APLPJ welcomes submissions of unsolicited, unpublished manuscripts on legal issues of Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Submission Requirements
We require a minimum of 8,000 words excluding footnotes and references, with a maximum of 35,000 words.  Preference will be given to submissions under 25,000 words. APLPJ will not publish articles exceeding 35,000 words except in extraordinary circumstances. Topic of submission must pertain to an issue or policy in the Asia or Pacific Region. Manuscripts must be of generally publishable quality in English language grammar and usage, although selective use of foreign terms is permissible where appropriate. Submissions must reasonably comply with the latest edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and provide attribution for all sources, whether legal or factual, outside the author’s own reasoning process.

Submissions Process

APLPJ accepts submissions on an ongoing basis.  Submissions received by June 30 have priority consideration for fall publication.  Submissions received by December 15 have priority for spring publication.  Manuscripts selected for publication, but submitted after a priority filing date may be held for possible publication in a future issue.  Electronic submission is required.  Microsoft Word format is preferred. All manuscripts must be sent as an attachment to e-mail addressed to:

Selection Process

APLPJ carefully reviews and considers all submissions that it receives. Our selection process includes several stages.  At least three editors initially review each submission. Our Publication Committee then votes on candidates for publication.  APLPJ will notify all submitters whether or not they have been selected for potential publication.  As a matter of policy we do not discuss the reasons for our publication decisions.  Authors invited to publish next execute a Publication Agreement with the journal.  An editorial team is assigned to each article.  The editorial team works with the author to prepare the submission for publication.

Authors of submissions nominated for publication may be required to e-mail electronic versions of all source materials to APLPJ.  PDF format is preferred.