Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (JAPC) is an international journal whose academic mission is to bring together specialists from diverse scholarly disciplines to discuss and interpret language in communication issues as they pertain to people of Asian Pacific regions and in their immigrant communities worldwide. The journal’s academic orientation is generalist, passionately committed to interdisciplinary approaches to language in communication studies relating to people in and from Asian Pacific regions.
Thematic issues of previously published issues of JAPC include Cross-Cultural Communications: Literature, Language, Ideas; Sociolinguistics in China; Japan Communication Issues; Mass Media in the Asian Pacific; Comic Art in Asia, Historical Literacy, and Political Roots; Communication Gains through Student Exchanges & Study Abroad; Language Issues in Malaysia; English Language Development in East Asia; The Teachings of Writing in the Pacific Basin; Language and Identity in Asia; The Economics of Language in the Asian Pacific; Culture, Contexts, and Communication in Multicultural Australia and New Zealand; Media Discourse in Greater China; Institutional Politeness in (South) East Asia.

JAPC publishes its articles Online First.

JAPC was previously published by Multilingual Matters (vols. 1-7) and Ablex (vols. 8-9).

Sample issue: JAPC 27:1
Chief Editors
Marinus van den Berg | Leiden University
Howard Giles | University of California at Santa Barbara
Herbert D. Pierson | St. John's University
Executive Editorial Board
Mary Jiang Bresnahan | Michigan State University
Deborah A. Cai | Temple University
Kara Chan | HK Baptist University
Hui-Ching Chang | SUNY Albany
Florian Coulmas | University of Duisburg-Essen
John Edwards | St. Francis Xavier & Dalhousie University
Alan Hirvela | Ohio State University
Janet Holmes | Victoria University of Wellington
Björn H. Jernudd | Washington, D.C.
Robert B. Kaplan | Port Angeles, WA
Min-Sun Kim | University of Hawaii
Arthur C. Lau | City University of New York
Li Wei | UCL IOE
Helen Marriott | Monash University
Eungjun Min | Rhode Island College
Sik Hung Ng | Renmin University of China
Hiroshi Ota | Aichi Shukutoku University
Ellen Rafferty | University of Wisconsin
Ali Salman | Taylor’s University
Shi-xu | Hangzhou Normal University
Hsi-Yao Su | National Taiwan Normal University
Minglang Zhou | University of Maryland
Editorial Advisory Board
Michael Bond | Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Stanley Feldstein | University of Maryland
Joseph P. Forgas | University of New South Wales
Braj B. Kachru | University of Illinois at Urbana
Jeffrey Kinkley | St. John's University
Eddie C.Y. Kuo | Nanyang Technological University
John A. Lent | International Journal of Comic Art
Casey Lum | William Paterson University
Don R. McCreary | University of Georgia
Wang Min | St. John's University
Danjie Su | University of Arkansas
Stella Ting-Toomey | California State University
Q.S. Tong | Sun Yat Sen University
Amy B.M. Tsui | University of Hong Kong
Wang Lei | Zhejiang Gongshang University
Shouhui Zhao | University of Bergen
Subscription Info

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 30 (2020): 2 issues; ca. 320 pp. EUR 251.00 EUR 291.00
Volume 29 (2019): 2 issues; ca. 320 pp. EUR 246.00 EUR 285.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 75.00 (online‑only: EUR 70.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

For Volumes 8-9 please contact Elsevier.

For Volumes 1-7 please contact Multilingual Matters.

Available back-volumes

Online-only Print + online
Complete backset
(Vols. 10‒28; 2000‒2018)
38 issues;
6,080 pp.
EUR 4,324.00 EUR 4,561.00
Volume 28 (2018) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 239.00 EUR 277.00
Volume 27 (2017) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 269.00
Volume 26 (2016) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 261.00
Volume 25 (2015) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 253.00
Volume 24 (2014) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 246.00
Volume 23 (2013) 2 issues; 320 pp. EUR 232.00 EUR 239.00
Volumes 10‒22 (2000‒2012) 2 issues; avg. 320 pp. EUR 225.00 each EUR 232.00 each

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General