The editorial intent of the third series of Pacific World is to provide a venue for the publication of research and reflection on contemporary issues—intellectual, academic, historical, textual, and social—in Buddhism, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the Shin tradition. Contemporary issues include those related to the application of Shin and Buddhist thought in our present world, and those having to do with the origin, development, and current state of Buddhism as an institution, practice, and system of thought. Essays can employ a variety of different methodological orientations, including for example doctrinal, philosophic, sociological, psychological, textual, ritual, and biographical approaches. The journal is intended to reach both the educated lay Buddhist community and the academic community of Buddhist studies scholars.
Suggestions for guest edited special sections or special issues will be considered. Special sections/issues should be thematically linked, such as for example, proceedings of a conference, or the presentations from a panel at a professional conference. Essays submitted as part of such special sections/issues will be individually reviewed.
Articles for consideration by the Pacific World are welcomed and are to be submitted in English and addressed to:
Dr. Natalie Quli,
Senior Editor, Pacific World Journal
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
Include a cover letter with title of submission and contact information, while excluding any personal identifying references in the body of the submission. The submission as such is to include an abstract of 100 to 200 words, and a list of five to ten keywords.