Seoul National University
Law Research Institute
Journal of Korean Law
mailto:jkl@snu.ac.kr

Editorial Policy


Copyright Notice


Upon submission, authors are assumed to have agreed to the following terms.


1. All published manuscripts become the permanent co-property of Law Research Institute of Seoul National University.


2. All articles published in the Journal may not be published elsewhere without written permission. Authors seeking to republish an article must notify the editorial board.


Editorial and Peer Review Process

The Journal of Korean Law submits all received manuscripts to the same review pro


Manuscripts are sent to three referees for review of the contents. The Editor-in-chief selects peer referees amongst prominent scholars and professionals by recommendation of the Editorial Board members or from the specialist database owned by the Editorial Board. 


During the review process, the identities of the authors are completely blinded. Acceptance of the manuscript is  based on the critiques and recommendations of the referees. 


Referees can make one of the following recommendations:

  • Acceptance without revision
  • Acceptance after minor revisions
  • Re-review after revisions
  • Rejection.

If there is a marked discrepancy in the decisions between three referees, the Editor may send the manuscript to another referee for additional comments and recommended decision. Four repeated recommendations of "re-review after revision" are regarded as "rejection."


The reviewed manuscripts are returned to the corresponding author with comments and recommended revisions. Names and decisions of the referees are kept confidential. A final decision on acceptance or rejection for publication is forwarded to the corresponding author from the Editorial Board. The usual reasons of rejection are insufficient originality, serious academic flaws, poor quality of illustrations, or absence of a message that might be important to readers. 


The peer review process takes usually four to eight weeks after the manuscript submission. Revisions are usually requested to take account of criticism and comments made by referees. Two copies of revised manuscript should be submitted, including two sets of original illustrations. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within two months is regarded as a withdrawal. The corresponding author must indicate clearly what alterations have been made in response to the referees' comments point by point. Acceptable reasons should be given for noncompliance with any recommendation of the referees.


Once accepted, original articles will be published within six months.

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