Submission Guidelines

The China Studies Review looks for contributors for its annual academic journal in print as well as its online CSR Blog. Below are respective guidelines for print and online submissions. 

Print Submissions: 


  • The topic of the paper must be China-focused.
  • Only works by SAIS students will be considered.
  • Papers written in current and previous semesters at SAIS are eligible. 
  • Submissions between 2,000 and 8,000 words are preferred.
  • Research papers, policy briefs, commentaries, etc. are welcome.
  • “A” score papers written at SAIS will be given preferential consideration.

Submitting to CSR Volume 7:

  • The submission process is OPEN NOW!
  • Deadlines:
    • SAIS DC Campus: January 5th, 2021 by 5PM EST.
    • SAIS Europe and HNC: January 15th, 2021 by 5PM EST. 
  • Please send all submissions to
  •  Once an article is selected for CSR publication, it must be withdrawn from consideration by other academic journals. 

Online Submissions: 


  • The subject of the blog post should be China-related. It can range from conventional academic topics to cultural and/or artistic topics. 
  • Only works by SAIS students and alumni will be considered.
  • Submissions between 1,000 and 2,000 words are preferred.
  • Policy memos, op-eds, interviews, book & event reviews, etc. are welcome. 
  • The CSR online editorial staff is committed to assisting writers at any point in the publication process, whether it’s developing an idea into a full-fledged piece, or it’s revising a completed draft. 

Submitting to the CSR Blog: 

  • The submission process is OPEN NOW! 
  • Deadline: Rolling 
  • Please send all ideas & works to


We look forward to featuring your work on the SAIS CSR print and online platforms!