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Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education
Special edition

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education (APJCE) welcomes submissions for the special issue based on the theme of the 2016 ACEN conference (WIL 2020: Pushing The Boundaries). Submitted papers must be extended, more detailed, and refined versions of the proceedings paper presented at the ACEN conference (i.e., extended literature review, more detailed methodology/methods, and greater literature informed critical discussion), and must fit within the theme of the conference.

There will be up to 9 submissions selected for the special issue. Authors of submitted papers that are deemed suitable for publication by the editorial board but not selected for the special issue, can select to have the paper published in the general APJCE publication run.

The journal has a wide audience beyond the Australia and surrounding areas, including authors and readership from the North America, UK, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. There is no charge for submitting and publishing a paper with APJCE, the journal is fully online, and has free open access. All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process.

Key dates:

Full paper submission: 31st of October, 2016

Reviewers' feedback: Dec/Feb, 2016

Final paper submission: 31st of Mar, 2017

Publication date: May/June, 2017

All submissions and queries should be to the journal Editor, Dr Karsten Zegwaard (

For Instructions to Authors, please refer to the APJCE webpage for further details (


The Gold Sponsor of the ACEN 2016 Conference is Intersective, supporting work-integrated learning in Australia


Performance Careers is a Silver Sponsor of the ACEN 2016 Conference

Performance Careers

InPlace is a Silver Sponsor of the ACEN 2016 Conference


The Conference Dinner is generously sponsored by The University of Queensland

The Universiy of Queensland

The Welcome Reception is generously sponsored by RMIT University

RMIT University

The Networking Function is sponsored by HERDSA


The ACEN Conference is grateful for the support of

Macquarie University
Western Sydney University
Education for Practice Institute - Charles Sturt University

Partner organisations

South African Society for Cooperative Education
Canadian Association fo Co-operative Education
New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education
National Association of Field Experience Administrators Inc.
Thai Associataion for Cooperative Education