The APAC Journal is a periodical published by Columbia University’s Asia Pacific Affairs Council at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Released bi-annually by Columbia students, the APAC Journal is dedicated to fostering an understanding of vital issues through the exchange of professional and personal experiences spanning the Asia Pacific region.
We accept opinion pieces, interviews, photo essays, policy memos, travel journals, expository essays, research summaries, and more!
Spring 2018 Theme: Human Security in the Asia-Pacific
The Asia Pacific Affairs Journal 2017/2018 will discuss human security across the Asia-Pacific.
What is Human Security?
In contrast to traditional security, which centers around the state’s capacity to defend itself from external threats, human security focuses on threats to the individual. The United Nations Development Programme’s landmark 1994 Human Development Report is a critical point in defining human security as a broader, more encompassing approach to global security which considers not only military and state security but also the individual and community’s economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political security. The APAC Journal looks for submissions that touch upon at least one of these issues in relation to local, national, regional, or global security.
All Columbia University students are invited to submit op-ed pieces, photo essays, travel experiences, analytical research, policy evaluations, literature reviews, interviews, and news/current events.
If you have any questions or would like to submit a paper, please email the Asia Pacific Affairs Journal editorial team at: email@example.com
Interest Form Submission: Dec 1st, 2017
First Draft Submission: December 31st, 2017
First Draft Feedback: January 15th, 2018
Second Draft Submission: January 31st, 2018
Second Draft Feedback: February 15th, 2018
Final Draft Submission: March 1st, 2018
Journal Launch: TBD
I Submissions may include Op-Ed pieces, photo essays, travel experiences, analytical research, policy evaluations, literature reviews, interviews, and news/current events.
II Submissions may reflect original research, but should generally not be full academic research papers unless they are summations or distillations of this research.
III Submission length may vary, but should generally be between ~1000-~1500 words for feature articles. Op-Eds of ~800 words will also be considered.
IV Submissions should illuminate the theme/topic of that semester’s issue; however, unrelated submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
V Submissions, while subject to editing and fact-checking by the editorial board, must already include proper citation in order to be considered for publication.