International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries (Special Issue, July 2017)

A preliminary one-page 300-word abstract of the paper (with 3-5 key words) should be submitted to the guest editors of the special issue by 1 October 2016

Details about the journal and the submission guidelines are available on 

Creative Industries (CI) in Asia are growing exponentially. Their rise has historically been from an environment beset with cultural, financial, legal and technical constraints. In order to side-step the many challenges, present in their respective home countries, CIs have had to innovate and they have done so with good success. As a result, CIs throughout Asia have not only increased their output in recent years but are also being consumed by a population with higher levels of disposable income. Given these developments in the arts, governments in the region have come to realize the financial potential of this industry and have moved to harness the creative economy for their broader agenda of growth. CIs are, at the dawn of the 21st century, undergoing considerable change as a result of increased digital technologies, the economic crisis of the past several years, and considerable changes in the regulatory framework. Support to CIs has, likewise, evolved rapidly, witnessing core changes in intellectual property law, increased support through state aid, and a greater recognition of their potential contribution to the economy. However challenges remain. These range from the legal and policy dimensions that cover areas of copyright and piracy; freedom of expression and censorship; technology and knowledge transfer; and government funding for the arts to private investment and social accountability. This special issue seeks to bring together papers from researchers who are examining emerging policies surrounding CIs in Asia. The aim is to identify key policies trends and their impact on CIs in Asia.

Submission Guidelines:  The special issue is scheduled for publication in July 2017. Papers are welcome from all disciplinary areas. An initial 300 word abstract should be sent to Dr. James Gomez and Dr. Pablo Ramirez by 1 October 2016. Full papers will be due by 1 February 2017 and will be peer reviewed. Research articles should not exceed 8,000 words (incl. footnotes and references). This special issue only accepts English-language articles. For detailed submission guidelines see: <>

IJCCI publishes two regular issues and one special issue each year containing 6-8 refereed articles in the following tracks:

  • Academic Research: manuscripts focusing on theoretical development and empirical research (6000-8000 words)
  • Industry Insight: case studies portraying the local industry practices (4000-6000 words)
  • Glocal Perspective:  local decisions, policies, actions that can provide enlightenment to the global development of cultural and creative industries (2000-4000 words)

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. James Gomez, Professor, Associate Dean, International Affairs, School of Communication Arts, Bangkok University, Email: james.gomez at 
  • Dr. Pablo Ramirez, Research Coordinator, International Affairs, School of Communication Arts, Bangkok University, Email: pablo.r at