The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus is a peer-reviewed on-line publication providing critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific and the world. The Journal explores the geopolitics, economics, history, society, culture, international relations and environment of the modern and contemporary Asia-Pacific region.
Articles labeled Feature comprise special issues. Perspective articles present concise interventions and analyses on breaking contemporary events and historical controversies that complement longer and more fully annotated articles. Course Readers make the best work of the journal accessible to teachers and students for classroom use. In addition, the Journal offers translations from Japanese, Chinese, Korean and other languages as well as links to translation of APJ articles in other languages. Our peer review process is recognized by Ulrich's Global Serial Directory.
Subscribers may choose to receive a free weekly Newsletter published twice a month with links to new articles. More than 16,000 people in 195 countries presently subscribe to the journal, approximately half through our Newsletter, while others follow us through Facebook or Twitter. Readers on six continents access articles 100,000 to 150,000 times each month.
The Journal is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax-deductible and may be made via Paypal which accepts major credit cards and bank transfers.
The Asia-Pacific Journal is the recipient of The Ryukyu Shimpo's first Ikemiyagi Syuui Prize. The award recognizes that "Japan Focus has made an outstanding worldwide contribution to proposing solutions to problems confronting Okinawa."
Contributing to the Journal
To contribute an article to The Asia-Pacific Journal contact us introducing yourself and explaining what you propose to write. After approval, submit the article to us as a Word file following our style sheet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew DeWit, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, email@example.com
Norma Field, University of Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoffrey Gunn, University of Macau, email@example.com
Laura Hein, Northwestern University, Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Kingston, Temple University, Tokyo, email@example.com
Gavan McCormack, Australian National University, Canberra, firstname.lastname@example.org
David McNeill, Sophia University, Tokyo, email@example.com
Matthew Penney, Concordia University, Montreal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Ryang, Rice University, Houston, email@example.com
Satoko Oka Norimatsu, Peace Philosophy Center, Vancouver, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Selden, Cornell University, Ithaca, email@example.com
Yuki Tanaka, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Harvard University Reischauer Institute Editorial Fellow
Northwestern University Editorial Fellow
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ISSN Number: 1557-4660
Since 2002, the Journal has gone through a number of different citation formats. In 2016 the Journal moved to unify the article database and assign correct metadata to all articles.
The earliest articles listed simply author, title and date of publication. The Journal began publishing the Newsletter in late 2008 as a means to organize our increasing output into volumes and issues. Lacking page numbers in online format, the system assigned consecutive numbers to each article per issue. Subsequent articles contain a recommended citation at the end of the article.
From mid-December 2008 through 2010, articles were labeled in the following format: x-y-z, where x is the week of the year as issue number, y the article number, and z the last two digits of the calendar year. Starting in 2011, consecutive volume numbers were adopted and have now been retroactively assigned volume and issue numbers. As the publication of the Newsletter has switched to twice a month, the issue numbers now consecutively number the issues. Also, the PDF files of articles have been given page numbers, which may be used for more precise citation.
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Articles at The Asia-Pacific Journal are published under a Creative Commons license. Permission is granted to forward electronically to others and to post Asia-Pacific Journal texts for non-commercial purposes following Creative Commons guidelines, provided they are reproduced intact and the source indicated and linked. To publish Asia-Pacific Journal texts in electronic, printed or other forms, including course use, contact us at email@example.com.