ASEAN-Australia Review 2020: Call For Abstracts

ASEAN-Australia Review 2020:
Call For Abstracts

Are you a young person passionate about issues important to the ASEAN-Australia Relationship?

Are you looking for a platform to have your voice heard on important issues?

Have you ever dreamt of having your writing in a published book?

The ASEAN-Australia Review is an exciting opportunity to raise the profile of youth voices from across our region!

About the ASEAN Australia Review 2020

The ASEAN Australia Review is AASYP’s flagship publication for young people across Southeast Asia and Australia to voice their perspectives and analysis of issues important to the ASEAN-Australia Relationship  in a series of long-form articles.

The ASEAN Australia Review 2020 will feature fifteen articles that will be published both digitally and printed hardcopy with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).

After submitting an abstract, selected contributors  will participate in a two week development programme where they will have the opportunity to meet other young writers from across the region and participate in a series of workshops to develop their writing and analytical skills while working with widely published academics.

Contributors will benefit from having their work reviewed by leading experts in the field, and develop their abstract into a full length article.

This Year's Theme

2020 has been a dynamic year globally and for the ASEAN-Australia region. COVID-19 has had far reaching and multifaceted consequences for Southeast Asia and Australia, and the challenges and opportunities for collaboration and multilateralism have never been more pressing.

This year we are looking to publish articles across three broad themes:

  • Political Security Cooperation
  • Economic Cooperation
  • Socio-Cultural Cooperation

Articles can cover a range of topics including:

  • Trade 
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Culture and Identity
  • Multilateralism
  • Peace and Security
  • Modern Slavery
  • Geopolitics
  • Gender Inequality
  • Education
  • Climate Change
  • Refugees
  • Investment
  • COVID-19

For more inspiration check out some of the articles published in the 2019 Review,
or read some of the insights and analysis from young people on
AASYP’s Horizons Blog.

AASYP Review Cover Mockup

Read the 2019 Review

Featuring 10 young thought leaders across Australia and Southeast Asia, the inaugural edition of the ASEAN-Australia Review offers perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of ASEAN-Australia cooperation.

Submitting an Abstract

  • Abstracts should be written in English and be 250-300 words long with a view to be turned into a 3000-word published article
  • Include Abstract/Paper Title
  • Include the name of the author(s)
  • Include any Affiliation(s) (e.g. study program and university)

Submit your abstract to publications@aasyp.org by 1 November 2020 with the email subject: [Review Abstract] Name_Paper Title

e.g. [Review Abstract] Andrea Chan_Powering ASEAN-Australia’s Digital Economy: Towards a Fully-Charged Digital Region

Timeline for the ASEAN-Australia Review 2020

Abstracts Due 1 November 2020
Submitting authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted 8 November 2020
Writers Development Programme 16-27 November 2020 (TBA)
First Article Draft Due 1 December 2020 (TBA)
ASEAN-Australia Review 2020 Published 30 March 2021 (TBA)


ASEAN and Australian nationals aged 18-29.

We accept abstracts and articles from both individual authors and co-authored pieces (maximum 2 authors per article). 

Yes, there is no limitation on the number of abstracts you can submit. However, the Review will only publish a maximum of two articles from the same author/co-author.

Thank you to our supporters

We acknowledge the ongoing support for AASYP from the Australia-ASEAN Council.


Contact Us!

Don’t hesitate to contact us at publications@aasyp.org for further details or queries.


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