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Poverty alleviation in Asia: A comparative perspective

Journal of Asian Public Policy Special Issue Call for Papers

Deadline: 15 January 2020

Poverty is multifaceted and long-lasting in many societies. In recent decades, some countries have launched new initiatives to combat poverty and reduce economic insecurity. These initiatives use economic, political, and social policy strategies to mobilize resources, target selected regions or groups, and achieve broad or specific poverty alleviation goals. This special issue seeks to publish a set of rigorous empirical studies on how various Asian countries use similar or different approaches to address poverty and achieve more prosperous and just societies. Adopting a comparative perspective, we are looking for articles that use quantitative or qualitative methods from multiple disciplines to offer updated evidence on poverty alleviation across Asia.

Under Routledge’s Special Issues as Books Scheme, we expect to reprint the special issue in the form of edited volume in London in late 2020.


Journal of Asian Public Policy

Language: en-UK

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

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Submission guidelines

Authors are encouraged to begin the submission process by providing a 200-word abstract indicating the substantive topic of their paper and the methodology (and findings for completed papers). Abstracts should be provided by October 15 2019 to Qin Gao (qin.gao@columbia.edu) and Alex Jingwei He (jwhe@eduhk.hk).

Upon review of abstracts, select authors will be encouraged to develop and submit a full manuscript for peer review by January 15 2020.

Indicative timeline

Deadline for abstract submission: October 15 2019

Feedback to abstract: November 10 2019

Submission of full paper: January 15 2020

First round of peer review completed: March 30 2020

First revision due: May 30 2020

Second round of peer review completed: July 10 2020

Second revision due: August 20 2020

Online publication of full issue: September 15 2020

Publication of print edition: November 2020

Editorial Information

Guest editors: Qin Gao (Columbia University) and Alex Jingwei He (The Education University of Hong Kong)

Last published on 9th July 2019. Last updated on 9th July 2019.