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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. The file name should not exceed 50 characters with spacing.
  • 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 the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in Instruction for Authors.
  • Writing should be impeccable. No grammatical error is allowed. Please note, if editing for English grammar is required, it is the Author's responsibility to address this deficiency.
  • To comply with double-blind peer-reviewed policy, please do not write name in the manuscript file. All authors' names should only be put in metadata of OJS as instructed in Author Guidelines.
  • Please add the name, affiliation, and email of the opposing dan recommeding reviewers who are relevant with your manuscript. This information should be put in the comment for the editor.
  • The author will charge the operational cost when the manuscript withdraw during review content.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript shall be written in the following rules:

The manuscript submitted to JAS shall never been published elsewhere. Any manuscripts being processed by JAS should never be sent to other journal or media until there is notification from JAS secretariat.


  • The Journal of ASEAN studies is published in English only (British English and American English) consistently throughout the text, and please be sure to write clearly and use correct punctuation; we recommend that non-native authors have their contributions proofread.
  • The article shall comprise of an abstract of 150-250 words. Please add three to five keywords. Please provide short biographical notes on the authors after peer review process.
  • The article shall be sent in the text as a plain Word file and use a standard font (Times New Roman, single-spaced, 12 pt.). Organise titles and subtitles using a clear hierarchy; please do not use more than three levels of headlines. Include footnotes for digression or further argumentation sparingly. Avoid the use of bullet points or numerated explanations.
  • The articles shall be submitted via email in Microsoft Word format (.Doc or .Docx) or Rich Text Format (.Rtf).
  • The author’s name shall include no academic degrees. If the article has more than one author, the primary author must be on the top of the others. If the article was written by the team, the authors name must be ordered alphabetically. In the case of a script written by the more than one author, Journal of ASEAN Studies editors will only correspond to the main author or author listed in the first place.
  • References should follow APA Reference with the Harvard Citation Style. Please download here


  • New template (2022) for article can be downloaded here

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