Editorial Information

Editor's Greeting and Notes

Welcome to IEAS Publications! With a new director and a bumper crop of manuscripts, we are looking forward to an exciting year of the horse. Also in 2014, we will be moving offices and, relatedly, digitizing our backlist. Check here for more details coming soon.
—Kate Chouta

AAS 2014 Philadelphia — please visit us at booth 317.

Special call for submissions to our Japan Research Monograph series. Of particular interest are manuscripts on Japanese history and annotated translations of Japanese literary works.

The Manuscript Process

To submit a manuscript, follow the instructions and IEAS style guidelines available as a pdf here.

Upon receipt of a manuscript, we send it for review by a Berkeley professor familiar with both the topic and our series. If the manuscript passes the on-campus review, we request one or two external reviews by experts. Based on the reviews, a publications committee will recommend accepting or rejecting the manuscript, with the final decision made by the IEAS director.

Once a manuscript is accepted, it is copyedited in consulation with the author/s or editor/s. The resulting manuscript then goes to composition and design and on to printing and binding.


Upon publication of a monograph, we announce its availability to customers and send a notice to book review editors. Our books are made available for sale on our website, at the institute itself, and through online booksellers and bookstores nationwide. We also fill standing orders for our series at leading institutes, and we promote the monographs at the AAS annual meeting.

Permission for Reprinting and Translation

To obtain permission to use part of an IEAS book or to translate an IEAS book, contact Managing Editor Katherine Lawn Chouta at ieaseditor@berkeley.edu.

Contact Information

For other editorial questions related to IEAS books, write to ieaseditor@berkeley.edu.