Asian Economic Journal

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Editor: Eric Ramstetter. Managing Editors: Kiyotaka Sato, Julan Du, Soyoung Kim, Shandre M. Thangavelu

Impact Factor: 0.263

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 283/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1467-8381

Author Guidelines

Editorial Office of the Asian Economic Journal

Shigeyuki Abe, Editor

Instructions for Submissions
All submissions should be sent to the Editorial Office of the Asian Economic Journal by email ( Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter or email indicating that the paper is not concurrently being considered for publication elsewhere and whether the corresponding author is a current member of the East Asian Economic Association (please see for information about membership and a membership form). For members, there is no submission fee. For non-members, please become a member (see or remit a submission fee of US$100 by credit card (by fax or post only) or bank remittance (please inquire about details) to the Hong Kong office of the East Asian Economic Association after the Editorial Office acknowledges the submission has been accepted for refereeing.

East Asian Economic Association Hong Kong Office
c/o HKIAPS, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong
Fax: 852-2603-5805; Email(for queries only):

Refereeing will commence after the submission fee has been received or membership has been confirmed. Any submission that the Editorial Board judges to have insufficient connection to one or more Asian countries covered by the Asian Economic Journal (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam) will not be accepted for refereeing.

Manuscripts should be submitted in a single file (including text, notes, references, figures, and tables) in MS-Word (doc, docx) or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. Once a paper has been accepted for publication, authors who submitted their papers in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format will be required to provide the final publication version of their paper in either MS-Word or LaTeX. For graphs and charts, eps format is preferred, but Excel (xls, xlsx) format is also acceptable. For tables, Excel format is also acceptable. Authors providing the final publication version of their paper in LaTeX will also be required to provide a hardcopy of their paper.

The length of a paper (including tables, figures and appendices) should not exceed 25 printed pages (approximately 30 double-spaced A4 pages or 8000 words). Manuscripts should be double-spaced (except tables and figures) using a standard 12 point font in the following format:

1. The first page should contain the article's title, author's name and affiliation, complete mailing address, and a suggested running head (abbreviated form of the title).

2. The second page should contain a short abstract of approximately 100 words, a list of keywords and Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) codes.

3. Footnotes, references, tables, and figures should be placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript and properly numbered. Figures should be provided in camera-ready format.

4. References in the text and in footnotes should follow the author-date format; for example, (Becker, 1964; Mincer, 1974). References should be typed according to the following formats:

de Aghion, B. A. and J. Morduch, 2005, The Economics of Microfinance. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Helpman, E., M. Melitz and S. Yeaple, 2004, Export versus FDI with heterogeneous firms. American Economic Review, 94, pp. 300–16.

Kaminsky, G. and C. M. Reinhart, 2001, Bank lending and contagion: Evidence from the Asian crisis. In: Regional and Global Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Causes and Consequences (eds Ito T. and Krueger A. O.), pp. 73-99. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

NIPSSR (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research), 2004, Child Related Policies in Japan. NIPSSR, Tokyo [online; cited June 2004.] Available from URL:

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 here: CTA Terms and Conditions FAQs

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