It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that manuscripts submitted comply with style and referencing guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style 15th edition and observe author-date format for in-text (parenthetical) citations, with a reference list of sources cited at the end of the document. All manuscripts should be written in English, following spellings from Webster’s College Dictionary, 11th Edition.
1. Manuscripts should be double spaced, in Times Roman 12 points, with 1-inch margins.
2. Pagination: Arabic numerals on the top right hand side, beginning with the first page of text.
3. Title Page: Should contain author(s) name, affiliation and abstract.
- Affiliation: Institution and author’s e-mail address only.
- Abstract: No more than 100 words.
4. Formatting: Avoid use of any formatting such as section numbers, and embedded figures and tables. Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of manuscript.
5. Figures and tables should be numbered, have headings, and provide full source information. Please obtain permission to use them in the India China Working Paper Series.
6. Line diagrams and graphs: Provide in black and white only (not color, unless agreed upon in advance that they will be reproduced in color).
7. Foreign words: Isolated words and phrases in a foreign language may be set in italics if they are likely to be unfamiliar to readers. If a definition follows a foreign word or phrase, the definition is enclosed in parentheses or quotation marks.
- all Chinese romanizations should adhere to the pinyin system
- for personal names, the family name comes first, the given name follows. When alphabetizing (in a bibliography), please use a comma to separate the last name from the given name: e.g. Cheng, Shifa
- for place names and names of people with alternative spellings other than pinyin, please use the more familiar one: e.g. Sun Yat-sen. Otherwise, put the alternative spelling in brackets e.g. Shantou (Swatow)
- a glossary should be attached at the end of the manuscript with pinyin, followed by the corresponding Chinese characters
- titles of books and periodicals are set in italics, and titles of articles are set in pinyin with translation in quotation marks, e.g. Chen Shizhi, Mingdai guan shougongye ti yanjiu (Studies on government-operated handicrafts during the Ming dynasty)
- South Asian languages
- all Sanskrit-based language should use IAST as the standard for romanization.
9. References: Must be as complete as possible, and appear at the end of text, unnumbered, in alphabetical order. A single-author entry precedes a multi-author entry that begins with the same name.
- Books (two or more authors): Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. 2007. The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. New York: Knopf.
- Chapters in books: Kelly, John D. 2010. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67-83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Journal articles: Weinstein, Joshua I. 2009. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104:439-58.
- Paper presented at a meeting or conference: Adelman, Rachel. 2009. “‘Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On': God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumin and Midrashic Tradition.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21-24.
- Blog entry or comment: Blog entries or comments may be cited in running text (“In a comment posted to The Becker-Posner Blog on February 23, 2010,…”), and they are commonly omitted from a reference list.