The APAC Journal is a periodical published by Columbia University’s Asia Pacific Affairs Council at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Released bi-annually by Columbia students, the APAC Journal is dedicated to fostering an understanding of vital issues through the exchange of professional and personal experiences spanning the Asia Pacific region.
We accept opinion pieces, interviews, photo essays, policy memos, travel journals, expository essays, research summaries, and more!
Spring 2020 Theme: Digital Asia: Nations, Narratives and Development in the Digital Age
Access to digital technologies have reshaped the social, economic and political outlook of APAC countries. Rapid digitalization created complex legacies through its interaction with what was already there — local norms, social order and national identities. Meanwhile, the array of economic and political disputes in East Asia over the past year have germinated and developed strong nationalistic rhetoric and policies by administrations as well as the peoples. On the economic front, we are witnessing a shifting regional and global value chain as well as burgeoning digital economies that exhibit distinct approaches to growth and innovation. These dynamics have resurfaced powerfully in the digital landscape, and have manifested themselves both in conjunction with the region’s rich history and the possibilities for its future. In this edition, we are interested in the intersection of national narratives, economic development, and innovation with the frontiers of digital and emerging technologies – and we invite any and all variations on this theme.
If you have any questions or would like to submit a paper, please email the Asia Pacific Affairs Journal editorial team at: email@example.com.
Initial pitches will be due 11:59pm on Monday, December 16th 2019. Please submit via this link.
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● Our readers want to be provoked by smart, fresh takes on Asia Pacific and rigorous analysis presented in clear, accessible prose. The ideal article should spark debate among specialists but also engage and inform a general interest reader.
● Submissions may include op-eds, analytical research, academic articles, interviews, photo essays, travel experiences and commentary on current events. We particularly welcome evidence-based analysis and data-driven storytelling.
● Submission length may vary, but should generally be between 1000-1200 words for feature articles and around 800 words for op-eds and other types of articles.
● Final submissions, while subject to editing and fact-checking by the editorial board, must be formatted in Chicago citation style.
● Once selected for publishing, the writer will receive an editor assignment. The editor may provide suggestions or direction, but the final submission will be the exclusive work of the writer.