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Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC) welcomes unsolicited submissions, representing a broad range of academic and professional fields and points of view, by qualified authors from around the world. All submitted articles will be reviewed by peer review process. Please see the journal's Aims & Scope for information about its focus. All submitted articles will be reviewed by peer review process.

Publication charges
There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.
Type of articles
JCPC accepts the following types of article:
Article (* Articles that address subjects such as the following are welcome: Confucian thought and culture, Analysis of books,    translations, research articles, or dissertations on related subjects, Critical reviews on academic trends, mainly in the arts and    humanities, related to Confucianism and East Asian studies.)
book reviews (2000-2500 words)
feature book reviews (5000-6000 words)
proposals for guest issues
proposals for bibliographic essays on specific topics and areas
Peer-review policy
Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the    relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine    whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. All research articles considered for publication are subject to    anonymized peer review.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the    manuscript is academically original and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether the manuscript    is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is.    The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the    Editorial Board.
Double blind peer review. JCPC adopts double blind review, which means that the reviewers and authors cannot identify    each other’s’ information.
Manuscript preparation
Prospective contributors should adhere to the following guidelines:
1. The submission must be exclusive to JCPC. Submissions that have been published elsewhere in any form and in any language, in print or online, will not be considered.
2. Papers may be submitted in Word format and are to be submitted as an email attachment to
3. The submission must be in English, accompanied by a brief note containing a short description of the commentary and the author’s qualifications. Type in “Author’s Contact Information” on top of the title of your manuscript, which includes your academic title, affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number(s), and mailing address.
4. On the first page of the body text, make an abstract of about 300 words (including five keywords or more).
5. Unless specially invited, a length of each manuscript (including footnotes) should be around 8,000 words and should not exceed 12,000 words (font: Times New Roman; font size: 12 pt.; line space: double).
6. Funding details. Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows:

For single agency grants This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]. For multiple agency grants This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].