Asia Pacific Viewpoint

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Edited By: Lisa Law

Impact Factor: 1.204

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 4/69 (Area Studies); 36/77 (Geography)

Online ISSN: 1467-8373

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted online at

1. Articles and notes: Articles may be submitted as Main Articles, which should normally be no longer than 8000 words, or as Research Notes, in which case the recommended length is 3000 words.

2. Assessment: Criteria used to assess manuscripts include: (a) whether the work addresses or explains issues of current concern in the Asia Pacific region, (b) whether it contributes significantly to the available literature and/or advances current debates, (c) whether the work is of original and sound scholarship, (d) whether the literature has been treated fairly and evenly, (e) whether the manuscript is clearly organised and has a clear, well-defined argument, and finally (f) whether the writing style is clear and readable.

3. Format: Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper, double-spaced, with ample margins and bear the title of the contribution, name(s) of the author(s) and the address where the work was carried out. The title and full postal address of the author who will check proofs and receive correspondence must be included. An email address is essential unless impossible to provide.

4. Abstracts: Contributors should include on a separate sheet an abstract of 200 words or less. Please note that abstracts should be an informative summary of the content and conclusions of the text of the article. It should be self-contained and intelligible by itself. Please reproduce the title on this sheet, but do not include author details.

5. Keywords: The abstract should contain keywords and phrases that could be used to index the article. These keywords should be listed below the abstract.

6. Original work: Submission of an article will be held to imply that it contains original work that is not currently under consideration elsewhere or published elsewhere.

7. Copyright and licencing: Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard copyright transfer agreements (CTA) in place for the journal, including terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: CTA Terms and Conditions FAQs.

8. OnlineOpen – ‘Gold road’ Open Access: OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons licence. In addition, authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository or other free public server, immediately on publication. With OnlineOpen the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access, known as ‘gold road’ open access.

OnlineOpen licenses. Authors choosing OnlineOpen retain copyright in their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons License terms: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND). For more information about the OnlineOpen license terms and conditions click here.

9. Quotations: Please use single quotes and double quotes within singles.

10. Endnotes: Please use endnotes, not footnotes.

11. References: References should be cited in the text by giving the author’s name, date of publication and page(s), as in (Smith, 1986: 343). References should be listed in full at the end of the paper in the following standard form:

For books: Alexander, Y. and R.A. Friedlander (1980) Self-determination: National, regional and global dimensions. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

For articles: Conner, W. (1973) The politics of ethnonationalism, Journal of International Affairs 27(1): 1–21.

For online articles: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) (2003) Contribution of the land-based primary industries to New Zealand's economic growth. Retrieved 11 February 2004, from website:

For chapters within books: Fisher, R. (1991) With or without treaty: Indian land claims in Western Canada, in W. Renwick (ed.), Sovereignty and indigenous rights. Wellington: Victoria University Press.

Titles of journals should not be abbreviated.

12. ORCID: ORCID iD is a unique and persistent identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and connects you and your research activities. We encourage you to register for an ORCID iD and then associate it with your ScholarOne account. Click here to find out how.

13. Refereeing: Manuscripts are subject to double- or triple-blind refereeing.

14. Rejected manuscripts: Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to authors.

We work together with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Wiley’s open access journal, Geo: Geography and Environment, to enable rapid publication of good quality papers that are outside of the scope of our journal. Authors of papers rejected by our journal as unsuitable on the grounds of scope or space may be offered the option of having their manuscript, along with any related peer reviews, automatically transferred for consideration by the Geo editorial team. Authors will not need to reformat or rewrite their manuscript at this stage, and decisions on the paper will be made a short time after the transfer takes place. The Editors of Geo may request amendments and/or further peer review after transfer. Geo will consider submissions from across the spectrum of geographical and environmental research, which reach the standard acceptable for publication. Geo is a fully open access journal and article publication fees apply. For more information please visit the Geo website here.

15. Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at Authors must supply an email address as all correspondence will be by email.

For any queries regarding submission please contact:
Asia Pacific Viewpoint
Environment, Geography & Sustainability Group
College of Marine & Environmental Sciences
James Cook University,
PO Box 6811
Cairns, QLD 4870 AUSTRALIA

Tel: +61-7-4232-1389; Email:

16. Proofs: Notification of the URL from where to download a Portable Document Format (PDF) typeset page proof, associated forms and further instructions will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The purpose of the PDF proof is a final check of the layout, and of tables and figures. Alterations other than the essential correction of errors are unacceptable at PDF proof stage. The proof should be checked, and approval to publish the article should be emailed to the Publisher by the date indicated, otherwise it may be signed off on by the Editor or held over to the next issue.

17. Offprints: A free PDF offprint and a copy of the journal will be supplied to the corresponding author.

18. Author Services: Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production, and, when published online access the article for free. Authors may also nominate up to 10 specialists to receive free access as well. The corresponding author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

19. Early View Service: Asia Pacific Viewpoint is covered by Wiley Blackwell Publishing's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.