Call for Papers – 25th Anniversary Edition of the Asian American Policy Review!

The Asian American Policy Review (AAPR) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government is now accepting submissions for its 25th anniversary edition, to be published in the spring of 2015. Founded in 1989, the AAPR is the first non-partisan academic journal in the country dedicated to analyzing public policy issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

We seek papers exploring 1) the social, economic and political factors impacting the AAPI community and 2) the role of AAPI individuals and communities in analyzing, shaping, and implementing public policy. We strongly encourage submissions from writers of all backgrounds, including scholars, policy makers, civil servants, advocates, and organizers.

Selection Criteria

The AAPR will select papers for publication based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of topic to AAPI issues and timeliness to current debates
  • Originality of ideas and depth of research
  • Sophistication and style of argument
  • Contribution to scholarship and debates on AAPI issues

Submissions Guidelines

  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and based on original work
  • All submissions must be formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Authors are required to cooperate with editing and fact-checking and to comply with AAPR’s mandated deadlines. Authors who fail to meet these requirements may not be published
  • All submissions must include a cover letter with (1) author’s name, (2) mailing address, (3) email address, (4) phone number, and (5) a brief biography of no more than 300 words
  • Research articles should be 4,000 to 7,000 words in length and include a 100 word abstract
  • Commentaries should be 1,500 to 3,000 words in length
  • Media, Film, and Book Reviews should be 800 to 1,000 words in length.
  • Abstracts for proposed pieces will also be accepted. Final acceptance will be based upon production of full paper.
  • All figures, tables, and charts must be clear, easy to understand, and submitted as separate files.

Please send all submissions to Please contact Daniel Lee ( if you have any questions regarding submissions.