Submission and Publication


  1. All manuscripts intended for possible publication in Peace Studies should be submitted through Peace Studies‘s JAMS homepage(
  2. All submissions should not be published or be under review in other journals.
  3. All manuscripts should follow our <Presentation and Formatting> and <Ethics Policy>. Any submission not following our rule for presentation and formatting will be excluded from our review process.
  4. The Deadline for submission will be announced on the website of the Peace & Democracy Institute.

2_Responsibility of Authors

  1. If an author wishes to acknowledge any grants that helped fund research, he or she will need to make a payment of KRW 300,000. Also, an author can purchase 30 offprint copies of his/her article for KRW 50,000.
  2. All contributors are kindly requested to transfer the copyright of their contribution to the Peace and Democracy Institute.
  3. Self-archiving policy: The author may post his/her manuscript on his/her own web site or on the web site of the organization the author is affiliated with.

Guidelines of Submission

1_Length of Article

Article length should be no more than 10,000 words, including notes, references, and appendixes.

2_Composition of Article

  1. An article is composed of the title, affiliation, abstract, text and reference.
  2. An abstract should be no more than 200 words including the title and name of the author.
  3. Chapters, passages, and sections should be numbered as ‘Ⅰ, 1, 1), (1)’
  4. Any tables and figures should be numbered as <Table 1> or <Figure 1>. Sources of the tables and figures should be written right below.
  5. The whole citation should follow The Chicago Manual of Style. This utilizes citations enclosed within parentheses (author surname, year).

Guidelines for Citation

  • Citations should be appropriately placed enclosed within parentheses (author surname, year (page if necessary)).
  • Do not use terms such as ibid, idem, ibidem and so on.
  1. Author’s name written in the text: Author’s name (year)e.g. Hiscox (2002)
  2. Author’s name not written in the text: (Author’s name, year)e.g. (Hiscox 2002)
  3. In case of making a page: after year with only numbere.g. (Rudra 2006, 56)
  4. Two or more authors: listing the first author only, followed by et al.e.g. (Choi et al. 1991, 35-36)
  5. Several articles in one parenthesis: separated by semicolone.g. (Kaufman 1989, 72; Cho 1990, 12; Suh 1990, 18)
  6. Articles in a newspaper or magazine: YYYY/MM/DD (page) (YYYY/MM (page) for monthly magazine)e.g. (New York Times 1993/04/08, 5)
  7. Unpublished articles with year of writing: Author’s name (forthcoming, year of writing)e.g. Hall (forthcoming, 2000)Unpublished articles without year of writing: Author’s name (n.d.)e.g. Jones (n.d.)
  8. Articles written by an institute: (Institute’s name, year)e.g. (Peace and Democracy Institute 1999)
  9. Chronological primary literature, such as The Chronicles of the Three States or The Verifiable Records of the Joseon Dynasty: (Title, author, page)e.g. (The Silla Amals of the Chronicles of the Three States, King Munmu, after a reign of 2 years and 6 months)
  10. If Asian literature is referred, it is possible to put original text in Chinese characters as a note.e.g. 14) 正祖實錄 Aug. 2012. 壬辰條: 召見大臣上曰 予意則 使吾道大明 正學丕闡 則 如此邪說 可以自起自滅 而人其人火其書 …濟恭曰 其中好處 亦或有之
  11. For government documents, it is required to make a note, not using citations enclosed within parentheses (author surname, year).e.g. 10) “Trusteeship: Korean Situation” (unpublished manuscript), Record Group 332, Box 33, Washington National Record Center, Suitland, 23.
  12. For online data: Author name, year, title, website (access date).e.g. Kil-Dong Hong, 2009. “Peace Movement in Korea.” /book/ (access date: Oct. 29, 2009).

