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Author Guidelines

Instructions for authors

Detailed instructions for authors will be available in the journal’s website as follows:

1. Submission Checklist

  • Read the Aims and Scope to identify if your manuscript is suitable for this journal
  • Read the Instructions for Authors to prepare a manuscript.
  • Please make sure all the ethical and copyright issues have been considered accordingly before the submission.
  • Please use Microsoft word template for your manuscript preparation.

2. Language: All manuscripts should be written in English.

3. Article Structure: Manuscript should consist of Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Data and Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgement and References.

4. Title: Concise and Informative and should be at a maximum of 25 words.

5. Abstract: An abstract should describe the problem/issue, novelties, methodologies, main findings and specific conclusions. Please provide an abstract of a maximum of 250 words in English.

6. Keywords: Please provide 5 keywords that precisely represent your manuscript.

7. Acknowledgements: A description of acknowledgement to financial, technical, data collection and all-kinds of support needed to be included before references.

8. References: Please refer to the American Psychological Association (APA) style in the citations and references of this manuscript. A complete guide of APA in-text and reference list is available at

9. Text formatting: Manuscripts should be prepared using a word template and shall be saved in .docx format (word 2007 or higher).

Publication Ethics

Journal of Asian Geography adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publications ethics. Submission of an article implies that:

  • The work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.
  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • That its submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all Authors.
  • The work is the Author’s own, and there are no falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation and misappropriation.

Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE. For further details, please visit:   

  • Code of Conduct for Journal Editors
  • Core Practices

Open Access Policy

JAG publishes fully open access articles. All articles are freely available to read, share and download. In accordance with publication ethics and best practices of scholarly publishing, authors and journals must be appropriately credited. All articles published by Journal of Asian Geography are licensed by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC By 4.0) ( under the following terms”

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.


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