The Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal publishes original papers on public relations and related areas. Until 2017, there were two issues per year but in August 2017, the journal moved to a "rolling issue" model. See "Announcements" Section for more details on this change.
More about the journal:
The Journal is has an editorial board and all research papers are subject to double blind peer review. The editor welcomes papers from established and emerging scholars.
The journal has several areas of specific focus and these are:
- Issues, research and cases related to the Asia Pacific region
- Public relations pedagogy: research, cases, commentary
- Original scholarship and commentary on general and areas of public relations research and practice - global focus wider than Asia Pacific is welcome.
Special sections of the "rolling issue" will be considered on application to the Editor.
The journal also would like to see submissions that examine ways to more effectively present public relations research and assess its impact. Research that examines these issues in our field and suggests mechanisms for increased engagement with the work published in this and other journals in our field would be very welcome.
The editor invites guest commentary by leading scholars and practitioners in our field and welcomes suggestions from readers as to people they would like to hear from.
Dr Melanie James - Editor
The Editorial Board:
Dr Melanie James University of Newcastle (Editor)
Dr Marianne Sison RMIT University (Deputy Editor)
Mr Kurt Sengul University of Newcastle (Volunteer editorial assistant)
Prof Dr Jamilah Ahmad University Sains Malaysia
Prof Mark Balnaves
Dr Leanne Glenny University of South Australia
Prof Anne Gregory University of Huddersfield, UK
Ass Prof Angela Mak Hong Kong Baptist University
Ass Prof Karen Miller Russell University of Georgia, USA
Ass Prof Augustine Pang Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Dr Kamala Vainy Pillai Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia
Dr Mark Sheehan, Deakin University, Australia.
Ass Prof Pavel Slutskiy Chulalongkorn University
Dr Natalie Tindall Georgia State University, USA
Prof C Kay Weaver University of Waikato, New Zealand
Dr Paul Willis University of Huddersfield, UK
Dr Deborah Wise, University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr Katharina Wolf Curtin University, Australia
Dr Pia Wulundari University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
Published in print and online until 2011, then online only from 2012.
Standard: Editorial future - Melanie James stepping down
|Dr Melanie James, currently the editor of the Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal, will step down from this position and this journal's editorial board effective 30 June, 2018. An announcement regarding the future editorial management will be forthcoming.|
Changes to the way Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal is published
|The journal is moving away from two issues per year to a "rolling issue" model where individual article will be published as they are accepted for publication.|
Vol 19 (2018)
Table of Contents
Developing investor relations and strategic financial communication: Contemporary opportunities, risks, and tensions
Mai Anh Doan, David McKie
Facing the information void: A case study of Malaysia Airlines’ media relations and crisis communication during the MH370 disaster
Norman Zafra, Elena Maydell
Karen Sutherland, Alistair Ward