- The journal welcomes full-length articles that report new analysis, research findings, and insights. Strong preference is given to articles that engage primary source material in Japanese. Manuscripts on the following topics may be submitted
- Japanese literary studies in any historical period
- Literary or linguistic study
- Cultural studies as it relates to Japan
- Japanese language or literature pedagogy, classroom practice
- Second language acquisition as it relates to Japanese
- Japanese linguistics
- Fields related to the above that are likely to be of interest to the ATJ
- Short, non-research papers, preliminary research notes or findings, or provocative essays on a topic of interest to the readership are also welcome. These will be considered for the JLL Forum section in the journal.
- Only submissions written in English are accepted. Linguistic examples, language data, quotations, and so forth may be in any language.
- Only previously unpublished materials will be considered for publication. Please mention this in your transmittal.
- JLL does not consider publishing an article that is being reviewed by another journal or is being slated for review by another journal. Please mention this in your transmittal.
- ATJ membership in good standing at the time of submission is not required to submit a manuscript to JLL. Membership is very strongly encouraged, however. If your article is published, membership is the best way to ensure that you will receive a copy of the published journal in a timely manner.