About the Journal

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Policy (APJPP) is a scholarly, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal to promote the study, research, and improvement of public governance, policy, administration, and management in and beyond Indonesia, Asia, and the Pacific. APJPP is a scholarly periodical that publishes research papers, conceptual papers, and case study reports. Article manuscripts are published after a thorough peer-review process. The journal publication is maintained by the Department of Public Administration (Ilmu Administrasi Negara), National School of Public Administration (Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Administrasi Nasional), Aceh, Indonesia.

The journal, formerly named "HUMANIS: Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi Negara," is an open-access journal published twice a year in April and October. Accepted manuscripts are in Bahasa Indonesia or English. We welcome articles in other languages, subject to translation costs before publication.

APJPP focuses on the following issues in the development of public policy sciences: public policy and management; bureaucracy and administration development; decentralization and regional autonomy; local government; law; South East Asian Studies; Indonesian Studies; Public management and governance; political sciences; business administration; social work and welfare; and any other specific issues in the humanities and social sciences.

Our target audience is scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners, including aspiring public sector leaders engaged in education and research in the growing global public service, policy, administration, and governance communities. We want to draw on the latest research – whether by scholars, practitioners, or collaborations. We aim for – and encourage – the reporting of this research to be as clear and accessible to the widest possible audience while maintaining the necessary rigor and scholarly standards.

APJPP will include not just cutting-edge research but also:

  • Feature interviews or opinion pieces from leading scholars and policy-makers.
  • A resources section for scholars and practitioners.
  • Symposia and debates.
  • Themed issues on topics of special interest.

Proposals in all these areas are always welcome.