Notes for Contributors

The editors invite submissions of manuscripts in English appropriate to the aims and scope of Tamkang Review. Tamkang Review does not accept multiple submissions or submissions that are under consideration—either in whole or in part—simultaneously elsewhere. Authors are advised that Tamkang Review adopts double-blind peer review and that revision may be required before the contribution is accepted for publication.

To facilitate this process, authors should ensure that their name or address does not appear anywhere in their paper. Authors will receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their articles appear.

Preparation of manuscripts
  1. Manuscripts should be written in English. Submissions should be 6,000-10,000 words in length, inclusive of discursive notes and bibliographical information. Please send the manuscript along with a 300-word abstract and 5-6 keywords. If the manuscript is part of the revised doctoral dissertation, please notify us upon submission. Please submit manuscripts via e-mail to Tamkang Review will acknowledge receipt of the submission.
  2. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the latest edition of MLA Handbook. Except for footnotes, which should be single-spaced, manuscripts must be double- spaced throughout and typeset in 12-point Times New Roman.
  3. All quotations, titles, names, and dates should be double-checked for accuracy.
  4. All pages should be numbered.
  5. If the paper has been published or submitted elsewhere in a language other than English, please also submit a copy of the non-English version. Tamkang Review may only consider submissions already available in other languages with extensive revision.
  6. An accompanying e-mail text should include the following information: the article title, the author’s name, affiliation, university and/or home postal address, and e-mail address.
  7. It is the journal’s policy to require all authors to sign an assignment of copyright form.
For submissions or general inquiries, please contact us at: Tamkang Review

Department of English, Tamkang University 151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251301 
Taiwan, R.O.C.

Phone: +886-2-26215656 ext. 2329

Fax: +886-2-26209912

Format of Citations

Submissions to Tamkang Review should follow the latest edition of MLA Handbook for accurate formats of citation, documentation, and writing mechanism.


The list of works cited should appear at the end of the paper. Begin the list on a new page and number each page, continuing the page numbers of the text. Center the title, Works Cited, an inch from the top of the page. Double-space between the title and the first entry. For compiling the works-cited list, follow the latest edition of MLA Handbook.
      Entries originally written in Chinese should use the following format.

  1. BOOK:
    1. Author’s name in Romanization (last name first)
    2. Author’s name in Chinese
    3. Chinese title in Romanization (italicized)
    4. Chinese title (not italicized)
    5. Chinese title in English translation (italicized and in square brackets)
    6. Editors’ or translators’ names in English/ Romanization (if applicable)
    7. Editors’ or translators’ names in Chinese (if applicable)
    8. Name of the publisher in English/ Romanization
    9. Name of the publisher in Chinese (optional)
    10. Year of publication

    Shan Te-hsing 單德興. Fanyiyumailuo 翻譯與脈絡 [Translations and Contexts]. Bookman Books, 2009.

    1. Author’s name in Romanization (last name first)
    2. Author’s name in Chinese
    3. Chinese title in Romanization (in quotation marks)
    4. Chinese title
    5. Chinese title in English translation (in quotation marks and in square brackets)
    6. Name of periodical in English/ Romanization (italicized)
    7. Volume and issue numbers
    8. Year of publication
    9. Inclusive page numbers

    Chang Hsiao-hung 張小虹. “Yundongqiwulun: wu-jianyuminzhu” 運動齊物論:物-件與民主 [“Equality in Movement: Thing-Event and Democracy”]. Chung-Wai Literary Monthly, vol. 46, no. 3, 2017, pp.17-53.

Permission to quote from or reproduce copyright material must be obtained by the author before submission and any acknowledgements should be included in the typescript, preferably in an acknowledgement page at the end of the paper. In obtaining permission, please bear in mind that Tamkang Review will be published in paper as well as online versions. Where photographs or figures are reproduced, acknowledgement of source and copyright should be given in the caption.