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Cambodian Jounal of International Studies   | UC Occasional Paper Series   | UC Working Paper Series


Volume 1, Issue 1
March 2017

» Copyright page

» Table of Contents

» Acknowledgements and foreword


» The Rise of China: Global Threat or International Peace?
Kimkong Heng

» Students’ Perceptions on Cambodia-China Relations toward the South
China Sea Conflict
Sophal In, Matta Kong, Panha Pich, and Rortha Chum

» Perceptions of Cambodian University Students on Cambodia’s Foreign Policy
Toward the US and China
Kimkong Heng, Sothiary Toch, Chantola Sao, Vathanak Chet, Dararasmey Chan

» Factors affecting the English language proficiency of students majoring in English
At a rural university in Cambodia
Sokwin Phon


» World Order: Reflections on the Characters of Nations and the Course of History 
Kimkong Heng

» About THE UC Occasional Paper Series

» Download UC Occasional Paper Series, Volume 1, Issue 1

The University of Cambodia has a number of publication outlets, one of which is The UC Occasional Paper Series. This Occasional Paper Series is an interdisciplinary academic journal for graduate students at The University of Cambodia (UC), as well as for graduate students from other universities in Cambodia or overseas. 

The Occasional Paper Series is peer-reviewed and publishes papers twice a year, at six-month intervals. The first issue will appear in March, and the second will be published in September of each year. 

The Occasional Paper Series accepts manuscripts for publication in a form of (a) research papers, which report interesting and relevant research findings; or (b) non-research papers, which provide very well documented discussions that make an original contribution to the body of literature. Good quality book reviews may also be accepted for publication. 

All correspondence concerning manuscript submissions for publication in the UC Occasional Paper Series shall be sent to occasionalpapers@uc.edu.kh or UC Main Campus: Northbridge Road, Sangkat Toek Thla, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 917, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia. 

You can download the Submission Guidelines for UC Occasional Paper Series here.



Cambodian Jounal of International Studies

The Journal of Cambodian Studies (JCS) is a bi-annual interdisciplinary journal.  Publications are in March and September of each calendar year.  It serves as a forum for scholars, researchers and writers to share common interests around matters related to Cambodia and Southeast Asia.  The Journal invites manuscripts from multiple disciplines for review.

JCS’s primary objective is to advance research and promote knowledge-sharing across disciplines.  It aims to discern quality information stemming from practical wisdom and empirical research, and then impart academic and public policy knowledge to a wide audience.  That audience ranges from academicians, policymakers, executives and managers, civil servants, and the general public, in Cambodia and abroad.  Irrespective of their profession, readers will enjoy the freedom and flexibility to make sound critical judgments and analyses about historical facts and contemporary issues relevant to this part of the world.

Submission Guidelines

Authors must follow the APA style (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2009). Manuscripts must run between 20 and 40 pages (excluding references and appendices), double spaced, 12-point font, 1 inch margins on all sides, typed for A4 sized paper. Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word, WordPerfect or RTF format.  The Journal does not accept PDFs.

Text should be written clearly for a broad readership, but it must also be concise:  any additional, descriptive or explanatory passages (to provide background information to aid understanding) should appear as part of the footnotes, designated by numeric superscripts, to maintain the flow of text.

Contact Information
Provide all relevant contact information (for each author) on a separate title page.  That page should consist of the following:

Author identification
Names of the author(s) should only be indicated on the title page.  No clues as to author identity should be indicated outside of the title page.  Footnotes that explicitly identify the author(s) or institutional affiliation should be placed on a separate page(s).  This supports anonymity in the review process.

Timeframe for Submission

Publications are in March and September.  Deadlines for journal manuscripts will be made available with each “Request for Submission.”  As a general rule, manuscripts should be submitted no later than one month prior to the deadline.

Author(s) are required to submit an abstract of no longer than 150 words.  The abstract should follow APA style, and should be placed on a separate page, following the title page.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be typed on a separate sheet and attached at the end of the manuscript (after the references). Final electronic versions of both tables and figures must be high-quality and camera-ready.

Multiple Submissions

Once manuscripts have been submitted to JCS for review, they are not allowed to be submitted elsewhere.  Manuscripts may be subject to disqualification should this occur.  However, authors can submit to other journals once a final decision has been weighed by the editors of the JCS.  Authors may choose to retract submissions through a formal request prior to but not following final publication acceptance and agreement.  All materials belong to the JCS and its affiliate, the University of Cambodia, once they have been submitted for review. Submitted manuscripts and/or supplemental materials will not be returned to authors, once the review process has been completed.

Authors are encouraged to submit more than one manuscript for review at a time to the Journal of Cambodian Studies.

 Manuscript Submission to Editors

Please e-mail electronic versions of the manuscript(s) to the editors:

Dr. Angus Munro at vp-rdp@uc.edu.kh

Please indicate “Journal of Cambodian Studies Manuscript Submission” in the subject area of the e-mail.