The Journal of Cambodia Research
Founded by CKS Trustee Michel Antelme (INALCO) and sponsored by the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), Siksacakr: The Journal of Cambodia Research, a peer-reviewed journal (articles are submitted to members of the editorial board and anonymously reviewed by external referees), aims to bridge the worlds of Khmer, Francophone and Anglophone scholarship on Cambodia. Siksacakr stands for the “Wheel of Knowledge”, reflecting the journal’s role in both circulating new scholarship and turning the wheels of access and scholarly communication. Central to Michel Antelme’s vision in founding Siksacakr was the need to promote new scholarship in Khmer, English and French across linguistic, national and disciplinary boundaries.
All articles submitted to Siksacakr in English and French appear both in their primary language, and in Khmer translation. Similary, Khmer articles are translated into either English or French, making new scholarship by Cambodians accessible to students and educators who are not literate in Khmer. Through this unique trilingual format and multidisciplinary emphasis, and the CKS’ broad distribution networks to college and university libraries across Cambodia and overseas, Siksacakr: The Journal of Cambodia Research is making new humanities and social-sciences scholarship on Cambodia, accessible to educators and students at Cambodian institutions of higher learning. Access to Siksacakr is provided free-of-charge at the CKS’ public library in the grounds of Vat Damnak, Siem Reap.
Buying Individual Siksacakr Articles
See the volumes below, and click for an introduction to each. These journals are available for sale at the Center’s offices, and local bookstores in Cambodia. All proceeds will be used to support the CKS publishing and translation program. Shipping is additional.
Select articles are available for free download on our site.
Submission of Articles to Siksacakr
Current and Former Fellows of the Center for Khmer Studies are encouraged to submit academic articles maximum 6800 words including notes and bibliography.
Prepare articles in 12-point type with 1-inch margins, double spacing throughout (including notes and references). Please submit in Microsoft Word format or equivalent. Please preface your article submission with a 100–150-word abstract, a concise summary that conveys the central focus of the piece. Include notes and references in the word count (approximately 6000-7000 words), but exclude the abstract, tables and figure captions (if applicable)
Notes should be as few as possible and should appear at the end of the text. Use parenthetical intext citation and author–date formatting for references, as per the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003), pp. 620–24.
A full list of works cited within the article as well as a list of further reading (headed “Bibliography”) should follow the text.
On the title page of your article submission, please include the word count of your submission as well as your name, affiliation, e-mail address, and complete mailing address. This page will be removed before sending the document (electronically) for double-blind reviewing.
Except for names or terms already well known in English, please use the following Romanization: Pinyin (Chinese); Hepburn (Japanese); Revised (with respect to Korean romanization). Note also that Asian scripts are supported by Center for Khmer Studies.
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