Korea Journal is a peer reviewed,
international and interdisciplinary research journal that focuses on all aspects of Korean studies.

Korea Journal

Korea Journal was published in 1961 with the goal of promoting Korean Studies around the world. It is the standard journal read by Korean Studies specialists around the world and is a must-read for anyone seriously interested in East Asian or Korean Studies.

Submissions are solicited in all the social and human sciences areas, including history, literature, philosophy, art, economics, psychology, religion, political science, anthropology and sociology. Korea Journal offers express review and publication and is provided as open-access to readers, making all research results freely available online.

Korea Journal has been indexed in A&HCI (Arts and Humanities Citation Index) since 2001. It is also indexed in Scopus, MLA Directory of Periodicals, BAS (Bibliography of Asian Studies), and registered with the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Publisher
  • Byung-woo Ahn (The Academy of Korean Studies)
Editor-in-Chief
  • Myounhoi Do (Daejeon Univ.)
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
  • Henry Em (Yonsei Univ.)
Managing Editor
  • Jooyeun Son (The Academy of Korean Studies)
Editorial Board
  • Duol Kim (Myongji Univ.)
  • Eun Heo (Korea Univ.)
  • Hochul Seo (The Academy of Korean Studies)
  • MinJeong Baek (Catholic Univ. of Korea)
  • Yeonshik Choe (Dongguk Univ.)
  • You Kyung Son (Seoul National Univ.)
  • Andre Schmid (Univ. of Toronto)
  • David Shim (Univ. of Groningen)
  • Fumitoshi Yoshizawa (NUIS)
  • Heonik Kwon (Univ. of Cambridge)
  • Itagaki Ryuta (Doshisha Univ.)
  • Jin-kyung Lee (UC San Diego)
  • Jinsoo An (UC Berkeley)
  • Jungwon Kim (Columbia Univ.)
  • Nicholas Harkness (Harvard Univ.)
  • Todd Henry (UC San Diego)
  • Youngju Ryu (Univ. of Michigan)
Publication Fee
  • The publication costs for Korea Journal are covered by the Academy of Korean Studies, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.
Publishing Model
  • Open Access : The article will be published under a CC-BY-NC-ND license. This license means that anyone may freely read, download, distribute and make the article available to the public (in printed and electronic form), provided that the author and the journal as the source are acknowledged, whereas no commercial use is allowed and the work may not be altered, transformed or serve as the basis for a derivative work. All research articles published in Korea Journal are archived without delay in several international archives, and Korea Journal encourages self-archiving by authors.
Abstracting and Indexing Services
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Scopus
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Bibliography of Asian Sudies (BAS)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EBSCO Research Databases
  • Korea Citation Index (KCI)
  • Research Information Sharing Service (RISS)
  • Korea Open Access Journals (KOAJ)
  • Korea Open Access platform for Researchers (KOAR)
  • DBpia
  • 국회도서관
  • NAVER 학술정보
Editorial Office
  • Address :
    Munhyeong-gwan 221, 2F
    323 Haogae-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si
    Gyeonggi-do, 13455 Republic of Korea
  • E-mail : koreajournal@aks.ac.kr
  • Phone : 82-31-730-8745

Submission Guidelines

Korea Journal welcomes submissions of research articles or book reviews that present original research and make new contributions to the field of Korean Studies. Submissions are available at all times. Please submit your manuscript and brief curriculum vitae directly by e-mail to koreajournal@aks.ac.kr.

Research article should be written in English, and 7,000 to 9,000 words in length including footnotes, references, abstract, and key-words. Book review manuscript also should be written in English, and be in 1,500 words including footnotes and references. All manuscripts should be submitted as an electronic file attachment in Microsoft Word format only.

Manuscript must follow the Korea Journal Manual of Style and the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017). Authors should use the 'Revised Romanization of Korean' that was announced in 2000 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for romanization.

We also welcome proposals for special issues on topics of relevance to the aims and scope of the journal. Please refer to the 'Sample', and submit your proposal directly by e-mail to koreajournal@aks.ac.kr.

Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.
  1. Make sure you are submitting to the most suitable journal: Please refer to the all articles published in Korea Journal from the year of 1961 to the present.
  2. Understand the costs and funding options: The publication costs for Korea Journal are covered by the Academy of Korean Studies, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.
  3. Make sure your manuscript is accurate and readable: For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood.
  4. Understand the copyright agreement: The article will be published under a CC-BY-NC-ND license. This license means that anyone may freely read, download, distribute and make the article available to the public (in printed and electronic form), provided that the author and the journal as the source are acknowledged, whereas no commercial use is allowed and the work may not be altered, transformed or serve as the basis for a derivative work. For detailed copyright guidelines, click 'Copyright Transfer Agreement'.
To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.
  1. Click 'Manual of Style Guidelines' and find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit.
  2. Read and agree to our Editorial Policies.
  3. Make sure of our Research Ethics.

    In regards with the ethics of research writing of KJ, that of the Review of Korean Studies, an English-language journal published by the Academy, is applied, which is included in 'The Review of Korean Studies Code of Ethics for Research Publication'.

After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the community and beyond.
  1. Who decides whether my work will be accepted?―Peer-review policy

    Korea Journal operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are not aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, and the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Publication of research articles by Korea Journal is dependent primarily on their validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

    Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is academically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

  2. Spreading the word―Promoting your publication

    Articles are widely promoted through email updates, table of contents, email alerts, postings on the homepage, and press releases to the general―all resulting in increasing levels of accesses for each article. Korea Journal is also promoted at many major conferences to bring your work to the attention of professionals in your field. You can also promote your article via your own email lists, online links, listservs, distribution at conferences.

Contact

  • The online submission system is temporarily closed. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Please submit your manuscript and brief curriculum vitae directly by e-mail to koreajournal@aks.ac.kr
  • Submissions are available at all times, and the review process takes on average about three to six month.
  • For any queries, please contact this editorial office.
    • Address :
      Munhyeong-gwan 221, 2F
      323 Haogae-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si
      Gyeonggi-do, 13455 Republic of Korea
    • E-mail : koreajournal@aks.ac.kr
    • Phone : 82-31-730-8745
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