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Manuscripts must:
Be submitted to
     Be written in English and follow the submission/style guidelines (see below)
     Be 5,000-11,000 words in length (including all references)
     Include an abstract (150-200 words) and 3-5 keywords
     Be double-spaced, in 12pt Times New Roman font
     Be submitted as two Word documents (no PDF or HWP files), one of which is formatted for anonymous review
     Follow the Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date) for all citations
               (Correct formatting is not required at time of submission, but all accepted papers must be correctly formatted
               by the authors)

     Authors should also include a BRIEF CV with contact information.
     Manuscript submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
     Submitted manuscripts must not be previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
     An honorarium will be provided for articles selected for publication, with the exception of research directly funded by other sources.
     All manuscripts should be submitted, together with the author’s CV, via email to


For subscription information, please contact:
Mailing Address: Editor-in-Chief
                                 Institute for National Security Strategy
                                 Instopia Building, 120, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu
                                 Seoul, 06295, Republic of Korea

Statement of Ethics and Journal Ethics Guidelines


The Journal of East Asian Affairs (JOEAA) is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in scholarly publishing. While JOEAA is not directly affiliated with Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE), expectations for and responsibilities of JOEAA authors, editors, and reviewers are based on the standards established as core practices by COPE.

Responsibilities of Authors

Authorship of the Paper: Each author listed on the manuscript is accountable for its content. The corresponding author is obligated to confirm that all co-authors have agreed to publication and that they are recognized as such. Every individual who has made considerable contribution to the work should be acknowledged as a co-author. All authors are expected to have participated in the research and/or article preparation process.

Submitted manuscripts must not be previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Reporting Standards: Authors must present their work truthfully and transparently, objectively discuss its significance, and promptly correct any significant errors. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unethical and not tolerated. All submissions must comply with the JOEAA Guidelines for Submission.

Research participants: Authors must protect the privacy and dignity of human subjects and research participants, and where applicable ensure that informed consent has been obtained and requests for confidentiality or anonymity have been honored.

Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide and retain data associated with the manuscript for editorial review.

Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must submit original work, accurately cite sources, and avoid any potential for libel or copyright infringement. Authors should ensure that the necessary permission of the copyright holder has been obtained where copyrighted materials are included within an article.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Prior use of arguments in whatever language must be properly cited in the manuscript.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Review Process: Reviewers must provide substantive feedback on manuscripts, assessing originality, argumentation, evidence, clarity, and importance. Reviewers make a recommendation to either accept, accept with revision, revise and resubmit, or reject. The identities of reviewers will remain confidential, unless reviewers give express consent for their identification. Guidelines for reviewers are available.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews must be impartial, useful, and sufficiently thorough. Reviewers should back their evaluations with explicit reasoning and examples drawn from the manuscript.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must inform the editorial team of any significant similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any other publications or submitted manuscripts of which they are aware.

Confidentiality: Confidentiality of submitted manuscripts must be maintained. Manuscripts may only be shared with others with the editor's permission. Reviewers must not use any submitted material in their own research, unless said material is commonly available.

Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers must provide an impartial evaluation. They should not be informed of the author's identity and should not have previously read or commented on the manuscript. Reviewers must disclose any conflicts of interest arising from affiliations with authors or institutions connected to the papers.

Unqualified to Review or Promptness: If a reviewer feels unable to review the assigned manuscript or meet the deadline, they should inform the editors as soon as possible and withdraw from the review process.

Responsibilities of Editors

Publication Process and Decisions: The Editor-in-Chief and/or Executive Editor review all submissions for adherence to guidelines and originality before deciding on sending manuscripts out for peer review. The Editor-in-Chief decides on which manuscripts to publish following consultation as appropriate with the other editors, publisher, as well as editorial and/or advisory board members. The Editor-in-Chief and/or Executive Editor works with authors during editing, editing review, and publication for accepted submissions.

Review of Articles: Manuscripts passing the prescreen stage undergo confidential anonymous peer review, with reviewers providing substantive comments and making a recommendation to either accept, accept with revision, revise and resubmit, or reject. The journal aims for timely prescreen and review processes.

Confidentiality: Confidentiality of submissions must be maintained by the editorial team, and only shared with appropriate individuals such as the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors must obtain author consent before using unpublished materials that are under review for their own research or submitted articles. Editors must also disclose any conflicts of interest before reviewing manuscripts and refrain from reviewing papers where they have conflicts of interest due to their relationships with authors or institutions.

Fair Play: The editorial team and publisher will work to ensure that all manuscripts are reviewed based solely on their intellectual merit, and without any consideration of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

Responsibilities of the Publisher

Corrections and Revisions after Publication: In the event that any errors, retractions, or revisions need to be made, it is the responsibility of the publisher to promptly correct the record in an easily visible manner online.

Dispute or Misconduct Settlement: Publisher will consider complaints about the journal, editorial staff, editorial board, and alleged misconduct by authors, editors, or reviewers. The publisher will work to resolve these matters in a timely manner.

Copyright: The publisher holds the copyright to all content published in JOEAA unless stated otherwise in writing.