Submission Guidelines

The editors welcome manuscripts bearing upon issues in the social sciences in general and particularly world/comparative politics and Asia's regional affairs. Contributors should submit manuscripts to

Inquiries may also be directed to the Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor. Prospective contributors based in North and Latin America and Europe are kindly requested to contact Dr. Carla Freeman; all others should contact Dr. Dean Ouellette.

Managing Editor: Dean Ouellette, IFES: The Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University, 28-42 Samchung-dong, Chongro-ku, Seoul, Korea, 

Editor-in-Chief: Carla Freeman, Johns Hopkins SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, R 609, Washington DC, U.S.A.,

Submission Details

  1. Note that we conform to Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and The Chicago Manual of Style on matters of spelling, abbreviation, punctuation, etc. When you use an acronym or abbreviation in the manuscript, please spell it out in full the first time.Text should be double-spaced, using MS-Word. It should be accompanied bya list of references at the end. Tables and figures, if any, should be submitted in separate files. The length of the entire manuscript should be around 30 pages (A4; 8,000 words max.). Please include an abstract of about 10 lines at the beginning of the article with a short list of keywords. Write the abstract in direct, vigorous prose. Use the author's active voice. Do not resort to third-person descriptions of the article's content. Preferably, all information should be sent in electronic format via e-mail attachment.
  2. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the owners of copyrights when reproducing material that has been published elsewhere. Submissions selected by the editorial committee are peer reviewed (2 to 3 reviewers).
  3. Use author-date text citations (Smith 1990, 21-22) with a complete reference list. Endnotes should be used sparingly for explanatory text only. Number endnotes consecutively to show their location in the text, and list them (double-spaced) at the end of the text. Author-date text citations should be used in the endnotes, as well. Submissions should be prepared to adhere to the following reference formats:
    • References:
      1. Books: Smith, John. 1998. China's Revolution: Rise and Fall. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
      2. Article: Holsti, K. J. 1992. "The Horseman of Apocalypse." International Studies Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 4 (Spring), pp. 122-123.
      3. Collection: Mansbach, Richard W. 1993."The New Order in Northeast Asia: A Theoretical Overview." In Manwoo Lee and Richard W. Mansbach, eds., The Changing Order in Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula. Seoul: IFES, Kyungnam University.
      4. Newspaper: Crow, Stanley Crow. 2001. "US-Korea Relations Strained." New York Times, July 30, p. 2.
      5. Dissertation: King, Andrew J. 1976. "Law and Land Use in Chicago: A Pre-history of Modern Zoning." PhD diss., University of Wisconsin, p. 32-37.
      6. Website: Anderson, Benedict. 1998. "From Miracle to Clash." London Review of Books, vol. 20, no. 8, (Note that only the web address should be used, not the URL.)
    • References, appended to the end of articles, should list all cited sources in alphabetical order.
    • The use of "et al." is not accepted in first appearance of a reference: list the names of all authors using full names.
    • Note numbers should generally appear at the end of the sentence rather than in the middle.
  4. For illustrations in the form of photographs, one soft copy (i.e., electronic copy in jpeg format) should be sent via e-mail as a separate attachment. For conventional photographs, three copies of each, unmounted, on glossy paper should be provided. For illustrations in the form of diagrams, one soft copy (i.e., electronic copy in jpeg format) should be provided as a separate attachment; for hard copy formats, three copies of each (or one original plus two photocopies) should be provided. The lettering and symbols should be of comparable size. Illustrations should not be inserted in the text and each one should be marked on the back with a figure number, title of the paper, and name of the author. All photographs, graphs, and diagrams should be referred to as figures and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.
  5. The editor will accept only those tables that are essential. Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text with Arabic numerals and typed on a separate sheet.
  6. Avoid use of bullets or numbering of points in the text.

  7. Authors must also include a brief biographical sketch, plus a recent CV with mailing and e-mail contact information. Preferably, all information should be sent via e-mail attachment.

  8. Proofs will not be sent to the author. One copy of the issue and 10 offprints will be sent to the author free of charge. If more copies of the issue are desired, the author should write to IFES or to PSU at either of the addresses above.

Asian Perspective

Regulations on Research and Publication Ethics
2009. 9. 11.

