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Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for Contributors to S/N Korean Humanities

S/N Korean Humanities is a peer-reviewed English-language journal published biannually in March and September by the Institute of Humanities for Unification (IHU) at Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. Launched in March 2015, S/N Korean Humanities gives substantial prominence to the discipline of humanities in studies of inter-Korean division and unification in building integrated Korean studies of Hangukhak and Chosŏnhak. Submissions of article manuscripts are accepted for peer review throughout the year. Each issue of S/N Korean Humanities contains special theme articles as well as other works that broadly rely on the use of humanities in studies of inter-Korean division and unification


• Philosophical studies of systems of thoughts and ideologies of South and North Korea
• Theoretical and/or empirical studies of national identity (national commonalities and differences) of South and North Korea and Korean diasporas
• Historical studies of life and culture of South and North Korea and Korean diaspora
• Studies of South and North Korea’s literary works, films and mass media
• Studies of Koreans’ historical traumas and their healing


Papers submitted to the S/N Korean Humanities will be subject to a double-blind peer review to be conducted by at least two referees. Referees are asked to pay particular attention to the originality of the paper, the skill with which the author(s) present and analyze their evidence, and the importance of their research to wider theoretical debate. The research paper must make an original and significant contribution to the general field of the humanities for unification and Korean studies and be properly grounded in the relevant literature.


Submission to S/N Korean Humanities implies that the work has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all authors involved. Manuscripts should be sent to the journal’s e-submission system at http://www.snkoreanhumanities.org/. Alternatively, contributors can send their manuscript to the following email address: snkoreanhumanities@gmail.com.


Authors publishing in S/N Korean Humanities will be asked to sign a Copyright Form. In signing the form it is assumed that the authors have obtained permission to use any copyrighted or previously published material. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Add acknowledgments in the Acknowledgments section at the end of the text. Credit sources of photographs or figures in the accompanying captions.


Spelling. The Journal uses US spelling and author should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
Abbreviation. 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, Republic of Korea (ROK).
Figures. The Journal does not accept color figures. Figures should be submitted in black and white only.


Submissions must follow the McCune-Reischauer system for Korean, Hepburn for Japanese, and Pinyin for Chinese.


Submission Format. Manuscripts must be type-written, double spaced, using a 12-point Garamond font and in a Microsoft Word file. Original articles should not exceed 10,000 words or their equivalent (including footnotes, references, citations, tables, maps, diagrams and photographs). Book reviews should be in the region of 3,000 to 4,000 words. All pages of the article must be properly numbered.
Abstract. Authors must provide a 200-word abstract and 6-8 keywords.
Style Guidelines.The style of the text, citations, footnotes, and references must conform to the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010) and the online style guide at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html.
Citations. Citations must conform to the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. They must be indicated with the author's last name followed by the year of publication, and page number (s), all given in parentheses in the text. Example: (Cumings 2004, 125), (Armstrong 2001; Scalapino 1977), (Barnes et al. 2010).
Quotations. Use double quotation marks for all quotations in the running text. Use single quotation marks only to indicate quotations within quotations. Every quotation must be accompanied by a citation with a page number (if available). Only quotations of over seventy-five words should be set apart as block quotes; indent on the left and follow with a parenthetical citation placed outside the closing punctuation. Indicate whether any emphasis in quotations is either added or part of the original. Examples: (Pollen 1994, 88; emphasis in the original) and (Chen 1976, 889; emphasis added).


If necessary, the author may add additional information or elaboration in the footnotes. Footnotes must conform to the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.

Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (New York: Penguin, 2006), 99–100.
Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 (New York: Knopf, 2007), 52.

Book with Author Plus Editor or Translator
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera, trans. Edith Grossman (London: Cape, 1988), 242-55.

Ph.D. Dissertation
Mihwa Choi, “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty” (PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2008).

Journal Article
Walter Blair, “Americanized Comic Braggarts,” Critical Inquiry 4, no. 2 (1977): 331-32.

Chapter in a Book
John D. Kelly, “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War,” in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, ed. John D. Kelly et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 77.

Conference Papers
Rachel Adelman, “‘Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On’: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition” (paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24, 2009).

Newspaper Articles
Daniel Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” New Yorker, January 25, 2010, 68.

Internet Source Citation
“McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts,” McDonald’s Corporation, accessed July 19, 2008, http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/factsheets.html.


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. If an author has publications dated the same year, they should be listed alphabetically by title and distinguished by a, b, c, and so forth, in both citations and references (e.g., Pollen 2006a; Pollen 2006b).

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.
Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.

Book with Author Plus Editor or Translator
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. Love in the time of Cholera. Translated by Edith Grossman. London: Cape, 1988.

Journal Article
Blair, Walter. “Americanized Comic Braggarts.” Critical Inquiry 4, no. 2 (1977): 331-49.

Chapter in a Book
Kelly, John D. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Conference Papers
Adelman, Rachel. “‘Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On’: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24, 2009.

Newspaper Articles
Mendelsohn, Daniel. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25, 2010.
Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27, 2010. Accessed February 28, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/us/politics/28health.html.

Internet Source Citation
McDonald’s Corporation. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19, 2008. http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/factsheets.html.

[Last Updated March 10, 2018]