About this journal
Asian Journal of Political Science (AJPS)is an international refereed journal affiliated to the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University. It is a leading journal that comprehensively examines politics and governance in Asia.
It publishes original articles three times a year in major subfields of political science, especially comparative politics, international relations, political thought, public policy, and public administration, with specific reference to Asian regions and countries. AJPS aims to address some of the most current political, diplomatic, and administrative issues facing Asian countries, especially those in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The journal can be of great value to teachers, students, researchers, and experts dealing with these issues and regions.
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Aims & Scope
AJPS aims to address some of the most current political, diplomatic, and administrative issues facing Asian countries, especially those in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The journal can be of great value to teachers, students, researchers, and experts dealing with these issues and regions.
Area Studies; Asian Politics; Asian Politics; Asian Studies; Asian Studies (General); Politics & International Relations
All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review based on initial editorial screening and refereeing by anonymous referees.
||M. Shamsul Haque,, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kilkon Ko, Seoul National University, Korea
||Jun-Ki Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
|International Advisory Board
||Patricio Abinales, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Vinod K. Agarwal, UC Berkeley, USA
John P. Burns, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Joseph Chan, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Anthony Cheung, Secretary for Transport & Housing, Hong Kong Government
Aurel Croissant, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Stephen Haggard, UC San Diego, USA
Fuh-sheng Hsieh, University of South Carolina, USA
Shafiqul Huque, McMaster University, Canada
Erik Kuhonta, McGill University, Canada
William Liddle, Ohio State University, USA
Akira Nakamura, Meiji University, Japan
Jean Oi, Stanford University, USA
Robert Pekkanen, Washington University, USA
William Tow , Australian National University, Australia
Dali Yang, University of Chicago, USA
Yongjin Zhang, University of Bristol, UK
||SueYeon Cho, Seoul National University, Korea
Abstracting & Indexing
AJPS is indexed/ abstracted in Scopus, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), International Political Science Abstracts, Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS), Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
Authors and Submissions
Introductions for Authors
The instructions below are specifically directed at authors who wish to submit a manuscript to the Asian Journal of Political Science (AJPS). For general information, please visit the Author Services section of our website.
AJPS considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to AJPS , that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Authors who fail to adhere to this condition will be charged with all costs which AJPS incurs and their papers will not be published.
Contributions to AJPS must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Office. Authors will be informed of the outcome and editorial decision within 2-3 months after the initial submission of manuscripts.
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AJPS is an international refereed journal affiliated with the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University. It is a leading journal that comprehensively examines governance and politics in Asia. It publishes original articles in major subfields of political science, especially comparative politics, international relations, political thought, public policy, and public administration, with specific reference to Asian regions and countries.
AJPS aims to address some of the most current political, diplomatic, and administrative issues facing Asian countries, especially those in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The journal can be of great value to researchers, students, practitioners, and experts dealing with these issues and regions.
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- All submissions must be in English, typed in Microsoft Word, and thoroughly double-spaced (text, notes, and references) with one-inch margins from all sides. British spelling is preferred. Use single quotation marks for quoted text, and double quotation marks for quotes within a quote. Manuscript pages should be consecutively numbered.
- Articles should be around 6,000 to 10,000 words (including notes and references).
- Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; appendixes (as appropriate); references; table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list)
- Abstracts of 150-200 words are required for all papers submitted.
- Each paper should have 6 keywords
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- The main text should be properly structured with necessary headings and/or sub-headings.
- All the authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. The affiliations of all named co-authors should be the affiliation 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 the article is accepted.
- For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms should not be used.
- Authors must adhere to SI units. Units are not italicised.
- Notes should be kept to a minimum and compiled as endnotes at the end of the article (just before the references). Tables and figures should not be inserted within the manuscript pages, they should be presented at the end of the manuscript. Author should, however, indicate within the manuscript the desired location of each table or figure.
- It is in the author's interest to provide the highest quality figure format possible. Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour.
- Figures must be saved separate to text. Please do not embed figures in the paper file.
- Files should be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application (e.g. CorelDraw/Mac, CorelDraw/PC).
- All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. Figure 1(a), Figure 1(b)).
- Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the paper, and numbered correspondingly.
- The filename for a graphic should be descriptive of the graphic, e.g. Figure1, Figure2a
- Colour figures will be reproduced in colour in the online edition of the journal free of charge. If it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in colour in the print version, a charge will apply. Charges for colour pages in print are £250 per figure ($395 US Dollars; $385 Australian Dollars; 315 Euros). For more than 4 colour figures, figures 5 and above will be charged at £50 per figure ($80 US Dollars; $75 Australian Dollars; 63 Euros).
References and Notes
For AJPS, the Harvard system of referencing is preferred. The names of authors, dates of publication, and page numbers should appear in the main text in the following manner: (Huntington, 1993: 12) or (Waldo, 1980: 5-11; Riggs, 1974: 9) or (Morgenthau, 1978; Waltz, 1999; Laferriere and Stoett, 1999). For quoted material, the page number(s) must be cited. For two or more works published by the same author in the same year, references should be distinguished by using format like 1995a, 1995b, 1995c, etc. The full citations of all references (only those used in the text) should be compiled together in alphabetical order (by authors' surnames) and presented as a list of References at the end of the manuscript. The format of this list of References should be as follows:
||Kegley, C. and Wittkopf, E. R. (1995). World Politics: Trends and Transformation. New York: St. Martin's Press.
|Article in Journal
||Homer-Dixon, T. F. (1994). 'Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict: Evidence from Cases', International Security, 19 (1): 5-40.
|Article in Edited Volume
||Kelegama, S. (1995). 'The Impact of Privatization on Distributional Equity: The Case of Sri Lanka', in V.V. Ramanadham (ed.), Privatization and Equity. London: Routledge, pp.143-180.
|Article in Newspaper
||Fernandez, W. (1996). 'Women Urged to Strike a Balance', The Straits Times, 30 September, p.30.
||Rosema, M. (2004). 'The Sincere Vote: A Psychological Study of Voting', unpublished dissertation, University of Leiden, Leiden.
||Dorn, J. A. (1998). 'China's Future: Market Socialism or Market Taoism', The Cato Journal. Available at: www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj18n1/cj18n1-10.pdf
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