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About the Journal

Aims & Scope

International Relations of the Asia-Pacific is a major international journal publishing the best original research in the field. The journal, launched in 2001, is published three times a year in January, May and September. Papers are welcomed from all international relations scholars, both within and without the Asia-Pacific region.

The aims of International Relations of the Asia-Pacific are twofold: to bring outstanding general scholarship in international relations to readers in the Asia-Pacific; and to provide a dedicated outlet for scholars working on the international relations of the region. The circulation of the journal includes all the members of the Japan Association of International Relations, thereby guaranteeing substantial readership within the region.

International Relations of the Asia-Pacific focusses on: the relations between the countries within the Asia-Pacific region; the relations between the Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world; and general issues and theories of international relations that have a bearing on one or more countries of the Asia-Pacific. The journal is open to all methodological approaches and schools of thought. Among the topics that fall within the journal’s focus are, for example:

• the ‘Asian values’ debate
• Indonesian foreign policy after Suharto
• the political economy of investment in the Asia-Pacific
• Japan’s ‘special relationships’ with the UK and the USA
• Association of South-East Asian nations and the China– Japan–US triangle
• the rise of regionalism in the Asia-Pacific
• the role of international institutions
• humanitarian intervention in Cambodia and East Timor
• reconciliation on the Korean peninsula
• the Theatre Missile Defence initiative and regional responses
• the metamorphosis of state sovereignty: Asia-Pacific examples
• the Asian financial crisis and the International Monetary Fund


"International Relations of the Asia-Pacific has already published important contributions to our understanding of the dynamics of international politics in Asia and has presented important work on the wider debates in international relations theory from Asian perspectives. . . . It offers important original contributions by leading scholars, has high editorial standards and has the potential to become one of the leading journals in the field."
Phil Deans
Head, Contemporary China Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

"An exciting new journal that significantly advances the field of international relations by exploring frontier issues in the realm of theory, but in the context of urgent real world problems. A necessary source for all who want to know about the latest developments in IR and who welcome the advancement of knowledge through rigorous scholarly debates."
Lucian W. Pye
Past President of the American Political Science Association

"In a never ending sea of new publications, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific has established itself in a very short time as one of the leading journals that addresses crucial issues in Asia-Pacific with first-rate research written by leading scholars from around the world. Because it is beholden to no one school of thought, methodology or political ideology it is an important and welcome resource for all of us."
Peter J. Katzenstein
Walter S. Carpenter, Professor, Jr. of International Studies, Cornell University

Call for Papers

Papers should be submitted online via: the online submission web site. Detailed instruction for online submission could be found here.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

International Relations of the Asia-Pacific is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Discovery
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest International Academic Research Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Military Collection
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest News & Magazines
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Research Library
The Standard Periodical Directory

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