(RKS) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published in English by The Academy of Korean Studies biannually. Its goal is 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 was first published in 1998 and became registered with the Korea Research Foundation in January 2004. 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 future issues of the journal. Articles must conform to the RKS Guidelines for Contributors and successfully complete the peer-review process.
In addition, we also welcome proposals from guest editors to organize thematic articles for publication in 2013 and 2014. Theme issues will typically include 3-5 research articles and a short introduction to the theme by the guest editor.
1. Prospective Publication Dates and Peer Review
– December 1, 2012 (Vol. 15-2); June and December 1, 2013 (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 work.
– Authors who speak English as a second language are strongly recommended to have their manuscript copy edited before submission.
2. Proposal Submission for Thematic Issues
i. 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).
ii. Proposal Guideline for Thematic Issues
A proposal for a thematic issue should be 1-2 pages in length and include:
- the proposed theme of the issue;
- the contribution of the research;
- the names, academic affiliations, and contact information for the proposed authors of the articles;
- tentative title and one-paragraph abstract of each article;
- target publication date.
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.
iii. Procedural Information for Thematic Issues
a. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the editors of RKS, whowill select proposals that best fit the goals of the journal.
b. RKS will commission a guest editor for the theme issue. The guest editor will be paid a small honorarium for his or her services.
c. The guest editor will be responsible for organizing the thematic articles. His or her 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 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.
d. The guest editor may elect to write a thematic article in addition to the general introduction to the issue.
e. Thematic articles must also conform to the RKS Guidelines for Contributors and successfully complete the peer-review process.
f. 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.
vi. Subjects of Previous Thematic Issues
- Confucianism and Modernity in Korea from an East Asian Perspective
- Memory and Representation of Baekdusan until the Early Twentieth Century
- Korean Historical Dramas in the 2000s
- The Origins of National Identity in North and South Korea
3. Submission and Queries
- Please make all submissions to:
Tel. No.: +82-(0)31-709-8111, ext. 324
The Review of Korean Studies
Robert E. Buswell Jr. (UCLA), Editor-in-Chief
Pankaj Narendra Mohan (Academy of Korean Studies), Associate Editor
Ji-Hyun Lee (Academy of Korean Studies), Managing Editor
Editorial Board Members and Affiliations
Baek Moonim (Yonsei University)
Jeong Jong-Ho (Seoul National University)
Kim Byungki (Korea University)
Kim Dae-Hyun (Chonnam National University)
Kwon Hee-Young (Academy of Korean Studies)
Shim Jae Hoon (Dankook University)
So Wonhyun (Academy of Korean Studies)
Yeo Taek-Dong (Yeungnam University)