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About Asian Dispute Review

Asian Dispute Review (Asian DR) is a quarterly journal, sponsored by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Hong Kong Mediation Council, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.

With a hard copy circulation of over 5,000 copies, Asian DR's readership comprises lawyers, legal consultants, arbitrators, mediators, ADR neutrals, in-house counsel, academics and other readers who are interested in private dispute resolution. Asian DR's geographical distribution ranges from Hong Kong to other areas of Asia and throughout the world. It is also available on www.kluwerarbitration.com

Asian DR is one of the most established journals of its kind in the region, and has been in circulation since 1999.

The General Editors of Asian DR are Romesh Weeramantry and John Choong, and the Consulting and Technical Editor is Robert Morgan. They are supported by an Editorial Advisory Board and a Supervisory Board comprising members with a broad range of expertise in the dispute resolution in Asia and elsewhere.

Submission Guidelines

Each edition of Asian DR generally comprises approximately 5 papers, a Jurisdiction Focus article and a book review. We welcome the submission of papers for consideration from any of our readers. The Submission Guidelines are as follows:

Papers should:

  • focus on Asia-related topics on arbitration, mediation or other forms of ADR or be a text version (modified if necessary) of addresses or lectures delivered in the Asian region;
  • be written in a style that is easily understood by lay readers;
  • not discuss substantive law, although brief comment on substantive law may be included to the extent that it adds to the understanding of the arbitration/ADR content;
  • not have been published in or submitted to another journal or newsletter, or be available online;
  • not be on a subject covered in depth by any paper in the previous two issues of Asian DR;
  • be approximately 2,000 – 2,500 words in length, and must not exceed 3,000 words;
  • contain no more than 30 endnotes, the content of which should primarily be concerned with referencing and citation and not include further text; and
  • give proper and up to date citations from the law reports for all reported cases or, where not reported, neutral citations.


A Jurisdiction Focus article should:

  • cover an Asian jurisdiction;
  • highlight the jurisdiction's main arbitration-related developments, which may include case law, legislation and institutional rules, from the past two years;
  • be written in a style that is easily understood by lay readers;
  • be approximately 3,000 words in length, and must not exceed 3,500 words; and
  • not have been published in or submitted to another journal or newsletter, or be available online.


Book reviews should:

  • generally concern books published on Asia-related topics on arbitration, mediation or other forms of ADR;
  • be written in a style that is easily understood by lay readers;
  • be approximately 1,000 words in length, and must not exceed 1,500 words;
  • not have been published in or submitted to another journal or newsletter, or be available online;
  • list the following information in a footnote: (1) the ISBN number, (2) page counts for both and Arabic numbered pages, (3) whether the book is casebound or in soft cover, and (4) the name of the publisher of the book.


All papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format of no less than 12pt, Times New Roman preferred. Please adopt simple formatting in the submitted copy.

In order to schedule topics for each issue of the journal and to achieve a good balance of content, authors should submit a working title or brief summary of their proposed paper before commencing work on their contribution. All submitted papers are subject to approval by the Asian DR Editorial Advisory Board, which reserves the right either to reject them or to edit all material without further notice before publishing it.

The editorial team would be more than happy to discuss any ideas for papers. Please feel free to email the Editors at asiandr-editor@hkiac.org if you have any submission enquiries.