ToXiv accepts submissions from affiliates of the Tokai Higher Education and Research System (THERS) and its member universities, Gifu University and Nagoya University. Submissions in any field of study, including interdisciplinary study, are acceptable. All papers should, however, be potentially refereeable work of the kind found in peer-reviewed publications. All submissions should follow commonly accepted standards of scholarly communication.
- Submissions are only accepted from affiliates of Tokai Higher Education and Research System or its member institutions.
- All submissions are subject to moderation to ensure that the work is appropriately scholarly. Work that includes non-scholarly content, or that is plagiarized may be removed.
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- In principle, authors should only submit their own work. All co-authors must agree to license the work for distribution.
Style for submissions
We recommend that papers use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) style. Authors may, however, use a different style that is prevalent in their field as long as styling is consistent within the paper.
All submissions must include a title and the names of all authors. In general, papers should include an abstract. If there is no abstract, please send a short description of the work (up to 300 words or 450 Japanese characters) with your submission. If you are submitting a review, the description should include complete details about the material reviewed.
See the following resources for help with styling.
- Suggested style guide
- Examples to illustrate style (PDF—English), (PDF—Japanese)
- Chicago author-date style citation style language (CSL) project template from Zotero Style Repository (Works with Zotero or any other CSL-compatible software)
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If the submission is a dissertation abstract or a review, please say so in your submission email.
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