Asia Pacific Young Social Scientists Journal

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💬 Why this Journal?

A stage for high schoolers from different cultural backgrounds!

We aim to ignite passion for social sciences.

We look forward to sparks in economics, business, history, geography, political science, sociology, and linguistics. (but don't limit to them!)

We emphasize support from contemporary, historical, and hands-on resources.

So we organize the Journal – a virtual platform at this difficult time – for high schoolers from different corners of the region to create and share!

Highlights in 2020 (here for more details)

With a view to encouraging students to dig into research on social issues, the Taiwanese Association for Simulation Education (SimEd Taiwan)—the host of the Taiwanese Economics Olympiad (TEO)—envisions to open up more opportunities for youngsters not only from Taiwan but also from overseas. An online journal of the Asia Pacific Youth Forum on Humanities and Social Sciences is now a pick for high school students with passion for humanitarian and social issues!

In 2020, a great number of articles passed the two-round review process and are accepted in the journal. The two-round review process includes first-round academic reviews and feedback and second-round editor reviews and feedback.

As COVID-19 is still a pandemic with unforeseeable solutions in the world, most essays focus on relations between the pandemic and society, e.g. health inequality, learning gaps, technology in disease prevention, and life in the post-pandemic era. Some other articles focus on sustainable development around the authors’ communities, including externalities of industrial activity and development justice in rural areas.

Most authors are from Taiwan. The Forum also received articles from China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Authors of accepted articles all shed light on issues in their communities or societies. Discussions on COVID-19 is thus a good example for better understanding of how global public health challenges have been experienced and dealt with in different societal contexts.

Although the Forum is just at its initial stage, the power of youth to change the world is always an aspiration of the Forum organizer. With the aspiration in mind, we look forward to future sparks of knowledge ignited in the Forum for a better world!

👤 Qualification

  • Junior or senior high school students (7th–12th graders)

  • Citizenship or residence in the Asia Pacific region or APEC member economies (open to some countries in the Americas)

  • Age below 20 by June 30, 2022

All authors should meet the 3 requirements above.

💡 Theme

The annual theme of the Journal is sustainability on the basis of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To echo the global initiative, all authors should choose 1 to 3 goals as their core concepts from the 17 SDGs.

💯 Judging criteria

The criteria consist of (1) consistency to the theme, (2) perspective creativity, (3) complete narration, (4) contextual analysis, (5) formatting, and (6) readability.

The Journal reserves the right to determine whether to accept a submission in light of the judging criteria.

📅 Critical dates (based on UTC+8)

  • September 1, 2021 – Start of registration and submission

  • October 1, 2021, 23:59End of registration and submission

  • October 25, 2021Announcement of judging results and feedback

  • November 15, 2021, 23:59End of revised article submission

  • December 30, 2021 Publication of the Journal on the official website

👣 Steps before submission

  • Understand the Annual Regulation and start researching.

  • Visit the registration system to fill in author details and upload an article by October 1, 23:59.

  • Wait for the submission to be reviewed by anonymous academic specialists.

  • Revise the article with the help of the feedback and resubmit by November 15, 2021, 23:59 if the submission is accepted. Whether accepted or not, all submissions will be returned with academic feedback.

💰 Fee

40 USD (1,200 TWD) each submission for academic review, feedback, and editing

🇹🇼 Domestic payment (in TWD only) - in Taiwan only

  • Bank code: 700 (Chunghwa Post)

  • A/c №: 0311646 2092005

  • A/c name: Cheng-Han Tsai at Taiwanese Association for Simulation Education (usually not required if paid electronically)

🌏 International payment (in USD only) – outside of Taiwan

  • Beneficiary: Cheng-Han Tsai

  • IBAN: GB23 REVO 0099 7052 2096 21

  • BIC: REVOGB21

💬 More information

Read the annual regulation for rules and formatting of the Journal!

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