[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 publication in 1998, the RKS has been striving to stimulate dialogue
and promote the exchange of 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 2013 and future issues of the journal. 

The paper should be an unpublished original work of the author(s) and not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



Submission Period and Manuscript Format

I. Research Articles

1.  Submission deadlines:    

English          August 15, 2013  for December 2013 Issue (Vol. 16-2)  

February 5, 2014  for June 2014 Issue (Vol. 17-1)

Korean          August 15, 2013  for June 2014 Issue (Vol. 17-1)

February 5, 2014  for December 2014 Issue (Vol. 17-2)

Proposed articles should be submitted 3.5-6 months in advance in English,
or 10 months in advance in Korean from the publication date in order to
allow for peer review and pre-publication editorial work. 

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 deadlines:            October 1, 2013  for December
2014 Issue
                             April 1, 2014  for June 2015 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 two (2) pages in length
and include: 

i.       the proposed theme of the issue 

ii.      the contribution of the research 

iii.     the names, academic affiliations, and contact information of 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 elect to write a thematic article in addition
to the general introduction to the issue. 

iv.     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. 


5.    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 7-10 months before the
publication date. Please contact the editors in advance for submissions in


III. Materials on Korean Studies 

1.      Submission deadlines: August 15, 2013  for December 2013 Issue
(Vol. 16-2)

February 5, 2014  for June 2014 Issue (Vol. 17-1) 

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 only
happen after advance consultation 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 the translation. 

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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