call for papers: asian american policy review

Policy people! The Asian American Policy Review at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government is currently accepting submissions for its 22nd edition, to be published next spring.

Founded in 1989, AAPR is the first non-partisan academic journal in the country dedicated to analyzing public policy issues facing the AAPI community.

They're looking for papers that explore the social, economic and political factors impacting the AAPI community, and the role of AAPI individuals and communities in analyzing, shaping and implementing public policy. Here are some more details:
Selection Criteria
The AAPR will select papers for publication based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance of topic to AAPI issues and timeliness to current debates

  • Originality of ideas and depth of research

  • Sophistication and style of argument

  • Contribution to scholarship and debates on AAPI issues

  • Submissions Guidelines
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and based on original work

  • All submissions must be formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style (please see attachment for citation examples)

  • Authors are required to cooperate with editing and fact-checking and to comply with AAPR's mandated deadlines. Authors who fail to meet these requirements may not be published

  • All submissions must include a cover letter with (1) author’s name, (2) mailing address, (3) email address, (4) phone number, and (5) a brief biography of no more than 300 words

  • Research articles should be 4,000 to 7,000 words in length and include a 100 word abstract

  • Commentaries should be 1,500 to 3,000 words in length

  • All figures, tables, and charts must be clear, easy to understand, and submitted as separate files

  • They're encouraging submissions from writers of all backgrounds, including scholars, policy makers, civil servants, advocates and organizers. So if you've got something to say, get on this. The deadline is Monday, October 31. Email your submissions to aapr@hks.harvard.edu. For more information about the Asian American Policy Review, go to the Kennedy School website here.

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