Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Starting March 2020, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia will be using ScholarOne Manuscripts, an online platform that allows journals to receive manuscripts, contact reviewers, communicate with authors, and document each step of the publication process, from first submission and the revision process to copyediting and final publication.

ScholarOne Manuscripts automates many of the traditional functions of editors, supplying email templates, generating statistics, and sending timely reminders to authors, reviewers and editors alike, among others. It is however, flexible enough to be customized according to each journal’s needs.

ScholarOne Manuscripts is part of Clarivate Analytics’ ScholarOne platform, a “comprehensive workflow-management systems for scholarly journals, books and conferences.” Clarivate also manages the Web of Science database, one of the leading indexing systems for academic publications like books and journal articles.

Asian Studies’ deployment of ScholarOne Manuscripts was facilitated by Research and Dissemination and Utilization Office of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, University of the Philippines Diliman. It is one of several university journals that have or will adopt the platform.

Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal published since 1963 by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. One of the pioneering journals of its kind in Asia, Asian Studies publishes features research articles, commentaries, reviews, literary works, and travel narratives. It is published twice a year, and accepts submissions year-round.

For more information, please visit the Asian Studies website at www.asj.upd.edu.ph or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website.