ASIANetwork Exchange: Call for Papers
The Editors of ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal of Asian Studies for the Liberal Arts invite submissions for consideration. The journal is a peer-reviewed publication, catering primarily to faculty appointed in liberal arts institutions with programs in Asian Studies. ASIANetwork Exchange seeks to publish current research, as well as high-quality pedagogical essays written by specialists and non-specialists alike. We are particularly interested in publishing articles that are suitable for incorporation in the undergraduate classroom. Please consult our guidelines available on the journal website for more information (www.asianetworkexchange.org).
The mission of the Exchange is to highlight the central role of reflective research to teaching about Asian societies and cultures. The Exchange shares information useful to educators in liberal arts settings through the publication of original research and media reviews in order to provide materials to assist teachers in their own professional development and to deepen the understanding of Asia among campus communities.
The Exchange serves the unique needs of teaching at a liberal arts college, both to the specialist and non-specialist. The journal intends to make research and pedagogy about Asia accessible to a broader audience of faculty and students. As a scholarly journal dedicated to peer review, the Exchange provides a format and forum for the publication of current research that interrogates Ernest Boyer’s four categories of professorial scholarship: discovery(disciplinary research), application (applying scholarship to address societal issues of concern), integration (interdisciplinary collaboration), and teaching (pedagogical innovation). In serving teachers and students of Asia in the liberal arts, the editors of the Exchange seek out ever new ways to promote and advance scholarly innovation in the field(s) of Asian Studies.
As indicated in our mission statement above, the journal subscribes to the thinking exemplified in Ernest Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (1990). As a scholarly journal dedicated to peer review, the Exchange provides a format and forum for the publication of current research that interrogates Ernest Boyer’s four categories of professorial scholarship: discovery (disciplinary research), application (applying scholarship to address societal issues of concern), integration (interdisciplinary collaboration), and teaching (pedagogical innovation).
Scholarly work that is expressly about teaching has come to be known as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). SoTL submissions to the journal should have:
- Clear goals
- Adequate preparation
- Appropriate methods
- Significant results
- Effective presentation
- Reflective critique
These goals were chosen to be familiar to faculty members in the context of evaluating the scholarship of discovery (what is traditionally called “research”) yet applicable to evaluating the other three types of scholarly work addressed above in Boyer’s definition above. (http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teachingguides/reflecting/sotl/#what).
All submissions, without exception, must be made through our website’s online system at www.asianetworkexchange.org. Please register as an “Author” on the website and follow the directions under “Submissions”. Questions may be directed to the editors at: firstname.lastname@example.org