Instructions for Authors

Editorial Policy

The editorial policy of Daxiyangguo – Portuguese Journal of Asian Studies - seeks to follow a broad range on Social Sciences and Humanities subjects, aiming for the dissemination of the most prominent issues of Asian Studies, preferably related with Portugal. The authors should send their original texts and shall not submit them simultaneously to other publications.


Items submission

The items should be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the Microsoft Word format, along with a brief biography of the author. The articles can be submitted in Portuguese or English. Portuguese is the main language of the publication. The articles should preferentially have between 6,000 and 8,000 words, and the book reviews between 2,000 and 3,000 words, including spaces, notes and the reference list.


Peer-review Policy

The first selection of articles will be of the Director. The selected articles will be submitted to a Double-blind peer review process. The reviewers might coincide or not with the members of the journal’s Scientific Advisory Board. When appropriate, a deadline for articles revision by the authors will be provided. In the absence of a reply, the Director and the Editorial Office reserve the right to decide on the publication of the article.


General text guidelines

Spacing (between lines): 1,5

Spacing (between paragraphs): 2

Font: Garamond

Font size: 12

Title: must be in bold and in Portuguese and English. 

Authors note: Following the title there should be a short note about the author. This note must include the author’s name, in bold, and bellow the filiation, complete address and email. The author's complete biographical note, as well as acknowledgments, must be introduced at the end of the article.

The author-date system must be used, American Psychological Association style (

Example: (Coissoró, 2009, p.10).

Tables and figures: indication of the type and number, followed by the title and source. Images will be published in black and white. The submission of high quality images and the permission to publish them are of the author’s responsibility.



The Abstract must start with the title “Abstract” on the left, and in bold. The text must be in italic and have between 100 and 150 words, in Portuguese and English. Two to four keywords should be added bellow, in italic and between commas, in Portuguese and English. The title should also be presented both in Portuguese and in English.


Reference list

The Reference List should be listed alphabetically and in English. It shall begin in the first page after the end of the main text. The tile “Reference List” should be indicated at the upper left corner, in bold. The paragraph should be pendent.



It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign copyright to Instituto do Oriente/ISCSP-ULisboa. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Instituto do Oriente/ISCSP-ULisboa is notified in writing and in advance.