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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The article has not been previously published, nor is it currently being considered for publication by another journal. (If so, please provide an explanation why you think it should still be considered in Comments to the Editor).
  • The article contains all relevant information, e.g. abstract, keywords, author affiliation and corresponding author address.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. All illustrations are enclosed as seperate files in the appropriate format, e.g. vector graphics.
  • Next to the original manuscript, the article is also submitted in a second, anonymised version.
  • Where provided, all URLs included as references are active at the time of submission.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the "Author Guidelines" below.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for considering to submit your paper to the Korea Europe Review. Please note that we do not accept submissions in paper.

Reading the following instructions carefully will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible.

The Korea Europe Review welcomes the submission of articles year-round on a rolling basis. All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to blind peer review by two or more independent, anonymous expert referees. Selection for publication is made by quality rather than sequence of submission.

If you have any queries concerning your prospective submission or are unsure whether it fits within KER’s thematic scope, please contact our editors at before making an actual submission.

Korea-Europe Review (KER) typically publishes papers in the range of 8,000 to 10,000 words but shorter, compelling manuscripts are also welcomed. Please remember to include a word count for your paper.

Authors publishing with KER will do so under the Creative Commons license of their choice. Though authors grant KER the exclusive right of first publication, they also retain full publishing rights with the sole restriction of acknowledging first publication in KER.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.


Preparing your Manuscript

KER prefers British (-ize) spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript (except for direct quotations) and-re rather than -er word endings (e.g., centre, not center) and -our rather than -or endings (e.g., labour, not labor). Where both are possible, use -ize endings, not -ise endings, but note that there are words where "s" is essential (e.g., advertise, supervise, etc.).

Please use italics for titles of publications, artworks, exhibitions, and for foreign terms. However, foreign words that have been absorbed into the English language (e.g., Taekwondo, Kimchi, Gosu) need not be italicized, and accents can normally be omitted. Place names should generally conform to the spelling of the native country or region (e.g., Lisboa, not Lisbon; Livorno, not Leghorn); anglicization of long-standing names (e.g., Rome, Florence) are, however, acceptable.

For Korean language romanization, please use the McCune-Reischauer system. Original Asian characters may be included in parentheses. However, not all Korean contributors follow this convention, and we respect their way of spelling their names in English.

Please use double quotation marks, except where “a quotation is ‘within‘ a quotation”. Final quotation marks should always follow sense stops, such as commas or periods. Longer quotations of more than roughly 40 words should be indented without quotation marks.

All references in KER must be given in the form of numbered footnotes, marked in the text with a superscript numeral. ‘Harvard’ style name-date references are unacceptable. Please also provide a reference list with full bibliographic detail for each item in your references at the end of your paper.

For sample citations in notes and shortened notes refer to Chicago Manual of Style Citation Quick guide at


Please remember to structure your paper by clearly laying out individual sections and sub-sections. Please do not use more than 3 levels of section headings in your paper:

  • First-level headings (e.g. Introduction, Conclusion) should be in bold, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
  • Second-level headings should be in bold italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
  • Third-level headings should be in italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

Authors should compile their papers in the following ideal order:


Title page

 Title: (Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.)

Author Namea* and A. N. Authorb

aDepartment, University, City, Country; bDepartment, University, City, Country

Provide full correspondence details including e-mail for the *corresponding author


Abstract and keywords

Indicate the abstract paragraph with a heading or by reducing the font size. Please do not exceed 150 words for your abstract.

Please also provide 4-6 keywords to help readers find your article.


Main text introduction

Main text

Results and conclusions


Declaration of interest statement

Funding note and disclosure statement (if applicable)


Appendices, tables, figures, figure captions (as a list).