Journal of East Asia and International Law (SSCI/SCOPUS) aims to provide a forum for legal scholars and practitioners of East Asia and elsewhere to discuss the broad range of issues relating to East Asia. The Board of Editors invites submissions of manuscripts which analyze either East Asian affairs with a viewpoint of international law or general international legal questions from an East Asian perspective. We encourage the widest possible diversity of opinion.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis. The Journal publishes twice a year, on May 31 and November 30. Submissions should be received by February 1 for Spring issue consideration, or by August 1 for Fall issue consideration.

The Board of Editors will only consider material which complies with the following:
  1. Journal of East Asia and International Law is committed to publishing cutting-edge, provocative, and thoughtful works. The submission should be an original, unpublished and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. Long articles should not exceed 12,000 words, excluding footnotes. The Journal recommends the authors to analyze a fundamental and creative issue for the long article.
  3. A submission of less than 6,000 words may be considered for the 'Comments and Notes'(Notes & Comments) section, or students contributions. We also welcome submissions of book reviews and new books in the international law field that publishers would like considered for review. Please send manuscripts and books to the address undermentioned.
  4. A short (100-150 words) abstract of the article should be supplied. We reserve the right to edit abstracts for length and style.
  5. Authors should state their present academic or professional affiliation and indicate any professional or personal involvement in the subject matter of the article.
  6. Citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010). For the citation style, please visit: or
  7. Each manuscript should be written in double-spaced/12 font in Microsoft Word format (.doc) or Rich Text format (.rtf). Submissions in Word format should be Microsoft Office (2003, 2007 and 2010) for Windows and Microsoft Office for Mac 2004. Authors should provide brief biographical data including current institutional affiliation, academic career and other contacting address/numbers.

Ethical Rule
Journal of East Asia & International Law shall prevent any unjust ethical conduct by the authors. Plagiarism and creating non-existing data or research results are strictly prohibited. In case of the violation, the publication shall be cancelled and any manuscripts of that author shall not be considered by the editorial board for possible publications for the next five years.

The Selection Process
Once a draft article is received, the chief editor will consult with the executive editor and the managing editor to decide if the draft is consistent with the Journal’s policies and whether the article should be reviewed through preliminary examination. If the draft is deemed reviewable, the chief editor in cooperation with editorial board members forms a paper selection committee. The paper selection committee is composed of both inner-board members and outside expert(s) in order to review the article fairly and professionally. The chief editor will contact the author and two reviewers in the course of reviewing the draft. If the reviewers recommend the publication of the article, it will be published in due course. The chief editor fully respects the opinions of the reviewers. The chief editor will only make a decision to publish or not publish when the reviewers are unable to come to a consensus. The chief editor, if the draft is selected for publication, will make a Grant of License Agreement (GOL) with the author and will provide further information on the publication process.

You may send submissions and questions to: or

or by post to:
Prof. Eric Y.J. Lee
562 Gwangnaruro, Kwangjin-gu #201
Seoul 143-821 Korea

Please note that your manuscript will not be returned, and that electronic submissions receive priority in the review process.

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