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Call for Student Editors and Submissions

The SAIS China Studies Review is now accepting volunteer student editors and writing submissions for the Spring 2019 publication!



Student Editors:

Student Editors will be responsible for:
• Selecting and editing content for publication
• Maintaining the China Studies Review website and LinkedIn
• Organizing and conducting interviews with China-focused professionals
• To apply, please send your resume and a brief statement of interest to


Paper Submissions:

Early Decision Submissions Due: November 6, 2018
Final Submissions Due: December 26, 2018

• Please send all submissions to in Word document format by the appropriate deadline.
• For more information on submissions, please see the guidelines below.


Submission Guidelines for Publication
Spring 2019

The SAIS China Studies Review (CSR) is a Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) publication. As such, we require academic-quality submissions. CSR is an annual publication produced by SAIS China and the China Studies Program featuring interdisciplinary work by graduate students conducting research on China. Previously featured topics have included history, domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, environment and social issues.

1. November 6, 2018 is the Early Decision submission deadline.
2. Seven early decision papers will be selected for guaranteed publication.
3. Papers submitted for early decision but not accepted will remain under consideration for the final submission deadline.
4. December 26, 2018 is the final submission deadline. Papers submitted after December 26th will not be considered for publication.
5. Submissions between 2,000 and 10,000 words are preferred; however, exceptional papers outside of the word count will be considered.
6. Articles under 2,000 words will be considered for publication as commentaries on the CSR website.
7. Papers written at SAIS that have received a grade of “A” will be given preferential consideration; however, this is not strictly required.
8. The topic of the paper must be China-focused.
9. Papers must be well-documented.
10. Final papers will be published in a modified Chicago citation style; editors will work with authors to ensure citation style complies with the requirements.
11. Papers must be submitted as a Word document.

Please submit your papers to Please note that editors will work with authors on their submissions; revisions will almost certainly be required prior to publication.