American Review of China Studies

Official Journal of Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S. (ACPSS)

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts are submitted with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts should be prepared by following the APA style guide in the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009).

A research paper should not exceed 10,000 words in length including text, notes, and references. Each submission should contain an abstract of 150 words highlighting the central ideas of the paper and provide up to ten key words.

A research note should reflect upon a particular topic and be about 5,000-6,000 words in length.

A book review is limited to books published within the past two or three years (by the time of submission) and should be no more than 1,500 words in length.

All submitted manuscripts must be double-spaced, numbered and formatted in Times New Roman 12-font and have 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins throughout the paper. On a separate page, personal biographical and contact information should be provided, including author’s name, affiliation, position, major area of research, phone number, and mailing and email addresses. Manuscripts that do not comply with the above requirements will be returned to the author(s) for rectification.

For specific instructions of APA style, please visit here.

ARCS accepts online submission (in Microsoft Word format). All manuscripts and inquiries should be sent via email to the journal’s editorial office at, or through mail correspondence to executive editor:

Yuxin Ma
103 B Gottschalk Hall
Department of History
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292