Asian Politics & Policy

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Edited By: Aileen S.P. Baviera, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Online ISSN: 1943-0787

Author Guidelines

Editorial Policy
Asian Politics & Policy (APP) is an online journal that publishes original papers, book reviews, and electronic media reviews that fall within its scope. Articles submitted to APP should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Submission of a manuscript to APP implies that the author has not submitted the manuscript to another journal.

Book Reviews: Read our call and guidelines for book reviews here.
Media Reviews: Read our call and guidelines for media reviews here.

Pre-submission English-language editing
Editing services are of particular interest to authors whose first language is not English.  A number of papers are rejected because editors and peer-reviewers are often not able to accurately assess the quality of the research itself due to language issues.

Ensure your paper is clearly written in standard, English language appropriate to your discipline. Visit our site to learn about the options. Please note that using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal.

Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts should be submitted online at Research papers should be submitted as Original Article (OA) while book reviews and media reviews should be submitted as Invited Review (IR). Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Support can be contacted by phone (+1 434 817 2040 ext. 167), e-mail ( or at If you cannot submit online, please contact the Managing Editor and submit it via email attachment to

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as an attachment using MS Word or Rich Text format. They must be formatted in a 12-point font, double-spaced with 1" margins, and page numbers. All manuscripts should include a cover sheet with the authors' names. For manuscripts with multiple authors, please clearly indicate the corresponding author's name and (e-mail) address. Authors and co-authors must not be identifiable in the body of the text, and the title of the manuscript should appear on the first page of the text. Footnotes, tables, figures and charts must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). Tables, figures and charts must be numbered consecutively, clearly titled and the author must specify the position in the text, where they are to be placed. Camera-ready copy and computer files of all figures, tables and charts are required upon notification of acceptance for publication. Notes (endnotes) are not used for citation purposes, but for substantive comments. They should be identified by consecutive number in the text and grouped at the end of the text.

Abstract, Keywords, and Word Limits
All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 150 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords. A two-sentence biographical description of the author(s) must also be included. In general, APP considers manuscripts from 6,000-10,000 words in length.

Book reviews and media reviews must be from 800 to 2,000 words in length. No abstracts are required for submitted reviews.

References/Parenthetical Citation

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) is the style guide used for citations, notes, references, and tables. Manuscripts not in proper format will be returned for correction. Authors are requested to pay particular attention to making citations in notes and references complete and accurate.

As an exception to APA style, however, authors are requested to include the COMPLETE NAMES of authors in the reference list. This is to accommodate authors whose surnames are very short and common, as in many Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese names.

List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section. References should appear on the final pages (last part) of the manuscript. Center the word “References” at the top of the page.

Examples of basic Parenthetical Citation format:

Basic form: Insert the name of the author(s) and the year of publication in parentheses following the quote or idea. If you are using a direct quote, a page number might be needed.

Example: "the transmogrifying of mayoral power" (Bailey, 1987, p. 85).

Citing an entire article or book: Omit the page numbers if you are referring to the entire article or book.

Example: “In the presidential election of 2004, the electoral college results varied little from those of 2000, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on campaign ads in battleground states (Azima, 2005).”

Author's name in sentence: If you use the author's name in your sentence, place only the date in parentheses.

Example: “Trish (1988) sharply disagrees.”

Notes: All notes should appear at the end of the manuscript, but before “References”. Center the word “Notes” at the top of the page.

Examples of basic reference formats:

Journal Article:
Aldrich, John H. (1980). "A Dynamic Model of Presidential Nomination Campaigns."  American Political Science Review , 74, 651-691.

[The "74" is the volume number; what follows are the inclusive page numbers for the article.]

Authored Book:
Kessel, John (1968). The Goldwater coalition: Republican strategies in 1964. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill.

Chapter in an Edited Book:
Bjork, Robert A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In Henry L. Roediger III & Fergus I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp. 309–330). Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum.

Article with No Author:
Iraq War in figures. (2010, September 1). BBC News. Retrieved from

Online Article:
Goode, Erica, & Mohammed, Riyadh. (2008, August 28). Iraq signs oil deal with China worth up to $3 billion. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Wiley-Blackwell Author Services

If your paper is accepted for publication in Asian Politics & Policy, you will be able to:
o Track the production status of your article online
o Choose to receive email alerts on the production status of your article
o APP does not print hard copies. In lieu of a complimentary print copy of the journal, authors will receive free access to their article once it publishes online
o Nominate ten people to whom the article will be send from your own email address
o Receive free access to issues of other PSO journals, including:
Review of Policy Research (RPR)
Politics & Policy (P&P)
Asian Politics & Policy (APP)
Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES)
Latin American Policy (LAP)

Authors, however, may order offprints through this link.

For inquiries, please contact:
APP Managing Editor

For more information on Wiley-Blackwell Author Services, visit:

Copyright Agreement and OnlineOpen

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

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