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Korean Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal on Korea and Koreans Abroad

ISSN: 0145-840X
E-ISSN: 1529-1529
Frequency: Annual

Korean Studies, edited at the University of Hawai‘‘i Center for Korean Studies, seeks to further scholarship on Korea by providing a forum for discourse on timely subjects, and addresses a variety of scholarly topics through interdisciplinary and multicultural articles, book reviews, and essays in the humanities and social sciences. All scholarly articles on Korea and the Korean community abroad are welcomed, including topics of interest to the specialist and nonspecialist alike. The journal is invaluable for Korea specialists as well as those whose interests touch on Korea, the Korean community abroad, or Asian, ethnic, and comparative studies.

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Sponsor: Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Book Series: Center for Korean Studies Monograph

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    Posted on Wednesday May 08, 2019

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  • Author Guidelines
  • Korean Studies is the official journal of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai‘i. The first issue was published in 1977 and has since been published annually by the University of Hawai‘i (UH) Press. Korean Studies is an all-inclusive multidisciplinary journal that welcomes scholarly articles focusing on Korea-related research across all academic disciplines. We publish new research, review articles, and book reviews about various topics within the field of Korean Studies.

    All articles are printed in English, and all submissions must be in English following the guidelines described below. All manuscripts should be submitted with text formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font, single-spaced, with 1” margins, and pages numbered. Korean transliteration should conform to the McCune-Reischauer system, with the exception that the Yale romanization system may be used in linguistics articles. Original Asian characters may be included in parentheses (e.g., Korean, Chinese, Japanese) for words whose meanings may not be clear when translated into English. See previous issues for reference.

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  • Editorial Board
  • Editor

    Christopher J. Bae, Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Book Review Editor

    Jiyoung Kim, Communications, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Editorial Board

    Victor Cha, Political Science, Georgetown University

    Jangsuk Kim, Archaeology, Seoul National University

    Mary Kim, Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Keun Lee, Economics, Seoul National University

    Thomas Osborne, Music, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Michael Pettid, Asian and Asian American Studies, SUNY Binghamton

  • Indexes
  • Articles appearing in Korean Studies are indexed and/or abstracted in:

    Book Review Index

    Clarivate Analytics–
    Emerging Sources Citation Index
    Web of Science

    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

    International Current Awareness Services

    (IBZ) International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences

    (IBR) International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Association for Asian Studies–
    Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), 1977-

    Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/2000-
    Academic Search Complete, 1/1/2000-
    Academic Search Elite, 1/1/2000-
    Academic Search Premier, 1/1/2000-
    Academic Search: Main Edition, 1/1/2000-
    Advanced Placement Source, 1/1/2000-
    America: History and Life, 1/1/1979-
    Current Abstracts, 1/1/2000-
    Historical Abstracts (Online), 1/1/1977-
    Humanities International Complete, 1/1/2000-
    Humanities International Index, 1/1/2000-
    Humanities Source, 1/1/2000-
    Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/2000-
    International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center, 1/1/2000-
    Literary Reference Center, 1/1/2000-
    Literary Reference Center Plus, 1/1/2000-
    Literary Reference Center: Main Edition, 1/1/2000-
    MainFile, 1/1/2000-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Political Science Complete, 1/1/2000-
    Risk Management Reference Center, 1/1/2000-
    SocINDEX, 1/1/1997-
    SocINDEX with Full Text, 1/1/1997-
    Sociological Collection, 1/1/2000-
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2000-

    Elsevier BV–
    Scopus, 1991-1998

    Academic OneFile, 01/1999-
    Advanced Placement Government and Social Studies, 01/1999-
    Book Review Index Plus
    Diversity Studies Collection, 01/1999-
    Expanded Academic ASAP, 01/1999-
    General OneFile, 01/1999-
    InfoTrac Custom, 1/1999-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    US History in Context, 01/1999-
    World History Collection, 01/1999 –
    World History in Context, 01/1999-

    ArticleFirst, vol.17, 1993-vol.34, no.1, 2011
    Electronic Collections Online, vol.24, no.1, 2000-vol.34, no.1, 2011
    Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective

    Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 1/1/2011-
    Arts & Humanities Database, 1/1/2011-
    Arts Premium Collection, 1/1/2011-
    Asian & European Business Collection, 1/1/2011-
    Business Premium Collection, 1/1/2011-
    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Online), Selective
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    PAIS Index (Public Affairs Information Service), Selective
    Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/2011-
    ProQuest 5000, 01/01/2011-
    ProQuest 5000 International, 01/01/2011-
    ProQuest Asian Business, 01/01/2011-
    ProQuest Central, 1/1/2011-
    Research Library, 01/01/2011-
    Social Science Database, 1/1/2011-
    Social Science Premium Collection, 1/1/2011-
    Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Selective