Korean Studies is a multidisciplinary journal and encourages the submission of manuscripts with appeal across disciplines and a strong comparative component as well as manuscripts treating specialized topics. Authors are encouraged to consult recent issues of the journal for examples of style and formatting.
Manuscripts submitted to Korean Studies should be original articles not previously published elsewhere and should not be under review for publication by other journals.
Completed manuscripts submitted for consideration for publication should be sent by e-mail to:
Editor, Korean Studies
Center for Korean Studies
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1881 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
File Formats. Electronic text files should be in Microsoft Word format; include a PDF file if using non-standard or non-roman characters such as han'gul or Sino-Korean characters. Low-resolution images and illustrations may be submitted for review purposes but must be replaced by images suitable for printing if accepted for publication. All images, tables, and figures must include titles or captions.
Permissions. Any necessary permissions or fees for the use of illustrations or other material subject to copyright are the responsibility of the author.
Length. Article manuscripts, including notes and references, should be no more than approximately thirty-five pages in length and generally no shorter than twenty pages.
Typing. Manuscripts must be double-spaced throughout, prepared with Times or New Times Roman 12-point font and one-inch margins for all components, including extracts, notes, and references. Tables and illustrations should be prepared separately. Any necessary explanations or credits should appear in the illustration legends or as notes to the table. Notes to tables and illustrations should not be included in the numbering of the end notes to the text.
Transliteration. For the romanization of Korean, use the McCune-Reischauer system. For Chinese, use Pinyin; for Japanese, use Hepburn. Specialized articles in linguistics may alternatively use the Yale romanization system.
End Notes. Notes should be minimized to the extent possible and should appear at the end of the text, formatted as regular text rather than as embedded footnotes/endnotes.
Style. Korean Studies follows the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition).
Title Page. Include title of manuscript, name, and institutional affiliation of each author, address for correspondence, and date of submission. The first page of the manuscript should not include the author’s name and should instead show only the title of the paper. Also, to ensure anonymity, the name of the author should not appear in the headers or footers of the manuscript.
Abstract. Include an abstract of approximately one hundred words at the beginning of the text.