Call for Papers

Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies

About the Journal

Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies is the flagship journal of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. The Journal aims to break down barriers across disciplines, and generate policy impact. Authors publishing in Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies benefit from:

  • contributing to multidisciplinary research in public policy in Australia, Asia and the Pacific
  • exposure to influential policymakers in Asia and the Pacific, and throughout the world
  • publication in a journal led by a world-class multidisciplinary editorial team
  • wide and unrestricted international readership in the academic and policy community, via Open Access publication on Wiley Online Library.

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 and AusAID.

Aims and scope

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.

Editorial team

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.


  • Tom Kompas, Australian National University


  • Chris Ballard, The Australian National University
  • Tuong Nhu Che, Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics
  • Graeme Doole, University of Western Australia
  • Jenny Gordon, Productivity Commission of Australia
  • Ron Duncan, The Australian National University
  • Ann Florini, Singapore Management University
  • Ippei Fujiwara, The Australian National University
  • John Gibson, University of Waikato
  • Robert Glennon, University of Arizona
  • Quentin Grafton, The Australian National University
  • Stephan Haggard, University of California, San Diego
  • Henrik Hansen, University of Copenhagen
  • Carolyn Hendriks, The Australian National University
  • Stephen Howes, The Australian National University
  • Huang Jikun, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy
  • Adrian Kay, The Australian National University
  • Kaliappa Kalirajan, The Australian National University
  • Peter Larmour, University of the South Pacific
  • Kelley Lee, Simon Fraser University
  • Liu Jianguo, Michigan State University
  • Katherine Morton, The Australian National University
  • Ngo Van Long, McGill University
  • Janine O’Flynn, The Australian National University
  • Martin Painter, City University of Hong Kong
  • Tikki Pangestu, National University of Singapore
  • Ben Reilly, The Australian National University
  • Dale Squires, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • David Stern, The Australian National University
  • Colin Talbot, Manchester Business School
  • Veronica Taylor, The Australian National University
  • Dominique van de Walle, World Bank
  • Robert Warner, The Australian National University
  • Fiona Yap, Australian National University

Managing Editors

  • Björn Dressel, Australian National University
  • Amanda Smullen, Australian National University
  • Annie Wei, Australian National University

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 will be published in early 2014 and ‘early view papers’ will be made available from September 2013.

Submission guidelines

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. Submissions will be reviewed on the basis of content, policy relevance and readability.

Papers should be submitted through the Journal’s submission site.

Read the Author Guidelines.

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society

The Asia and the Pacific Policy Society reaches out to a community of scholars and policymakers by establishing a membership-based association. The Society is one of the first international associations to link groups working across disciplines on the key economic, political, governance, development and environment issues in the Asia and the Pacific region.

The establishment of the Society also provides a platform to broaden the support base for Crawford School’s new journal, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, and widen the disciplinary focus of supporting scholars and policy makers, positioning research on the region within the mainstream of public policy.

In addition to linking scholars and policymakers together, the Society also harnesses and positions the most up-to-date research on the region within the mainstream of public policy. Membership extends to the large Crawford School community, including its extensive links into Australia and the Asia-Pacific policy world, across academia, NGOs and government. Alumni of Crawford School and ANU will also form a part of the Society and extend its reach to every country in the world.

The standing of the Society is reinforced by the appointment of distinguished Fellows comprising leading academics and policymakers from around the world.

Contact Information

Mr Sung Lee
Research Communications
Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University

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