Korean Journal of Communication
- Frequency: Triannual
Do Kyun David Kim, Editor in Chief, and Yeonsoo Kim, Associate Editor
The Korean Journal of Communication (KJC) is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to disseminating scholarly research, book reviews, insightful commentaries, and meticulous field notes and data analysis. The journal's primary objective is to foster the advancement and wider dissemination of Korean communication studies. KJC places significant emphasis on the breadth of its scope, which encompasses theory-based research, pioneering theory development, and cutting-edge methodological approaches to Korean communication research. Furthermore, the journal highly values contributions from both the social sciences and humanities disciplines, recognizing their unique insights and perspectives. Consequently, manuscripts from disciplines other than communication scholarship are also welcomed and appreciated by the journal.
KJC comprehensively addresses a broad spectrum of topical areas, encompassing, but not limited to, Korean pop culture and media studies, language and social interaction, cultural studies, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, advertising, public relations, corporate communication, health communication, communication technology, traditional and new media, communicative social change, international communication, journalism, mass communication, and developmental studies.
We are excited to announce that the first issue of this new journal is scheduled to be published in March 2024
Thank you for submitting your paper to us. The instructions below will help you understand the submission requirements for your paper to move smoothly in our peer review, production, and publication processes. Please take some time to read them carefully and follow these instructions, as doing so will ensure your paper is reviewed without any delay.
Your paper should be structured in the following order:
- Title page: The title of your article, abstract (100 ~150 words), and five keywords
- Main text:
- References: Follow the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual
- Figures and Tables with captions in order of presentation in the main text (as appropriate).
Original Research Articles
A typical original research article for this journal should be between 6,000 and 9000 words, including references, figure captions, and endnotes.
A book review should be at most 2000 words, including references and any necessary components.
Commentaries / Scholarly Opinions
If you have any insight contributing to academic research and analysis, you can submit a paper with approximately 2000 words, including references and any necessary components.
Field Note / Data Analysis
If you want to report a scholarly field note and academically valid data analysis, you can submit it with a clear indication of the purpose of your paper. It would be shorter than an original research paper, with approximately 4000 words, including references and necessary components (e.g., figures and tables).
Style and Format
Please use the 7th edition of APA Publication Manual for all parts of your paper. All papers should be submitted in Word format (.doc or .docx).
It is the author's responsibility to keep the laws related to copyrights. Therefore, we don't accept any manuscript that violates copyright laws and has a conflict of interest.
All manuscript submissions should be made through the following link: KJC Manuscript Submissions
Peer-Review Process and Publication Ethics
Articles submitted to the Korean Journal of Communication are initially reviewed by the editors, who determine whether the manuscript will be sent to outside reviewers. If chosen for review, the manuscript is then evaluated in a double-blind process by at least two and usually three external reviewers, including members of the journal’s Editorial Board and other experts in relevant fields as selected by the editors. This peer review process ensures that the Korean Journal of Communication publishes only original, accurate, and timely articles that contribute new knowledge, insights, or valuable perspectives to our discipline.
Reviewers play a vital role in ensuring the quality of papers published in the journal.
Questions addressed by reviewers include:
- Is the topic within the scope of the journal?
- Is the topic significant or sufficiently interesting to warrant publication?
- Is the scholarship adequately documented, and is relevant literature reviewed?
- Are the research aims and any methodological choices made by the author clear and justified?
- Is the article well-organized and clearly written?
Reviewers make one of three recommendations: acceptance, acceptance with revision, or rejection. In addition, reviewers are asked to include comments explaining the recommendation to provide authors with timely feedback to improve the article. We aim to create a constructive process that benefits the journal and the authors while respecting the time and efforts of all volunteer reviewers.
We understand that the timeliness of decisions and publication is a significant concern of authors. The typical manuscript is reviewed by one of the editors and sent to reviewers within two weeks after submission. Reviewers typically have six weeks to prepare their review (a second round of reviews may be solicited if the initial reviewers disagree). Then a couple of weeks are typically required to reconcile reviewer comments (and identify any significant copyediting issues for papers that were accepted or accepted with slight revisions). Thus, an author could hear back in less than two months from submission. However, the realities of the peer-review process sometimes extend our timeline. You will receive a response as expeditiously as possible. If you seek publication for a tenure packet, please allow ample review time and let us know if this is a consideration. Authors receive the reviewers’ comments and are often asked to revise the manuscript in line with the reviewers’ and editors’ suggestions. If the revised article is accepted for publication, the editor determines the journal issue in which it will appear. Authors can help speed the process by ensuring they follow the submission requirements and, if accepted, address the reviewer's comments and any copy-editing needs promptly.
Statement of Publication Ethics
The editor(s) and the editorial board of the Korean Journal of Communication are committed to the following:
- We will do our best to ensure that our peer-review processes and editorial decisions are fair and unbiased and that manuscripts are judged solely on their merits by individuals with appropriate expertise in the subject area.
- We have the right to reject a manuscript at any point in the process if, after an unbiased evaluation, it is the opinion of the editor(s) that it does not align with the journal’s mission or editorial policies or would be in conflict with the journal’s legal requirements.
- We will treat submitted manuscripts as confidential documents and will not discuss them or share information with anyone outside the editorial staff, editorial board, potential reviewers, or the publisher.
- We expect transparency from editors and reviewers regarding potential conflicts of interest and will assign manuscripts to individuals who are not likely to have such conflicts.
- We expect authors to help us uphold our ethical standards by
- submitting only original works;
- respecting the intellectual property rights of others;
- adhering to the journal’s policies regarding simultaneous submissions;
- acknowledging sources;
- appropriately crediting all authors, other research participants, and funding sources;
- disclosing any potential conflicts of interest; and
- notifying the editors and/or publisher of any significant errors discovered after submission or publication.
- We will promptly investigate any credible allegation of unethical or illegal practices related to an article we have published. When warranted, we will issue corrections, retractions, and/or apologies, working with the author(s) as appropriate to find the best resolution.
- Concerns may be reported directly to the editor(s) or publisher by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) is an organization dedicated to serving the academic and social needs of communication scholars and students in North America and around the world. The KACA encourages and facilitates cooperation among members in conducting research in communication, especially focusing on subjects related to Korea, Korean Americans, and Korean diaspora.
Additional information about KACA, including how to become a member, can be found on their website.