Asia Pathways is the blog of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). It encourages short original contributions on economic and development issues in the Asia and Pacific region. Asia Pathways aims to stimulate debate. Posts should present a point of view; they should not be purely descriptive. Policy recommendations are particularly encouraged.
Contributions should generally be 600–1000 words in length. Photographs and small figures and tables are encouraged (up to three per post). Links to reputable websites are encouraged.
Articles can be excerpted from existing or soon-to-be published research papers. However, authors are asked to bear in mind the blog’s commitment to publishing stimulating new thinking that will eventually influence policy; contributions that simply summarize research are unlikely to be suitable. As Asia Pathways aims to popularise economic and development issues, articles should avoid jargon.
ADBI reserves the right to edit contributions for length and clarity. Authors are requested to follow the ADB Handbook of Style and Usage:
Asia Pathways follows the name and date system of referencing.
References in the text should indicate the name of the author and the year of publication.
… under James Wolfensohn the World Bank adapted to a new era of globalization (Mallaby 2004).
References at the end of the post should arranged alphabetically by family name.
Mallaby, S. 2004. The World’s Banker: Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin.
All posts will be rigorously reviewed after submission and ADBI reserves the right to reject contributions or to require substantial revision before publication.
Authors are requested to submit a brief biography (three to five sentences) and a photo (head and shoulders) to accompany their contribution.
Asia Pathways seeks to encourage public discourse and will be actively soliciting comments from readers of the blog. Authors are encouraged to respond to comments on their articles to make for a dynamic and lively discussion.
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