Asian Journal of Political Economy

Aims and scope

3 issues per year

The Asian Journal of Political Economy is an international refereed journal affiliated to the NUS. Published since 2014, is a leading journal on Asian politics and economics. It publishes high-quality original articles in political economy, with specific reference to Asian regions and countries. Typically, one or more of the three issues published annually are organized around a particular theme. Proposals for themed issues by scholars interested in serving as guest editors may be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief.

The Asian Journal of Political Economy aims to address some of contemporary political economy in Southeast Asia. The journal can be of great value to academic experts, researchers, and students in the above areas of political economy as well as to practical policy makers, state institutions and international agencies.

Peer Review Integrity

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to double-blind peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.

Pricing information

The Asian Journal of Political Economy is available by direct subscription only and available as hard copy. Subscriptions purchased at the personal rate are strictly for personal, non-commercial use only. The reselling of personal subscriptions is prohibited. Personal subscriptions must be purchased with a personal cheque, debit or credit card. Proof of personal status may be requested.

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Instructions for authors

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal’s requirements. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.

About the Journal

The Asian Journal of Political Economy is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research.

Peer Review

The Asian Journal of Political Economy is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.

Preparing Your Paper


Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list).

Word Limits

Please include a word count for your paper.

A typical paper for this journal should be between 6000 and 10000 words, inclusive of references, footnotes, endnotes.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.


Papers may be submitted in Word format. Figures should be saved separately from the text.

Checklist: What to Include

  1. Author details.All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCiDs and social media handles (Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn). One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal) and the online article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.
  2. Should contain an unstructured abstract of 150 to 200 words.
  3. keywords.
  4. Funding supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows:
    For single agency grants
    This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].
    For multiple agency grants
    This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].
  5. Disclosure statement.This is to acknowledge any financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct applications of your research
  6. Biographical note.Please supply a short biographical note for each author. This could be adapted from your departmental website or academic networking profile and should be relatively brief (e.g. no more than 200 words).
  7. Data availability statement.If there is a data set associated with the paper, please provide information about where the data supporting the results or analyses presented in the paper can be found. Where applicable, this should include the hyperlink, DOI or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s).
  8. Supplemental online material.Supplemental material can be a video, dataset, fileset, sound file or anything which supports (and is pertinent to) your paper.
  9. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, GIF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX).
  10. Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.
  11. If you are submitting your manuscript as a Word document, please ensure that equations are editable.

Using Third-Party Material in your Paper

You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.

Publication Charges

There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.


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