Guidelines for Contributors

Submission Format

A single printed DOUBLE-SPACED copy, approximately 8,000 word in length, with any and all inclusions is sufficient. Electronic copies must be in MS Word or compatible format; tables, charts or images may be inserted in the text document or be included as separate files.

Final Manuscript Format

  • - Electronic format only, including any and all revisions required by the editors
  • - Tables or charts must be in MS Excel compatible format
  • - Electronic images must be 300 dpi resolution if they are to be included at full size
  • - TABLES OR IMAGES INSERTED INTO MS WORD MANUSCRIPTS must be submitted as separate digital files as per mentioned guidelines
  • - BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES must appear at the END of the manuscript, NOT as footnotes on each page; MANUAL rather than automatic ENDNOTES are preferred

Peer Review & Editing

Because papers are reviewed anonymously there should be no identifying marks of any kind and only the title of the article should appear on the first page. The editors reserve the right to edit or to ask the author to edit manuscripts for style and length. However, manuscripts that require substantial editorial work to comply with the above requirements will not be considered. All unpublished manuscripts are the property of Asia Pacific: Perspectives and will not be returned to the authors.

Originiality and Exclusivity

Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it is original work; however publication in Asia Pacific: Perspectives does not preclude the author from publishing all or part of the manuscript elsewhere. The opinions expressed in articles and reviews do not reflect the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the University of San Francisco.

Manuscript Organization

Sections and subsections should be clearly differentiated, preferably with subheadings.

Figure, Tables, and Formulae

Figures and tables are to be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and, where necessary, should include a title. Figures and tables should be submitted on separate sheets attached at the end of the article, or as separate digital files in the appropriate format mentioned above. They should be designed to fit into the page size and should be referred to in the text of the paper. Mathematical equations must be typed on separate lines. The author is responsible for ensuring that equations are presented in a form which is compatible with a standard desktop publishing program.


An abstract of the paper of up to 200 words should accompany the article; in addition, a list of up to six key words suitable for indexing and abstracting purposes should be supplied.

Biographical Note

Authors should supply a brief biographical note (no more than one hundred words), as well as full contact details on a separate sheet.

Reference Style

Chicago-style referencing is to be used throughout the article. That is, author(s) name(s) and year of publication, followed by the source.

Kindleberger, Charles. 1978. Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises. New York: Basic Books.

Bhagwati, Jagdish. 1998. The Capital Myth: The Difference between Trade in Widgets and Dollars”Foreign Affairs, vol. 77, no. 3, May-June, pp. 3-10.

If a direct quote is cited, the page number must follow the year, e.g. (Smith 1999, 21). When there are three or more authors, the reference should always appear as the first author followed by et al. All authors’ names should be given in the list of references. Bibliographical source references should be carefully checked for accuracy. Every reference cited in the paper, whether in the text, tables or figures, must be listed in the bibliography. Any quotations should appear in double marks, with quotations that exceed 40 words indented in the text. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain written permission for republication of previously published material, including figures and tables, from the author and publisher of the source publication.

Submissons Should be Addressed to:

The Editors 
Asia Pacific Perspectives
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University of San Francisco
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