International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) Call for Papers

Posted on Jan, 23 2017

International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS)
Call for Papers
An exciting new peer-reviewed academic journal on Taiwan studies, the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS), will be launched by Brill in March 2018. IJTS, cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), aims to be a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on Taiwan. Once launched, IJTS will be published in March and September every year. It will offer a platform for theoretical debates and empirical analyses, and create a space for discussion among international scholars working across disciplines in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The journal is also interested in interdisciplinary approaches to Taiwan studies. IJTS welcomes submissions that are localised in focus, as well as research that is more global and comparative. Authors are encouraged to position Taiwan and Taiwan-related issues within different global, regional, and local contexts and processes.
The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Dr Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley, Research Associate of SOAS, University of London and Secretary-General of EATS (2012–2018). The Executive Editorial Board members are Professor Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan), Dr Dafydd Fell (SOAS, University of London), Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica), Professor Michael Shiyung Liu (Academia Sinica) and Professor Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University). Book review editor is Professor Gary D. Rawnsley (Aberystwyth University).
The theme of the inaugural edition will be “Taiwan Studies: State of the Field”, edited by Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Dr Dafydd Fell. It intends to cover as wide a range of disciplines as possible. If you would like to submit to the launch issue of the IJTS, the deadline is 31 March 2017. The journal follows a double-blind peer review system. Please follow this link to download a copy of the submission guidelines: or directly download it here.
Meanwhile the rolling call for papers for regular issues of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies is also open. The same submission guidelines apply. For further information about the journal, please visit our website:
Contact Details
Please follow submission guidelines and submit your articles by email to the IJTS editorial office:
Please write to the IJTS editorial office ( if you wish to propose a special thematic issue.
Please write to the Book Review Editor, Professor Gary Rawnsley ( if you would like to review books relevant to Taiwan studies.
The postal address of the IJTS editorial office is: Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FE, UK  
Editor in Chief: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley (European Association of Taiwan Studies)
Executive Editorial Board: 
Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan)
Dafydd Fell (SOAS, University of London)
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica & Organising Committee of the World Congress of Taiwan)
Michael Shiyung Liu (Academia Sinica)
Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University)  
Book Review Editor: Gary D. Rawnsley (Aberystwyth University)
International Journal of Taiwan Studies Editorial Office
Address: Room 3.02, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University
Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredegion, SY23 3FE, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1970 621799
Fax: +44 (0) 1970 622709