Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is an undergraduate academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia founded at the Asian Institute of the University of Toronto. The Journal seeks to publish the world’s premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, societal, and/or economic developments in the Asia region.

Synergy is inviting submissions for its online publication for the academic year of 2020-2021. Submissions are open to all individuals within the scholarly community around the world. Synergy is currently listed with the Library and Archives Canada.

Please send submissions to in MS Word format, with all identifying information such as contributor(s) names and institutional affiliation(s) removed from the document for the purposes of anonymous review by editors; and a Title, Bio, Abstract, Keywords, Citations (Chicago footnote format) and Reference List (Chicago format). The submission is accepted on a rolling basis for the monthly publication.

For more information on detailed requirements, style guide, and submission process, please visit If you have any questions regarding submission, please send them to with the subject line “Synergy Submission Inquiries”.

We look forward to your submission.

Editorial Committee 2020-2021
Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies
Asian Institute | Munk School of Global Affairs | University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place | Room 267S |
Online ISSN 2369-8217 | Print ISSN 2369-8209 |
Email: | Twitter: @AI_UofT | @SynergyJournal |

View Call for Submissions in PDF form.

Deadline: Rolling basis