Korean Studies Journal

Established in 1977, Korean Studies is an annual peer-reviewed journal that seeks to further scholarship on Korea by providing a forum for discourse on 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 welcome, 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.


Korean Studies (ISSN 0145-840X) is published for the Center for Korean Studies by the University of Hawai‘i Press. The journal is available in the Project MUSE electronic database of journals in the humanities and social sciences. Tables of contents and abstracts of the published articles available on line can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/ks/. For more information about the electronic edition, e-mail muse@muse.jhu.edu. Inquiries regarding editorial matters should be directed to the editor.


Articles appearing in Korean Studies are indexed and abstracted in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI),ScopusAmerica: History and LifeBibliography of Asian StudiesGeo AbstractsGEOBASEHistorical AbstractsInternational Bibliography of the Social SciencesInternational Current Awareness ServicesPAIS International, and Sociological Abstracts.

Editor-in-Chief: Cheehyung Harrison Kim, Department of History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Book Review Editor: Myungji Yang, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


A list of books available for review is available here.


Articles for publication in Korean Studies now may be submitted on line. To submit your manuscript for consideration, visit https://ks.msubmit.net. Please follow the instructions on the initial web page to create your account and login. Prospective contributors also should first consult our guidelines for authors.


Inquiries regarding non-editorial matters should be directed to the University of Hawai‘i Press:

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