Submit articles

Submitting your work
Shilin publishes abridged articles from students of Leiden University’s Sinology department, but also welcomes students from other universities to send in their work. Students are welcome to inquire on the possibilities for publishing their papers. However, there are some pre-requisites. In order to guarantee the quality of the journal, Shilin only accepts original and challenging papers that have been graded with an 8/10 or higher*. Please also include the name and E-mail address of your supervisor when sending your work us. Teaching staff is encouraged to recommend students’ papers for publication if these papers meet the requirements.

Book reviews
In addition to research articles, Shilin is also well content to feature book reviews. As book reviews are another way of contributing to the academic debate, we are hoping that readers will submit their own book reviews for the  following issues. Book reviews should be between 1.500 and 1.800 words in length and can be submitted via E-mail. It is also possible to discuss multiple books covering a central theme, region or period, although for those reviews different criteria apply: they should discuss at least one book published no longer than three years ago.

Editorial guidelines
Please refer to our editorial guidelines for more information on how to edit your article for publication in Shilin. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our editorial team.


* If your university uses a different grading system, please contact the editor-in-chief at the above-mentioned address.