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Guidelines

Yonsei Journal of International Studies
Submission Guidelines

The Yonsei Journal of International Studies strives to create a discussion on the most relevant issues in International Studies. Therefore, we welcome submissions from all scholars, particularly graduate students, regarding the rather diverse field of International Studies, particularly those topics that challenge the conventional wisdom of any given issue.

Each issue of the printed journal will contain the following three sections, in addition to an interview section managed by the Journal staff:

PapersThis section includes feature length articles of original research and must include proper citations. It is this section that showcases compelling and stimulating research that provides a collage of situations and cases. Inclusions should range from 3,000 to 8,000 words.

EssaysDedicated to editorials, recommendations, and reflections, this section includes essays that takes stances on issues and develop sophisticated arguments. Though not limited to a particular theme, these essays can discuss past events, current situations, and future perspectives. Inclusions should range from 1,500 to 3,000 words.

ReviewsThis section focuses on evaluations and reviews of existing arguments contained in essays, articles, and books, in addition to policy reviews. The pros and cons of each argument or policy reviewed should be provided for a broader and more comprehensive understanding of not only the argument, but the situation of the assertion in a greater context. Inclusions should be no longer than 2,000 words.


The following guidelines should be adhered to for all submissions:

1. All submissions must be sent as a Microsoft Word file.

2. Citations should appear as footnotes as per the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. A quick guide is available at the following link: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

3. Pages should not be numbered or marked with the author’s name.

4. All submissions should include a proposed title.

5. Papers and Essays submissions should include an abstract of no longer than 250 words.

6. A short author biography should also be included with each submission.

7. Foreign words should be romanized according to the following systems:

  •    Japanese: Revised Hepburn
  •    Korean: Revised Romanization
  •    Chinese: Pinyin

7. American English spelling and punctuation should be used in all submitted pieces.


Submissions that neglect these guidelines will take further time to review and may be sent back to the author for revisions or rejected altogether.

Each article submitted to the Yonsei Journal of International Studies is blindly peer reviewed. All articles are judged on the basis of relevance to the theme (if applicable), originality, argumentation, and prose. The Editor in Chief holds final authority as to inclusions and rejections of articles for publication.

Editors reserve the right to make changes in accordance with the Journal’s style stipulations during the editing and design process; we assume no obligation regarding publication. The copyrights of published articles remains with the Yonsei Journal of International Studies, and no article may be published in any form without written permission.


Download <The Yonsei Journal Guide for Submissions>


In order to submit, please send an email to editor@theyonseijournal.com with your your piece attached as a Word document along with the information listed below. Please write in the subject line “Submission to Yonsei Journal of International Studies.” Your attachments should include your article with an abstract and Chicago Style (footnote) references, as well as a short biography. If any part of the article has been published in any other form, authors must make it clear in their submission.

  • First and Last Name
  • Title / Position
  • Institute (University, Research, Company, etc.)
  • Mailing Address  (Street, City, State, Country, Zip code)*
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

*All contributors will be mailed an issue of the Journal at the end of the academic semester (by late August for the Spring/Summer issue and by late January for the Fall/Winter issue). If requested, multiple copies (up to 10 per individual author) can be sent. Please allow time for the Journal to reach locations overseas, and if there is a substantial delay, send an email to editor@theyonseijournal.com with your name, address, and the issue(s) you would like to receive. We are also happy to mail out old issues as per request, although they will be sent out in late August or late February.