[KS] [The Review of Korean Studies] Call for papers - Articles, thematic issue proposals and sources for Korean studies

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The Review of Korean Studies 


Call for Papers: 

Articles, Proposals for Thematic Issues, 
and Primary Sources on Korean Studies


The Review of Korean Studies (RKS) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal
published in English by The Academy of Korean Studies biannually. Since its
first published in 1998, the RKS has been striving 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. RKS is widely recognized by scholars as one of the leading
English-language journals in the Korean Studies field. 

RKS is currently soliciting articles from potential authors in any field of
Korean Studies for publication in the following sections of the journal for
December, 2012 and future issues of the journal. 

The paper should be an unpublished original work of the author(s) and not
under publication consideration elsewhere. Book reviews, extended review
articles, reports on significant academic events and other relevant issues
to Korean studies may also be submitted. 



Submission Period and Manuscript Format

I. Research Articles

1.    Submission dates: August 15, 2012 for December, 2012 Issue (Vol. 15-
                 March 15 , 2013 for June, 2013 Issue (Vol. 16-1~2) 
Proposed articles should be submitted 6~3.5 months in advance of
publication in order to allow for peer review and pre-publication editorial

2.     A manuscript should normally be no more than thirty (30) pages in
length, including the following contents:

i.     an abstract of 150-200 words and four to five keywords,

ii.    a list of references of no more than five (5) pages,

iii.   tables and figures, if any.


3.    Authors who speak English as a second language are strongly
recommended to have their manuscript copy edited before submission.


II. Proposal Submission for Thematic Issues

1.     Submission dates: December 1, 2012 for December, 2013 Issue; 
                 June 1, 2013 for June, 2014 Issue. 
(* a minimum of one year in advance of publication).

2.    Thematic issues should include at least three and as many as five
articles, all of which must be original works of scholarship and should not
have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. 

3.     A proposal for a thematic issue should be 1-2 pages in length and

i.       the proposed theme of the issue; 

ii.    the contribution of the research; 

iii.   the names, academic affiliations, and contact information for the
proposed authors of the articles; 

iv.   tentative title and one-paragraph abstract of each article; 

v.    target publication date.


4.     The guest editor:

i.       RKS will review and select proposals that best fit the goals of
the journal, and the guest editor among the proposed authors.

ii.     The guest editor’s duties include, but are not limited to, writing
an introduction to the topic, working closely with the individual authors
to ensure that each thematic article is within the scope of the overall
topic, and meeting submission deadlines. The guest editor will be paid an
honorarium for conducting such duties. 

iii.    The guest editor may also recommend prospective reviewers for the
individual articles. To avoid potential conflicts of interest, however,
peer reviews will be conducted by the RKS editorial staff. 

iv.    The guest editor may elect to write a thematic article in addition
to the general introduction to the issue. 


4.    The RKS strongly recommends that all articles be written and
submitted in English. However, in special circumstances, articles may be
submitted in Korean for translation into English. Please contact the
editors in advance for our Korean submission policy.


III. Sources for Korean Studies 

1.     Submission dates: August 15, 2012 for December, 2012 Issue (Vol. 15-
                 March 15 , 2013 for June, 2013 Issue (Vol. 16-1~2)

2.     The section is a new feature of the RKS that is intended to
introduce primary sources and documents that provide significant insights
into the history and culture of Korea. An overview or meticulous
translation of primary sources may be submitted, with:

i.    Bibliographical information of the source,

ii.   150-200 word introduction.


2. Footnotes and 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.)

3. Publication of a manuscript exceeding 30 pages in length should be
consulted in advance with the chief editor and/or the editor.



Submission Guideline

All manuscripts should be submitted by email as an attachment in MS Word
document (.doc) format, with a cover page including an email address, a
mailing address and a short introduction about the
author(s)/contributor(s). In the preparation of manuscripts, authors are
requested to observe the standards specified by the RKS, which generally
follows the Chicago Manual of Styles, 16th Edition and the R/R system for
Korean romanization. Additional instructions for authors can be obtained
from the RKS website: 


Please send all submissions to the following email address:


Lee Ji-Hyun
Managing Editor, The Review of Korean Studies

review at aks.ac.kr     


323 Haogae-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, 
Gyeonggi-do 463-791, Republic of Korea 


Telephone (+82-31-709-8111, ext. 324), or fax (+82-31-709-4168).



Post -Submission Procedures

1.   All research manuscripts will be refereed by two (2) blind reviewers.
The translated primary sources may be blind-reviewed by one or two experts
of the field, based on which the submitter may be asked to revise

2.   Evaluation process will usually take up to 8 weeks from the submission
date till the notification of the result. Should the review process take
longer, the author will be notified. 

3.   The editors of the RKS 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.

4.   Publication approval of a manuscript will be confirmed by the RKS
editorial board after sufficient revisions (if necessary) are made by the
author(s) following initial RKS review. A pre-publication approval can be
issued on request thereafter.


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