[Article 1] Purpose (hereinafter in the same style)

  • These regulations pertain to manuscripts submitted to and published in Asian Perspective, the international journal published by the Institute for Far Eastern Studies (hereinafter IFES), Kyungnam University, for the purpose of preventing academic misconduct and upholding the basic principles of research ethics.

[Article 2] Academic misconduct

  • The following refers to academic misconduct (hereinafter, "misconduct") concerning duplicate publication and manuscripts containing forgery, falsification, plagiarism, inaccurate ascription of authorship, etc.:
    1.  Duplicate publication: publication of past work, in whole or in part, without proper indication
    2. Forgery: use of non-existent data or creation of false results
    3.  Falsification: arbitrary manipulation of research data or skewing of research results
    4. Plagiarism: use of other's ideas, logic, terminology, data sources, and analysis without indicating sources in an appropriate way
    5. Inaccurate ascription of authorship: refusal to ascribe for no good reason authorship to someone who has contributed to the contents or research results of the manuscript, or ascription of authorship to someone who has not made a legitimate contribution to the manuscript

[Article 3] Informant

  • Concerning the actual misconduct and relevant evidence or informing of the misconduct to the editorial committee:

    Section 1 - The notifying of misconduct can come in the form of oral, written, telephone, email, etc. or other possible methods and will be handled discreetly. However, even if made in writing or email anonymously, in accordance with the reported case, specific details and evidence of the misconduct will be processed.

    Section 2 - The identity of the whistleblower is not subject to disclosure. Regardless of the substance of the allegation of misconduct, to protect the whistleblower, his/her identity shall not be included in the report.

[Article 4] Examinee

  • Concerning the editorial committee’s investigation or the examinee of the misconduct, allegation of misconduct will not be disclosed before a judgment is conclusive.

[Article 5] Verification

  • Responsibility to prove the facts of the misconduct is that of the editorial committee.

    Section 1 - The editorial committee guarantees the equal rights and opportunity for the whistleblower and examinee to state their opinions and appeal.

    Section 2 - The target of verification of misconduct is papers published in the journal within a period of three years and papers under review.

    Section 3 - Misconduct is to be determined in the process of the verification, preliminary investigation, and main investigation.

[Article 6] Preliminary investigation

  • The preliminary investigation shall proceed within 30 days of receipt of the complaint of suspicion of misconduct.

    Section 1 - A decision can be made by the Editor-in-Chief without going through the entire process of the main investigation if the misconduct is recognized in the preliminary findings and by the examinee.

    Section 2 - In the event it is decided that a preliminary investigation not be conducted, specific reasons for such decision must be notified in writing within 14 days of submission of a complaint; however, in the event of an anonymous tip, this will not apply.

[Article 7] Main investigation

  • Concerning the procedure of the main investigation of the facts of the misconduct, and proceeding investigation committee:

    Section 1 - The investigation committee shall be comprised of the Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor and four (4) members designated from the Editorial Committee. However, other relevant outside experts can be appointed depending on the research topic.

    Section 2 - The investigation committee shall provide the informant and the examinee the opportunity to state their case before results of the main investigation are given. In the event that the parties have an objection, the opportunity to appeal shall be considered.

    Section 3 - For the investigation committee to reach a "yes" or "no" outcome, the decision must be approved by a two-thirds majority.

    *Section 4 -To help identify cases of misconduct, the submitted/published manuscript being investigated shall have its contents screened by a screening service to determine their originality.

[Article 8] Judgment

  • Upon confirmation of the results of the main examination, the whistleblower and examinee will be informed of the proceedings.

[Article 9] Follow-up action

  • Concerning the procedure following a judgment of misconduct:

    Section 1 - The guilty party shall be prohibited from making a contribution to the journal for three years beginning from the date of the final judgment.

    Section 2 - The relevant manuscript shall be removed from the Internet.

    Section 3 - Disclosure of the judgment shall be made on the IFES website and in the subsequent issue of the journal Asian Perspective.

[Article 10] Revision of the regulations

  • Amendment of these regulations require the initiative of the Managing Editor and one third or more of the Editorial Committee, with two thirds of the Editorial Advisory Board in favor of the amendment.

    These regulations shall come into force on 1 October 2009.

*Amended on 1 May 2014.