European Journal of Korean Studies

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The journal is accepting papers for review for Volume 18, Nos. 1 and 2, for publication in 2018.

Academic articles (up to 12,000 words), research notes (between 3,000 and 5,000 words), book reviews, and essays on the state of the field are all welcome.

The deadline for submission to Volume 18, No. 1 (Summer 2018) is 15 May 2018. Papers received until 15 October 2018 will be considered for the Volume 18, No. 2 issue (Winter 2018).

We encourage you to consider the European Journal of Korean Studies for your publications and consider submitting your work for consideration. Submissions are welcomed from a wide range of scholarly research on Korea. Articles which focus on the history, art, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, politics, economics of Korea are acceptable, as well as articles which deal with Korea comparatively in the East Asian context.  The journal now has an ISSN number and with an application in process hopes to have past and future issues indexed by the SSCI and other citation indexes providing further incentives to consider the European Journal of Korean Studies as the destination for your output. Prospective authors are encouraged to reference the submission guidelines.

Professor Adam Cathcart
Senior Editor
European Journal of Korean Studies

About the Journal

At the General Meeting for the British Association for Korean Studies in London on 9 September 2016, the Association decided to re-launch Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies (BAKS Papers) as the European Journal of Korean Studies.

The new name better reflects the existing breadth of the editorial board as well as the extensive range of submissions that result from expanded offerings on Korean Studies across the European continent, including Great Britain. Using our experience gained in publishing the BAKS Papers over the last 25 years, we are delighted to relaunch as a Europe-wide journal dedicated to Korean Studies.

BAKS Papers has been blind, peer-reviewed since volume 15, and the European Journal of Korean Studies will carry on being blind, peer-reviewed. The new Journal will be published twice a year, rather than just annually. It will be the only English-language journal in Europe devoted to the broad field of Korean Studies and will become the show-case journal for the outstanding work on Korea being done in Europe. Reviewers should click here for Guidelines.

First published in 1991 and originally available in printed format, Papers of the British Association for Korean Studies (informally known as BAKS Papers) is now exclusively available on-line through the Association’s website. Volumes 1–15 are available for download, as is the most recent issue, Volume 16. The journal is free to BAKS members and those who want copies should contact the BAKS Treasurer <>.

Pricing (per volume)

Non-members – £35.00
BAKS members – free


The following author and subject indexes for BAKS Papers can be downloaded as pdfs:

BAKS Papers Author Index
BAKS Papers Index: Archaeology and History
BAKS Papers Index: Art, Music, Literature and Language
BAKS Papers Index: Economy and Politics
BAKS Papers Index: Economy and Economic Policy
BAKS Papers Index: Religion and Society
BAKS Papers Index: Politics and Social Policy