Guidelines for the Review of Submissions
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Article 1. Author Qualifications
Item-1. Only members of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences may submit articles.
Item-2. However, membership is completely open to anyone who registers with the Institute, and may be postponed until after a submission has been accepted for publication.
Item-3. In the case of co-authored submissions, at least one author should register for membership with the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, if not already a member.
Item-4. Special issues of the journal are exempt from the above qualifications.
Item-5. An author, whether writing singly or as a co-author, can only submit two articles within twelve (12) months.
Article 2. Reasons for Rejection of Submission Prior to Review
Item-1. Prior publication of a submission whether in its entirety or in significant portions
Item-2. Commercially supported papers without direct acknowledgment and a statement of authorial independence
Item-3. Manuscripts without original research and/or analysis
Item-4. Manuscript size or style inconsistent with journal standards
Article 3. Criteria for Selection of Reviewers
Item-1. Any of the editors may select peer reviewers based on background and areas of expertise.
Item-2. Every submission should be sent to three peer reviewers.
Item-3. A submitting author or co-author cannot be a reviewer of his or her own submission.
Item-4. If a submitting author or co-author is a member of the editorial board of the journal, he or she is barred from participation in the selection of reviewers or any other aspect of the review process.
Article 4. Criteria for the Review of Submissions
Item-1. Significance and suitability of the subject and clarity of the research purpose
Item-2. The quality and uniqueness of the research and its linkage with significant ongoing issues
Item-3. Soundness of the research methodology and construction of the argument
Item-4. Logical strictness of the research analysis
Item-5. Significance of the contributions of the submission’s research findings
Item-6. Observance of the journal’s regulations
Article 5. Review Process and
Item-1. The reviewer should make a decision on a submission within 14 days of receiving it.
Item-2. There are four possible decisions that each reviewer must submit to the editor who selected him or her
1) Acceptance as Submitted
2) Acceptance with Minor Revisions
3) Reconsideration after Major Revisions
Item-3. The Editorial Board shall notify the submitter of the results of the review.
Item-4. The judgment of whether or not to submit a thesis is based on the opinions of the reviewer. If there are not many opinions, the editorial committee will make the final decision.
Item-5. If no consensus is reached by the editorial committee, the editorial committee shall follow a majority opinion. In the event of the same number of votes, the editor-in-chief will decide ultimately. [needs to follow indentation as on previous page]
Article 6. Revision Procedures After Initial Review
Item-1. If the reviewers’ decision was reconsideration of a manuscript after major revisions, there can be only a single re-submission of the manuscript.
Item-2. Minor revisions are submitted directly to the editorial board, which shall check their appropriateness and make a final decision on publication.
Item-3. If the revisions are deemed by the editorial board to be insufficient, the submission is returned to the author(s) for additional changes.
Article 7. Publication of Regular and Special Issues
Item-1. Regular issues are published four times a year.
Item-2. Regular issues are published on February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30.
Item-3. To accommodate the review process a submission must be received within 45 days of a regular issue publication date for it to be considered for that issue. However, if there are requested revisions, publication may be postponed.
Item-4. Publication of special issues can be determined by the editorial board or through an request by outside parties.
Item-5. Special issues will have the same review process as regular issues of the journal, except that at the editorial board’s discretion certain steps in the regular procedures can be altered or omitted as deemed appropriate.
Item-6. The editorial board can invite guest editors for special issues.
Article 8. Publication Priorities
Item-1. Submission of the same paper to other journals or publication venues during the review process is forbidden.
Item-2. The default languages of this journal are Korean and English. The editorial board at its discretion may, however, authorize publication of an article written in another language, and titles of works in the list of references in an article in Chinese, Japanese, French, or German need not be translated.
Item-3. Every Korean article must include English-language translations of the title, author, affiliation, abstract, and keywords, and a separate bibliographical section translating the titles of Korean works into English, alphabetized based on the Roman alphabet. (needs to be made consistent with revisions)
Article 9. Review and Publication Fees
Item-1. Alongside initial submission of a paper the author, or chief author of a co-authored paper, should forward US $60 (or 60,000 won) to the journal to cover the review process of that paper.
Item-2. During the revision process, if we change the reviewer(s) for a revised article, the author should forward US $20 (or 20,000 won) per reviewer.
Item-3. To cover publication costs the author or chief author of a co-authored paper, should, upon acceptance of a submission, forward US $150 (or 150,000 won) to the journal, except in cases in which the author(s) acknowledge financial support from outside their academic institution or other workplace for their research. In the latter circumstance the author or chief author of a co-authored paper should forward US $250 (or 250,000 won).
Item-4. After acceptance confirmation authors may request offprints for a fee of US $50 (or 50,000 won) for 5 copies.
Item-5. The special issue review and publication fees are the same as for regular issues.
Item-6. The journal will send to reviewers upon their finishing the review process a fee of $20 (or 20,000 won) per article.
Item-7. Review and publication fees should be sent to the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences account at the Post Office Bank, account number 503912-02-1275232.
Article 10. Additional Points
Item-1. English texts, including translations of titles, abstracts, etc., must be reviewed for readability in English prior to publication.
Item-2. Every problem in the review and publication process shall be addressed by the editorial board, which retains full authority over the publication of the journal.