The Executive Committee endorses six major international journals for publication by the members of APISA:


The Journal of Asian Public Policy was launched in 2008. This exciting new journal focuses on one of the most vibrant regions of the contemporary world. Both China and India are now recognized to be critical players in the global economy, with economic profiles that grow on an annual basis. East Asian economies that started to develop somewhat earlier, following the Japanese lead, remain among the most important economies in the world. The emergent regions of South and Southeast Asia have many dynamic economic sectors. Public policy, governance and development issues are drawing increasing attention not only from academia but also from the wider business, professional and policy communities.

Development and policy issues will be defined broadly. Comparative analysis and current policy debates will be particularly stressed. Asia will also be defined broadly to encompass an area bounded by Mongolia in the north, Indonesia in the south, Korea in the east, and Afghanistan in the west. Articles that do not have an explicit Asian focus will be considered only if they have clear relevance to an Asian readership.


The Asian International Studies Review (AISR) is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published in coordination with the Ewha Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) and the Institute for International and Area Studies (IIAS). It is a registered journal at the Korea Research Foundation, has been listed by the Korea Citation Index (KCI) since 2010, and in 2018 was accepted for listing with Scopus. The AISR is the official journal of both the Korean International Studies Association (KISA) and the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA).

The principal aim of AISR is to advance international studies research broadly defined to include international relations, international economics, international security, international law, development cooperation, comparative politics, international trade and investment, international business, and Asian and cross-cultural studies. It also supports networking and the exchange of ideas between academics and practitioners across disciplines, countries, and regions in order to give a greater voice to scholars of the international interactions of Asia and to Asian-based scholars of international affairs.

AISR welcomes submissions of standard research articles (5,000-10,000 words)
Asian International Studies Review is published by Brill on behalf of and with the endorsement of the Institute for International and Area Studies. Detailed information can be found on the Brill website.


The Asia-Pacific Social Science Review (APSSR) is an internationally refereed journal published biannually by De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. It aims to advance and deepen the study of social sciences in Asia and the Pacific. The APSSR provides a venue for social scientists, policymakers, and practitioners to articulate, ventilate, and argue key questions and concerns towards a better understanding of social science disciplines and their impact on broad development issues. It welcomes manuscripts relating to politics, economics, sociology, history, psychology, anthropology, geography, demography, social work, urban and rural studies, forensic science, and associated disciples. The APSSR encourages theoretical and methodological papers with an emphasis on comparative study and empirical research addressing development problems in Asia and Pacific contexts. It seeks to publish research arising from a broad variety of methodological traditions and those with multi- and inter-disciplinary focus.

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The Philippine Political Science Journal (PPSJ) is an internationally refereed journal and the official publication of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA). The PPSJ welcomes articles dealing with the politics and international relations of Southeast Asia. Manuscripts may focus on individual countries of the region but comparative articles about the countries in the region and the region as a whole are especially welcome.
The PPSJ is included in the Social Sciences Citation Index.

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The Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (AJP) is a new peer-review journal publishing the original research on the topics of violence, conflict, and peacebuilding around the world. The aims of AJP are twofold: First, it intends to promote innovative research on issues related to peacebuilding in Asia, a region where national divisions, transitions, and developments are intertwined with new forms of threat, violence, and destruction. Second, it aims at disseminating peace studies conducted both in traditional disciplines of social sciences and the humanities and in interdisciplinary approaches at the interface of religion, culture, ecology, and gender studies. AJP welcomes papers written by scholars around the world, both within and outside the Asian region. Exemplary topics on which AJP focuses are, but not limited to: reconciliation in divided societies (or nations); migrants and refugees; WMD developments; development and ecological destruction; historical and territorial disputes; peacemaking or mediation in intrastate conflicts; violence and transitional justice; anti-nuclear weapons (or anti-nuclear plants) movements; women in wars; democratic transition and human rights; post-conflict institutionalization; humanitarian assistance and protection.

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Asian Affairs: An American Review provides in-depth analyses of political, economic, security issues, domestic politics, and international relations, with a focus on East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, intra-Asia relations, and ties between Great Powers (especially the United States) and Asia. The journal strives to examine issues relevant to current policymaking. Its articles provide value to:
• Scholars
• Policymakers
• Government officials
• Business executives
• Individuals engaged in contemporary studies of Asian countries, intra-Asian relations, and America’s ties with the Asian region.
The double-blind-reviewed journal, one of the oldest analyzing Asia (having begun in 1973), is a product of the international publisher Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, and is headquartered in Milton Park, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
Examples of topics covered by the journal include an examination of the China-Pakistan-United States strategic triangle, triad societies in Southeast Asia, the North Korean nuclear program, Indonesia’s democracy, China-Japan relations and the future geopolitics of East Asia, and the politics of natural resource use in Cambodia.
The journal (Print ISSN: 0092-7678 Online ISSN: 1940-1590) publishes four issues per year. It actively encourages academic collaboration with the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA).
It is abstracted/indexed in: CSA, EBSCOhost Online Research Databases, OCLC, Periodicals Index Online, and SCOPUS.

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