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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to APA bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I am comfortable with and agree to publishing my work with a Creative Commons license.

Author Guidelines

What is the ideal submission to JAMS?

Submissions to JAMS can be about any subject concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and its fandoms, and come from any discipline.

Ideal submissions to JAMS are between 4,500 and 7,500 words.

How will the journal accept submissions?

  • Only completed work should be submitted.
  • The maximum length of any contribution should be 7,500 words, inclusive of notes and bibliography.
  • Feedback will not be provided on work in progress.
  • Abstracts and five keywords must be included in the same file as the article.
  • Abstracts must not be more than 250 words.
  • Descriptions of the material analyzed must be included in the abstract.
  • Submissions must be double-spaced
  • Page numbers must be placed in the upper-right corner, paragraphs must be indented, and all illustrations and tables must be labeled and captioned accurately.
  • Times New Roman, 12 point font, left-justified text, and bold-faced headings must be used.
  • Follow APA citation styles.

If selected for publication or further review, authors will be contacted by JAMS.

By submitting any material to the Journal of Anime and Manga Studies, you agree your work is original, unless otherwise specifically acknowledged.
If you are working with a fellow student or professor on your submission, it is imperative you speak with them prior to submitting work to this journal. You must clear any conflict of interest prior to submission since some graduate students/professors may intend to submit that same research for publication.

If the Editor returns a work that requires revisions, the author(s) is(are) responsible for making the necessary changes and resubmitting the manuscript to the Journal of Anime and Manga Studies.

Copyright and Licensing Statement

All articles published in JAMS are licensed with an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license unless otherwise specified.

As JAMS is an open-access journal, authors must be willing to publish their material with a Creative Commons License.

Authors may contact JAMS if they wish to have a different Creative Commons License applied to their work before publication.

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