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JVS considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to JVS, that they have not been published already (including in another language), nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Articles for Journal of Vietnamese Studies should generally be 8,000 to 15,000 words, not including all endnotes and references. Each submission should be accompanied by (1) a cover letter with the author's name, address, phone number and e-mail address, (2) a 100-word maximum abstract, (3) a word count, and (4) a statement that your manuscript has not been published elsewhere in any form, including in another language. Since submissions are refereed anonymously, the author’s name should appear only on the cover sheet. All identifying traces of author’s identity should be erased from submission; these traces can usually be found in the document’s electronic properties as well as in the author’s acknowledgements, discussion of research methodology and references (e.g., “in my book, author’s name, title). Material submitted for publication should be submitted as an e-mail attachment, preferably in MS Word. Contributors are only required to format their submissions according to all JVS guidelines after their manuscripts have been accepted for publication.

Submissions should be made via ScholarOne:

For any other questions not addressed in any of the JVS guidelines, please contact the Managing Editor at

For contributors whose essays have been accepted for publication, please consult all of the following guidelines in the following order:

  1. JVS Production Guidelines

  2. JVS Production Template

  3. JVS References Guidelines

  4. JVS Style and Usage Guidelines



JVS also encourages the submission of proposals for special issues. Special issues must receive initial approval from the Editors-in-Chief before essays are submitted. Proposals for special issues should be sent per email to Martha Lincoln (, Van Nguyen-Marshall (, and Peter Zinoman ( and include the following: (1) title of the proposed special issue, (2) an introduction or a brief statement about its significance, (3) CV of the proposed guest editor(s), (4) titles and brief abstracts for each proposed article, (5) a timeline for submission. Special issues typically include an introduction and 3-5 essays. After approval, the collection should be submitted in one email to the Managing Editor. Guest editors will be expected to oversee the peer review process in collaboration with the Editors-in-Chief, who will make the final decision for each manuscript. Please note that submission of an essay to a special issue does not guarantee its publication. Each essay will be reviewed individually in accordance with the above guidelines.



The Journal of Vietnamese Studies (JVS) invites submissions of multimedia review content for inclusion in its quarterly issues. The Multimedia Review section of JVS was conceived as a way for scholars, artists, performers, and writers to explore visual, audio, performative, and multimodal media expressions in and about Vietnam, the Vietnamese diaspora, and other Vietnam-related spaces and contexts. The Multimedia Review section seeks to foster engagement between academic and artistic fields through interviews and photo essays, film and exhibition reviews, and experimental work that reflects the dynamic multimedia world and audio-visual cultures in Vietnam, past and present. In addition to these reviews, we also welcome the submission of high-resolution photographs and graphic art for inclusion on digital JVS covers.

Questions and proposals for submissions, consisting of a one paragraph description of the content to be reviewed along with a brief bio of the reviewer, should be sent to Sarah Grant (


Please direct all correspondence regarding books and book reviews to our Book Review Editors:

  • Ann Marie Leshkowich (email)
  • Martina Thucnhi Nguyen (email)


If you are interested in reviewing books selected by the Book Review Editors, please complete an application.

Book reviewers should consult the Book Review Reference Guidelines for formatting instructions.

Publishers wishing to have their materials considered for review: 

Please send to our Book Review Editors the title, publication date, distributor information, price, and ISBN of each book.

All physical copies of books to be considered for review should be sent to:

Peter Zinoman
History Department
3229 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720



Please review the Author’s Rights and Warranties sections of the author agreement before submitting your article. The Journal of Vietnamese Studies author agreement may be downloaded (in PDF) by clicking here.

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