Intangible Cultural Heritage of Asia and the Pacific


ICHCAP publishes the ICH Courier quarterly to provide news and information related to intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific region. The print publication is distributed to relevant ICH institutes, UNESCO offices and centers, and other interested organizations and individuals, and the web version gives global exposure to important issues related to ICH. ICHCAP is currently accepting abstracts between 100 and 200 words to explore topics for upcoming volumes. For the completed published article, ICHCAP will provide an honorarium. All submissions should be in English or Korean. Below are the sections for which we are currently accepting abstracts.

Section Descriptions and Word Counts

Descriptions about the individual sections of the ICH Courier and the required word counts for the final articles are available below.

Expert Remarks

Word Count: 1,200 to 1,500
Expert Remarks
highlights the perspectives of global experts in the field of ICH as a way for readers to garner a better understanding of the major topics in the ICH field.

Field Report

Word Count: 1,200 to 1,500 Field Report section delves deeper into the field work done globally in the ICH field.

Windows to ICH

Word Count: 700 to 800
Windows to ICH captures the insights and valuable thoughts of ICH experts from the Asia-Pacific Region for our upcoming volumes we will be focusing on the following topics;

  • Volume 44: Traditional knowledge to overcome disease (2020.06–2020.09)
  • Volume 45: The birth myth of nations (2020.09–2020.12)

Safeguarding Activities

Word Count: 1,200 to 1,500
Safeguarding Activities showcases good examples of safeguarding practices.

ICH Communities

Word Count: 900 to 1,200
ICH Communities explores the roles of individual bearers and communities in the Asia-Pacific region who are working to safeguard ICH.

Safeguarding Pioneers

Word Count: 700 to 800
Safeguarding Pioneers highlights the exemplary safeguarding work of an institute.

Final Submission Package

After abstracts are accepted, the editorial staff will be in touch to confirm the article deadline. The final submission package should include the full-text article and image files as well as additional forms that are available in the sidebar so we can process payment to you.

Full-Text Article

The article should be fully translated into English and edited within the word counts noted above. The ICH Courier’s editorial staff will review the submission to help ensure that the article adheres to our preferred house style and returned to the contributor for final review.

Image Files

Submit between five and ten image files with your article. The images should large enough to fit on an A4 page size while maintaining a minimum effective resolution of 300 dpi. We accept most file types, including jpg, .jpeg, .png, .ai, .psd, and .tiff. We can also accept camera raw files for most commercial formats.

Image Captions and Media Form

For the images, please complete and submit an image caption and media form and include copyright information. Since we also publish the articles online and supplement them with online media (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), please also include links to any online media that you would like to share. You can download the form in the sidebar.

Remittance Form

Since we provide an honorarium for published articles, please complete and submit the remittance form, so we can properly transfer funds to you.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts and final articles can be submitted to Please also note that the necessary forms for the final package are available in the sidebar on this page.