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Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (JSEAE) is a peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal focusing on economic issues in Southeast Asia.

JSEAE features articles based on original research, research notes, policy notes, review articles and book reviews, and welcomes submissions of conceptual, theoretical and empirical articles preferably with substantive policy discussions. Original research articles and research notes can be country studies or cross-country comparative studies.

For quantitative-oriented articles, authors should strive to ensure that their work is accessible to non-specialists. Submitted manuscripts undergo a rigorous peer-review process – two reviewers for original research articles and one reviewer for research notes and policy notes. The journal is published three times a year: April, August and December. 

JSEAE is indexed in SCOPUS and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

The journal was published as the ASEAN Economic Bulletin between 1984 and 2012.

For the latest issue of JSEAE, please click here.


Editorial Committee

Chairperson

Mr Choi Shing Kwok

Managing Editors

Francis Hutchinson
Cassey Lee

Co-Editors

Sanchita Basu Das
Tham Siew Yean
Archanun Kohpaiboon
Siwage Dharma Negara

Associate Editor

Pritish Bhattacharya

Production Editor

Rahilah Yusuf
 
International Advisory Committee
  • Professor Richard Barichello, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Professor Anne Booth, University of London, UK
  • Professor Hal Hill, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Professor Fukunari Kimura, Keio University, Japan
  • Dr Le Dang Doanh, Vietnam
  • Professor Michael G. Plummer, Johns Hopkins University, Italy
  • Professor Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Professor Ramkishen S Rajan, George Mason University, USA
  • Dr Razeen Sally, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore
  • Dr Juzhong Zhuang, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
  • Associate Professor Sean Turnell, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Dr Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, The Growth Dialogue, George Washington University

Journal of Southeast Asian Economies is indexed in the following:
  • Asian-Pacific Economic Literature
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Contents Pages on Asia (INSEAD)
  • EBSCO Publishing
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Expanded Academic Index/ASAP
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews
  • International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • International Serials Database
  • Journal of Economic Literature
  • PAIS International
  • PAIS Select
  • Periodical Abstracts
  • ProQuest Direct
  • Sage Public Administration Abstracts
  • SCOPUS
  • Uncover

Most Downloaded Articles

The top 10 most downloaded articles from March 2016 to February 2017 are as follows:

No

Article

Authors

Issue

1

Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap: Renovating Industrial Policy Formulation in Vietnam

Kenichi Ohno

Vol26 No1, April 2009

2

Employment-based Social Protection in Singapore: Issues and Prospects

Chew Soon Beng

Vol29 No3, December 2012

3

An Empirical Study of Food Demand in Vietnam

Canh Quang Le

Vol25 No3, December 2008

4

Can Vietnam Achieve More Robust Economic Growth?:

Insights from a Comparative Analysis of Economic Reforms in Vietnam and China

Vu Minh Khong

Vol32 No1, April 2015

5

Banking and Financial Sector Reforms in Vietnam

Suiwah Leung

Vol26 No1, April 2009

6

Does FDI Enhance Economic Growth?: New Evidence from East Asia

Polpat Kotrajaras, 

Bangorn Tubtimtong,

Paitoon Wiboonchutikula 

Vol28 No2, August 2011

7

Regional Economic Integration in ASEAN: How Far Will It Go?

Shahriar Kabir, Ruhul A. Salim

Vol31 No2, August 2014

8

Corruption and Business Uncertainty in Indonesia

Ari Kuncoro

Vol23 No1, April 2006

9

The Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources in Southeast Asia:

Issues and Challenges

David Glover and Lee Poh Onn

Vol25 No1, April 2008

10

Water Privatization, Ethnicity and Rent-Seeking: Preliminary Evidence from Malaysia

Jeff Tan

 

Vol32 No3, December 2015

 
Subscription Information
The Managing Editor
Publications Unit
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies,
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace,
Singapore 119614
Fax: 65-6775-6259
E-mail: pubsunit@iseas.edu.sg

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Submission Guidelines
Submissions are invited from all scholars. Past contributors to our publication include renowned scholars as well as younger professionals.
Articles should be of contemporary economic interest and have clear policy relevance. They should be pertinent to Southeast Asian countries or regional economic groupings such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Manuscript Guidelines
  • Full research articles should be between 7,000 and 8,000 words in length. 
  • Research notes, which would include reports of research findings of shorter length, as well as reports of ongoing research projects, are also invited and should be between 4,000 and 5,000 words in length. 
  • Policy notes, which are research notes with a policy focus, are also invited and have similar word length as research notes. 
  • All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 200 words that offers a broad summary of the manuscript. Specifically, authors should include the purpose, approach, results and implications of the research, while avoiding uncommon abbreviations and reference citations. The abstract should be comprehensible to readers before they have read the complete article. This must be followed by four to five relevant keywords in a separate paragraph. Effective use of keywords will make it easier for potential reviewers to evaluate the submission, and facilitate online searches after the paper has been published.
  • Articles should also be of a high standard of English (i.e., they should be clear, well-articulated, and comprehensible).
  • The broad format should be scholarly but tables, figures, citations, footnotes, and quotations should be kept to a minimum level essential for the analysis or descriptions intended. 
  • The manuscript should be submitted as softcopy in Microsoft Word format.
  • Bibliographical references should be incorporated into the text using the author-date system, with page numbers where appropriate. 
  • Endnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text. 
  • Illustrations, charts, tables and figures must be black and white compatible. Charts and tables must be accompanied by their respective original data sets provided for in Microsoft Excel format. 
  • All references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the article. 
  • Please conform to the detailed manuscript and referencing guidelines listed in the Note to Contributors available here.

Submissions to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration by any other publication. They are subject to external double-blind refereeing. Kindly refer to our Publication Ethics Statement here for more information on the responsibilities of authors, editors and reviewers.

Editorial correspondence and contributions should be directed to:
The Editors
Journal of Southeast Asian Economies
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Pasir Panjang
Singapore 119614

E-mail: jseae@iseas.edu.sg
 
Book Reviews
Publishers can send books for review to:
Book Review Editor
Journal of Southeast Asian Economies
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Pasir Panjang
Singapore 119614

For more information, please contact Mr Pritish Bhattacharya at jseae@iseas.edu.sg
 
ASEAN Economic Bulletin
The Journal of Southeast Asian Economies was published as the ASEAN Economic Bulletin between 1984 and 2012.
The ASEAN Economic Bulletin (AEB) was launched by ISEAS (now known as ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute) in July 1984, and renamed the Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (JSEAE) in April 2013. The AEB received contributions from scholars, policymakers, think-tank analysts, and doctoral candidates providing empirical and policy relevant research in the following areas:
  • Economic development and cooperation issues affecting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) grouping or any of its ten member countries;
  • ASEAN, or its members’ economic linkages outside the region, and its interfaces and relationships with the global economy.

The journal featured articles and research notes as well as book reviews pertaining ASEAN in the fields of economics and political economy. The AEB was published three times a year, with one of the three issues designated a "Special Issue" that highlighted a time-critical and important trend in the region.
 
Peer Review Statement
All research articles in the journal have undergone rigorous peer review. The process consists of an initial screening by the Co-Editors and Associate Editor, followed by double-blind refereeing: two reviewers for articles and one reviewer for research notes. Articles in special issues go through one double-blind review and two internal reviews.