Seoul National University
Law Research Institute
Journal of Korean Law

Journal of Korean Law 17-1 Call for Papers

2016.09.01 04:04


We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Korean Law (JKL - 등재지) will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Seoul National University School of Law’s modern legal education by publishing a special edition of JKL. Awards shall be given to selected contributors for this issue as follows.

As we are experiencing some technical difficulty, the Call for Paper file is not being uploaded.

Hence we post the details here. Please see to the details below.

원고 모집 공고문

The Journal of Korean Law2017. 12. 31.발간 예정인 171의 원고를 모집하고 있으니 많은 관심과 투고를 부탁드립니다.

1. 원고 내용 : 한국 법학 영역의 논문, 판례평석. (, 영어로 작성되어야 함) (A paper in relation to Korean law. It has to be written in English)

2. 원고 제출 마감 : 20171022 (일요일) (Deadline: 2017. 10. 22. (Sun.))

3. 제출 서류
원고 파일
원고 파일은 JKL 메일
(로 전송해주십시오.
(2) Cover Letter, Introduction of the Author, Abstract and Keywords
반드시 위 자료를 원고와 함께 보내주시기 바랍니다.

- The paper fine in Microsoft Word, Cover Letter, Introduction of the Author, Abstract (of 200 to 500 words), and Keywords (no more than 10 words). Please send all the files to 

4. 세부작성요령 : JKL 홈페이지(를 참조하시길 바랍니다.

더 자세한 사항은 HeinOnline( 혹은 Journal of Korean Law 공식사이트(에서 확인 가능합니다. 그 외 문의사항은로 연락 주시기 바랍니다.

Editorial Policy

1. Guidelines for Original Manuscripts

(1) Cover Letter

All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter which should include all necessary contact information.

(2) General Formatting

The Journalstrongly encourages contributors to prepare their manuscripts in Microsoft Word format. The manuscripts should be written in typical law journal style. They must be analytic and well-supported with citations to authority. Articles published in the Journal of Korean Law are generally twenty to forty pages in length. The Journal also encourages the use of gender-neutral language.

(3) Introduction of the Author, Abstract and Keywords

The name of the author, placed below the main title of the manuscript, should be accompanied by institutional affiliations of positions held by the author.

All manuscripts should include a brief abstract with the word count between 200 and 500 words. The abstract should be placed between the name of the author and beginning of the body text. It should describe concisely the purpose, methods, and argument of the study.

Up to ten keywords should be listed at the bottom of abstract to be used as index terms.

(4) Citation

(i) Citations in manuscripts should appear in footnotes, not endnotes, and follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).

(ii) When citing Korean legal sources, please refer to the following guidelines, as outlined in the Bluebook.

  • The Bluebook system requires that all non-English materials (books, articles, laws, cases, etc) must be transcribed in their original language, or by the standard romanization system of each language,e.g. Daehanminguk Minbeob [Constitution of the Republic of Korea]. Thus, we request all authors to provide us with this information if an original text is cited. Also, we strongly urge all writers to provide citations in Korean or any other original language whenever possible.
  • Whenever the proper romanization of a Korean word is at question, please refer to the following links.

Some specific rules are as follows:

(a) Korean statutes and codes

-Korean statutes and codes, when appearing for the first time in the citation, should be cited as pronounced in Korean, followed by the proper English translation

Ex) Minbeop [Civil Code] art. 751.

-When a Korean statute or code has been fully cited previously, it is no longer necessary to provide the Korean pronunciation. It is sufficient to simply cite the English translation.

Ex) Civil Code art. 754.

-When writing the Korean pronunciation, it is advised that the writer abide by the guidelines provided by the National Institute of the Korean Language (The guidelines are available at

(b) Korean cases

-Please follow the examples below for the citation of Korean cases

-District Courts(지방법원): Judgment of June 15, 2002, 2001Gahab25671 (Busan Central District Court)

High Courts (고등법원): Judgment of May 8, 1974, 72Na2582 (Seoul High Court).

Korean Supreme Court (대법원): Judgment of Aug. 25, 2006, 2004Da26119 (Supreme Court of Korea).

Korean Constitutional Court (헌법재판소): Decision of Jun. 27, 2002, 99Hun-ma480 (Constitutional Court of Korea).

2. Publication & Copyright

Except for negotiated secondary publications, manuscripts submitted to the Journal must be previously unpublished and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All published manuscripts become the permanent property of Seoul National University Law Research Institute and may not be published elsewhere without written permission.

We regret that manuscripts cannot be returned.

3. Peer Review Process

All articles judged suitable for publication will be peer-reviewed in a blind process by three referees selected amongst prominent scholars and practitioners by the Faculty Editorial Board. Acceptance of the manuscript is decided, based on the critiques and recommended decision of the referees. If the manuscript passes through the peer review process, it is still subject to editing, cite-checking, and formatting by the student editors of the Journal prior to publication.

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