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Mundo Asia Pacífico

Submission Guidelines


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.


The journal is currently indexed here:

  • 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. If the authors have used the work and / or others' words, it has been properly cited or cited. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical editorial conduct and is unacceptable.

Multiple, dedundant 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 articles (eg clinical guidelines and 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, reflecting the same data and interpretation of the main document. The main reference must be cited in the secondary publication. 

Source acknowledgment

Proper acknowledgment 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 source's explicit and written permission. Information obtained in the course of confidential processes such as arbitration or grant applications should not be used without the author's explicit written permission 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 any financial or other conflicts of interest in their manuscript 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

Publishing decisions

The editor of 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 editor of Mundo Asia Pacífico (MAP)  is based on the Editorial Committee's policies 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 decide.

Fair play

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


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 in a submitted manuscript should not be used in an editor's own research without the author's express written consent.
  • 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.
  • Mundo Asia Pacífico (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.

Auto-citation of the journal

The editor of Mundo Asia Pacífico (MAP) will never carry out a practice that obliges authors to cite the journal, either as an implicit or explicit condition of acceptance for its publication. Any recommendation regarding articles that are cited in a paper should be made based on the direct relationship with the author's article to improve the end of published research. The editor can direct authors to relevant literature as part of the peer-review process; however, this should never be extended to the general instructions for citing participating journals.

Submission Guidelines for Scientific Articles

Formal requirements and submission of manuscripts

Articles of a scientific nature must answer a research question and a clearly stated hypothesis. 

Articles must be unpublished, that is, they must not have been previously published or disclosed. Furthermore, the author agrees not to participate simultaneously in another editorial evaluation process.

Articles can be written in Spanish or English. 

The manuscript must contain between 7,000 and 8,000 words.

The writing must be done in the third person.

Punctuation, accentuation and spelling must be in accordance with the standards of the language in which the article is written.

Terms or expressions that do not belong to the language in which the text is written must appear in italics.

Microsoft Word on letter-size sheet should be used as the standard word processor for publication. 

All margins should be 2.5 cm (top, bottom, left and right).

The text must be justified.

Font: Times New Roman, size 12 with 1.5 line spacing (all text must have 1.5 line spacing, including abstract, references, etc).

All pages must be numbered, starting with the page containing the summary of the content. 

Do not list: summary, abstract, keywords, introduction and references. The content sections should be numbered (1,2,3). In the event that the text has subsections, its numbering would be as follows: 1.1; 1.2; 1.3.

Before submitting the article, review the included calculations; Numbers less than 10 are written in letters, zero is included before decimal numbers (that is, 0.34), for statistics, only two decimal places are included (that is, 0.27).  Prices or economic values must follow the format in the example ($1,000, USD 1,000, € 1,000).

Citations and references

Mundo Asia Pacific (MAP) adopts the form established by the American Psychological Association (APA), sixth edition in English or third edition in Spanish.

  • As for bibliographic references in the text, these are included in the place of the citation, with the author's last name and the year, in parentheses. For example: (Buckley, 2002). Citations based on the literature used should be denoted in the text. The list of references is included at the end of the work. 
  • If a mentioned work has two authors, always cite the two authors every time the work is mentioned in the text. For example: (Roberts & Smith, 1999). If it is between three and five authors, only cite all authors the first time their work is mentioned. Hereinafter, only the first author + "et al." Is used. For example: (Roberts et al, 2007). 
  • If a work is literally cited, quotation marks are used and the author, year and page are indicated when the reference is short (less than 40 words) or if it is long (greater than 40 words) it is written separately from the text, with indentation, without quotation marks and without italics, referencing (author, year: page) before the period 

Tables and figures

Tables are independent of figures.

At the top it is written: "Figure or Table" + consecutive number + title.

At the bottom of the table or figure, a note is written explaining the content and subsequently the source or reference as the case may be and the year.

Tables should not be entered into the document as images. All tables must be editable in Word. Attached tables are accepted in Excel to facilitate the editing process. 


Table 1. Interpretation of the IG-L values

Level 1

IG-L greater than 0.333

Signs of intra-industry trade




Level 2

IG-L between 0.10 and 0.333

Intra-industry trade potential




Level 3

IG-L less than 0.100

Inter-industrial relations




Source: Prepared by CEAP EAFIT based on Durán and Álvarez (2008), 2012.


The journal citation is APA.

As for bibliographic references in the text, these are included in the place of the citation, with the author's last name and the year, in parentheses. For example: (Buckley, 2002). Citations based on the literature used should be denoted in the text. The complete list of references is included at the end of the work.

If a mentioned work has two authors, always cite the two authors every time the work is mentioned in the text. For example: (Roberts & Smith, 1999). If it is between three and five authors, only cite all authors the first time their work is mentioned. Hereinafter, only the first author + "et al." Is used. For example: (Roberts et al., 2007). 

If a work is literally cited, quotation marks are used and the author's last name, year and page from where it was extracted (author, year, page number) are indicated.

References must go at the end of the document, and must be in alphabetical order of the authors (if there is no author given, the name of the institution or the name of the journal where it was published is used).

The list must include all works cited and only those that have been duly referenced. 

Citation references must be complete, and that the dates and names within the text match the dates and spelling of the names in the reference list.

Include the range of page numbers in references to published articles, interviews or book chapters.

Include volume and issue (number [if applicable], season, month or date) for references of articles published in magazines or newspapers. 

Submission Guidelines for Asia Today Articles

Articles submitted to be published in the current section must meet the same criteria as scientific articles, with the exception of length, since the texts must be between 4000 and 6000 words.

These articles can be presented by undergraduate, graduate students, and research groups to develop research skills. 

Manuscript submission

All submission will be made through the journal platform with a copy to the email

To send the article, two attachments must be included:

Author information (in this order)

  1. Title of the article
  2. Full names of the authors, email, institutional affiliation.
  3. ORCID, in case of having it.
  4. Biography of the authors (maximum 100 words per author).
  5. Express interest in publishing the article in the journal.
  6. Acknowledgments for research or financial support, if there is room for them.

Article content (in this order)

  1. Title of the article (Spanish and English)
  2. Abstract (Spanish): 150 words maximum.
  3. Abstract (abstract in English): 150 words maximum.
  4. Keywords (Spanish and English): Maximum 6 keywords.
  5. Introduction.
  6. Body or content.
  7. Conclusions.
  8. Bibliographic references.




 Two levels of titles will be used:

First level titles: Only capital letters are used and they are centered.

Second-level titles: Only the first letter of each word is capitalized, aligned to the left.

For more information contact

Camilo Alberto Pérez Restrepo

Editor-in-Chief MAP