The Trans-Asia Photography Review welcomes the submission of articles and proposals for curatorial projects on all aspects of photography in Asia. Articles may be based on research in any discipline, on interdisciplinary research, or on personal investigations. We are also interested in essays that have been translated into English from an Asian language. Each article or curatorial proposal will be sent out to two peer reviewers with relevant expertise, using a "blind" peer review process, in which neither author nor reviewer know each other's identity. The expected length of time between submission of a proposal and publication of a finished, peer reviewed article is 9 months. The TAP Review does not charge any fees to authors for submission, processing or publication.
The Trans-Asia Photography Review does not publish articles that have been published elsewhere in English, or send articles out for review that are under consideration elsewhere.
Once an article or curatorial project is accepted for publication, the author/curator will be asked to sign an Author Agreement. Authors retain copyright, and are responsible for clearing all picture permissions. We offer a standard Picture Permission form for authors to use, and require that authors provide documentation of all permissions for our files. No picture can be published without documentation of appropriate permission to publish it on the worldwide web, unless that picture is already in the public domain.
Article (length open).
Curatorial project (10-15 images with introductory text).
Translation (from an Asian language into English) of an historical or contemporary
Articles should be submitted in English in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. Length of the paper is up to the author, but writing should be clear and accessible. All text should be double-spaced, including endnotes and quotations. Writing should follow a standard style guide, such as the Chicago Manual of Style. The Editors are available to consult with authors about style and content. Please prepare the paper for blind refereeing by removing personal references.
At the time of submission, images can be embedded at a low resolution in the paper or submitted separately in a pdf file. If the article is accepted for publication, separate, larger image files will be requested.
Please submit the following 3 items separately:
Please adhere to the following structure when formatting your book review:
First & last name, Title
Reviewed by Name
John Smith, The Quick Brown Fox: Reflections on a Career in Wildlife Photography
Reviewed by Jane Doe
All authors, including authors of reviews, are required to sign an Author Agreement form, which can be found here.