Guidelines for Reference

  1. All literature mentioned in the text and note should be clarified in the reference.
  2. The reference list should be arranged in the following order: Korean literature, English literature using the Roman alphabet, the rest (Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Arabic and so on). All literature should be listed alphabetically by author name. If an author name’s is from language other than Korean and English, it should be transliterated into English, putting the original name in parenthesis.e.g. Bell, Daniel. 1973. The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting. New York: Basic Books.Maruyama Masao (丸山眞男). 1964. 『現代政治の思想と行動』. 증보판. 東京: 未來社.Yu-Chun Lin (林昱君). 1986. 『中國城市住宅供與硏究』. 臺北: 中華經濟硏究所.
  3. Different articles by the same author should be listed in chronological order. If there are more than two articles in the same year, it is required to distinguish one from the others by adding a, b, c , after the year, in the order mentioned in the text.e.g. Bell, Daniel. 1973a. …….Bell, Daniel. 1973b. …….
  4. Double quotation marks (“ “) should be used for articles in journals and magazines while italics should be used for books in languages using the Roman alphabet and square brackets for Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Chinese characters.


  1. One Authore.g. Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin.
  2. Two Authors and more: In the text and note, list only the first author, followed by et al. (Barnes et al.) In reference, however, list all of the authors, except books or paper originally listing only the first author.e.g. Berelson, Bernard R., Paul F. Lazarsfeld and William McPhee. 1954. Voting. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

<Thesis or dissertation>

Doe, John. 1988. “The Social Banditry in Late Imperial China.” Ph. D. Diss., Robin Hood University.

<Chapter of an Edited Volume>

  1. If the editor is known:Schydllowsky, Daniel M. and Wicht, Juan J. 1983. “The Anatomy of an Economic Failure.” Cynthia McClintock and Abraham F. Lowenthal, eds. The Peruvian Experiment Reconsidered, 94-143. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press.
  2. If the editor is not known:Kelly, John D. 2010. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

<Translated Book>

  1. The name of translator should be mentioned after the author.García Márquez, Gabriel. Translated by Edith Grossman. 1988. Love in the Time of Cholera. London: Cape.

<Asian Historical Documents>

  1. It is only required to write book’s name.The Chronicles of the Three States

<Journal Article>

Wibbels, Erik. 2006. “Dependency Revisited: International Markets, Business Cycles, and Social Spending in the Developing World.” International Organization 60, No. 1(Spring). pp.433-468.

<Paper presented at a meeting or conference (proceeding)>

Haggard, Stephen. 1996. “Democratization and Economic Performance in Korea.” International Science Association. San Diego. U.S.A. September.

<Article in a newspaper or popular magazine>

Juoro, Umar. 1993. “The Different Faces of Democracy.” Far Eastern Economic Review (April 22), 23.


  1. If an article in a compilation is referenced, it is required to write the information of that compilation. If several articles in the same compilation are referenced, it is possible to list each article, briefly referring to the compilation, only when full information of the compilation is provided.Eg) Modleski, George, ed. 1979. Transnational Corporations and World Power: Readings in International Political Economy. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman and Company.Eg_1) Cox, Robert W. 1979. “Labor and the Multinationals.” Modelski (1979), 414-29.Eg_2) Hymer, Stephen. 1979. “The Multinational Cooperation and the Law of Uneven Development.” Modleski (1979), 386-403.

<Online Data>

  1. Author name, year, title, website (access date).e.g. Kil-Dong Hong, 2009. “Peace Movement in Korea.” (access date: Oct. 29, 2009).

