ASEAN-Australia Review 2021: Call For Abstracts

ASEAN-Australia Review 2021:
Call For Abstracts

Empowering youth voices across ASEAN & Australia

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.


The ASEAN Australia Review 2021 will feature fifteen to twenty long-form 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 three-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

The last several years have been a time of unprecedented change and upheaval in the international system. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has amplified some trends, and altered others. Climate change continues to be the defining challenge of our time, even as the world endeavours to “build back better” in the wake of the pandemic. While inequality between countries is on the decline, internal inequalities in many countries are rising, spurring reactionary politics and increasing international tension.


These unprecedented circumstances provide young people in our region with both new challenges and new opportunities. In this spirit, the Review’s theme this year will be:


“Youth perspectives on a changing Asia-Pacific”


Review articles will be published across three chapters, covering the three aspects of the ASEAN-Australia partnership:

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

Articles should focus on new/altered trends in the region as well as the future of ASEAN-Australia relations. Topics explored can include:

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

Important Dates

Abstracts Due

5 August 2021

Successful authors notified

19 August 2021

Writers Development Program

28 August – 11 September

First Draft Due

19 September

ASEAN-Australia Review 2021 Published

December 2021 (TBA)

Submitting an Article

Abstracts should be written in English and be no more than 200 words long with a view to be turned into a 3000-word published article.

Abstracts can be submitted by individual authors or by two co-authors. If an abstract is co-authored, please only make one submission and include one email address. If your submission is successful, both authors’ details will be collected.

Abstract submissions close on 13th August 2021 at 11:59pm AEST.

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ASEAN and Australian Nationals aged 18-29.

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.

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

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