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  1. Does the manuscript cover a topic and region that falls within our purview?
  2. Is the manuscript in .doc, .docx (MS Word), or .txt?
  3. Does it conform to our word-length limits? (Including endnotes, but excluding abstract, title, etc.these are between 8000 and 9000 words for research articles, 6500 or 8500 words for Perspectives pieces)
  4. Is the citation style in Chicago-style  and using endnotes without reference list (not in-text citations with reference list)?
  5. Have you filled in all the fields below?
  6. Have you included in your paper a 250-word abstract and 5–8 keywords?
  7. Are all non-English language sources Romanized consistently in a recognized style?

Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will either be declined (item #1) or returned to the author for correction (items #2-7) before the formal review process is initiated.

Submission Form - Online ARTICLES

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    Submission Form - Online BOOK REVIEWS

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    If you would like to see a book or documentary film published in the last two years reviewed by Pacific Affairs, please send the promotional material (catalogue, news release, etc.) either by email to or regular mail to the following address:

    Book Review Editor
    Pacific Affairs
    The University of British Columbia
    #376-1855 West Mall
    Vancouver, BC,   V6T 1Z2

    Important Notices

    To avoid unnecessary customs charges, mark the package clearly: Sample – For Review Purposes Only.

    We ONLY review books and documentary films published or released within the previous 2 years.

    We do not review second (or third) editions unless there have been major changes.

    Disclaimer: While we make every effort to review all books sent to us that are within our purview we cannot guarantee all books will be reviewed.