Interdisciplinary approach to the topics of the journal
Over a hundred pages of original research articles
Practical applications of published research
Objective As the official journal of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance (APJRI) focuses on risk management and insurance issues of importance to the Asia-Pacific region. An interdisciplinary publication, APJRI facilitates the exchange of research in risk and insurance mathematics, economics, finance, and corporate practice. The journal welcomes theoretical and applied research papers on a variety of specific topics.
Actuarial pricing and reserving
Economics and regulation
Corporate/enterprise risk management and finance
Social insurance and employee benefits
Local/regional/international insurance markets
Article formats Original research articles / research reports
Submitted manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere
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MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION GUIDELINES
This document provides authors with details on policy, copyediting, formatting, and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to this journal. All manuscripts must have correct formatting to be considered for publication.
Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.
Copyright: Manuscripts are accepted on condition of transfer of copyright (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance. Once the manuscript is accepted, it may not be published elsewhere without the consent of the copyright holders.
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De Gruyter does provide a light copyedit of manuscripts for this journal, but authors remain responsible for being their own copyeditors.
All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English. If you have reasons to doubt your proficiency with respect to spelling, grammar, etc. (e.g., because English is not your native language), then you may wish to employ—at your expense—the services of a professional language editor.
Please get in touch with the Language Editors directly to discuss details.
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
• Manuscripts should be submitted as Word, docx, rtf, or LaTex files • If your manuscript contains special characters, equations, etc. please make sure to also supply a PDF version as a reference file. This will be used to ensure any formatting issues introduced during the submission process can be corrected accurately. • Write your article in English • Use the following document structure: 1. Introduction (titling this section is optional) 2. Subsequent sections which include tables, references to figures and figure captions. 3. Appendices (if any). 4. Explanation of symbols mentioned in the text. 5. References - Include a proper bibliography following the guidelines in the References section below. 6. Please supply figures in separate files, not embedded in the text. Please see the “Tables, Figures, and Graphs” section below for more detailed instructions regarding figure submission.
• Book reviews must start with the citation of the book at the top of the first page.
• Only use Unicode fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial)
• Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. De Gruyter encourages authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, images, and graphs. However, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black and white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.
EMPHASIZED TEXT, TITLES, AND FOREIGN TERMS
• To indicate text you wish to emphasize, use italics rather than underlining. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged. • Foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined. • Titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.
The use of abbreviations and acronyms is permitted provided they are defined the first time they are used.
Headings (e.g., title of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text: • Clearly indicate the heading hierarchy. • Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.
FOOTNOTES • Footnotes must appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper. • Excessively long footnotes are better handled in an appendix.
TABLES, FIGURES & GRAPHS
• General requirements: All illustrations must be of reproduction-ready quality and in EPS, TIF, or JPG format. They will be reduced in size to fit, whenever possible, the width of a single column. Lettering of all figures within the article should be uniform in style (preferably a sans serif typeface like Helvetica) and of sufficient size (ca. 8 pt.).Uppercase letters A, B, C, etc. should be used to identify parts of multi-part figures. Cite all figures in the text in numerical order. Indicate the approximate placement of each figure. Do not embed figures within the text body of the manuscript; submit figures in separate files. Only figures (graphs, line drawings, photographs, etc) should be labeled as ‘figures’, not tables or equations. • Halftone figures (grayscale and color) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be of good contrast. Authors are welcome to submit color illustrations. We are pleased to offer both Print and Online publication of color figures free of charge.the services of a professional language editor. • Line drawings must be of reproduction-ready quality. Please note that faint shading may be lost upon reproduction. When drawing bar graphs, use patterning instead of grey scales. Lettering of all figures should be uniform in style. A resolution of 1200 dpi is recommended. • Figure legends: Provide a short descriptive title and a legend to make each figure self-explanatory on separate pages. Explain all symbols used in the figures. Remember to use the same abbreviations as in the text body. • Permissions: It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce original or modified material that has been previously published. Any permissions fees are the responsibility of the author(s). • Offprints: The electronic files of typeset articles in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are provided free of charge; corresponding authors receive notification that their article has been published online. Paper offprints can be ordered in addition; an offprint order form will accompany the page proofs and should be completed and returned with the corrected proofs immediately. • Please do not embed figures in the text. Instead, they should be referenced in the text and submitted in separate files. • Number tables consecutively using Arabic numerals. Tables should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text. Provide a short descriptive title, column headings, and (if necessary) footnotes to make each table self-explanatory. Refer to tables in the text as Table 1, 2, etc. Use Table 1, etc. in the table legends. • Tables must not be displayed as images.
MATHEMATICS AND EQUATIONS
• Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables must be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Subscripts and superscripts must be a smaller font size than the main text. • Type short mathematical expressions inline. • Longer expressions must appear as display math, as must expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as fractions). • Ensure that Equations are typed or created with a plug-in, such as Word Formula Editor or MathType. Mathematical expressions must not be displayed as images • Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math. • Number your equations sequentially. • Insert a blank line before and after each equation. • Whether equation numbers are on the right or left is the choice of the author(s). However, make sure to be consistent in this. • When proofing your document, pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics, especially symbols and notation drawn from other-than-standard fonts.
Editor-in-Chief W. Jean Kwon; St. John’s University, USA
Book Review Editor Andreas Richter; Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich; Germany
Associate Editors Bill Chang; National Chengchi University; Taiwan Renbao Chen; National University of Singapore J. David Cummins; Temple University Gerard Dickinson; City University of London; United Kingdom Georges Dionne; HEC Montréal; Canada Christian Gollier; University of Toulouse; France Martin Grace; Georgia State University Hunsoo Kim; SoonChunHyang University; Korea Howard Kunreuther; University of Pennsylvania; USA Gene Lai; Washington State University, USA Jackie Li, Macquarie University, Australia Wondon Lee; Daegu University; Korea Piman Limpaphayom; Chulalongkorn University; Thailand Richard MacMinn; Illinois State University Yasushi Morimiya; Meiji University; Japan Harry Panjer; University of Waterloo; Canada Jochen Ruß; Institut für Finanz und Aktuarwissenschaften; Germany S. Hun Seog; Seoul National University; Korea Michael Sherris; University of New South Wales; Australia Mike Smith; Ohio State University, USA Qixiang Sun; Peking University; China Larry Tzeng; National Taiwan University; Taiwan Kip Viscusi; Vanderbilt University, USA Shaun Wang; Georgia State University, USA Zhigang Xie; Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; China Wei Zheng; Peking University; China