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Author's Guide

◎ Submission Types and Format
I. Research articles
A manuscript should be no more than 9,000 words in length, including the following contents:
i. a cover page including:
an email address, a mailing address and a short introduction about the author(s)/contributor(s).
an abstract in the length around 200 words and 4-5 keywords
ii. a list of references of no more than five (5) pages
iii. tables and figures, if any
Submissions that does not conform to the basic requirements as mentioned above may be subject to rejection or re-submission before the peer-review process.

II. Overview or translation of primary sources for Korean studies
An overview article of source materials/archives for Korean studies should be no more than 9,000 words in length, including the following contents:
i. a cover page including:
an email address, a mailing address, and a short introduction about the author(s)/contributor(s).
an abstract in the length around 200 words and 4-5 keywords
ii. a list of references of no more than five (5) pages
iii. tables and figures, if any

An annotated translation of primary sources on Korea should include the following contents:
i. a cover page including:
an email address, a mailing address, and a short introduction about the
author(s)/contributor(s).
bibliographical information of the source, the an introductory note in length around 200
words, and 4-5 keywords
ii. Footnotes, tables and figures, or reproductions of the original text may be added, if necessary.
* In the event of publication, the author is responsible for acquiring high-resolution images of the text, along with permission to publish them.

III. Thematic issue proposals
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.
A proposal for a thematic issue should be 2-4 pages in length and include:

i. the proposed title of the issue
ii. the names, academic affiliations and contact information of the guest editor(s) and proposed authors of the articles
iii. proposed contents (theme overview, titles of the articles, etc.)
iv. target publication date and tentative submission schedule
* 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 7–10 months before the publication date. Please contact the editors in advance for submissions in Korean.

◎ Submission Date
I. Research articles, primary sources on Korean Studies : 10-12 months before the publishing date
II. Thematic issue proposal : 1-1.5 years before the publishing date
◎ Peer-Review Process
- Research manuscripts will undergo blind review by two experts in the field as recommended by members of the RKS editorial board.
- Evaluation process will usually take up to 8 weeks from the submission date till the notification of the result. Should the review process take longer, the author will be notified.
- Publication approval of a manuscript will be confirmed by the RKS editorial board after sufficient revisions (if necessary) are made by the author(s) following initial RKS review. A pre-publication approval can be issued on request thereafter.
- The editors of the RKS reserve the right to make stylistic amendments including grammar, Romanization, and citation format without consulting the author. Final proofs incorporating any such corrections will be sent to the author for final approval.

◎ Research Ethics
All fields of scholarly research presume that one's own work is original and others' work is
clearly attributed. Prospective contributors to the RKS should avoid the following:

1. Plagiarism
- Inclusion of contents or ideas taken from others' published works (in academic journals, books, or proceedings) without proper attribution.
- Use of contents that are derived from other's primary materials, whether published or not, or from their intellectual property, without crediting original authorship and/or sources.

2. Redudant/Duplicate Publication
- Submission of a manuscript that has been accepted for publication in another journal.
- Submission of a manuscript that is being reviewed for publication by another journal.

Should any author be judged by the RKS Editorial Board to have violated of the research
ethics as mentioned above, the author(s) will not be eligible to make an individual or
co-authored submission to the RKS for three years from the date of violation.

◎ Publication Fee: The publication costs for the journal are covered by the Academy of Korean Studies, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

◎ Open Access Model: 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. All research articles published in RKS are archived without delay in several international archives, and the journal encourages self-archiving by authors.


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