- All articles submitted must be original. We will not accept previously published material, or materials designated for publication elsewhere.
- Articles must be relevant to the Bulletin’s general field of research. We are also interested in publishing reviews.
- Articles must be written in English, preceded by a 150 word abstract summarizing the contents of the paper, and a group of 5 to 7 keywords. Translations of the abstract and keywords to Portuguese and Japanese will be provided by the editors.
- All images, tables and figures must include titles or captions.
- The authors are responsible for acquiring high-resolution images along with the permission to publish them.
- All papers received will be submitted to a peer review process. In order to secure impartiality, all personal references are eliminated from the document before it is sent to the referees.
- When not independent scholars, authors should indicate their affiliation to an institution.
- Submissions are free. There will be no charges levied to authors to process or publish a paper.

Style guidelines
- English spelling will follow British English conventions (consult Collins English Dictionary or Oxford Dictionary of English), and other languages will be rendered in Roman script with italics.
- The modified Hepburn system will be used for the romanization of Japanese words:
1. an apostrophe is placed after a syllabic n that is followed by a vowel or a y (Gen’e; San’yo);
2. a macron is used over a long vowel in all Japanese words except place names (Tokyo, Hokkaido, Kobe), and words such as “shogun” and “daimyo”;
3. Use n rather than m before syllables beginning with m, b, and p (such as shinbun).
- Italics are used for isolated words and phrases in a foreign language if they are likely to be unfamiliar to readers.
- Short quotations should be set in roman and enclosed in quotation marks. Quotations of more than three typed lines should be set off in a block. Quotations in a foreign language should also be set in roman, but an English translation must be provided in a note.
- Words that have entered the English language (i.e. that are included in English language dictionaries) and proper nouns are not italicized.
- Names of institutions, schools of thought, religions, etc. are capitalized.
- A note number should generally be placed at the end of a sentence or at the end of a clause, and the number follows any punctuation mark, except for the dash, which it precedes. However, although a note number usually follows a closing parenthesis, it may sometimes be more appropriate to place the number inside the closing parenthesis (if, for example, the note applies to a specific term within the parentheses).
- The word ibidem (or ibid.) usually refers to a single work cited in the note immediately preceding. It must never be used if the preceding note contains more than one citation. The expressions “op. cit.” and “loc. cit.” must not be used.

- Source citations should be given in footnotes using the author-date system of the Chicago University Press style. Hence, all works submitted must contain a full reference list. Examples:

1 Ikegami 2005, 24-25.
2 Schneider 1973, 23.

Entries in a reference list:
IKEGAMI, Eiko. 2005. Bonds of Civility. Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture. New York: Cambridge University Press.
SCHNEIDER, Eta Harich. 1973. “Renaissance Europe through Japanese Eyes: Record of a Strange Triumphal Journey”. Early Music 1 (1): 19-25.