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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society invites the submission of original scholarly articles on the anthropology, architecture, languages, literatures, philosophies, religions, art, history and art history of all parts of Asia and in addition North Africa and Ethiopia.


Submissions should be made electronically, formatted in ‘word.doc’ form and accompanied by a ‘pdf’. Delivery should be by email attachment to the editorial office at . If non-Roman scripts or characters are used, these should be rendered in Unicode. We strongly discourage submission of articles formatted in ‘TeX’ or in hardcopy. Occasionally authors may wish to send CDs or USB-sticks to the editorial office by post. Postal correspondence should be addressed to:- The Editorial Office, Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD.

Submission of an article, or other item, implies that it has not been published, or accepted for publication, elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish, in both print and electronic media, material for which they do not own the copyright and for ensuring that appropriate acknowledgements are included in their draft text or typescript. Authors of material accepted for publication will be asked to assign their copyright to the Royal Asiatic Society. In line with current publishing industry conventions, authors must provide an email address with their affiliation details. This information will appear on the first page of the article and enables authors to receive their proofs automatically during the production process.

If you request colour figures in the printed version, you will be contacted by CCC-Rightslink who are acting on our behalf to collect Author Charges. Please follow their instructions in order to avoid any delay in the publication of your article.

Open Access Policies Please visit Open Access Publishing at Cambridge for information on our open access policies, compliance with major finding bodies, and guidelines on depositing your manuscript in an institutional repository.

English Language Editing Services Authors, particularly those whose first language is not English, may wish to have their English-language manuscripts checked by a native speaker before submission. This is optional, but may help to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by the editor and any reviewers. We list a number of third-party services specialising in language editing and / or translation, and suggest that authors contact as appropriate. Please see the Language Services page for more information. Please note that the use of any of these services is voluntary, and at the author's own expense. Use of these services does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication, nor does it restrict the author to submitting to a Cambridge Core published journal.


References and notes should be typed in the form of the following examples:

G. H. Luce, Phases of pre-Pagán Burma: Languages and History (Oxford, 1985), i, pp. 171-8. Ibid., p. 30.

C. E. Bosworth, 'Ghaznevid military organisation', Der Islam, XXXVI (1960), pp. 40-50.

M. Sharon, 'The Ayyubid walls of Jerusalem', in Studies in Memory of Gaston Wiet, ed. M. Rosen-Ayalon (Jerusalem, 1977), pp. 179-95.

B. Z. Kedar (ed.), Jerusalem in the Middle Ages (Jerusalem, 1979), p. 122.

Proofs and Offprints

Authors will be asked by email to download proofs as PDF files. They will be asked to correct the proofs and send the corrections to the editorial office, preferably by email, several days after receipt.

Authors of articles will receive a pdf file of their contribution upon publication.

© Royal Asiatic Society

(Revised 22nd January 2015)