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The 4th ICLSApril 19-21, 2013 | University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 


Conference presenters have two options to publish their work presented at the 4th International Conference on Lao Studies. The first option will be published within the first year after the conference. However, the second option will require more time, but will be available before the next Lao Studies conference in 2016.

1. The Journal of Lao Studies (JLS) (www.laostudies.org/journal) published by the Center for Lao Studies. JLS is a peer-reviewed journal and is edited by the Center for Lao Studies’ editorial board with Dr. Justin T. McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Vatthana Pholsena (French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)-Institut d’Asie Orientale, Lyon, France) serving as the main editors.  Please follow the guidelines at:

http://laostudies.org/vinya/JOURNAL%20OF%20LAO%20STUDIES.Submission.Final2.pdf and email submissions to info@laojournal.org. Deadline is December 31, 2013.


2. The 4th International Conference on Lao Studies manuscript. Papers included in the edited volume will all be double-blind peer-reviewed (at least 2 reviewers per paper). The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2013. This will allow for authors to revise their papers after the conference, if they choose to. All papers should be sent to ibaird@wisc.edu.

Papers should be submitted as follows:

1)      Papers should be between 5,000-8,000 words long.
2)      Papers should be submitted with an abstract no longer than 250 words.
3)      Papers should be written using the font Times New Roman (#12 for main text and #10 for footnotes).
4)      Papers should be double-spaced when submitted.
5)      Papers should use the Chicago Manual Style http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html for referencing. A full “References Cited” section should be included at the end of the paper, and all other referencing should be done in footnotes. No endnotes should be used.
6)      Authors are encouraged to send us photographs in jpeg format to go with their papers.
7)      Each author should include a biographical sketch no longer than 250. This should be included in a separate file.



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