About the Journal
Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that targets research in policy studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, with a discipline focus that includes governance, economics, political science, development and the environment. Specific themes of interest include health and education, aid,migration, public administration, climate change, energy, the environment, food policy, the role of the private sector in public policy, trade, foreign policy, natural resource management and development policy.
Papers on a range of topics that speak to various disciplines, the region and policy makers are encouraged. The goal of the Journal is to break down barriers across disciplines, and generate policy impact. Submissionswill be reviewed on the basis of content, policy relevance and readability.
The Editorial office for Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies is based in the Crawford School at the Australian National University in Canberra. Professor Tom Kompas, Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy, is the founding Editor-in-Chief. Professor Kompas is supported by a distinguished group of Editors drawn from across various disciplines, and from Australia, the region and the world.
Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies has funding support from the aid agency of the Australian Government’s development assistance agency, AusAID, and commissions research in areas of particular interest to its Editors andAusAID.
Outreach activities of the Journal will be highlighted on a new Crawford School webpage, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies Online (forthcoming). Policy papers will be issued as part of an associated program of dissemination andoutreach activities, which includes executive in-country seminars and the annual conference of the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society.
Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies is published online three times a year by Wiley Blackwell, with all contributions made freely available from Wiley Online Library without restriction. The first issue of the journal will be published in early 2014 and ‘early view papers’ will be made available from September 2013.