Publishing Proposals


We will evaluate the proposal, and if accepted, happily start working with you right away on the new journal. The following information should be included as part of a new journal proposal:


General description of the institution


A brief history of the Institution, leadership team and dedicated staff, position, affiliation, full contact information, and brief CV of each propose.


Description of the new journal


Including proposed title (a single name or several possible names), aims and scope (topics would be covered and if appropriate, topics would not be covered), type of contents (e.g. review articles, research papers, tutorials, technical reports, case studies, research notes, letters, etc.), intended audiences and expected contributors (e.g. academic and industrial researchers, industrial professionals, engineers, consultants, managers, educators, policymakers, etc.).


Description of the potential article type


Please provide a list of articles (10-15) published in other publications, conference papers, tech reports, etc. that are typical of the kinds of articles you envision for this new publication. This should state briefly what the suggested aims of the journal will be, what types of papers it hopes to publish (e.g. empirical research, theoretical contributions, reviews, commentaries) and the various areas that it would include within its scope.

Proposed editor-in-chief


If you have someone in mind to serve as editor-in-chief please name this person and attach their CV. Please first consult with that person to make sure they would be willing to serve. The editor-in-chief of an AP journal should be a senior person in the field with an international reputation and must be prepared to be heavily involved with time and efforts. For a list of detailed duties and responsibilities, see the Editor-In-Chief Job Description.

Proposed editorial board members


Please list potential editorial board members and indicate which, if any, have already indicated support for the new publication. For each possible editorial board member, please include a specific subject area (or area of expertise) that he/she would be responsible for covering.


Production and operation

Please suggest the frequency of publication (issues per year), length of the journal (articles per issue), length of papers (words per paper), and anticipated launch date. Please also provide an overview of the proposed editorial process. Open access and peer-review are two fundamental policies we have been following throughout these years.

Any other suggestions


Including among others promotion plan (e.g. paper solicitation, collaboration with organizations and conferences, CFP spreading, etc.) and financial plan (e.g. publication fees, pricing, business model, salaries, honorarium, cost, etc.)


Send a message to and state the following:

– whether it’s a journal proposal
– name and affiliation of editor(s)
– motivation
– a tentative list of subjects/issues to be addressed by the publication
– target audience


For journal proposals, please indicate if the proposal is regarding an already existing journal.