1. The editors of Acta Via Serica invite the submission of manuscripts pertinent to the goals of the journal and Academia Via Serica. These goals include promoting diverse interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to Silk Road studies, especially within the arts and humanities and social sciences, as well as significantly increasing the availability to the international community of scholarly articles, translations, interviews and reviews in this expanding field.

2. Acta Via Serica is published bi-annually on June 30 and December 31 and accepts submissions of papers on Middle Hemisphere studies topics throughout the year.

3. Manuscript types published by Acta Via Serica include original articles (approximately 8,000-12,000 words).

4. Manuscripts should be written in English. Authors whose first language is not English should have their English-language manuscripts checked by a native speaker before submission.

5. Abstract should be under 250 words. The abstract should capture the interest of the potential reader, clearly state the topic of the paper and the research question, explain the research methodology, and indicate the significance of the findings. The abstract should summarize the results of the work and not merely list the topics discussed.

6. Manuscripts should be submitted as an electronic file attachment in Microsoft Word format.

7. The manuscript should have a separate title page with the title, the author’s name, affiliation, the author’s e-mail address and sources of financial support (if applicable). For manuscripts written by multiple authors, clearly indicate who will handle correspondence (as the corresponding Author) at all stages of refereeing and publication. As authors’ affiliation, status and e-mail are included in all articles published in Acta Via Serica, authors should notify the editors as soon as possible should any of these change.

8. Acta Via Serica uses the Chicago Manual of Style’s two systems of source citation: the Author-Date Reference system for Social Science articles and the Notes and Bibliography system for articles in the Arts and Humanities. Author-Date Reference system uses parenthetical citations in the text to reference the source author’s last name and the year of publication. Each citation corresponds to an entry on a References page that concludes the document. The Notes and Bibliography system uses numbered footnotes at the bottom of the page. This corresponds to a fuller citation on a Bibliography page that concludes the document. Main words are capitalized in article and book titles.

9. All manuscripts submitted to Acta Via Serica should neither have been published nor be under review for publication elsewhere.

10. The submission of a paper is taken to imply that the author automatically agrees that its copyright will belong to Academia Via Serica, Keimyung University upon acceptance for publication.