The Korea Journal was founded in 1961 with the goal of promoting Korean Studies around the world. In 1991, it became a quarterly academic publication, and since 1988, it has sought to integrate the humanities and social sciences. KJ 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. Each issue focuses on a particular topic that is comprehensively addressed in several academic articles by the top scholars in the field.
The Korea Journal has been indexed in Thomson Reuters’ Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) and Current Contents/Arts & Humanities since 2001. It is also indexed in Scopus and registered with the National Research Foundation of Korea.
Keongil KIM (The Academy of Korean Studies)
Vladimir TIKHONOV (Univ. of Oslo)
Remco BREUKER (Leiden Univ.)
Dae Seok CHOI (Ewha Womans Univ.)
Anders KARLSSON (SOAS, Univ. of London)
Kwi-bae KIM (Korean Natl. Commission for UNESCO)
Kyung Hyun KIM (Univ. of California at Irvine)
Boduerae KWON (Korea Univ.)
Nayoung Aimee KWON (Duke Univ.)
Kanghahn LEE (The Academy of Korean Studies)
Roald H. MALIANGKAIJ (Australian National Univ.)
Seungsook MOON (Vassar College)
Laura NELSON (Univ. of California at Berkeley)
Chanseung PARK (Hanyang Univ.)
Michael PETTID (Binghamton Univ.)
Jörg PLASSEN (Ruhr-Univ. Bochum)
Andre SCHMID (Univ. of Toronto)
Book Review Editor
Mark E. CAPRIO (Rikkyo Univ.)
Daniel C. KANE
The Korea Journal (KJ) welcomes submissions of scholarly articles or book reviews that present original research and make new contributions to the field of Korean Studies. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by three specialists in the discipline of the submitted paper; authors will be informed of the results of the review within six months of the date of submission. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to the guidelines and instructions provided below.
Manuscripts not in adherence to these guidelines may be returned without review.
○ Manuscripts submitted to KJ should not have been published, accepted for publication, or currently under review for publication elsewhere.
○ Only electronic files adhering to the Journal's guidelines will be accepted for review. KJ only accepts MS Word files (.doc and .docx). If electronic submission is not possible, please contact the editorial staff at the email address listed below.
○ Article manuscripts should range between 6,000 and 9,000 words, including footnotes and references. A 200-word abstract and 6-8 keywords must also be included in the submission.
○ Manuscripts should be double-spaced with minimum 2.5cm left and right margins and 4.5cm top and bottom margines. Standard 11- or 12-point font should be used.
○ Please use parenthetical author-date text citations (e.g. [Kim 1990, 21-22]) and include a complete reference list. Footnotes should be used sparingly for supplementary explanations to the text. KJ follows the stylistic rules set out in the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition). Authors are encouraged to consult the most recent issues of KJ for guidance on style and format.
○ The following romanization systems should be used for Asian languages:
- Korean: new romanzation system by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Korea
- Chinese: pinyin system
- Japanese: New Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Kenkyusha, 1990) system.
Individual : $60