Editorial Preface to the special issue

Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal

ISSN: 2517-679X

Article publication date: 29 April 2021

Issue publication date: 17 May 2021



(2021), "Editorial Preface to the special issue", Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 24 No. 1, pp. 2-3. https://doi.org/10.1108/PAP-06-2021-058



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Copyright © 2021, Peter K.W. Fong


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Public Administration and Policy (PAP) – An Asia-Pacific Journal was first published in 1992 jointly by the Hong Kong Public Administration Association and the City University of Hong Kong. It was suspended in 2005 due to the departure of the Editor-in-Chief. In Spring 2012, it was re-launched with the support of a new co-publisher, the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). The e-version of the journal was also introduced in 2013 and has been available for readers through the HKPAA and PolyU SPEED’s websites. In 2018, we had a successful collaboration partnership with Emerald Publishing Limited in the UK. Since then, PAP has been published online in open access on the Emerald Insight Platform. In 2021, PAP celebrates its 30th anniversary of its establishment and 10th anniversary of its re-launch.

PAP now publishes three issues and over twenty articles per year and is indexed and abstracted by: CrossRef, EBSCO Discovery Service, Google Scholar, Summons (ProQuest), WorldCat. It has been accepted by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), and will soon apply for Scopus for impact ranking. Academics and practitioners in public administration, management, public policy, and related fields are welcomed to contribute papers to PAP.

In this special issue on “Regulatory Governance in a Globalizing World”, we are grateful to have Professor Carlos W.H. Lo from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Dr. Ning Liu from the City University of Hong Kong as guest editors. Papers from this special issue consist of seven articles. The first five articles are selected from the presentations during the “Unpacking the Complexity of Regulatory Governance in a Globalizing World: International Conference on Global Regulatory Governance” held on 4-6 July 2019 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The last two articles address the government policies and strategies in tackling the coronavirus pandemic in China and Indonesia. We hope these papers will enhance the understanding of the regulatory governance and policies on the COVID-19 in a globalizing world.

Peter K.W. Fong

Editor-in-Chief, PAP Journal

President, Hong Kong Public Administration Association

About the Editor-in-Chief

Professor Peter K.W. Fong, PhD (New York University), is President of Hong Kong Public Administration Association and Editor-in-Chief of PAP Journal. He teaches strategic management and supervises DBA students’ dissertations of University of Wales TSD and lectures Public Policy Values at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He holds Advisory/Visiting Professorships in Tongji, Tsinghua, Renmin, Tianjin Universities and HK PolyU. He is a fellow of HK Institute of Planners & Planning Institute Australia. He was a Teaching Fellow of Judge Business School, University of Cambridge; Director of EMBA programme, HKU Business School; Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, HKU; Executive Vice President of City University of Macao; Honorary Professor, China Training Centre for Senior Civil Servants in Beijing; Studies Director, Civil Service Training & Development Institute, HKSAR Government; Visiting Scholar, MIT; and Consultants, the World Bank and Delta Asia Bank. Peter K.W. Fong can be contacted at: fongpeter@netvigator.com

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