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 two specialists in the discipline of the submitted paper; The peer review process takes at least six months to complete. 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 7,000 and 9,000 words, including footnotes and references. A 200-word abstract and 6-8 keywords must also be included in the submission. Book review manuscript should be 1,500 words, including footnotes and references.
  • 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 (17th 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.

For detailed guidelines, click here. Submission of your article indicates your agreement to abide by the Korea Journal Manual of Style (KJMS). Acceptance decisions are always conditional pending delivery of agreed manuscript adhering to the KJ style and reproducibility requirements. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the manuscript conforms to KJ standards and requirements.
Accepted manuscripts that fail to satisfy these requirements will not be published. Manuscripts will be edited according to the Journal’s stylistic guidelines regarding punctuation, capitalization, and the romanization of Korean names. Minor changes may be made in the interest of clarity without consulting the author(s).

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. For detailed copyright guidelines, click here.

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