Review Policy

  1. All submissions are reviewed by at least 3 reviewers, following the evaluation criteria below.
  • Validity of research question and understanding of existing literature
  • Originality of research and academic contribution
  • Research Methodology
  • Logical construction and clarity of argument
  • Reference or empirical data
  1. The authors’ identities will remain anonymous to the reviewers. In addition, any information regarding the review will not be shared outside the Editorial Board.
  2. Authors of submitted articles will be informed by email, following the evaluation criteria below.
Reviewer 1 Reviewer 2 Reviewer 3 Final Decision
Accept Accept Accept Accept
Accept Accept Revise and Resubmit
Accept Accept Reject
Accept Revise and Resubmit Revise and Resubmit Revise and Resubmit
Revise and Resubmit Revise and Resubmit Revise and Resubmit
Accept Revise and Resubmit Reject
Revise and Resubmit Revise and Resubmit Reject Fourth Review
Accept Reject Reject Reject
Revise and Resubmit Reject Reject
Reject Reject Reject
  • Accept: The manuscript it accepted.
  • Revise and Resubmit: The manuscript will be accepted if it thoroughly follows the reviewers’ revisionary requirements.
  • Fourth Review: The manuscript will be sent to another anonymous reviewer. Decision on the manuscript will follow the same criteria – <Accept>, <Revise and Resubmit>, <Reject>.
  • Reject: The manuscript is not accepted. In this case, however, the contributor could raise an objection or resubmit the manuscript afterward.

4. The following are instructions for preparing your manuscript for publication: The contributor of the accepted manuscript will be required to provide (1) the title of the article (in both Korean and English), (2) the author’s name in English, (3) 3-5 keywords (in both Korean and English), (4) an abstract (in both Korean and English, no more than 600 words in Korean and 200 words in English), and (5) the author’s bio (including his/her affiliation, alma mater for doctoral study, research interests, and major publications).

Ethics Policy

1_General Provisions

All submissions to Peace Studies should follow the ethics policy below. If ethical misconduct is suspected in a submitted work to our journal, a proportionate penalty will be given to the author.

2_Type of Misconduct

“Ethical misconduct” includes all kinds of improper behavior, such as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, misrepresentation of authorship, and redundant publication, which could happen during all editorial processes.

  1. Fabrication includes the creation of false data or other aspects of research, including documentation and participant consent.
  2. Falsification implies the inappropriate manipulation and/or selection of data, imagery and/or consents.
  3. Plagiarism means the general misappropriation or use of others’ ideas, intellectual property or work (written or otherwise), without acknowledgement or permission.
  4. Misrepresentation of authorship is misrepresentation of involvement, such as inappropriate claims to authorship and/or attribution of work where there has been no significant contribution, or the denial of authorship where an author has made a significant contribution.
  5. Redundant publication includes the following:

a) being reviewed by other journals

b) requesting withdrawal for review due to publication of other journals

c) submitted the same or very similar articles to ones which were already published in other journals without disclosing the source

3_Regulations on the Establishment and Operation of the Committee on Publication Ethics

The Committee on Publication Ethics, established under the Editorial Board, detects ethical misconduct in submissions.

  1. Organization of the Committee

The Committee is composed of 5 members, including the chair, who are designated from amongst the editors in the Editorial Board by the Editor-in-Chief. The term of the Committee is 2 years. The Committee members can serve consecutive terms.

  1. Procedure for determining misconduct

a) The Committee investigates any suspected ethical misconduct reported by a reviewer or external informer.

b) The Committee should decide within 60 days from the report.

c) The Committee should announce their decision.

d) A review panel requires at least 3 members to be present, and decision requires 2/3 support of those present.

e) Any matter not specified in the policy is determined by the Editorial Board.

  1. Penalty

If any ethical misconduct is detected, the Committee could impose a penalty (or penalties) from below.

a) The Committee may ban any person who commits ethical misconduct from being published in Peace Studies for the next 2 years.

b) The work may be retracted from our website with a statement of explanation.

c) The Committee may contact the official research management institution(s) and/or publicly announce the misconduct by other appropriate means.

  1. Opportunity to Explain and Confidentiality

a) Any person who has been brought to the Committee for ethical misconduct shall be treated as not violating the rules until it is confirmed.

b) The author will be given an opportunity to provide an explanation for the misconduct.

c) The Committee will disclose personal information of the author involved in the misconduct until the Committee makes a final decision.

  1. Revision of the Regulations

The Committee shall determine procedure for revising the rules governing the operation of the Committee.

Supplementary Provision

This policy applies to works published after January 1, 2009.