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The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) is published twice a year by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It is the continuation of ESCAP’s Asia Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) with explicit recognition of sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

APSDJ welcomes submissions of original contributions on themes and issues related to sustainable development that are policy-oriented and relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Articles should be centered on discussing challenges pertinent to one or more dimensions of sustainable development, policy options, and implications, as well as policy experiences that may be of benefit to the region. The editorial policy is to maintain a sound balance between theoretical and empirical studies and to highlight policy relevance.

APSDJ particularly welcomes papers that deal with sustainable development issues using a multi-disciplinary approach. Submissions may range from overviews spanning the region or parts of it, to papers with a detailed focus on issues facing individual countries.

APSDJ encourages submissions from researchers residing in countries in special situations, such as least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), and small island developing States (SIDS), as well as submissions that deal with challenges of such economies.

APSDJ provides a platform for policymakers to share their experiences. It also offers opportunities to academics and researchers in their early careers to develop their capacity for policy-oriented and applied research.

APSDJ publishes short notes, reflecting experiences in policy and practices, comments, and book reviews – not exceeding 3,000 words – in addition to full-length research articles. From time to time, it also publishes special issues on matters of importance to economies in Asia and the Pacific.

All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer-review process.

Number of issues a year

  • - APSDJ is currently published in two issues, in May and November.

Call for Papers: Asia Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ, Vol. 31, No1 (May 2024)) Thematic Section: Sustainable Development Challenges in the Pacific Small Island States (PSIDS) and the role of regional cooperation and integration

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