The Review of Korean Studies is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published in English by the Academy of Korean Studies. Its goal is to stimulate dialogue and exchange ideas, theories, and perspectives among Koreanists in both Asia and the West, by publishing cutting-edge articles in all subfields of Korean Studies. Especially, we welcome research articles on premodern Korean Studies which have been less discussed and introduced in the Korean Studies field.
Since its first publication in 1998, the journal has been biannually published in June and December. As of 2020, the journal changed to an open access journal under a CC-BY-NC-ND license in order to enhance dissemination of the research published in the journal home and abroad. Since December 2023, due to changes in policy of the publisher, a CC-BY-ND license has been newly applied to the journal.
The journal is indexed in Scopus, ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index in Web of Science Core Collection), KCI, MLA International Bibliography, and BAS (Bibliography of Asian Studies).
There is neither article processing charges nor submission fees for any submitted or accepted articles.
The copyrights of published articles in the journal are transferred to the publisher. The articles will be distributed under the CC-BY-ND license, which means that anyone may freely distribute, use, and reuse the published articles, provided that the authors and the journal as the source are acknowledge, whereas the work may not be altered, transformed, or serve as the basis for a derivative work.
Articles published in the journal do not represent the views of the publisher. Individual authors are solely responsible for opinions expressed and accuracy of facts published in articles and reviews.
LEE Kang Hahn (The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea)
KO Chanmi (The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea)
The Academy of Korean Studies welcomes submissions of papers in any field of Korean studies for publication consideration in the Review of Korean Studies. The paper should be an unpublished original work of the author(s) and not under publication consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time during the year, in any subject within the field of Korean studies. In the preparation of manuscripts, authors are requested to observe the standards specified by the journal. In general, authors should follow the style guidelines established in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th Edition). Manuscripts should be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an attachment in MS Word document (.doc) format.
A manuscript should be no more than 9,000 words in length, including the following contents:
An overview article of source materials/archives for Korean studies should be no more than 9,000 words in length, including the following contents:
An annotated translation of primary sources on Korea should include the following contents:
All fields of scholarly research presume that one's own work is original and others' work is clearly attributed. Prospective contributors should avoid the followings:
Should any author be judged by the editorial board of the journal to have violated of the research ethics as mentioned above, the author(s) will not be eligible to make an individual or co-authored submission to the journal for three years from the date of violation.
The Review of Korean Studies is an open access journal. All the articles of the journal are distributed and used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivative License (CC-BY-ND), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the articles are cited appropriately, whereas they may not be altered, transformed, or serve as the basis for a derivative work. To reuse parts or all the contents of the published articles in other books or media for scholarly, educational, or even commercial purposes, the process of permission request to the publisher is not necessary. However, the work may be redistributed as a derivative work (such as translations) by none but the author(s). All the contents of the journal are available immediately upon publication without embargo period. (* As for the creative commons license, there have been changes in policy. The journal was changed to an open access journal under a CC-BY-NC-ND license in 2020. Since 2023, however, a CC-BY-ND license has been newly applied to the journal.)
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Publisher applies the Creative Commons Attributio-NonDerivative License to works it publishes and allows the author(s) unrestricted reuse of original works of all types.
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All submitted manuscripts should be original. Submission of a manuscript that has been accepted for publication or is being reviewed for publication in other journals is judged as duplicate publication which prospective contributors to the journal should avoid. Submission of the same contents manuscript in another language that has been accepted for publication in other journals is disallowed, as well. Any part of the accepted manuscript for the journal publication should not be duplicated in any other research works without proper attribution.
Conflict of Interest can occur when the author or the author’s institution, the reviewer, the editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence or bias his or her actions. If there are any conflicts of interest or such potentials, the author should disclose them in the manuscript before submission.
Should any author be judged by the journal’s ethics committee to have violated of the publication ethics as mentioned above, the author will not be eligible to make an individual or co-authored submission to the journal for three years from the date of violation.Publication Ethics Download
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