The Korea Journal (ISSN 0023-3900) was founded in 1961 as a monthly journal by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, and has since become a quarterly journal. Published in March, June, September and December, the Korea Journal (hereafter KJ) aims to globally promote all facets of Korean studies. KJ originally focused on introducing traditional Korean culture to the world, but has shifted its focus to become a medium for intellectual dialogue and exchange between domestic and foreign scholars in the field of Korean Studies. The Journal includes articles, debates and book reviews. Since becoming a quarterly publication in 1991, KJ has made concerted efforts to disseminate original and outstanding research and book reviews as a premier academic journal.
The journal’s Editorial Board is composed of 18 independent scholars and one editorial advisor in the field of Korean philosophy, literature and history, political science, anthropology and sociology. KJ is circulated among Korean Studies institutes, universities, and agencies associated with UNESCO in 180 different countries.
KJ has long been widely recognized as one of the most important resources in the field of Korean Studies. Since 2001, it has been included in the resources of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI): Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) and Current Contents: Arts & Humanities under the category of Asian Studies.
As a significant resource of Korean Studies, KJ will continue to publish research that covers a broader and more diverse range of topics in the field.