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Information for Authors


focuses on issues in the humanities and social sciences in Europe and the

United States. The journal has served as a key resource for scholars in these disci-



is the winner of National Science Council (currently known as

Ministry of Science and Technology) Award for Outstanding Journal in Taiwan in

1998, 2002, 2003, and 2004 (The award has been discontinued since 2005).



also received an A-level rating in 2014 from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and

Technology for multidisciplinary Academic Journals in the Humanities and Social

Sciences. The journal welcomes submissions of articles on all pertinent issues.

Requirements for Submissions

1. Please submit an electronic copy of the manuscript in MS Word or other word

processor formats using our online submission system at

Contributors are advised to consult the Submission Guidelines on the website.



does not accept simultaneous submission of a manuscript that is under

consideration for publication elsewhere. A manuscript that has been published in

another language in Taiwan or abroad will be rejected.

3. Articles written in Chinese should not exceed the 30,000-word limit. Articles writ-

ten in English should not exceed the 15,000-word limit. Authors will be asked to

abridge manuscripts exceeding the word limit.

4. Authors are requested to keep their identities undisclosed, so the manuscripts can

be reviewed anonymously. To preserve anonymity, articles should contain no iden-

tifiable information such as names, affiliations, acknowledgments, personal refer-

ences, etc.

5. Except in rare cases, the first round of review process will be completed within

three to four months. Authors will be notified of the result of the review with an

official letter.

6. Manuscripts accepted are subject to stylistic editing. It is also the author’s respon-

sibility to revise their manuscripts according to the suggestions of the editorial


7. If the article includes quotations of texts, reproduction of tables, figures or photo-

graphs, the author is responsible to follow the academic citation guidelines and

copyright laws. Should the article use copyright-protected images, the author is re-

sponsible to obtain written consent from the holders of the rights and provide such

necessary documents to


. Please note that the conditions of the copy-

right should cover the databases in which the journal is indexed, or at least include

both print and electronic versions of journal.

8. In addition to its print and electronic versions,


has entered into agree-

ments with THCI, TSSCI, Academic OneFile, IBZ, Periodicals Index Online, Na-

tional Central Library of Taiwan, and other databases or academic institutions, to

provide an electronic version for indexing, researching, downloading and printing

needs. Authors are requested to sign a Copyright License Agreement upon publica-

tion, in which the author grants the journal and its authorized databases nonexclu-

sive and royalty-free rights to use and reproduce the article.



does not offer an honorarium. Authors will receive digital format (pdf

file) of their articles via email following publication.