Featured East-West Center Series

Policy Studies


Submissions should address a contemporary, broadly policy relevant issue related to Asia's political and economic transformations, and the region's emerging role in international relations and the global economy. Based on a sound theoretical framework, the analysis should provide new empirical insights and policy suggestions.

Submissions: Submissions may take the form of a proposal or completed manuscript.

Proposal: A concise proposal indicating the issue, problem, or puzzle to be analyzed, its policy significance, the novel perspective to be provided, and date by which the manuscript will be ready. The series editors will review proposals to determine their suitability for the series. The manuscript, when completed, will be peer reviewed in line with the double-blind process.

Complete Manuscript: Submission of a complete 12,000- to 20,000-word manuscript should be accompanied by a two- to three-page abstract that sets out the issue, problem or puzzle analyzed, its policy significance, and the novel perspective to be provided by the paper. The series editors and two relevant experts will review the abstract. If considered suitable for the series, the manuscript will be peer reviewed in line with the double-blind process.

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The East-West Center will have copyright over material published in the series. A CV indicating relevant qualifications and publications should accompany submissions.

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Notes to Contributors:

Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, with notes double-spaced at the end. Citations should be embedded in text with minimum endnotes and a complete bibliography. Use of double quotes, and single spacing after punctuation, is desirable. All artwork should be camera ready. Please follow requirements in the Policy Studies style sheet available from [email protected]. Authors should refrain from identifying themselves in their proposals and manuscripts. Submissions should be sent to:

Policy Studies
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848-1601
[email protected]

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