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Annual Conference Papers

Send one-page resume (1200 letters in Japanese/ 400 words in English), CV and other necessary files to the branch you belong to. Annually, papers are due on March 31st. Please contact your branch office for details.




Paper Submissions

     ALSJ welcomes essays in English on American Literature. Only members of the American Literature Society of Japan may submit articles to its journals. A member can submit one article for each issue. Articles are restricted to unpublished work, but papers that have been delivered at conferences are eligible when that fact is noted on the cover sheet.

     Authors should submit one brief curriculum vitae with the date of birth written on it and 5 copies of their manuscript. Please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, §5.2ff. (MLA style), for house style. Manuscripts in English should be typewritten, double-spaced, on one side of A4 paper of good quality. Use parenthetical references with endnotes and a list of Works Cited. The length of articles should be less than 7,000 words, including the notes and Works Cited. Also, please specify the word count at the end.

     Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reprint extracts and reproduce illustrations, and for paying any fees pertaining to such permissions. It is a condition of publication in the journals that authors grant copyright to ALSJ. The authors should ask for the permission of ALSJ to reprint or post their articles elsewhere.

     Submissions must reach the Editorial Office no later than April 30, 2017 for publication in 2016-2017. Authors’ names will not be made known to the Editorial Board while submissions are under consideration. For this reason, names may not appear on manuscripts; instead, only one of the submitted copies should have a cover sheet with the author’s name, address, and the title of the article printed on it. Authors will be notified of the Board’s decisions by the end of July.

     After an essay is accepted for publication, the author should submit the final draft via e-mail to the editorial office, as an attached document in either Word or “simple text” format. The contributors are allowed only first-proof correction, in which they must limit their proof-reading strictly to typographical errors, without changing or adding to what has been written.


Submissions should be sent to:

Editorial Office

The American Literature Society of Japan

c/o Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus, Raiosha #448

4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521

The deadline for next issues to be published in the spring of 2017, is April 30, 2017.

The envelope should indicate it contains a submission for the journal. Papers submitted will not be returned. Each contributor will receive 20 free offprints.