Student Journal: AJPA


The Asian Journal of Public Affairs (AJPA) seeks to be the choice journal for scholars and practitioners interested in public affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal endeavours to become the leading intellectual voice on Asia.


The Asian Journal of Public Affairs (AJPA) publishes policy-relevant research written by and for scholars and practitioners around the world who are interested in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal encourages both young and senior scholars and practitioners to reflect on and study the Asian public sphere from an interdisciplinary lens.

Aims and Scope of Journal

The Asian Journal of Public Affairs (AJPA) is the flagship student journal of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). It is a peer-reviewed publication featuring articles by scholars and practitioners on public affairs issues in the Greater Asia including the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region. Published on a bi-annual basis, AJPA seeks to influence public policy-making in Asia through interdisciplinary policy-relevant research. Print circulation is targeted not only to academic audiences but also to civil society and government organizations. The scope of Public Affairs includes, but is not limited to, Public Policy (including sectoral policies), Public Administration and Management, International Security, International Political Economy, Social and Political Sciences and Economics. Each issue features scholarly and practitioner-based research articles, field reports, commentaries, and book reviews. Articles may be quantitative and/or qualitative, national or cross-national. Preference is given to contributions which have accessible and clearly articulated policy implications.

Publishing Schedule / Cycle

AJPA is published bi-annually, once in summer and once in fall every year.