Editorial policy:

The Korean Social Journal (KSSJ) is an official journal of the Korean Social Science Research Council (KOSSREC). The journal is published biannually (June 1st, December 1st). Contributors may submit original work on a broad range of topics within the field of social sciences. Please find more information about the Aims & Scope of KSSJ from the official website of KOSSREC (http://www. kossrec.org/eng). Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not have been published previously, nor should they be currently under consideration for publication, nor in press with another journal.


Prior to manuscript submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has been created by them. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format, and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers.

Review process:

Each manuscript submitted to KSSJ is subjected to the following review process.

1. It is reviewed by the Editor for its general suitability for publication.
2. When it has been judged suitable, three reviewers are selected and a double-blind review process takes place.
3. Based on the recommendations from the reviewers, an editorial decision is made on whether the submitted manuscript should be accepted as it is, revised or rejected.


Upon publication, all rights, including subsidiary rights, are owned by KOSSREC. A contributor retains the right to use his/her article in any book of which he/she is the author or editor after it has appeared in KSSJ.

Manuscript submission and cover page:

Authors should submit via email the MS Word file of the manuscript. To protect anonymity, information about the author(s) should not appear on the manuscript. Instead, a separate cover page should be provided including: a) a concise and informative title, b) name(s) of the author(s), the affiliation(s), c) full international contact details of the corresponding author(s) including E-mail address and telephone number, and d) a brief professional biography of the contributor(s). Authors may present acknowledgements of people, grants, funds etc. The names of funding institutions should be written in full.

Abstract and keywords:

Authors should supply a structured abstract of 100-150 words under the title. It may set out the aim(s), research method(s), findings or implications for practice, as well as the value of the article. Four to six keywords which encapsulate the principle topics of the paper should also be provided.

Text, headings, abbreviations, and footnotes

Authors are encouraged to follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style of formatting. Please use a normal, plain font (e.g. 11-point Times Roman) for text, and italics for emphasis. The manuscript should be double spaced. Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction of hierarchy between the headings. No more than three levels of headings must be used. Abbreviations must be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. Footnotes should be used only when absolutely necessary. Word template is available on the web site of KOSSREC.

Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be placed on separate pages and added at the end of manuscripts. All tables and figures should have a complete and descriptive title. They may be created and numbered based on the APA style.

Abstract and keywords:

Authors should supply a structured abstract of 100-150 words under the title. It may set out the aim(s), research method(s), findings or implications for practice, as well as the value of the article. Four to six keywords which encapsulate the principle topics of the paper should also be provided.

In-text citation

All citations to articles, monographs, and statistical sources are to be identified at the appropriate point in the text by the last name of author, year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, all within parentheses. Authors are encouraged to adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Please refer to the following examples below:
1. When the author’s name is in the text: Duncan (1959).
2. When the author’s name is not in the text: (Gouldner, 1963).
3. Pagination follows the year of publication: (Lash, 1987, p.23).
4. With dual authorship please give both names: (Lash & Urry, 1987).
5. When a work has three or more authors, cite all authors at the first time. In all subsequent citations, use the surname of the first author followed by “et al.”: (Bennett et al., 1986).
6. With more than one reference to an author in the same year, distinguish them by use of letters (a, b) attached to the year of publication: (Parsons, 1951a).
7. Enclose a series of references with a single pair of parentheses, separated by semicolons: (Duncan, 1959; Gouldner, 1993; Parsons, 1961b).
8. Specify subsequent citations of the same source similarly; do not use “ibid.”,”op. cit.”, or “loc. cot.”

Quotations within the text

To indicate short quotations (fewer than 40 words) in your text, enclose the quotation within double quotation marks. Provide the author, year, and specific page citation in the text, and include a complete reference in the reference list. Quotations longer than 40 words should be placed in an indented paragraph format, without the use of quotation marks.


List all items cited in the text, alphabetically by author. For further information, please refer to the APA style. Please see some examples below:

Bertalanffy, L. (1972). The history and status of systems theory, The Academy of Management Journal, 15(4), 407-426.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6thed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Chubb, J. E., & Moe, T. M. (1990). Politics, markets, and America’s schools. Washington, D. C.: The Brookings Institute.

Cohen, D. K. (1996). Standards-based school reform: Policy, practices, and performance, In H. F. Ladd (Ed.),Holding schools accountable: Performance-based reform in education (pp. 99-127). Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institute.

National Education Association (NEA). (n.d.). Class size. Retrieved July 7, 2003, from NEA Web site: http://www.nea.org/classsize/.


Please send all manuscripts to:

The Editor of the Korean Social Science Journal, E-mail: kssjournal@gmail.com.
or http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/journal/40483 and “Submit Online”.