Archives of Asian Art


Archives of Asian Art

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Journal Current volume: 71 Frequency: Two issues annually

Academic Editor: Patricia Berger

Since its establishment in 1945, Archives of Asian Art has been devoted to publishing new scholarship on the art and architecture of South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia. Articles discuss premodern and contemporary visual arts, archaeology, architecture, and the history of collecting. To maintain a balanced representation of regions and types of art and to present a variety of scholarly perspectives, the editors encourage submissions in all areas of study related to Asian art and architecture. Every issue is fully illustrated (with color plates in the online version), and each fall issue includes an illustrated compendium of recent acquisitions of Asian art by leading museums and collections. Archives of Asian Art is a publication of Asia Society.

Archives of Asian Art received the 2018 CELJ Best Journal Design Award and was honored by the Association of University Presses in 2018 for its cover and interior design.


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Editorial Office
Archives of Asian Art
University of California
Department of History of Art
416 Doe Library
Berkeley, CA 94720-6020
Editorial Board
Patricia Berger, Chair
Qamar Adamjee
Molly Aitken
Insoo Cho
Iftikhar Dadi
Vishakha N. Desai
Sherry D. Fowler
Padma Kaimal
Sunglim Kim
Kristina Kleutghen
Wei-cheng Lin
Rob Linrothe
Darielle Mason
Juhyung Rhi
Midori Sano
Jerome Silbergeld
Kavita Singh
Ming Tiampo
Michelle C. Wang
Andrew M. Watsky
Managing Editor
Mary Gladue
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The Editor and Editorial Board of Archives of Asian Art welcome specialized articles in English on all aspects of the arts of South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia. The journal has long been known for scholarly articles on individual artists and specific works of art and architecture and archaeological sites. In addition, we welcome scholarly contributions on contemporary Asian art as well as articles on the collecting, exhibition, and movement of Asian art objects and the history of the study of Asian art as a subject of aesthetic valuation and categorization.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the specifications of the Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010). Authors should use the system of short endnote citations with an accompanying reference list, as described in Chapter 14.

The system of transliteration of foreign terms and names should be consistent within each article and should conform to generally accepted practice.
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all quotations and for supplying complete references. All copy, including block quotations, endnotes, and reference lists, must be double-spaced.

All submissions should be emailed as PDF files to Patricia Berger, Editor, at Captions and illustrations should be placed in separate files from the text. If the images are too large to email, please use an online Dropbox site to deliver the file.

Books for review should be mailed to Professor Patricia Berger, Editor, Archives of Asian Art, University of California, Department of History of Art, 416 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720-6020, USA.

Archives of Asian Art manuscripts are copyedited and typeset electronically from files supplied by the authors. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be asked to submit the final version as an electronic Word document file, along with a PDF that exactly matches the Word document of your article. Detailed formatting instructions will be provided at that time. Meanwhile, it is hoped that the following will aid you in preparing your materials for the best possible results.

Copy Preparation
Keep the following in mind when inputting:
  • Use type to show italics (not underlining), sub- and superscripts, and accented letters (letters with diacritics).
  • Use the numeral “1” for one (never the capital letter “I” or the lowercase “L”), the numeral “0” for zero (never the letter “O”).
  • Use the tab key to indent (not the spacebar).
  • Use only one space after a period, colon, or semicolon.
  • Use two hyphens for a dash (no space either side).
  • Add no extra returns between paragraphs.
  • Please send separate PDF files for text, images, and captions.
  • Text should be double-spaced throughout with endnotes and reference list. Non-roman characters should be embedded in the text (no glossary).
  • Please indicate total number of words in text.

Keep formatting to a minimum.
  • Use centering to show heads if you wish, but don’t use underscoring, boldface, small caps, or other displays.
  • Never use all caps (acronyms excepted).
  • Do not justify the right margin.
  • Do not use hanging indents.
  • Do not use “soft” hyphens or hyphenation programs (avoid end-of-line word breaks).
  • Do not add headers or footers except for page numbers.
  • If your manuscript includes special characters unavailable in your word-processing program, mail us a hard copy printout with the special characters marked with colored ink.

Submit captions of illustrations in one separate file.

Submit illustrations (drawings) in PDF form in one separate file.
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Indexed/abstracted in the following: Art & Architecture Complete, Art & Architecture Index, Art & Architecture Source, Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), Art Index (H.W. Wilson), Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (H.W. Wilson), Art, Design & Architecture Collection, ArticleFirst, Arts & Humanities Database, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), Current Abstracts, Electronic Collections Online, Emerging Sources Citation Index, European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) PLUS, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association), Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, ProQuest Central, Scopus, TOC Premier (Table of Contents), Ulrichsweb, Web of Science.
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ISSN: 0066-6637
e-ISSN: 1944-6497