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

Mr Choi Shing Kwok

Managing Editors
Francis Hutchinson
Cassey Lee

Hwok Aun Lee
Tham Siew Yean
Krislert Samphantharak
Siwage Dharma Negara
Jayant Menon

Associate Editor
Pritish Bhattacharya

Production Editor
Rahilah Yusuf

International Advisory Committee

  • 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
  • Uncover

Subscription Information
The Managing Editor
Publications Division
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute,
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace,
Singapore 119614

Fax: 65-6775-6259

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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
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614E-mail:

Book Reviews

Publishers can send books for review to:

Book Review Editor
Journal of Southeast Asian Economies
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

For more information, please contact Mr Pritish Bhattacharya at

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.