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. However, in special issue, Korea Journal is focusing only on changes in modern and contemporary Korean society and its meaning.
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. Korea Journal offers express review and publication and is provided as open-access to readers, making all research results freely available online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2,000 to 3,000 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.
All manuscripts submitted to Korea Journal are supposed to be initially screened by the Editor-in-Chief or an editorial board member who has expertise in the subject discussed. Afterwards, the manuscript accepted for peer-review will undergo double blind review by two experts in the field as recommended by members of the editorial board. Evaluation process will usually take up to 6 months from the submission date till the notification of the final result.
We also welcome proposals for special issues on topics of relevance to the aims and scope of the journal. In special issue, Korea Journal is focusing only on changes in modern and contemporary Korean society and its meaning. If the proposal covers the ancient and the medieval period mainly, we would like to recommend you to find more proper journal. Please refer to the 'Sample', and submit your proposal directly by e-mail to email@example.com.
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.
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.
Korea Journal 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.
※ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- Starting from the 2021 JCR release, it will be calculated for all journals in the Web of Science Core Collection™.
- Korea Journal is ranked in category of Asian Studies (Q2, 57.50%) in 2021 JCR.