Information for Authors

The editorial intent of the fourth series of Pacific World, an anonymous peer-reviewed journal, is to provide a venue for the publication of high quality research on contemporary issues— intellectual, academic, historical, textual, and social—in Buddhism, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the Shin tradition. Essays employ a variety of different methodological orientations, such as doctrinal, philosophic, sociological, psychological, textual, ritual, and biographical approaches, among others. The journal is intended to reach both the educated lay Buddhist community and the academic community of Buddhist studies scholars. To this end it is offered open-access to the public.

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 should be submitted in English and addressed to:
Dr. Natalie Fisk Quli
Chief Editor, Pacific World Journal

Include in your email the title of submission and contact information, while excluding any personal identifying references in the paper itself. The submission as such is to include an abstract of one hundred to two hundred words and a list of five to ten keywords. There is no mandatory minimum or maximum word count.

Pacific World Style Guide for Authors (PDF)