Manuscript Preparation:

Maximum length, including tables, figures, and notes, is 12,000 words for articles and 6,000 words for research notes. Prepare the manuscript in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12 point font, with one-inch margins. Double space manuscript, including endnotes and indented quotations. Number pages consecutively. Include title and abstract in anonymous manuscript (with identifying properties removed) and provide separate title page with author contact information.

Tables/Figures: Limit tables/figures to five. Reduce 12,000 word limit by 500 words per full-page table/figure, and by 250 words per half-page table/figure. For initial submission, insert tables/figures where placement is desired in the manuscript. For publication, indicate desired table/figure placement in the manuscript and send each table/figure in a separate Word file. Tables/figures are published in black and white only.

Appendix: the appendix is not included in the word count. In case of acceptance, the appendix will appear in the on-line version of the publication.

General Style: The journal follows the style outlined in the University of Chicago Manual of Style for text and tables. Spell out numbers up to one hundred in text (except percentages). Section headings and subheadings should be in boldface type. Italicize book and periodical titles. Italicize foreign words only upon initial use in the manuscript.

Notes: Place notes at the end of the article, not at the foot of the page. For books, include full names of authors and editors, title, city, publisher, and date. For journals, include volume number, month of issue, and year. For newspapers, include name and date. For titles in other than western-European languages, give translation in brackets.

Sample Notes:

1. Vincent Boudreau, Resisting Dictatorship: Repression and Protest in Southeast Asia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009), ch. 1.
2. Andrew C. Mertha, “Society in the State: China’s Nondemocratic Political Pluralization,” in Stanley Rosen and Peter Hays Gries, eds., State and Society in 21st Century China, 2nd ed. (London: Routledge, 2010), 69-84.
3. New York Times, Jan. 8, 2013.
4. Eva Bellin, “Reconsidering the Robustness of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Lessons from the Arab Spring,” Comparative Politics, 44 (January 2013), 127–49.

immediately following:
5. Ibid., p. 139.

when references to other works intervene:
6. Bellin, p. 145.

when references intervene and more than one work by the same author is cited:
7. Bellin, 2012, 139-40.