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Andon, Journal of the SJA

Andon is the journal of the Society for Japanese Art, issued twice a year. ´Shedding light on Japanese art´ has been a priority of the society ever since its founding in 1937, and has done faithfully so throughout its existence. Today consisting over a hundred issues, Andon is a treasure trove of images and information about Japanese art, including paintings, prints, netsuke, lacquer, textiles, architecture, manga, and much more! We hope that you will enjoy the wonderful world of Japanese art. Not a member? You can become one by filling in the form on the join us page.

Editorial Team

  • Monika Hinkel - Editor-in-chief
  • Aafke van Ewijk - Journal manager, advertising
  • Doreen Mueller - Editor
  • Beatrice Shoemaker - Editor
  • John Fiorillo - Editor
  • Jim Dwinger - Editor
  • Manuela Moscatiello - Editor
  • Rhiannon Paget - Editor
  • Marga Kanters and Henri Ritzen - Design
  • Erika Madenszki and Lajos Vermesi - Production

All correspondence regarding Andon should be addressed to: (Aafke van Ewijk).

Publishing in Andon

We welcome submissions of original articles on any aspect of Japanese art and visual culture. Andon has a broad international audience including scholars, collectors, students and art dealers. Submissions ideally contribute to the scholarly field, are object-oriented and accessible to non-specialists. Andon is a platform not only for established scholars but we also expressly invite young scholars, collectors and first-time authors to share their research and insights. If in doubt about the suitability of the subject you wish to discuss, do not hesitate to contact the editors. Furthermore, being a journal on art, we set great store by visualisation and expect submissions to contain relevant images.


Why choose Andon?

  • Your article will be reviewed by experts in the field of Japanese art history
  • The time from submission to publication is, if accepted, generally no more than 6 months
  • All illustrations will be printed full-colour at no extra cost*
  • Authors recieve three complimentary copies

*Copyright fees (if applicable) are however the responsibility of authors. There are options for funding for students and early career researchers.


Manuscripts for Andon can be submitted all year through. Submissions received before January 15 will be considered for the spring issue, and submissions received before June 15 for the autumn issue. All submissions are subject to review before publication.


Word count and images
We accept long articles (4000-5000 words, 10-15 illustrations), short articles (1500-2000, 5-10 illustrations), and book reviews (800-1500, 3-5 illustrations). Manuscripts should be submitted as Word file and images as jpg or tiff (to be included upon first submission). Please consult the style guide for further instructions.

Style Guide

Click here for the Andon style guide. Please do not hesitate to approach the editors if you have any further questions about publishing in Andon.


Click here for information about advertising in Andon.

    The first issue of Andon (1981), special issue (2014), the new design (2016)

    The first issue of Andon (1981), special issue (2014), and the new design (2016). For more details on the history of Andon and its predecessor the SJA Bulletin, read Arendie Herwig's article in Andon 100, December 2015, pp. 76-86.