Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Submission Guidelines for Authors

All papers are subject to anonymous peer review. The reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the area of the submitted paper, and they will evaluate submitted papers on the basis of creativity, quality of scholarship, and contribution to the field of research.

Authors are kindly requested to submit manuscripts in the following manner:

1. Basic Requirements

Asian Journal of Peacebuilding considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that

  • The manuscript is the author’s own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including the author’s own previously published work.
  • The manuscript has been submitted only to Asian Journal of Peacebuilding; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • A separate cover page should be sent with the author’s full name, affiliations, title, postal and email addresses, telephone/fax number, a professional bio (3-4 sentences, 60-80 word max: affiliation, title, publications, email address, etc.) written in 3rd person, and other important information alongside the main manuscript.
  • Manuscripts should be sent through electronic medium to

2. Manuscript Preparation

When submitting, the author should indicate the type of paper they are submitting as either a 1) Research Article or 2) Perspective.

  • A Research Article is a full research paper that contains a literature review, theoretical and analytical framing of arguments, and sufficient data to substantiate author’s claims
    (6,000 – 10,000 words).
  • A Perspective is a paper that analyzes the development of significant events or provides well-reasoned interpretations based on local information and data. It does not need a theoretical or conceptual frame (5,000 – 7,000 words).
  • Manuscript abstracts should be less than 125 words and be followed by 5 to 6 keywords.
  • All manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • All pages should be double-spaced, Times New Roman font point 12 (including references) and left justified.
  • Authors should pay particular attention to the accuracy and correct presentation of references and citations. In-text references should be cited by giving the author’s name, year of publication and specific page numbers after a direct quotation (Smith 1999, 28-29). A list of works cited must be inserted at the end of the paper. References should be singles-spaced but double-spaced between citations and arranged alphabetically by author’s family name, and chronologically for each author. When referring more than once to the same author published the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows; (Smith 2012a; 2012b). When there are more than three authors, cite in the text as (Smith et al. 1999), but list all the authors in the reference list.
  • Authors should adhere to the use of American-English and SI units.
  • Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies on the title page of the manuscript (see above), as follows:
    • For single agency grants: “This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].”
    • For multiple agency grants: “This work was supported by the [Funding Agency 1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency 2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency 3] under Grant [number xxxx].”
  • Endnotes should be avoided, or at least kept to a minimum. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript figures.


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Edited Book

Haenn, Nora, and Richard R. Wilks, eds. 1983. The Environment in Anthropology. New York: New York University Press.

Book Chapter

Hermann, Margaret G. 1984. “Personality and Foreign Policy Decision Making: A Study of Fifty-Three Heads of Government.” In Foreign Policy Decision Making, eds. Donald A. Sylvan and Steve Chan. New York: Praeger, 133-152.

Journal Article

Roman, David, and Susanne Y. P. Choi. 2006. “Forgiveness and Transitional Justice in the Czech Republic.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 50 (3): 339-367.

Sagan, Scott D. 1996. “Why Do States Build Nuclear Weapons?: Three Models in Search of a Bomb.” International Security 21 (3): 54–88.

Newspaper Article

Kaplan, David. 2002. “Made in the U.S.A.” U.S. News and World Report, June 2.

Stolberg, Sherl Gay, and Robert Pear. 2010. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27. (accessed February 28, 2011).


Crowder-Meyer, Melody. 2007. “Gender Differences in Policy Preferences and Priorities.”
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 12. (accessed May 19, 2011).

Hemmingsen, Ann-Sophie. 2010. “The Attractions of Jihadism: An Identity Approach to Three Danish Terrorism Cases and the Gallery of Characters Around Them.” PhD diss., University of Copenhagen.

Pew Research Center. 2010. “Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah.”–2010.pdf (accessed August 14, 2012).

UNDOC, and World Bank. 2007. “Crime, Violence, and Development: Trends, Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean: A Joint Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the World Bank.” Report 37820. Washington, DC.

World Bank. 2010. World Development Indicators 2010. Washington, DC: World Bank.

3. Publication Charges

There is neither submission fee nor page charge for Asian Journal of Peacebuilding.

4. Copyright and Authors’ Rights

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University. This enables Institute for Peace and Unification Studies to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.