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Korea Observer is a quarterly academic journal published by the Institute of Korean Studies. Those wishing to contribute may submit an original work on Korea in the fields of the social sciences. Manuscripts submitted should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts accepted for review are evaluated anonymously by a minimum of two referees.


We prefer the submissions made by e-mail, to journal@iks.or.kr or webmaster@iks.or.kr


Format of Manuscript

1. Text should be double-spaced, using MS Word format only. The section headings of the text should be designated by Roman numerals (I, II, III...). Footnotes, if necessary, should be placed at the bottom of each page. Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals.

2. All citations should be specific in the text in the following manner :

   (a) If the author is named in the text, cite by year of publication: Spencer (2000) has suggested...

   (b) If the author is not named in the text, cite by last name, comma, and year of publication: It has been noted (Park, 1998) that...

   (c) Pagination, if necessary, should follow the year of publication, separated by colon: It was argued (Browning, 2002: 271-73) that...

   (d) If an author has multiple references for any single publication year, indicate specific works by using lower case letters: Proponents of the position (Holsti, 1992a: 46; Lowenthal, 1994b) and many…

3. References, appended to the end of the article, should list all cited sources in alphabetical order:

   (a) Books : Cumings, Bruce, Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997).

   (b) Collections : Moon, Chung-in, “Democratization and Globalization as Ideological Foundations on Economic Policy,” in Jongryn Mo and Chung-in Moon (eds.), Democracy and the Korean Economy (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998).

   (c) Articles : Cha, Victor D., “Forward Presence, Anti-Americanism, and the U.S.- Korea Alliance’s Future,” Korea Observer, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Winter 2002).

   (d) Newspapers : Joby, Warwick, “North Korea Shops Stealthily for Nuclear Arms Gear,” The Washington Post, August 15, 2003.

* Two copies of the issues and ten offprints will be sent to the author upon publication. Copyright resides with the Institute of Korean Studies.