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Call for Papers

1 - 20 June 2021
Call for Papers

The Student Think Tank for Europe and Asia Relations (STEAR) invites young researchers, scholars, and authors to submit their original research for publication in an international peer-reviewed research journal. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed, with selected entries published in our online journal.


After publication, authors will be issued with:

  • A digital publication certificate

  • Global opportunities to present your paper in our seminars and conferences

Aim & Scope

Interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in scope, the Journal of Asia and Europe Relations covers the latest research on all topics relevant to Asia and Europe relations that focus on theory, policy, and/or practice. The journal aims to provide readers with a truly global and comparative perspective. The Journal of Asia and Europe Relations 2021 will feature articles that will be published digitally with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN).


After submitting an abstract, selected contributors will have their work reviewed by our editorial team and get the opportunity to develop their abstract into a full-length article.


This journal is primarily aimed at policy issues and, ideally, the role of youth engagement. Our global policy-makers include young academics, professionals, and future leaders of highly relevant fields. All papers will go through the peer-review process to meet STEAR’s standards.


Topics of interest for the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Culture 

  • Economics

  • Environment

  • Gender and Sexuality

  • History

  • Human Rights

  • International Trade

  • Law Legal Studies

  • Politics

  • Public Health

  • Security

  • Technology

  • Youth Empowerment

The Submission Process

Please submit your papers or abstract by clicking here.

  • The abstract should be no longer than 300 words, while the article can range from 4000 to 5000 words.

  • Please refer to our Formatting Guidelines below before sending in your submission.


Important deadlines are:

  • Abstract Submission: 1-20 June 2021

  • Notification of Acceptance: 30 June  2021

  • First Draft Submission: 31  July 2021

  • Second Draft Submission: 31  August 2021

  • The Journal of Asia and Europe Relations 2021 Published: mid-September 2021 (TBA)

Author Eligibility

  • We welcome researchers, scholars, and young professionals from all disciplinary backgrounds between the age of 18-30 to send in their submissions. 

  • Abstracts, as well as final articles, can be submitted by individual authors as well as small teams of authors.


For any questions regarding deadlines, submissions, or content-related matters, please contact our Editors in Chief via steareditor@gmail.com

Author Guidelines 

Our goal is to provide you with a professional experience at each stage of the review and publication process. Some responsibilities sit with you as the author. We expect that you will:


  • Respond to any queries during the publication process.

  • Be accountable for all aspects of your work. This includes investigating and resolving any questions about the accuracy or research integrity. STEAR will not tolerate plagiarism; if detected, the penalty may lead to disqualification.

  • Treat communications between you and the journal editor as confidential until an editorial decision has been made.

  • Respect research ethics for authorship. These state that you must:

    • Include anyone who has made a meaningful contribution to the submission (anyone else involved in the paper should be listed in the acknowledgements).

    • Exclude anyone who hasn’t contributed to the paper or chosen not to be associated with the research.

Formatting Guidelines

File format: 

  • The uploaded file should be provided in Microsoft Word format. You are welcome to submit a PDF version alongside the Word file. However, PDFs alone are not acceptable.

  • Please use  British English spelling consistently throughout.


Article details:

  • Each paper should be submitted with a front page including a title, the name of the author(s), an author profile (three or four sentences, italicised), and short abstract (up to 300 words).

  • For a team of authors, please kindly indicate the corresponding author for contacting the editorial office.


Size and style:

  • Times New Roman

  • Title: size 18 and bold

  • Heading: size 14 and bold

  • Body: size 12

  • Footnote and page number: size 10


Graphs and diagrams: 

  • Where used, these should be captioned and referenced appropriately in APA style. 


Page Margins: 

  • Please stick to the default margins of Microsoft Word (1 inch all around). 


Bullet Points: 

  • These should be formatted consistently throughout the article in the form of round bullet points (instead of dashes).



  • The final article should be between 4000 and 5000 words in length. This does not include the abstract, references, and any appendices that you might want to use.


Citation Style: 

  • APA Style