Editorial Regulations

Chapter 1 General Rules

Article 1 (Purpose). The regulations aim to define general rules related to the compilation of the Korean Journal of International Studies (KJIS) published by the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS).

Chapter 2 Composition and Role of Editorial Board

Article 2 (Composition of the Editorial Board). The selection of the editor-in-chief and the structure of the Editorial Board shall be specified by Article 40 of the (KAIS).

Article 3 (Qualifications for and Selection of Editors). Editors shall be selected in consideration of the following criteria:
  1. The editor-in-chief shall recommend no more than 20 editors in consideration of matters such as academic career, major, nationality and affiliated institutions. The President of KAIS shall appoint all editorial board members. If a position is vacated, it shall be filled in the same way.
  2. One or more of the editors may be the incumbent Publishing Director for the purpose of cooperating with the Publishing Committee.

Article 4 (Managing Editor of the Editorial Board). For the purpose of facilitating the Editorial Board, one of the editors may become the Managing Editor of the journal, and a regular member shall be his/her Associate Editor if need be.

Article 5 (Role of the Editorial Board)
  1. The editor-in-chief shall convene an Editorial Board Meeting to deliberate on and determine the following:
    1. Recommendation of manuscript reviewers
    2. Final judgment on manuscript publication
    3. Revision of editorial regulations
  2. Resolutions in the Editorial Board shall be revised and passed with the consent of a majority of those convened. The same shall be applied to resolutions adopted online.

Chapter 3 Publication of a Manuscript

Article 6 (Receipt of a Manuscript). A manuscript shall be received and processed as follows:
  1. A manuscript to be contributed shall comply with the rules specified by the Editorial Board.
  2. A manuscript to be contributed must be received by the e-Submission System. The time of online submission to the Editorial Board shall be regarded as the time of receipt.
  3. When a manuscript is received, the Editorial Board shall notify the author.
  4. The author should comply with the following restrictions:
    1. The author shall be allowed to publish only one manuscript in a calendar year. Co-authoring shall be considered as one publication.
    2. Except for special cases, recognized by the editor-in-chief, no editors shall be allowed to submit a manuscript during their term as an editor.

Article 7 (Expected Dates of Publication). KJIS shall be published three times a year. The expected dates of publication will be April 30th, August 31st and December 31st.
The deadline for each issue are as follows.
- January 31 (Publication date : April 30)
- May 31 (Publication date : August 31)
- September 30 (Publication date : December 31)

Chapter 4 Procedures and Criteria for Review

Article 8 The Editorial Board shall request review directly after the receipt of manuscript.
  1. Appointment of a Reviewer - The editor-in-chief shall request editors to recommend reviewers for a manuscript before the appointment of three reviewers.
  2. Request for Review - Appointed reviewers shall be requested to review a manuscript via the e-Submission System or e-mail.
  3. Due Date - The results of review should be received within 2 weeks. If there is no notification of the results, without good reason, the editor-in-chief will be allowed to replace the reviewer.
  4. Review Report - The Editorial Board will collect the review reports in order to determine if the manuscript will be published with or without revision, or if it will be rejected. Judgement regarding the results of review shall be as follows:

Judgment Reviewer 1 Reviewer 2 Reviewer 3
Publish with Revision ×
Revise and Resubmit ×
Reject × ×
× ×
× ×
× × ×

(○: Publish, △: Publish with Revision, ▽: Revise and Resubmit, ×: Reject)

Article 9 ("Publish with Revision"). A manuscript judged as "Publish with Revision" shall be sent to the author for revision. Upon revision, the Editorial Board shall re-review the manuscript before determination of publication.

Article 10 ("Revise and Resubmit"). A manuscript judged as “Revise and Resubmit” shall follow the process below:
  1. The author will be requested to revise the manuscript.
  2. The author must resubmit a manuscript along with a list of revisions to the three reviewers.
  3. The period of revision by the author shall be two weeks, and review by the reviewers shall be one week or less.
  4. Review Report for "Revise and Resubmit" ? The Editorial Board shall collect the reviews and determine “Publish” or “Reject” as follows:
  5. Delay of Revision - If the author fails to resubmit a revised version within the given period, the revised version will be considered for publication in the following issue.

Judgment Reviewer 1 Reviewer 2 Reviewer 3
Reject × ×
× × ×

Article 11 (Rejection and Author Appeal) Upon rejection of a manuscript, the author is allowed to request another review by citing good reasons within 2 weeks of notification of the result. The editor-in-chief shall request that the Editorial Board evaluate the author's appeal. If the Editorial Board decides to accept the appeal, the review process will recommence, excluding any former reviewers. The Editorial Board will complete the final evaluation according to the procedures specified in Article 10. The final result cannot be disputed.

Article 12 (Printing & Publication) Final editing and publication for the purpose of printing a manuscript shall be as follows:
  1. A manuscript selected for publication may be edited as a manuscript-for-printing before receiving the confirmation of publication by the author.
  2. Even if a manuscript is confirmed to be published, the Editorial Board can decide to include the manuscript in the following issue of the journal.

Article 13 ("Reject"). The author of a manuscript evaluated as rejected shall be notified and provided the reasons for non-publication. However, the submitted manuscript shall not be returned. The manuscript, upon revision, may be submitted one year after the date of final notification.

Article 14 (Publication Certificate). A Publication Certificate shall be issued at the author’s request after the confirmation of publication.

Article 15 (Handling of Plagiarism). If plagiarism is detected, or scientific misconduct suspected, the Editorial Board shall deal with it in accordance with the designated procedure of scientific misconduct and plagiarism even after confirmation of publication.

Article 16 (Editor’s Ethics). Editors shall maintain strict objectivity and fairness in the entire process of reviewing a manuscript. If an editor fails to meet these standards, the editor-in-chief shall request the President dismisses the editor.

Additional Rules

The regulation shall take effect on the date of approval by the Board of Directors’ Meeting on February 24, 2006, and the procedures of revision shall comply with Article 5 of the regulations.