History of the Journal

México y la Cuenca del Pacífico: the story of its evolution.

 

México y la Cuenca del Pacífico (MyCP) was founded in 1998 by initiative from professors/researchers of the Pacific Studies Department (DEP) of the University Center of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of Guadalajara (UDG), in response to the interest aroused in the Asia-Pacific region by the financial crisis that hit Asia in 1997.

 

MyCP started as a quarterly newsletter and gradually added submissions from outside contributors. During the first years of publication, each issue of the Journal was devoted to a member economy of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC). It was only in 2008 that the Editorial Board established a new policy not to restrict the publication to a single country. Since then, each issue of MyCP publishes articles that focus on the study of politics, culture, economy and society of the Asia-Pacific countries, as well as on the integration processes in the region, with an interdisciplinary approach.

 

Thus, MyCP was consolidated into a publication platform for Asia-Pacific studies involving academic specialists from domestic and international institutions. After fourteen years of uninterrupted publication, 44 issues have presented a total of 296 articles covering topics relating to the economics, international relations, politics, society and culture of the countries in the region.

 

MyCP is a pioneering academic Journal in Mexico and Latin America. The quality of the material published is backed by a strict process of peer review. The Review Committee is comprised of forty-one experts from domestic and international academic institutions. MyCP is indexed at   Índice de Revistas Mexicanas de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica del CONACYT, Lat-Am-Studies; the LATINDEX of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Catálogo Colectivo de Publicaciones Periódicas de la Biblioteca Nacional de España (Collective Catalog of Publications of the National Library of Spain) and CLASE (Latin American Index of Social Sciences and Humanities).

 

The print version of MyCP has consisted of a circulation of 600 copies, which are distributed free of charge among academic, government and business entities at the local, national and international levels.

 

In order to bring MyCP into the new global trend of online publications, the Editorial Board of the Journal has decided to publish MyCP in an electronic version from 2012 on, in addition to the print version. The new format will allow MyCP to more effectively reach a wider range of readers and contributors, serving as a reference source for those seeking an academic perspective on the dynamics of Asia Pacific issues.