Current Issue

The current issue of the Volume XXI (2017) will soon be available.

PDF file of Dr. Heine's new article:
"OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCLE: SŌTŌ ZEN COMMENTARIES ON DŌGEN’S SHŌBŌGENZŌ and the Formation of the 95-Fascicle Honzan (Main Temple) Edition" Japan Studies Review (2017); 85-127.

The following is an abbreviated version of the same article, including only the lists of commentaries and appendices: Click here for the abbreviated version.

JSR is now planning the next two issues and invites submissions, whether articles, essays, or book reviews, on topics dealing with Japan or comparative studies. Submissions can be sent as email attachment to

The editor, Steven Heine, and members of the editorial board will referee all submissions.

Please visit our archive for PDF versions of the current and past volumes.