Pacific Asia Inquiry Call for Papers, Deadline: August 1

Pacific Asia Inquiry Call for Papers, Deadline: August 1

Pacific Asia Inquiry Call for Papers, Deadline: August 1

Pacific Asia Inquiry (Volume 9, Fall 2018)

The New Pacific: Traditions and Transformations

CALL FOR PAPERS — Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2018

The editorial board of the Pacific Asia Inquiry invites submissions of articles, critical essays, and case studies, as well as book, film, and other reviews, specific to the Pacific Islands and Asia regions for possible publication in Volume 9. Submissions from across the liberal arts, including biological and environmental studies, and the social sciences are welcome. The Pacific Asia Inquiry is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal published online by the University of Guam College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. It features in-depth studies on the Mariana Islands, Micronesia, the Pacific and adjacent Asia. Contributors are invited not only to share their innovative research, but also to challenge existing positions and perspectives.

For this volume the editorial board is especially interested in asking and addressing definitional questions of renewal and regeneration. We would like to explore whether or not there is even such a thing as a new Pacific. If so, what does it look like, both spatially and conceptually? How would it relate specifically to Micronesia? What future might it have? What potential does it hold? What dangers? We encourage responses to these and other questions, on this and other topics.

 SUBMISSION PROCEDURES: Submissions can employ any theoretical or methodological approach so long as they are written in a readable style accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike. Please include the following as three separate files: 

  1. a cover page, including authors’ names, titles, affiliations, and addresses, including street and e-mail addresses

  2. a title page, which includes the title of the article and an abstract of the paper (the abstract should be no more than 150 words)

  3. the main text, including photos, tables, figures, media, and references

 Our blind peer-review process requires that authors’ names and addresses appear only on the cover page. No identifying information may appear in the abstract or text itself. Relevant publications, including those written by the authors, may appear in the reference section, but nothing should be said to connect the reference with the authors.

 GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words, including tables and references. Please follow the conventions of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2009), or the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (7th ed., 2009). Indent the first word of a paragraph by half an inch or five spaces (one “tab”), and number all pages consecutively, putting numbers in the lower right-hand corner. Figures, tables, and photos should be inserted into the manuscript at the time of initial submittal, and they need to be appropriately titled, sourced, and numbered consecutively. Endnotes should be used and references should appear at the end of the paper. Do not insert automatic formatting anywhere in the manuscript. Additional guidelines apply. Please visit arts-and-socialsciences/publications/pacific-asia-inquiry-4 for full guidelines and for access to previous volumes of Pacific Asia Inquiry, which may be used as a general reference. Please be advised that this is a venue for scholarly essays. Fiction and poetry submissions will not be entertained.

Forward inquiries and submissions electronically to:
Dr. David Gugin, editor,