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Hee-sook Shin, Columbia University
Nancy Abelmann, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1959–2016)
Donald Baker, University of British Columbia
Mark E. Caprio, Rikkyo University
Paul Chang, Harvard University
Hyaeweol Choi, Australian National University
Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago
Carter Eckert, Harvard University
Marion Eggert, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Valérie Gelézeau, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Ju Hui Judy Han, University of Toronto
Kelly Jeong, University of California, Riverside
David Kang, University of Southern California
Eleana Kim, University of California, Irvine
Jisoo M. Kim, George Washington University
Suk-Young Kim, University of California, Los Angeles
Sun Joo Kim, Harvard University
Suzy Kim, Rutgers University
Nojin Kwak, University of Michigan
Jin-kyung Lee, University of California, San Diego
John Lie, University of California, Berkeley
Hwasook Nam, University of Washington
The JKS editors and editorial board welcome submissions year-round for publication. The JKS is published biannually in the spring and fall.
Thematic issues are confirmed two years in advance. Those who have a publication track record and interest in guest editing a thematic issue may send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a sample call for papers or a list of potential conference papers to our editorial office.
Article manuscripts, including notes and bibliography, should be at least 7,000 words and no more than 10,000 words. Please submit a Microsoft Word (not a PDF) copy of the manuscript via email. Notes should be at the end of the text. For endnote style and documentation format, consult the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).
The JKS uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. To help with this preparation, please ensure the following when submitting to the Journal of Korean Studies:
Romanization of Korean words and names must follow the McCune-Reischauer system. Materials that have been accepted for publication or are being considered for publication elsewhere should not be submitted to the JKS.
1. Submit the title page, including the author's details and an abstract, and the blinded manuscript with no author details as two separate files.
2. The title page should include the title, authors’ names and affiliations, and a complete address for the corresponding author, including telephone and e-mail address. An abstract of no more than 200 words should also be included and should provide a clear idea of the main arguments and conclusions of the article.
3. The blinded manuscript should be free of names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript. There are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review. To assist with this process, the key items that need to be observed are as follows:
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