APF was founded in 1994 by Professor C. Paraskevopoulos at York University, Department of Economics and created in order to promote scholarship and debate. Originally housed at York University, both APF and Athenian Policy Forum inspired critical and progressive thinking in Economics. Later, with the guidance of Professor Paraskevopoulos, APF broadened its focus to provide more inclusive interdisciplinary studies in Health, Law, Criminology, Psychology, Social Policy and also ventured into Humanities.
Today APF has no individual owner and this ownership is arms length. APF is run by a team of dedicated staff and a collective of social justice advocates, academics and service professionals.
We also venturing into fiction – a fairly broad range of genres, children’s and young adult fiction, self-help, memoirs, and spiritual books.
APF publishes on the basis of consensus, once blind peer assessments are considered. The Editorial Board recommends arms- length peers /scholars whose expertise are in the area of the manuscript to be assessed. Profits are used to defray administrative costs and support the publications of young / junior scholars whose work would otherwise not be published given their critical perspectives on controversial equity and social justice subjects. APF hopes that the books produced will, in some measure, contribute to eradicating injustice.