For Authors

Manuscripts are accepted based on the quality and originality of the research and contribution to the field of international studies. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by three anonymous reviewers and the Editor. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication. Submitted manuscripts should be original pieces of work that have not been published in other places, or not currently on offer to another publisher. Manuscripts should be written in a clear, concise, and direct style so that they are intelligible to the readers who may not be specialists in the particular field. When submissions are judged as acceptable for publication, the Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and/or repetition. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.


Author Qualifications
1. A single author should hold a doctoral degree or be a doctoral student who has completed all but the dissertation(ABD).
2. At least one among the co-authors should hold a doctoral degree or be a doctoral student who has completed all but the dissertation(ABD).

How to Submit a Manuscript
Manuscripts should be submitted to the e-submission system at
Hard copies are not accepted.

Similarity Report
When submitting a manuscript, the author should check for similarity using the KCI similarity checking service or Turnitin software and submit the report in PDF format.

Withdrawal of submissions is possible at any stage of the review process, however, our journal retains the final decision regarding withdrawal. Authors seeking withdrawal must contact the editorial office. If permission is granted, authors who withdraw their submission will be ineligible to submit another article for a period of one year after the withdrawal decision. Any form of academic misconduct may result in immediate rejection of the submission. Submissions found to have instances of plagiarism or submitted simultaneously to other journals without proper disclosure may be rejected by the editors. Our journal reserves the right to take down any article after publication if there are any issues that are identified. These issues may include, but are not limited to: ethical concerns, data fabrication, or errors impacting the validity of the research. The decision to retract an article will be made by the editorial board after careful consideration and investigation.

Authors publishing in the journal will be asked to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. In signing the form it is assumed that authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted material. All authors must read and agree to the conditions outlined in the form, and must sign the form or agree that the corresponding author can sign on their behalf. Manuscripts cannot be published until a signed form has been received.


Spelling   The Journal uses US spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
Abbreviations In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially use the term in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only. For example World Trade Organization (WTO).
Figures The Journal does not accept color figures. Figures should be submitted in black and white only.

Manuscripts should not exceed 40 pages (or approximately 12,000 words) including citations, footnotes, references, tables and figures. They must be typewritten, double-spaced, with a 12-point New Times Roman font and in a Microsoft Word file. References should be placed at the end of the manuscript. The style of the text, citations, footnotes, and references must conform to the following format. Also include in your submission an author's biography (less than 100 words), an abstract (200-250 words), and relevant keywords.

Citations should be indicated with the author's last name followed by their first, year of publication, and page number(s), all given in parentheses in the text.

(Waltz 1979; Mearsheimer 2001)
(Waltz 1979, 15)

Table or Figure
Each table or figure should have individual numbering. The source should be identified using in-text citation in the illustration's caption.

Source: The Pew Global Attitude Survey (2002, 15)

Note: The data in column 3 is from The Pew Global Attitude Survey (2002, 15-25).

If necessary, the author may add additional information or elaboration in the footnotes.

The preferred style is as follows, sorted in alphabetical order by last name and in the case of multiple works by the same author ascending by year of publication.

King, Gary, Robert O. Keohane and Sidney Verba.1994. Designing Social Inquiry. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Waltz, Kenneth N. 1954. Man the States and War: A Theoretical Analysis. New York: Columbia University Press. _____. 1979. Theory of International Politics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Ph.D. Dissertation
Malesky, Edmund J. 2003. "At Provincial Gates: The Impact of Locally Concentrated Foreign Direct Investment on Provincial Autonomy and Economic Reform." Ph. D Dissertation, Duke University.

Journal Articles
Kim, Euikon. 2004. "Northeast Asian Energy Cooperation: The Irkutsk Pipeline Project." Pacific Focus 19(2), 163-184.

Kim, Tae-Hyung. 2010. "South Korea’s Strategic Relationships with Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Beyond," The Korean Journal of International Studies 8(1), 120-135.

Chapter in a Book
Hiscox, Michael J. 2008. "The Domestic Sources of Economic Policies." In John Ravenhill ed., Global Political Economy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 95-133.

Research Papers/ Reports/ Working Papers
Office of the Secretary of Defense. 2010. "Nuclear Posture Review Report." U.S. Department of Defense (April 6). Accessed at (April 12, 2014).

Kim, Dongsoo. 2019. "A Systemic Analysis of the U.S.-China Trade War: Origins and Prospects." RINSA FORUM 60 (February 28) Accessed at (April 12, 2020).

Conference Papers
Hymans, Jacques E. 2013. "Between Principle and Self-Interest: Explaining Britain's Decision to Recognize the Sovereignty of Imperial Japan." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Korean Association of International Studies (December 5).

Newspaper Articles
Walsh, Nick Paton. 2020. "The Wuhan files: Leaked documents reveal China’s mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19." CNN (December 1). (February 1, 2021).

Internet Source Citation
Baker, Peter. 2014. "50 Years Later, Obama Salutes Effects of Civil Rights Act". New York Times (April 11). Accessed at Accessed at (April 12, 2014).

Pew Global Attitudes Project. 2007. "Global Unease with Major World Power: Rising Environmental Concern in 47- Nation Survey." Technical Report of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. Accessed at (February 1, 2012).

It is essential that corresponding authors supply an email address to which correspondence can be emailed. Notification of the URL from where to download a PDF typeset page proof, associated forms and further instructions will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The purpose of the PDF proof is a final check of the layout, and of tables and figures. Alterations other than the essential correction of errors are unacceptable at the PDF proof stage. The proof should be checked, and the approval of publication should be emailed to the Publisher by the date indicated. Otherwise, it may be approved unilaterally by the Editor or held over to the next issue.