About the Journal

Mundo Asia Pacífico (MAP) is a semi-annual journal that seeks to coordinate multidisciplinary knowledge of the Asia Pacific region and its ties with Latin America from different perspectives, encouraging the participation of Colombia and of the foreign academic community in this field. The Journal was founded in 2012 and is led by the Centro de Estudios Asia Pacífico at Universidad EAFIT.

The journal covers different and complex topics on the region, which evidence its dynamism and growing importance:

  • Economy and finances.
  • Business and international relations.
  • Education, innovation and technology.
  • Culture, society and environment.


  • Emerging Source Citation Index.
  • EBSCO Fuente Académica Plus.
  • Latin American Network of Innovation and Scientific Knowledge (REBID).
  • BASE (Bilefeld Academic Search Engine). 

Editorial policy

The Asia Pacific Studies Center reserves the right to select articles for publication. Articles published in this journal are approved by the full editorial committee, after being reviewed by at least two academic peers (double-blind review) to maintain high levels of transparency and intellectual rigor. 

All submitted articles must be recent. This journal will not consider publication articles published in other journals to guarantee copyright rules. 

Having submitted the article does not guarantee its publication and does not necessarily lead to a specific publication deadline for publication. Authors are advised not to submit their articles in parallel to other journals.  

Peer Review Process

Each of the articles received is subjected to a two-step revision (double blind peer review) and selection process: internal by one of the mem­bers of the Editorial Board members who will evaluate the originality and pertinence of the article. Subsequently, an anonymous referee will con­sider the scientific worth, structure, basis, use of sources, and conceptual rigor of the poten­tial article. Within the four months following the text's submission, the author will be no­tified of the evaluation process results.

Papers must be prepared for anonymous review, with revealing acknowledgements and self-identifying references removed. Papers not prepared for anonymous refereeing will not be read. Documents not prepared for anonymous arbitration will not be read.


Duties of the authors

Information standards

The authors of the original articles must present a precise description of the work carried out, as well as an objective discussion of its importance (see format). The underlying data must be accurately represented on paper. Knowingly or inaccurately fraudulent statements will constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and plagiarism

Authors must ensure that they have written totally original works, and if the authors have used the work and / or the words of others, that it has been properly cited or cited. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes editorial unethical conduct and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should generally not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time constitutes unethical behavior and publication is unacceptable.

In general, an author should not submit a previously published article for consideration in another journal. The publication of some types of articles (eg clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the interested journals must agree on the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the main document. The main reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Source recognition

Proper recognition of the work of others must always be respected. Authors must cite the publications that have influenced the determination of the nature of the work presented. Information obtained in private, such as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or communicated without the explicit and written permission of the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as arbitration or grant applications should not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

The authorship of the document

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of this study. All those who have made significant contributions should appear as co-authors.

Consequently, the acknowledgment of authorship must be based on substantial contributions in terms of:

  1. Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data
  2. Writing or drafting the article, or critical review of the relevant intellectual content (not just a style review or grammar corrections is worth it)
  3. Final approval of the version to be published

Absolutely all the above conditions must be met. Participating only in the acquisition of funds or in the collection of data does not justify authorship. The general supervision of the research group is not enough to be listed as an author. Any part of an article that is essential to its fundamental conclusions will be the responsibility of at least one of the authors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other conflict of interest that could be interpreted to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest that must be described include employment, consulting, stock ownership, fees, paid expert testimony, patent / registration applications, and grants or other funding. Possible conflicts of interest should be made public as soon as possible.

Editors Duties

Publication decisions

The editor of La Revista Digital Mundo Asia Pacífico (MAP) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive these kinds of decisions. The publisher is based on the policies of the Editorial Committee of the magazine and is limited by legal requirements such as defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The publisher may confer on other editors or reviewers (or agents of the society) to make this decision.

Fair play

An editor must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or the political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and all editorial staff should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, consultants to other publishers, and the editor, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

  • Unpublished materials contained in a submitted manuscript should not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
  • Inside information or ideas obtained through the peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
  • Editors are inhibited from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest derived from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions related to the manuscripts.
  • Editors request all columnists to disclose relevant conflicts of interest and post corrections if interests arose after publication. If necessary, other appropriate measures will be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or statement of the fact.
  • The World Asia Pacific Digital Magazine (MAP) ensures that the peer review process for special issues is the same as that used for regular issues of the journal. Sponsored issues should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and are not influenced by commercial considerations.
  • The sections that are governed by peer review are clearly identified.

Autocitación de la revista

El editor nunca llevará a cabo una práctica que obligue a los autores a citar su revista, ya sea como una condición implícita o explícita de aceptación para su publicación. Cualquier recomendación con respecto a los artículos que se citan en un documento debe hacerse sobre la base de la relación directa con el artículo del autor, con el objetivo de mejorar el final de la investigación publicada. Los editores pueden dirigir a los autores a la literatura pertinente como parte del proceso de revisión por pares, sin embargo, esto nunca debería extenderse a las instrucciones generales para citar revistas participantes.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Mundo Asia Pacífico authorizes sharing and adapting articles and comments according to Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Mundo Asia Pacífico does not have article processing charges (APCs). This journal is sponsored entirely by the Universidad EAFIT.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Code of Ethics

Mundo Asia Pacífico subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).  The following reasons are grounds for immediate rejection of a manuscript:

  • Multiple submission
  • Deliberate use of false or inaccurate data
  • Plagiarism
  • Impersonation
  • Defamation
  • Falsification of information and documentation
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Errors in published works

When an error or inaccuracy is discovered by authors in their published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal editor (map@eafit.edu.co) and cooperate with the correction. Likewise, the reviewers and readers may send us, via email, comments and suggestions intended to improve our publication.

Plagiarism detection

Mundo Asia Pacífico uses the Turnitin software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.

Information updated Feb 1, 2021.