Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

APE focuses on Empirical research and practical experience of a wide range of research areas including politics, political theory, political philosophy, political economy, comparative politics, international relations, intellectual history, cultural studies, economics, banking, marketing, accounting, finance and other relevant fields.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The journal adopts double-blind peer review (also called anonymous peer review). On one hand, the reviewers do not know the author's identity. On the other hand, the authors do not know who accept to review their manuscripts. After accepting the review task, the external reviewers should return the review result in two weeks.


Publication Frequency

2019 quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2018 Semiannual, published in May and November


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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The editor will check the similarity rate of each submission by iThenticate.