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Mundo Asia Pacífico

Journal Guideline


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

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

*Authors have the possibility to make proposals on other issues related to the region.


The countries that are considered for the purpose of the Journal are China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.


All the submitted articles must be recent and those that have been published in other journals will not be taken into consideration with the aim of ensuring copyright rules. The Asia Pacific Studies Center reserves the right to select articles for publication.


Types of articles

MAP journal receives unpublished articles that correspond to the following classification:

  • Article of scientific and technological research: a document that presents, in detail, the original results of completed research projects. The structure usually contains four important parts: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.
  • Reflection article derived from a research: a complete research document that presents the results of an analysis, interpretation or critic of a specific topic, using original sources.
  • Review article: a document resulting from a completed research in which published or unpublished research findings on a field of science or technology, are analyzed, systematized and integrated, in order to account for the progress and development trends of the topic. It is characterized by a careful literature review of at least 50 references.


Peer Review

Each of the received articles is subject to a screening process by the Editorial Committee which will determine its thematic relevance to the journal. Subsequently, the article will be evaluated by two experts in the field, in order to determine its scientific quality, structure, foundation, source management and conceptual strength. It is important to state, that the anonymity of the reviewers and the authors are sustained at all times.


Formal Requirements and Submission of manuscripts

  • Manuscripts must be original
  • The author also has to agree not to participate simultaneously in another editorial review process.
  • Articles may be written in Spanish or English
  • The manuscript must have between 7,000 to 8,000 words.
  • The writing must be done in third person.
  • The punctuation, accentuation and spelling should be consistent with the rules of the language in which the article is written.
  • The terms and expressions that do not belong to the language in which the text is written should appear in italics.
  • The standard word processor for the publication is Microsoft Word on letter size paper.
  • All margins should be 2.5 cm (top, bottom, left and right).
  • The text should be justified.
  • The font must be Times New Roman, size 12 with 1.5-line spacing.
  • Before submitting your paper, please review the calculations: numbers under 10 are written in letters; include a zero before decimal numbers (i.e. 0,34); for statistics, only include two decimals (i.e. 0,27); and prices or economic values should go on American Dollars (USD).
  • The bibliography should contain mostly academic references.


Tables and Figures

  • The tables are separate from the figures
  • Write at the top of each figure or table: "Figure or Table" # consecutive title.
  • Clearly indicate the number for each table and figure in order of their appearance in the text.
  • At the bottom of the table or figure, write a note explaining the content and then the reference source or, the year.
  • Tables should not be entered into the document as images. All figures must be editable in Word. Data tables in Excel are accepted.



Figure 1: name of the figure




Table 1: name of the table





Citations and references

  • MAP Journal uses the norms established by the American Psychological Association (APA) sixth edition.
  • The citations must include the author's name and year in parentheses. For example: (Buckley, 2002).
  • The citations of the literature used in the research must be written in the text.
  • If a paper has two authors, always cite both authors each time it is mentioned in the text. For example: (Roberts & Smith, 1999).
  • If it has from three to five authors, cite all the authors only the first time you mention the paper. Henceforth, use only the first author + "et al". For example: (Roberts et al., 2007).
  • If a part of a paper is cited literally, use quotation marks and indicate the author, year and page from which the text was retrieved (author, year: page number).
  • References should be at the end of the document, and must be in alphabetical order by the last name of the authors.
  • The list should include all articles/papers cited and only those that have been properly referenced.
  • The references for quotations should be complete, and the dates and names within the text must be consistent with the dates and the spelling of the names in the list of references.
  • Include the range of page numbers in references to journal articles or book chapters.
  • Include volume and issue (number [if applicable], season, month or date) for references of articles published in journals or newspapers.


Structure for sending the manuscript

  • Full names of the authors
  • Email
  • Institution or entity
  • Article Title (Spanish and English).
  • Structured Abstract (Spanish and English).
  • Keywords (Spanish and English).
  • Introduction.
  • Content.
  • Conclusions.
  • References.


Structured Abstract


Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, set out under 4-8 sub-headings (this is a guide for practical help and guidance):

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)


Maximum is 300 words in total (including keywords and article classification, see below). Authors should avoid the use of personal pronouns within the structured abstract and body of the paper (e.g., "this paper explores..." is correct; "I explore..." is incorrect).


Other recommendations:

  • Use two levels of headings:
    • Class Titles: Only use cases are centered
    • Titles second level: Only the first letter of each word capitalized, flush left.



  • The delivery of the article must be through the platform of the journal which is:
  • In there, you will find a section where you have to log in to upload the article. To proceed, you will have to subscribe in “Ir a registro”. After that, you can upload your article in “Nuevo envío”.
  • Sending the paper does not guarantee the publication of the article and does not necessarily entail a specific deadline for publication in a given number. The article must not have a parallel submission to another


These reasons are grounds for immediate rejection of a manuscript:

  1. Multiple submissions
  2. Deliberate use of false or inaccurate data
  3. Plagiarism
  4. Impersonation
  5. Defamation
  6. Falsification of information and documentation
  7. Disclosure and conflicts of interest