Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Asian Perspective welcomes manuscripts bearing upon issues in the social sciences in general and particularly world/comparative politics and Asia’s political economy and regional affairs. Information should be sent in electronic format via e-mail attachment. Manuscripts are accepted on a year‐round basis. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the owners of copyrights when reproducing material that has been published elsewhere.

Upon receiving the manuscript, members of the Editorial Committee will assess the compatibility of the manuscript’s topic and the general editing direction of Asian Perspective, determine the manuscript’s adherence to publishing guidelines, and deliver a preliminary evaluation (approx. 2–3 weeks) on the manuscript. Those manuscripts receiving an unfavorable preliminary evaluation by the Editorial Committee may be rejected without further examination.

Manuscripts that pass preliminary examination will be reviewed by two selected reviewers (i.e., double‐blind review). (Note: In some cases, a third qualified reviewer may be selected.) From this stage, the review process can take from 12 to 16 weeks. Paper reviewers will submit their reviews to the Editorial Committee. Reviewers will make their determination as to whether or not the manuscript is ready for publication based on the follow criteria: 1) structure of article; 2) effective use of literature and theoretical contribution; 3) data collection and balance of argument; 4) creativity; and 5) clarity. Authors will receive the results of these reviews from a member of the Editorial Committee with instructions for next steps.

Manuscripts submitted to Asian Perspective must also follow the journal’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines. In cases where the guidelines have not been followed, the Editorial Committee reserves the right to request conformity to the guidelines by the submitter. The Editorial Committee holds the right to request changes beyond those included in the peer review to both substance and structure prior to publication and to make a final publication decision on submitted manuscripts.