Contributors to the Journal of Irish Studies must be members of IASIL Japan.
Please electronically submit articles (max. 4000 words, excluding endnotes)
together with a short biographical note as separate files to
Beverley Curran, Editor, Journal of Irish Studies (IASIL Japan) at
E-mail: e-mail address
or send a hard copy by post to:

Professor Beverley Curran
Room 330, ERB II
International Christian University
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi
Tokyo 181-8585 Japan.

Contact details should include the author's affiliation,
full postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers.


Please send English-language books for review to the Editor, Professor Beverley Curran,
Professor of International Christian University at the address above.

Japanese-language books for review should be sent to Dr Hiroko Ikeda,
Associate Professor of Kyoto University.

Dr. Hiroko Ikeda
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
Kyoto University
Yoshidanihonmatsu-chou, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501
E-mail: e-mail address

N.B. The address for submissions of Japanese-language books for review,
given on the inside back cover of JIS 31, is not correct.
Please send Japanese-language books for review to the above address.


To be considered for publication in the Journal of Irish Studies Vol. XXXII,
all postal and electronic submissions must reach the Editor by the 25 April 2017.


All submissions should be single-spaced and written in 12-point Times New Roman font.
Electronic submissions should be sent as attached files saved in MS Word or Rich Text Format [rtf]
and the title of each document should follow the following format:
JIS year author surname.doc (e.g., 'JIS 2008 Tanaka.doc' for the essay, or 'JIS 2008 Biog Tanaka' for the bio).
The Editor will acknowledge receipt of all submissions by return e-mail. Contributors whose first language is not English
should have their paper checked by a literate native speaker of English before submission.
Irish-English is preferred; American spelling is permitted but it should be used consistently.


In the title of a paper, only the first word and proper names or other titles should employ a capital letter.
This also applies to the first word after a colon - e.g., 'Yeats and Synge: myopia in the Celtic twilight',
not 'Yeats and Synge: Myopia in the Celtic Twilight'.


The reference system of Journal of Irish Studies follows the Irish University Review Style Guide
which can be downloaded as a PDF from the website of Irish University Review
Please refer to Item ii of Section III ‘Presentation Style’ of the Irish University Review Style Guide.
Both endnote numbers and text should be typed manually, and not automatically, when using MS Word.


The items to be included are books and articles
(published in journals, collections of essays or conference papers, etc)
on individual Irish writers and on Irish literatures and theatre more generally.

Items of a general cultural nature can also be listed, e.g. on language, film, folklore, etc.
We will consider book reviews, as well, especially those regarded as significant and extensive (more than 3,000 words).

Sample entries:
KATZ, Daniel, ‘Beckett’s Measures: Principles of Pleasure in Molloy and First Love’, in Modern Fiction Studies, 49:2, pp. 246-60.
REAL, Hermann J., & Helgard Stöver-Leidig , eds., Reading Swift: Papers from the Fourth Münster Symposium on Jonathan Swift, (Munich:Fink, 2003), 452 pp.