Submission Guidelines

Saksaha welcomes scholarly articles dealing with any aspect of Manchu Studies. All submissions of original academic research that fall within the journal’s publishing mission and appear to be of sufficient significance and scholarly merit will be sent out for a double-blind peer review by specialists in the relevant fields of Manchu Studies.

Saksaha also occasionally accepts high quality annotated translations of documents and other materials written in Manchu, and short research notes on questions of interest to Manchu Studies. Those interested in submitting an annotated translation or research note should contact the journal’s editors.

Submissions should be e-mailed to both of the journal’s co-editors:

Professor Benjamin Levey
University of Michigan, Dearborn

Professor Matthew Mosca
University of Washington

Submissions should be in MS Word format. Those wishing to submit in an alternative electronic format should contact the editors in advance.

Submitted papers should represent original research that has not been previously published in any language or format, nor currently under review by any other journal or press. Saksaha normally accepts submissions in English only.

Because manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously, authors should remove all self-references from both the main text and the notes. Authors may cite their own work, provided these citations do not reveal their identity.

Submissions should include a short abstract not to exceed 150 words.

Manuscript submissions should be double-spaced in 12 point type. They should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) “Notes and Bibliography” format, and should use footnotes rather than endnotes. Manchu words should be romanized using the Möllendorf system. For the romanization of East Asian languages, and the use of East Asian fonts in footnotes, the journal will follow the style sheet of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (

Where required, terms or passages in Chinese or Japanese script can be written directly into the main text or footnotes. Unless justified by special circumstances, we ask that quotations of Manchu and Mongolian passages be given in romanization rather than the original script.

Saksaha will publish tables and figures required to illustrate the content of the article; authors are responsible for securing any necessary permissions.