Mac, CorelDraw/PC).
  • All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the manuscript (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. Figure 1(a), Figure 1(b)).
  • Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the manuscript, and numbered correspondingly.
  • The filename for a graphic should be descriptive of the graphic, e.g. Figure1, Figure2a.
  • For more information, please see here.


  • Tables must be saved separate to text. Please do not embed figures in the manuscript file.
  • Tables should be provided as editable files (e.g. in Microsoft Word or Excel). provide the highest quality figure format possible.
  • Non-editable files (e.g. JPEG or TIFF images, or images of text boxes in PowerPoint) are not suitable formats but can be included in addition to the editable files for reference.
  • Please present table titles separately for each table, rather than including them as the first row of the table.
  • Table notes should be separate from the titles and included underneath the table to which they apply.
  • All tables must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the manuscript (e.g. Table 1, Table 2).
  • If you are sending tables in a separate file, insert a note in the text indicating the preferred location for each table, e.g. [t]Table 1 near here[/t]. The filename for each table should be descriptive of the table, e.g. Table1, Table2.
  • For more information, please see here.

4. Publication charges Submission fee

There is no submission fee for Asian Journal of Women's Studies . However, a uthor(s) of a funded research project or manuscript that has been reviewed and approved for publication in AJWS will be required to pay $300 US Dollars or 300,000 Korean won as publication fee. Payment should be made to:

  • Cheque (US Bank) payable to Asian Center for Woman's Studies
  • Money Order in US Dollars: Payment to Account # 180-005-491852
    Name: CHANG Pilwha, Swift Code: SHBKKRSE
    Seodaemun Branch, Shinhan Bank, Seoul, Korea

Page charges

There are no page charges for Asian Journal of Women's Studies .

Colour charges

Colour figures will be reproduced in colour in the online edition of the journal free of charge. If it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in colour in the print version, a charge will apply. Charges for colour figures in print are £250 per figure ($395 US Dollars; $385 Australian Dollars; 315 Euros). For more than 4 colour figures, figures 5 and above will be charged at £50 per figure ($80 US Dollars; $75 Australian Dollars; 63 Euros).

Depending on your location, these charges may be subject to Value Added Tax.

5. Reproduction of copyright material

If you wish to include any material in your manuscript in which you do not hold copyright, you must obtain written permission from the copyright owner, prior to submission. Such material may be in the form of text, data, table, illustration, photograph, line drawing, audio clip, video clip, film still, and screenshot, and any supplemental material you propose to include. This applies to direct (verbatim or facsimile) reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).
You must ensure appropriate acknowledgement is given to the permission granted to you for reuse by the copyright holder in each figure or table caption. You are solely responsible for any fees which the copyright holder may charge for reuse.

The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given.

For further information and FAQs on the reproduction of copyright material, please consult our Guide.

6. Supplemental online material

Authors are encouraged to submit animations, movie files, sound files or any additional information for online publication.

Manuscript submission

Manuscripts for consideration should be submitted online at .

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Copyright and authors' rights

To assure the integrity, dissemination, and protection against copyright infringement of published articles, you will be asked to assign to the Asian Center for Women's Studies, Ewha Womans University, via a Publishing Agreement, the copyright in your article. Your Article is defined as the final, definitive, and citable Version of Record, and includes: (a) the accepted manuscript in its final form, including the abstract, text, bibliography, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and (b) any supplemental material hosted by Taylor & Francis. Our Publishing Agreement with you will constitute the entire agreement and the sole understanding between the Asian Center for Women's Studies, Ewha Womans University and you; no amendment, addendum, or other communication will be taken into account when interpreting your and the Asian Center for Women's Studies, Ewha Womans University rights and obligations under this Agreement.

Copyright policy is explained in detail here.

Free article access

As an author, you will receive free access to your article on Taylor & Francis Online. You will be given access to the My authored works section of Taylor & Francis Online, which shows all your published articles. You can easily view, read, and download your published articles from there. In addition, if someone has cited your article, you will be able to see this information. We are committed to promoting and increasing the visibility of your article and have provided guidance on how you can help. Also within My authored works, author eprints allow you as an author to quickly and easily give anyone free access to the electronic version of your article so that your friends and contacts can read and download your published article for free. This applies to all authors (not just the corresponding author).

Reprints and journal copies

Article reprints can be ordered through Rightslink® when you receive your proofs. If you have any queries about reprints, please contact the Taylor & Francis Author Services team at To order a copy of the issue containing your article, please contact our Customer Services team at

Open Access

Taylor & Francis Open Select provides authors or their research sponsors and funders with the option of paying a publishing fee and thereby making an article permanently available for free online access – open access – immediately on publication to anyone, anywhere, at any time. This option is made available once an article has been accepted in peer review.

Full details of our Open Access programme