Call for Papers

Key Information
  • Conference Dates: Thursday, June 29 to Saturday, July 1, 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Results of abstract review returned to authors: April 30, 2023
  • Full conference registration fees due for all presenters: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The Organising Committee of APISA2023 is calling for abstract submissions. To present your research at the conference your abstract must first pass double-blind peer review. Upon payment of registration fees, your attendance at the conference will be confirmed.

Submission Streams

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA), the association calls for papers that would contribute to active and innovative discussions and debates on the future of good governance. APISA welcomes paper submissions on any aspect of domestic or international governance in Asia. These can include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Challenges to digital politics and E-Democracy in Asia
- Cybersecurity
- Civil society and the promotion of the common good
- Regional international organization (multilateralism, minilateralism, and/or Indo-pacific policymaking)
- Competing epistemological perspectives on democracy and governance
- Distributive justice and good governance
- Comprehensive peacebuilding (within and/or between polities)
- The protection and promotion of human security and human-centered governance

How to Submit Your Abstract

  • Before you Begin
    The corresponding author must collect and enter the following information for the abstract submission:
    - Contact data - Correct spelling of first and last name, rank, affiliation, affiliation country
    - Paper Title - Full paper title for the presentation
    - Paper Abstract - 150-word abstract
  • To submit, go to IAFOR's online submission system.
  • Create your account. Your email address will be used as your username and you will be asked to ​create a password. Please be aware that the information you enter when creating your account will be used for official Letters of Acceptance, Letters of Invitation, and Conference Programmes, so please ensure correct spelling of names, affiliated institutions, and so forth.
  • Submit your abstract (maximum 150 words), choosing from the presentation formats listed below (Oral or Panel).
  • Submit well before the submission deadline in order to benefit from Early Bird or Advanced Registration rates.
  • Your abstract will undergo double-blind peer review and the results will be returned to you by April 30, 2023.
  • If your abstract is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference.
  • Upon payment of the registration fee, you will receive a confirmation email containing your official receipt.

Submission Status

Check on the status of your abstract submission by logging in to the online submission system. The status is displayed in the "Your Submissions" area. Your personal information may be edited at any time.

If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, a notification email will be sent to your registered email address. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at

Presentation Formats

Oral Presentation (25 minutes) - Onsite

This is the standard presentation format. In an oral presentation the presenter delivers their research to their audience verbally, often accompanied by a PowerPoint slideshow. Oral presentations are generally organised by stream into parallel sessions comprising three or four presentations.

Poster Presentation (60 minutes) - Onsite

A poster presentation provides a relaxed presentation atmosphere in which the presenter uses a poster pinned to a poster board (1800mm high by 900mm wide) to illustrate their research. Presenters will often engage with interested participants on a one-to-one basis, providing excellent opportunities for networking, discussion and relationship building.

Live-Stream Presentation (25 minutes) - Online

Present online, via Zoom. Live-stream presentations give speakers the opportunity to avoid expenses and time required to travel, reduce their carbon footprint, and share ideas online. In a Live-Stream Presentation the presenter delivers their research to their audience verbally, often accompanied by a PowerPoint slideshow. Live-Stream Presentations are generally organised by stream into parallel sessions comprising three or four presentations.

Panel Presentations (75 minutes) - Onsite & Online

Panel presentations are conceived and organised by individuals who recruit speakers to present in an interactive discussion on a specific topic. There are no titles associated with the panelists’ presentations. Proposals for panel discussions should include clear descriptions of the topics to be discussed. Presenters may submit a joint paper to the Conference Proceedings. They last for 75 minutes and are typically organised as follows:

  • Introduction
  • a short presentation by each panel member
  • Discussion

As the organiser of a proposed panel, submit your proposal through the online system. Presenters may submit a joint paper to the Conference Proceedings.

Scheduling Requests

Because of the complexity of putting the Conference Programme together and the large numbers of participants involved, it is not usually possible to accommodate requests for specific presentation days or times. We ask that you reserve requests for religious reasons or other exceptional and unavoidable circumstances. We encourage participants to attend the conference each day in order to benefit fully from the experience. Scheduling requests will not be accepted after the registration deadline.


Selected submissions may be considered for publication in book projects based on the theme of the conference, as well as the Asian International Studies Review, a Scopus-listed journal endorsed by both academic associations, and published by Brill in association with the IIAS.