Instructions for Authors

General Criteria

The East Asian Economic Association welcomes the submission of Asia-related papers by anyone interested in presenting their research at the The 17th International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association, which will be held on 27-28 August 2022 (2nd COVID-19 postponement date), at Sunway University, Malaysia.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by our committees, accepted papers at the conference will be considered for publication in the Asian Economic Journal. Authors are required to submit the papers to AEJ for peer review publication at the journal website. Do check the instructions below for the house style before submitting your paper. You may also use the template Word Document file (version 3 latest) provided as a reference.

All submissions must meet two criteria to be considered for publication and to be eligible for refereeing.

  1. First, the submission must be clearly related to 1 or more of the 27 economies covered by the Asian Economic Journal (AEJ): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
  2. Second, the total length of a submission, including the title, author information, abstract, text, tables, figures, notes, references and appendices, should not exceed by more than 20 percent the AEJ limit for published papers of 8000 words.

Selection Process

The Program Committee will evaluate abstracts of proposed papers for the Convention. Evaluation of abstracts will be based primarily on the quality of the economic analysis that abstracts indicate the paper will contain, but also on appropriateness of the proposed paper for the Convention. Authors will be informed of the results of this evaluation by 31 May 2022 (new COVID-19 postponement date).

Detailed Information

Authors who wish to present a paper at the Convention should submit an abstract of the proposed paper not exceeding 200 words by 2 May 2022 (new COVID-19 postponement date). Abstracts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format using the English language, in Times New Roman font.

Please indicate the session(s) you think your paper would appropriate for by listing up to three sessions (see below) at the bottom of the abstract.

A. Economic Integration
B. Multinationals and the Global Economy
C. Economic Growth and Income Disparity
D. Global Imbalances
E. Green Growth and Sustainable Development
F. The Economics of Disasters
G. The Indonesian Economy
H. The Economics Profession and Teaching
I. Exchange Rates and Currency Crises
J. Financial Institutions and Markets
K. Firm Behavior
L. Food and Agricultural Policy
M. Growth and Productivity
N. Household Behavior
O. International Trade and Trade Policy
P. International Investment and Capital Flows
Q. Supply Chains
R. Institutions
S. Labor and Human Resource Economics
T. Macroeconomic Management
U. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
V. Poverty and Income Distribution
W. The Public Sector
X. Service Sectors
Y. Technology
Z. Corruption and Development

Participants can only be the corresponding and presenting author for a maximum of one submission. All paper presenters must also serve as discussant for one paper to be assigned by the Committee. Correspondingly, all participants are expected to attend both days.

Go to Abstract submission portal. Key in the required information and upload the abstract before 2 May 2022 (2nd COVID-19 postponement date). There is no fee for submitting an abstract.

You will be notified of an acceptance by 31 May 2022.

Once you have received an email acceptance of your abstract, you should submit your full paper by 15 July 2022 (new COVID-19 postponement date). Please note that we have a standardised style.

All submissions should be uploaded to the EAEA full paper submission portal. The submitted paper should not be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere.

For EAEA Members:
If the submitting author is a current member of the EAEA (having paid fees during the calendar year prior to submission) there is no submission fee. They may directly proceed to the Full Paper Registration Portal. They should key in the required information (inclusive of EAEA membership number) and upload their paper.

For Non-Members:
The full paper submission fee is RM500 (inclusive of Malaysian Sales and Services Tax), in addition to conference registration fees.

  1. The submitting author is required to register and make online payment for full paper submission fees at the Sunway e-payment portal.  Please leave the “Student ID” box blank.
  2. Enter RM500 (in MYR) under the “Seminar/ Workshop/ Study Tour” and choose the relevant details under the “Events”. Enter the “Total Amount” and then click on “Submit”.
  3. A Payment ID will be generated on the Sunway e-payment portal. Please note down or save this page and submit the Payment ID generated from this portal to in order to receive your Receipt ID from the administrator.
  4. After you have received the Receipt ID from the administrator (which could be a few days after the payment), go to Full paper submission portal. Key in the required information, Receipt ID and upload the paper.

We highly encourage that paper presenters use the opportunity to apply for EAEA membership.

In addition to submitting your full paper, both EAEA members and non-members need to apply for convention registration here.

If the submitting author is a current member of the EAEA (having paid fees during the calendar year prior to submission) there is no submission fee for full papers. Submitting authors are encouraged to apply for EAEA membership before they submit.

  • For residents of developing Asian economies (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam) and/or graduate students, the 2019 membership fee is US$50;
  • for all others, the membership fee is US$90.

To become a member of the EAEA, please use the current membership form, and send the appropriate membership by e-mail or fax or post to:

East Asian Economic Association Branch Office
c/o Nakanishi Printing Co., Ltd. Shimodachiuri-Ogawa
Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8048, Japan
Fax: +81-75-415-3662;

What happens to a submitted abstract after the postponement to 2022? 
If you have submitted an abstract before the convention was postponed to 2022, it will remain in consideration. However, you may choose to withdraw your abstract and resubmit a different abstract.

Can I get a refund payment if I am unable to submit a paper?
Once you have paid the submission fee, it is not refundable.

I have submitted my full paper and paid the submission fee. Can I withdraw my submission?
Yes, you may but the submission fee is not refundable.

Can I submit a paper that has previously been published elsewhere, or in the midst of peer-review for another publication?
No, we only accept unpublished original papers.

When will I know if my article has been accepted? What happens next?
The Administrator will notify the results of the editorial review process to the author. You may also refer to the Important Dates page.
For publication, titles and abstracts may be revised by the Editorial Group to ensure clarity and accessibility to our wide readership, with the final approval of the authors.

What if I have co–authors contributing to this article?
You must ensure that you have your co-authors’ consent to submit the article for publication.

I cannot meet the review deadline. How can I get an extension?
No, the Editorial Group would instead advise submitting for the next round of submission.

Can I make a single payment to cover both the paper submission fee and the convention registration fee?
Unfortunately, you will have to make two separate fee payments because of the nature of the financial arrangements. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Manuscripts should be submitted in a single editable (to allow removal of author information) MS-Word in the following format:

  1. The first page should contain the article’s title, names and affiliations of the authors, complete mailing addresses and a suggested running head (abbreviated form of the title).
  2. The second page should repeat the title and contain a short abstract of approximately 200 words, a list of keywords, and appropriate Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification codes.
  3. Footnotes, references, tables and figures should be placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript and be properly numbered.
  4. References in the text and in footnotes should follow the author-date format; for example, (Becker, 1964; Mincer, 1974). References should be typed according to the following formats:

de Aghion, B. A. and J. Morduch, 2005, The Economics of Microfinance. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Helpman, E., M. Melitz and S. Yeaple, 2004, Export versus FDI with heterogeneous firms. American Economic Review, 94, pp. 300–16.

Kaminsky, G. and C. M. Reinhart, 2001, Bank lending and contagion: Evidence from the Asian crisis. In: Regional and Global Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Causes and Consequences (eds Ito T. and Krueger A. O.), pp. 73-99. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

NIPSSR (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research), 2004, Child Related Policies in Japan.
NIPSSR, Tokyo [online; cited June 2004.] Available from URL:

For a in-depth style guide used in the Asian Economic Journal; see the instructions available at

Details on Copyright, Licensing and Online Open, available at

You may also use the template Word Document file (latest version 3) provided as a reference.

Abstract Submission Portal
Full Paper Submission Portal

Important Dates

More information about the 17th EAEA International Convention