Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Submission Guidelines for Authors

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

1. Basic Requirements

  • 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 information and biography (3-4 sentences, 60-80 word max: affiliation, title, publications, email address, etc.) should be submitted.
  • Submissions should be made via submission section of AJP website:

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). Perspectives will be peer reviewed.
  • 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. 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. References should be arranged alphabetically by author’s family name, and chronologically for each author.
  • 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.
  • Endnotes should be avoided, or at least kept to a minimum. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript figures.
  • Examples of reference citations are as below. Further details can be referred from the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (2017, University of Chicago Press).


Galtung, Johan. 1996. Peace by Peaceful Means. London: Sage.
Sorauf, Frank J., and Paul Allen Beck. 1988. Party Politics in America. 6th ed. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman.

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, 133-52. New York: Praeger.

Johnson, Holly. 1995. “Seriousness, Type and Frequency of Violence against Wives.” Part 3 In Wife Assault and theCanadian Criminal Justice System: Issues and Policies, eds. M. Valverde, L. MacLeod, and K. Johnson, 125-47. Toronto: University of Toronto.

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. Peer Review Policy

The Editorial Committee will assess the compatibility of the manuscript’s topic and the general editing direction of Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, determine the manuscript’s adherence to publishing guidelines, and deliver a desk review on the manuscript within a month of submission. Those manuscripts receiving an unfavorable preliminary evaluation by the Editorial Committee may be rejected without further examination.

Manuscripts that pass the preliminary evaluation will be assigned a Handing Editor with the requisite subject area expertise. The Handing Editor assesses the manuscript and decides if it warrants progression to the peer review stage and if so, selects reviewers and oversees the subsequent review process. Papers will be normally reviewed by two selected reviewers (i.e., double‐blind review). In some cases, a third qualified reviewer may be selected. From this stage, the review process can take from 8 to 12 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 following criteria: 1) Contribution, 2) Substance, 3) Logical structure of article, 3) Integrity, 4) Creativity, and 5) Format.

Based on the reviewer reports, the Handing Editor will recommend a decision, and all publication decisions will be made by the journal’s Editors-in-Chief. The Editorial Committee will send the decision letter and review reports to the author with instructions for next steps. If the decision involves revision for the author, the specific changes that are required will be clearly stated and, the author can then respond to each point in turn.

All special issue articles must go through the same stringent submission and review process as any articles in regular issues.

4. Publication Charges

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

5. 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.

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