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Welcome to the Author's Area for Asian-Pacific Economic Literature. Here you may learn about the manuscript submission requirements, set up or login to the submission website and check on the submission schedule.


Literature Surveys and Articles

Literature surveys and Articles are invited by the Editor on the understanding that they are unpublished and are not on offer to other publications. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with ample margins.

They should be submitted in duplicate hard copy or electronically in MS Word or rich text format (.rtf).

Manuscripts must contain a separate title page and Author page to partake in the APEL double blind review process.

No responsibility can be taken for loss or damage to manuscripts; contributors
should retain a complete copy of their work.

Book Reviews

Book reviews are invited by the book review editor with an indication of due date. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically where possible in MS Word or rich text format (.rtf).

Reviews are expected to be double spaced and the quality of the print should be clean and easy to read, particularly with punctuation and diacritical marks. Usually Reviews are with 500 to 700 words (maximum) in length. Because we only have limited space available for book reviews, please do not exceed the maximum number of words.

Footnotes must not be used. If other works are mentioned, please provide the full citation—i.e., the authors/editors, the title of the publication, and (in parentheses) the publisher, the place of publication, and year of publication. If direct quotations are made, please ensure that these are accurate and that the page reference is supplied (in parentheses) after the quote.

At the head of the review, the following bibliographic information should appear:

Book Title

Publisher, Place of publication, Year.
Pp. x + 200. ISBN 0 000 00000 0

At the foot of the review, please indicate:
Your name
Your academic affiliation

In general, use as little formatting as possible. Please type everything flush left.


The journal is available on microfilm
(16mm or 35mm) or 105mm microfiche from
the Serials Acquisition department, UMI, 300
North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346, USA.

Abbreviations used in APEL

Unless otherwise indicated, $ throughout refers to US dollars and tons are metric tons.

In tables throughout:
n.a. not applicable
.. not available
- zero
. insignificant

Style Guidelines

1. Title and Author information must be placed on a separate page from the manuscript to partake in the APEL double blind review process.

2. Quotation marks should be single. Spelling is Oxford English Dictionary with -ise endings.

3. Simple name and date references without accompanying comment should be inserted in parentheses within the text; e.g. (Booth 1992). Page references should follow the date, separated by a colon; e.g. (Hart-Landsberg 1993:282-93).

4. References with comments should appear as notes, numbered from 1, indicated by raised numerals.

5. The bibliography or reference list should appear at the end of the text. It should contain all the works referred to in the text, listed alphabetically by author's surname, or, where there is no identifiable author, by the name of the sponsoring body. Authors should check the strict correspondence between references in the text and those of the list. Book and journal titles should be italicised or underlined; titles of journal articles should be marked by single inverted commas. Style should be as follows:

Booth, Anne, 1992. 'Income distribution and poverty', in Anne Booth (ed.), The Oil Boom and After: Indonesian economic policy and performance in the Soeharto era, Oxford University Press, Singapore:323-62.

Hart-Landsberg, Martin, 1993. The Rush to Development: economic change and political struggle in South Korea, Monthly Review Press, New York.

Martin, Will and Warr, Peter G., 1993. 'Explaining the decline of agriculture: a supply-side analysis for Indonesia', World Bank Economic Review, 7(3):381-401.


Papers accepted for publication become copyright of the Crawford School, ANU and Blackwell Publishing Asia, and authors will be asked to sign an copyright transfer agreement. In signing the form it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the form, and must sign the form or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. Articles cannot be published until a signed form has been received.

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APEL is an excellent journal for Asia section's purposes, clarifying issues and allowing us to identify essential reading. Very useful in determining what to add to the collection on Asian economies
Peter Callan, Director, Asia Section, The Treasury, Canberra