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Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (2)

The Journal of Southeast Asian Economies is committed to responsible research publication. Accordingly, our publication ethics statement outlines the duties of authors, editors and reviewers, and is consistent with the international standards set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). More information on COPE can be found here.
 
Authors (1)

  • Authors should submit work that is original and accurate, is not under consideration by any other publication, and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Authors are requested to inform the Editors if they are submitting a manuscript that has appeared elsewhere as an unpublished paper (i.e., not identified by an ISSN/ISBN) such as in a conference proceeding or as a working paper. Such submissions can be taken into consideration as long as they have not been published elsewhere as book chapters or journal articles.
  • Co-authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research article/research note/book review/review article. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its publication.
  • Relevant data, and previous work, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced.
  • All calculations, data presentations, submissions and proofs should be carefully checked.
  • Authors are expected to adhere to the Journal’s guidelines for manuscripts.
  • Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interests should be disclosed.
  • Authors should alert the Editorial Committee promptly if they discover an error in any submitted, accepted or published work, and should cooperate with the Editors in issuing corrections or retractions when required.    
 
Editors (2)

  • The Editorial Committee is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the Journal should be published. The Committee may reject a paper without peer review when it is deemed unsuitable for the Journal’s readers, is of poor quality, or does not adhere to the Journal’s guidelines for manuscripts.
  • The Journal has a clearly stated editorial policy that can be accessed here.
  • The Committee should ensure that suitable reviewers are approached to assess papers submitted for publication, and that reviews are received in a timely manner.
  • The Committee must protect the confidentiality of authors’ material and must remind reviewers to do so as well.
  • Manuscripts submitted by members of the Journal’s Editorial Committee and/or members of the International Advisory Committee are subject to the same rigorous double-blind peer review as all other manuscripts submitted for publication.  
 
Reviewers (3)

  • Reviewers are selected on the basis of their expertise and knowledge to carry out a proper manuscript assessment within 3 months of their appointment as reviewer.
  • Reviewers are requested to be specific and detailed in their criticisms by: (i) providing evidence with appropriate references to substantiate general statements such as, “this work has been done before” and (ii) making clear which suggested additional investigations are essential to support claims made in the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should also respond promptly if contacted by the Journal about matters related to their review and accommodate requests to assess revisions or resubmissions of manuscripts they have reviewed.
  • The confidentiality of the manuscript should be respected by the reviewers.
 
Peer Review Statement

  • All articles submitted to the Journal for publication undergo rigorous peer review. The process consists of an initial screening by the Co-Editors and the Assistant Editor, followed by double-blind refereeing: two reviewers for articles and one reviewer for research notes.
  • Authors are encouraged to nominate 3 potential peer reviewers. However, the final selection of appropriate reviewers will be at the discretion of the Editorial Committee.
  • In the event of conflicting recommendations from the reviewers (i.e., one reviewer rejects a manuscript while the other accepts it for publication), the Editors have the discretion to either make a decision to reject or accept the manuscript for publication, or appoint a third reviewer. In the latter case, authors will be notified and made aware that the review process is to be extended. However, the authors will also be given the option of withdrawing their paper if they are unwilling to undergo the extended review process.        

Disclaimer
 
The responsibility for facts and opinions presented in the articles published by the Journal of Southeast Asian Economies rests exclusively with the authors. Their interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views or the policy of the Editorial Committee, the International Advisory Committee, or the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
 
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References
 
Note - Some of the above-mentioned statements are derived directly from the international standards drafted by COPE. Others have been partially modified to suit the specific requirements of the Journal of Southeast Asian Economies. All of the above-mentioned statements have been drawn in whole or in part from the following cited sources:   
 
(1) Wager E. and Kleinert S. (2011) Responsible Research Publication: International Standards for Authors. A position Statement Developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T. and Steneck N. (eds). Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp. 309-16).
 (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)
 
(2) Kleinert S. and Wager E. (2011) Responsible Research Publication: International Standards for Editors. A position Statement Developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in: Mayer T. and Steneck N. (eds). Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp. 317-28).
 (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)
 
(3) Hames I. (2013). COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers (v.1 March 2013). Available at this link (accessed 20th October 2014)
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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. 
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