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Author Guidelines

The English and Chinese editions of the Yin-Cheng Journal of Contemporary Buddhism seek essays on Buddhism and contemporary society. We invite essays exploring any aspect of contemporary Buddhism. Essays exploring the continued or renewed salience of “traditional” Buddhist ideas for emerging forms of contemporary Buddhist identity and practice are especially welcome. Essays may focus on any Buddhist tradition, country, or culture, and engage a range of methodological and/or interdisciplinary approaches (including but not limited to Buddhist ethics, history, philosophy, literature and narrative, ethnography,

All submissions will be assessed by an editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. All essays selected for publication are subject to blind peer-review.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

An editor may desk reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.

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