Journal of Asian Development

Journal of Asian Development is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal regularly publishing two issues per year. The publisher is Macrothink Institute, an independent organization delivering support and services to educators and researchers.

The journal features a special focus on the regional social science topics in Asia:

  • Political Science;
  • Economics and Management;
  • Law;
  • Education;
  • Sociology;
  • Cultural Anthropology; and
  • History.

In addition to the social science, the journal covers the entire spectrum of research on

  • Environmental Science;
  • Urban Studies;
  • Geography; or
  • Other subjects related with the Asian development.

All types of articles are welcome, such as original articles, review articles, case reports, technical reports, research letters, etc.

Authors are encouraged to submit completely unpublished works, which are not under review in any other journals.

The journal follows the Gold Open Access way in publishing. 

Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal/publisher.



: Recently Launched Special Issue


Improving Policy and Practice on Return Migration after Natural Disasters

Lead Guest Editor

Mikiyasu Nakayama, Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan

Guest Editors

Nicholas Bryner, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

Satoru Mimura, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan

The special issue was published online in February, 2017 

Posted: 2017-05-10 More...

: JAD has been indexed in RePEc


We are pleased to announced that the journal has been indexed in RePEc at

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 82 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components, all maintained by volunteers.

You can find more details at

Posted: 2016-01-26 More...

: Call for Papers


The journal welcomes submissions of original manuscripts from students, researchers, academic and industrial professionals.

Author Guidelines


All manuscripts should be submitted online

Please note that you should register as an Author before online submission.

Posted: 2015-03-15 More...
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Vol 3, No 2 (2017)

Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017 In Press

Table of Contents


Neeraj Kumari
Mikiyasu Nakayama, Hirotaka Fujibayashi, Daisuke Sasaki
Ejitu N. OTA, Chinyere Samuel Ecoma
Kenji Nozaki, Jingwei Shu
Soukvisan Khinsamone
Christy L. Pagal, Jhon Kevin A. Mirafuentes, Quennie C. Ypanto