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 email@example.com.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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'.
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.
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.
The copyright to all published materials and related rights are transferred to the journal’s publisher, the Academy of Korean Studies, with the author’ consent. However, the author 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 should request the publisher’s permission to reuse the article, beforehand.
In regards with the ethics of research writing of Korea Journal, 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'.
Sample Proposal of Special Issue
Copyright Transfer Agreement
Manual of Style Guidelines
- Korea Journal is newly ranked in category of Asian Studies (Q3, 45.40%) in 2020 JCR (Journal Citation Report).
- Korea Journal is ranked in category of Asian Studies (Q2, 57.50%) in 2021 JCR.