Aims & Scope

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.

The Publication History

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-ND license in order to enhance dissemination of the research published in the journal home and abroad. So, this open access publication is mutually beneficial to authors and readers (users) and promotes the advancement of knowledge commons.

ISSN

1229-0076

Indexing

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).

Journal Policies
Article Processing Charges

There is neither article processing charges nor submission fees for any submitted or accepted articles.

Copyright Policy

The copyrights of published articles in the journal is transferred to the publisher. The articles will be distributed under the CC-BY-ND license, which means that anyone may freely distribute, use, and resue 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.

Disclaimer

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.

Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief

LEE Kang Hahn (The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea)

Managing Editor

KO Chanmi (The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea)

Managing Editor
  • Ki-Ryun SUNG (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Ho-Chul SEO (The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea)
  • Yelee AN (The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea)
  • Ho KIM (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • KIM Yun Jeong (Korea University, Korea)
  • CHO Sung San (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
  • Jamie Jungmin YOO (Yonsei University, Korea)
  • YEOM Bokgyu (University of Seoul, Korea)
  • Edward SHULTZ (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)
  • Sun Joo KIM (Harvard University, USA)
  • Yannick BRUNETON (Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7, France)
  • Marion EGGERT (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany)
  • MATSUDA Toshihiko (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Japan)
  • LIN Yueh-hui (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • LI Huazi (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China)

General

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 (review@aks.ac.kr) as an attachment in MS Word document (.doc) format.

Submission Types and Format
I. Research articles

A manuscript should be no more than 9,000 words in length, including the following contents:

  • i. a cover page including:
    • an email address, a mailing address and a short introduction about the author(s)/contributor(s).
    • an abstract in the length around 200 words and 4-5 keywords
  • ii. a list of references of no more than five (5) pages
  • iii. tables and figures, if any
    Submissions that does not conform to the basic requirements as mentioned above may be subject to rejection or re-submission before the peer-review process.
II. Overview or translation of primary sources for Korean studies

An overview article of source materials/archives for Korean studies should be no more than 9,000 words in length, including the following contents:

  • i. a cover page including:
    • an email address, a mailing address, and a short introduction about the author(s)/contributor(s).
    • an abstract in the length around 200 words and 4-5 keywords
  • ii. a list of references of no more than five (5) pages
  • iii. tables and figures, if any

An annotated translation of primary sources on Korea should include the following contents:

  • i. a cover page including:
    • an email address, a mailing address, and a short introduction about the author(s)/contributor(s).
    • bibliographical information of the source, the an introductory note in length around 200 words, and 4-5 keywords
  • ii. Footnotes, tables and figures, or reproductions of the original text may be added, if necessary.
    In the event of publication, the author is responsible for acquiring high-resolution images of the text, along with permission to publish them.
Peer-Review Process
  • Initial review will be shortly processed by the editorial board (within 7 days) whether a submitted manuscript meets the formatting guidelines and scope of the journal.
  • The manuscript accepted for peer-review will undergo blind review by two experts in the field as recommended by members of the editorial board.
  • Evaluation process will usually take up to 3 months from the submission date till the notification of the result. Should the review process take longer, the author will be notified.
  • Publication approval of a manuscript will be confirmed by the editorial board after sufficient revisions (if necessary) are made by the author(s). A pre-publication approval can be issued on request thereafter.
  • The journal editors reserve the right to make stylistic amendments including grammar, Romanization, and citation format without consulting the author. Final proofs incorporating any such corrections will be sent to the author for final approval.
Research Ethics

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:

1. Plagiarism
  • Inclusion of contents or ideas taken from others' published works (in academic journals, books, or proceedings) without proper attribution.
  • Use of contents that are derived from other's primary materials, whether published or not, or from their intellectual property, without crediting original authorship and/or sources.
2. Redudant/Duplicate Publication
  • Submission of a manuscript that has been accepted for publication in another journal.
  • Submission of a manuscript that is being reviewed for publication by another journal.

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.

Contact Point (Managing Editor)
For further information regarding manuscript submission, please contact:
  • Ko Chanmi, Managing Editor of The Review of Korean Studies 323 Haogae-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea 13455
  • Phone : +82-31-730-8746
  • Email : review@aks.ac.kr

Submission

  • For submission, please send email to review@aks.ac.kr
  • Currently, the online submission is not available. Apologies for this inconvenience.
Open Access (OA)

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 contents of the journal are available immediately upon publication without embargo period.

Copyright Policy

The copyright to all published materials and related rights are transferred to the publisher, the Academy of Korean Studies, with the author(s)’ consent. However, the author(s) can freely distribute and use the article, provided that a proper reference is made to the original source of publication and to the publisher. Regarding the republication of the article, the author(s) do not need to request the publisher’s permission.

Details on the Use of the Articles of the Review of Korean Studie
Reader Benefit

Publisher applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivative License to works it publishes and allows free immediate access to original works of all types. Anyone can download, distribute, or reprint the contents with no changes.

Reuse Benefit

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.

Self-archiving Benefit

Publisher applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivative License to works it publishes. Under this license, even though the publisher owns the copyright, authors are allowed to post or archive the post-print version or VoR (version of record, final version) anywhere.

Originality and Duplicate Publication

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 Statement

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.

Process to Manage the Research and Publication Misconduct

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.

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JCI(Journal Citation Indicator)
  • The Review of Korean Studies is newly ranked in category of Asian Studies (Q3, 28.16%) in 2020 JCR (Journal Citation Index).
  • The Review of Korean Studies is ranked in category of Asian Studies (Q4, 18.50%) in 2021 JCR.
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