Seoul National University
Law Research Institute
Journal of Korean Law


Manuscript Requirements

The Journal of Korean Law requires all manuscripts to closely observe the following guidelines.

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 Except for negotiated secondary publications, manuscript submitted to the Journal must be previously unpublished and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and a brief abstract. All necessary contact information should also be included. The abstract should be concise, less than 200 words, and describe concisely the purpose, methods, and argument of the study. 

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

4. The Journal only accepts manuscripts in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) format. Please refrain from using other software such as Hancom Office. Manuscripts should be submitted by email (

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

    • The Bluebook system requires that all non-English materials (books, articles, cases, etc.) be transcribed in their original language, or by the standard romanization system of each language,  e.g. Constitution of the Republic of Korea (Daehanminguk Minbeob). 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.

    • Please note that the Bluebook system requires citations to contain detailed information. If you are not familiar with the Bluebook system, please provide as much information as possible to facilitate the editing process. 

The Journal also encourages the use of gender-neutral language.

6. The identities of the referees will not be revealed under any circumstances. Please note that we cannot answer any inquiries regarding such issues.

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