Call for Papers

Call for Papers


AJPOR is always open to new submissions of research papers, review papers, research notes, and poll reviews related to public opinion in Asia. Submissions can be made online via the e-submission option at ajpor.org. Special issue call for papers appear here:



Special Issue on Research Methods Used for Public Opinion Research in Asia:
Opportunities and Challenges



The Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research (AJPOR), the journal of the Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR) will publish a special issue focused on methodological challenges, limits, and opportunities for improvements for future research on public opinion issues in Asia in August 2020.


We want to publish papers that study all contemporary methodological questions within the field. If the current methods are not appropriate, how can they be adapted, or should they be replaced by other methods? Under these circumstance what are the challenges when adapting these methods? Or, what can public opinion research learn from adapting methods currently in use in other scholarly fields?


We expect to publish imaginative and interesting papers that include both empirical applications and thought papers. We hope to contribute to the further development of public opinion research in Asia by showcasing methodological advancements that demonstrate their usefulness in public opinion theory, research, and practice.


Subject Coverage


Potential topics for the issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • • New perspectives and techniques in public opinion research
  • • Comparisons between quantitative and qualitative methods
  • • Consolidation and application of the most relevant methods
  • • Critiques of methods (e.g. their implications or even their fundamental proposals) with proposals for improvements
  • • New tools and techniques in survey, interviews, and content analysis
  • • Differences in methodology and concepts when comparing approaches across different empirical studies
  • • Regulation of access to data
  • • Ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges to public opinion research and methods to address the challenges
  • • Challenges in producing critical research


Notes for Prospective Authors

Papers are welcome from researchers in any country but the papers must focus on public opinion research in Asia (broadly defined). Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a double-blind peer review process. A guide for authors along with other relevant information can be found on the AJPOR website.


If you have a paper that you would like to be considered for the special issue, please submit a 500 word abstract by email to John Kennedy, editor of the special issue, at kennedyj@indiana.edu by June 30, 2019. The special issue will be published in August 2020.
If more papers are accepted than can be included in the special issue, they will be included in later issues of AJPOR.


For abstract submission, further information, or queries regarding the special issue, please contact John Kennedy: kennedyj@indiana.edu.