Important announcement

Concerning the Call for Papers of the 17th and subsequent editions

Changes have been made in the method of submission of manuscripts for the 17th and subsequent editions of the journal “NINJAL Research Papers.”
The principle changes are set out below.

1. The process of application has been discontinued.
Originally, an application stage had been put in place preceding manuscript submission. This has been discontinued, and in its place a system whereby submissions must be made by set deadlines has been established.
However, Project Collaborators and Visiting Researchers are requested to make submissions after having consulted with their Project Leaders or Host Academics.

2. The number of submission deadlines has been increased.
Originally, there were two deadlines for submission (at the end of January and at the end of July), but deadlines have been increased to four times (the 10th of March, June, September, and December).
Publications dates correspond to submission deadlines roughly as follows:
- Submissions made by the 10th of March and 10th of June will feature in the January edition of the following year.
- Submissions made by the 10th of September and 10th of December will feature in the July edition of the following year.
Note that in actual practice publication may not follow this schedule exactly, as requirements differ according to the level of completion of the manuscript, its review, and the execution of copyediting.

Please also refer to the “Call for papers” page.

July 10th, 2018
NINJAL Research Papers Editorial Board

Regarding submissions for publication in Issue 15 and Issue 16 in 2018

For those contemplating making submissions for Issue 16, we regret to say that the window for 2018 has been closed. The reasons for this are as follows.

We received many submissions for “NINJAL Research Papers” Issue 15. While we are very grateful for the interest shown, for Issue 15, we received over twice as many submissions as in recent years. Considering the processes involved in publication, the editorial board decided to allocate these submissions across two Issues: 15 and 16. Issue 15 will be published in July 2018 and Issue 16 will be published in October 2018.

By making this decision, the content for the issues to be published in 2018 has been accounted for. Accordingly, we will not be accepting submissions during the next planned window of March through April 2018.

When we determine the schedule for research paper submissions for Issue 17, we will announce the submission window.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

February 15th, 2018
NINJAL Research Papers Editorial Board