Submission Guidelines

Preparing the Manuscript

I. Requirements and Procedures for Submission

1. Manuscripts submitted to the Korean Journal of International Relations (KJIR) should not have been published in another academic journal or book and should demonstrate scholarly excellence that can contribute to the academic progress of the international relations field.

2. Only regular members and associate members currently in a PhD program are eligible to submit manuscripts. Other associate members and non-members may only submit articles by coauthoring with regular members.

3. Articles must be submitted through the KJIR online submission system ( The author should submit a similarity report using the KCI plagiarism prevention service and the 'Copyright Transfer Agreement'.

4. Authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication should make payments as determined by the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS): 100,000 won for regular articles, and 200,000 won for articles that have received research funding. To receive separate physical copies upon publication, authors need to pay an additional 50,000 won.

5. Once a manuscript is published, the copyright shall belong to the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS). Before publication, authors will be asked to sign and submit a consent form for copyright transfer.

II. Length of Manuscript

1. In principle, the length of a manuscript should not exceed 20 A4 pages, inclusive of footnotes, tables, figures, and bibliography. (Abstract and keywords are counted separately.) For manuscripts that exceed 20 pages, authors must pay 50,000 won for each additional page.

2. In determining manuscript length in terms of the number of A4 pages, the following default settings of the Hangul word processor serves as the basis.

Top 20mm/ Bottom 15mm/ Left 30mm/ Right 30mm
Header 15mm/ Footer 15mm/ Gutter 0mm

Font: Batang/ Size: 10 point/ Scale: 100%/ Spacing 0%/ First line indentation 10 point
Line spacing: 160%

Font: Batang/ Size: 9 point/ Scale 95%/ Spacing -5%/ Hanging indentation 10 point
Line spacing: 130%

III. Structure of Manuscript

1. The text of a manuscript should be written in Korean. Chinese characters and foreign words may be used when necessary (for example, for clarification of meaning) and, in such cases, should be placed in parentheses after the corresponding Korean word in its first appearance.

2. Numbers should be expressed in Arabic numerals. For headings and sub-headings, the numbering system in the following example should be used: II, 2, 2), (2), 나

3. Footnotes should be used only when necessary, and its format should follow the footnote style described below.

4. Bibliography should start with the heading “Bibliography” and on a new page. Its format should follow the bibliography style described below.

5. Tables and figures should be placed within text and in appropriate positions using the numbering style in the following example: <Table 1>, <Figure 1>. Sources should be specified immediately below the table or figure. (Example: Source: Bank of Korea, Statistical Yearbook (1985), pp. 1-2)

IV. Ensuring Anonymity of Authors

1. Authors must take the utmost care to preserve anonymity. A manuscript for review should not contain, except for in the cover page, any information that can reveal the identity of the authors—for example, name, institutional affiliation, personal website, acknowledgements, etc.

2. Authors should refrain from citing their own work in the footnote or the bibliography of a manuscript for review. When it is absolutely necessary to cite one’s own work, the name of the author should be changed to a fictitious one in the footnotes and bibliography. Once an article is accepted for publication the identity of the author(s) may be revealed.

3. If a manuscript has been presented with the same title at a conference or seminar less than one year prior to submission, the author(s) must inform the KJIR the name of the conference or seminar, along with the names of the panelists (chair, presenters, and discussants). If one of the panelists at such a conference or seminar ends up reviewing the manuscript due to the failure of the author(s) to provide KJIR information regarding the panelists, the result of review may be annulled by a decision of the Editorial Board.

4. Manuscripts which contain information that reveal the identity of the author(s) will be returned. For these manuscripts, the date on which a corrected version has been resubmitted shall serve as the new date of submission.

V. Footnote Style


1) Gyeongseo Park, Gukjejeongchigyeongjeron [Theory of International Political Economy] (Seoul: Bobmunsa, 1985), p. 120.
2) Samuel P. Huntington, Political Order in Changing Societies (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1968), p. 12.


3) Seongcheol Yang, “Bukanjeongchiyeongu [Research on North Korean Politics],” Korean Journal of International Relations 34-2 (1994), pp. 5-18.
4) Richard J. Anderson, “Marxism and Secular Faith,” American Political Science Review 79-3 (September 1965), pp. 627-40.

Second and subsequent citations

5) Park (1985), p. 125.
6) Huntington (1969), p. 30.
7) Yang (1994), p. 15
8) Anderson (1965), p. 30.

Edited volumes

9) Hong-koo Lee, “Mareukeuseuwa jeongchiiron [Marx and Political Theory],” in Hong-koo Lee (eds.), Mareukeuseusijeum 100nyeon [100 Years of Marxism] (Seoul: Moonji Publishing, 1984), p. 129.
10) Susan Strange, “IMF: Monetary Managers,” in Robert W. Cox and Harold Jacobson (eds.), The Anatomy of Influence (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1973), p. 277.

Internet Sources

The access date should be specified.
Example: Gildong Hong, “Hangugui oegyojeongchaek [Korean Foreign Policy],” (Accessed 1999.2.12).

VI. Bibliography Style

1. Bibliography should list the bibliographic information of all works mentioned in the text or footnotes, and exclude works not mentioned in the text or footnotes.

2. Bibliography must be organized in alphabetical order.


1) Park, Gyeongseo. Gukjejeongchigyeongjeron [Theory of International Political Economy]. Seoul: Bobmunsa, 1985.
2) Huntington, Samuel P. Political Order in Changing Societies. New Haven, Conneticut: Yale University Press, 1968.


3) Yang, Seongcheol. “Bukanjeongchiyeongu [Research on North Korean Politics].” Korean Journal of International Relations 34-2 (1994).
4) Anderson, Richard J. “Marxism and Secular Faith.” American Political Science Review 79-3 (September, 1965).

Internet Sources

5) Hong, Gildong. “Hangugui oegyojeongchaek [Korean Foreign Policy].” (Accessed 1999.2.12).