Working Paper Series(Web Publication)

Guidelines for Submitting a Working Paper

  • The managing editor reserves the right to reject any submission.
  • It is required that submitted papers be generally recognized as academic papers.
  • Papers must be written on some aspect of the Asia Pacific. Without this, papers will not be considered for publication.
  • Papers that have already been published or accepted for other publication will not be accepted and should not be submitted.
  • Papers must be written in either English or Japanese and should not exceed 10,000 words including notes in English or 24,000 characters including notes in Japanese.
  • Each paper should be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 200 words in English/500 charactors in Japanese.
  • Authors' names, affiliations and e-mail addresses should appear on the first page of the paper.
  • Notes should be printed as endnotes at the end of the main text.
  • Quotations of forty or more words should be indented without quotation marks.
  • In the case of English papers, foreign (i.e. non-English) text should be italicised. Either American or British spelling is accepted but spelling practice should be consistent throughout the article.
  • References should be indicated in the endnotes. Full reference should be given the first time. Short hand indications should be used thereafter, giving the author's last name, the main title, and the page number. All references should be listed alphabetically by surname of authors at the end of the paper.
  • Working papers are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please submit in Microsoft Word format via e-mail to:
  • Note that prior to publication, articles will be reviewed to ensure that all standards are met. Although papers are works in progress and will be evaluated as such, authors may be asked to edit their work in order to ensure quality control.
  • Each paper published within the Working Paper Series stipulates that comments on the paper should be directed to the author(s); that the Copyright is held by the author(s); and that no part of the paper may be republished, reprinted, or reproduced without the permission of the author(s).
  • It is understood that as a work in progress, a modified version of the Working Paper might be published elsewhere at a later stage. Such publication should acknowledge this earlier version.
  • RCAPS Working Papers are posted on the RCAPS Website and are available in pdf format.

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