Editorial Statement

AJSP is a peer-reviewed academic imprint that specializes in the promotion of social policy and social studies in East Asia and Worldwide.

Aims of AJSP

The aim of the journal is to publish original material on social policy issues in Asia. This includes all regions of Asia, from West to East, from North to South.

The journal gives researchers in all of Asia, and those from other regions of the world focusing on Asia, a chance to be considered a first choice in publishing their articles. In addition, the journal concentrates on current and historical issues in social policy making of Asian societies, paying special attention to their particular political, religious, and societal context.

The policy of the journal is to encourage younger and less well-established scholars to contribute as well as those who are more senior, and to foster a pluralistic approach to the study of social policy in Asia. Views which are not compatible with prevailing orthodoxies are positively welcome, so long as they are rigorously argued.

Members of the editorial board

John Dixon, University of Plymouth, UK
Ian Gough, University of Bath, UK
Nandu Ram, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli, India
Mishra Ramesh, University of Sydney / National University of Singapore
Mukul Asher, Public Policy Program, National University of Singapore
Ngiam Tee-Liang, Dept. of Social Work and Psychology, National University of Singapore
Roziah Omar, Graduate School, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Raymond K.H. Chan, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, The City University of Hong Kong
Ian Holliday, Dept. of Public and Social Administration, The City University of Hong Kong
James K.C. Lee, Dept. of Public and Social Administration, The City University of Hong Kong
Sammy W.S. Chiu, Dept. of Social Work, The Hong Kong Babtist University
Yip Kam-Shing, Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kim Young-Hwa, Dept. of Social Welfare, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea
Kim Jin-Soo, Dept. of Social Welfare, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Gordon H.S. Chan, Soochow University, Taipei / National Policy Foundation, Taiwan
Han Jia-Ling, The Institute of Sociology, Beijing Academy of Science, Beijing, China
Lai On-Kwok, School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

More information will be available soon.

Chief editors

Tan Ngoh-Tiong, Dept. of Social Work and Psychology, National University of Singapore
Ku Yeun-Wen, Dept. of Social Policy and Social Work, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Christian Aspalter, Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Korea

Other details

The first issue of AJSP is due to come out in 2005.

AJSP is a refereed, bi-annual journal. Proofread articles in English on topics related to Asian social policy (including e.g. from Palestine, Israel, Usbekistan, Sri Lanka, and Japan) are welcome. Please send your article (max. 8,000 words) to Christian Aspalter ([email protected]).

Asian Journal
of Social Policy