Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Religion plays a pivotal role in society. Not only does it influence the way people believe, think, and practice rituals, but also the way they construct society and politics. This is particularly so in the case of Asia-Pacific religion, where religion plays a major role in the public sphere, for example, in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan and India. Religion is also a core factor of identity for the Chinese community in the AsiaPacific countries such as Singapore and Australia. Such interaction between religion and society has been a key dynamic in the Asia-Pacific region. This dynamic relationship between religion and society in Asia-Pacific tends to develop further and become more complex as the transnational religious movements have become one of key players influencing religious development in the region. APJRS aspires to advance the understanding of the complex relation between religious belief and all aspects of society. Among disciplines which would find a suitable venue in the journal are: Asia-Pacific studies, history, religious studies, philosophy, political science, and religion. Such diversity will ensure that the articles published in the journal will necessarily engage with various theories and methodologies in looking at the relationship between religion and society


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Setiap naskah yang masuk akan terlebih dahulu diperiksa oleh dewan redaksi sesuai dengan sub bidang penelitian dan memperhatikan unsur kesesuaian dengan format dan pedoman penulisan jurnal APJRS. Setiap naskah yang dinyatakan layak oleh redaksi akan dikembalikan kepada penulis (jika masih ada perbaikan) atau langsung dikirimkan kepada Mitra Bestari. Setiap naskah akan diperiksa oleh 2 Mitra Bestari selama 1 minggu dengan kriteria penulisan naskah sebagaimana tersebut pada ceklist panduan untuk Mitra Bestari.


Publication Frequency


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.



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