Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal focus and scope of ARPAP  is  to publish research articles within Administrative Lobbying and Public Policy,Administrative Policy Making,Advocacy Coalitions Framework,Agenda Conflict in Public Policy,Agenda Setting,Agricultural Policy,Biomedical Policy,Bottom Up Policy Implementation,Business Regulation Policy,Communication Policy,Criminal Justice Policies, Economic policy, New Public Service,Non-incremental Policy Change,Policy Adoption,Policy Advocacy,Policy Analysis in the Post Positivist Era,Policy Analyst and Policy Recommendations,Policy Change,Policy Disputes,Policy Entrepreneurship,and Policy Entrepreneurship and Policy Change. 


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

We use the double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two external reviewers and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a manuscript. The review process may take 2 weeks.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Manuscript Preparation Guide

Manuscript Preparation Guide of the Journal of Asian Review of Public Affairs and Policy (ARPAP)


Titile: An Example Manuscript for Submission to the Journal of Asian Review of Public Affairs and Policy (ARPAP)

Write the first author1*second author2third author3

1First author affiliation, address, city, state

2Second author affiliation, address, city, state

3Third author affiliation, address, city, state



Simple description of the contents of the article Similarly, the abstract is read by far more readers than is the average article. The abstract serves important purposes in summarizing the hypotheses, design, and findings of the study and in representing the article in indexing databases.



The Journal of Asian Review of Public Affairs and Policy seeks to be a different kind of journal in organization as well as in content. Maintaining the highest quality in both peer-review and publication standards. This requires that authors make an effort to submit manuscripts that are as ready for publication as possible.

A strong introduction engages the reader in the problem of interest and provides a context for the study at hand. In introducing the research concern, the writer should provide a clear rationale for why the problem deserves new research, placing the study in the context of current knowledge and prior theoretical and empirical work on the topic.

  • To establish current knowledge of the field;
  • To summarize previous research, providing the wider context and background and the importance of the current study;
  • To set the stage for the present research, indicating gaps in knowledge and presenting the research question; and
  • To introduce present research, stating its purpose and outlining its design.


In both quantitative and qualitative research, the use of appropriate methods of participant sampling, study design, measures, and statistical analysis critically influences the studies methodological. Study should on clear methodology, that is, use of appropriate, valid, and unflawed methods of sampling and use of instruments, procedures, and analysis.



Writing style. All papers must be submitted for review in English. We recommend the APA Style Manual.

  • Font: Use 12-point Times New Roman font, (Single spaced) Line and Paragraph Spacing
  • Tables: Tables are columns of numbers or text. Place a brief descriptive caption above eac table. Tables should be numbered sequentially; thus, Table 1, Table 2, and Table 3.
  • Figures: All graphics that are not tables such as drawings, photos, maps, flow charts, and graphs should be called and treated as figures. All figures should be sent as separate files in jpg format, and each file should be labeled with the figure number. All jpg should be large and high resolution so they may display clearly on the web site. Write a brief descriptive caption for each figure and place them sequentially together on a page following the tables (if any). Figures should be numbered sequentially; thus, Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3. Thus, all figures should provide essential information for the article.
  • Page numbers: Do not add page numbers in either headers or footers. These will be added along with citation information by the editor before the manuscript is converted to a pdf.
The Results section should include a summary of the collected data and analyses, which follows from the analytic plan.



The authors thank the members of the Editorial Advisory Board for their careful review and approval of these guidelines (if any).



The purpose of a References section is to provide information to readers on how they can find a source of information you used in your article. Full references to all articles cited in the text must be given in the References section.

Alphabetical in References section, chronological in text

  • Follows APA style
  • Use “et al.” in the text when a reference has three or more authors.


Publications Ethics

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality research publications, public trust in research findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. Plagiarism All journals published by APSPA (ASIA PACIFIC SOCIETY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS) are committed to publishing only original material, i.e. material that has neither been published elsewhere nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions. Duplicate Submission Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work. Citation Manipulation Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions. Data Fabrication and Falsification Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions. Improper Author Contribution or Attribution All listed authors must have made a significant research contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant research contribution, including students and laboratory technicians. Redundant Publications Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles. Sanctions In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above-mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal published by ASIA PACIFIC SOCIETY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS, the following sanctions will be applied: Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript. That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor. Plagiarism Policy Regarding plagiarism all the authors submitting paper to JOURNAL OF ASIAN REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY should ensure that their paper is free from PLAGIARISM. The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool. All submissions will be checked by TURNITIN before being sent to reviewers. The editor will check all paper by using plagiarism tool http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker. Copyright Form Submission of a paper in any journal of ARPAP will be taken to imply that it presents original unpublished work, not under consideration elsewhere. A copyright assignment form will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. This publishing agreement should be completed and returned to the editorial office.


Publication Fee

Journal of Asian Review of Public Affairs and Policy does not charge article processing charges (APCs) or any other fees.