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International Area Studies Review


Editor-in-Chief
Scott Gates Political Science, University of Oslo & PRIO, Norway
Associate Editor
Sang-Hwan Lee Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
IASR Chairman of Management
Kyung-Won Chung Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
IASR Vice-chairmen of Management
Jun-Young Kang Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Jeong Hwan Shin Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea


eISSN: 20491123 | ISSN: 22338659 | Current volume: 19 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly

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International Area Studies Review (IASR) is the quarterly peer-reviewed publication of the Center for International Area Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

IASR publishes high quality theoretical, analytical, and empirical works on international politics, economics, culture, sociology, law and the arts contributing to the development of international area studies. The IASR actively encourages both theory-oriented and applied research to help close the gap between pure theory and practice.

IASR stands alone as the area studies journal that is truly global in perspective.

About the Societies:

The Center for International Area Studies (CIAS) is a non-profit research institution established in 1993 and sponsored by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul (HUFS). CIAS has 12 affiliated area studies institutes and coordinates their research works.

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is Korea's leading higher education institution in foreign language studies and foreign affairs.

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) is a non-profit research institution established in 1959, whose overarching purpose is to conduct research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people. The institute is independent, international and interdisciplinary, and explores issues related to all facets of peace and conflict. To remain at the cutting edge of peace research, PRIO is both proactively involved in identifying new trends in global conflict, and oriented toward formulating and documenting new understandings and responses.

International Area Studies Review (IASR) is the quarterly peer-reviewed publication of the Center for International Area Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

IASR publishes high quality theoretical, analytical, and empirical works on international politics, economics, culture, sociology, law and the arts contributing to the development of international area studies. The IASR actively encourages both theory-oriented and applied research to help close the gap between pure theory and practice.

IASR stands alone as the area studies journal that is truly global in perspective.

HUFS President
Kim In-Chul Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Editorial Committee
Kiikpoye K. Aaron University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Pavel Baev Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway and Brookings Institution, USA
Matthias Basedau GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany
Christopher Butler University of New Mexico, USA
Yunjae Cheong Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Yo Sop Choi Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Indra de Soysa Norwegian University of Science and Technology and PRIO, Norway
Scott Gates Political Science, University of Oslo & PRIO, Norway
Nils Petter Gleditsch Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway
Jaeho Hwang Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Craig Jenkins Ohio State University, USA
Seonju Kang Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Korea
HeeMin Kim Florida State University, USA and Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Woosang Kim Yonsei University, Korea
Andreas Mehler GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany
Mansoob Murshed University of Birmingham and Institute for Social Studies, The Netherlands
Won K. Paik Central Michigan University, USA
Jin Woo Park Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Jan Ketil Rød Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Kaushik Roy Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway and Jadavpur University, India
Kaare Strøm University of California San Diego, USA
Atsushi Tago Kobe University, Japan
Monica Toft University of Oxford, UK
Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati University College Dublin, Ireland
Associate Editors
Jangho Kim Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Håvard Nygård Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway and University of Oslo, Norway

  1. Peer review policy
  2. Article types
  3. How to submit your manuscript
    3.1 Publication Ethics
    3.2 Authorship
  4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
  5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
  6. Other conventions
  7. Acknowledgments
    7.1 Funding acknowledgement
  8. Permissions
  9. Manuscript style
    9.1 File types
    9.2 Journal style
    9.3 Reference style
    9.4 Manuscript preparation
    9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    9.4.5 English language editing services
  10. After acceptance
    10.1 Proofs
    10.2 E-Prints and complimentary copies
    10.3 SAGE production
  11. Further information

International Area Studies Review (IASR) is the quarterly peer-reviewed publication of the Center for International Area Studies (CIAS) at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Seoul and the Peaces Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).

IASR publishes high quality theoretical, analytical, and empirical works on international politics, economics, culture, sociology, law and the arts contributing to the development of international area studies. IASR actively encourages both theory-oriented and applied research to help close the gap between pure theory and practice. IASR stands alone as the area studies journal that is truly global in perspective.

 

1. Peer review policy

International Area Studies Review operates a strictly double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer's name is withheld from the author and the author's name from the reviewer. The reviewer may - at his or her own discretion - opt to reveal his name to the author in the review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

Review Process: Manuscripts may be reviewed initially by the Editors and only those meeting the aims and scope of the journal will be sent for outside review. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible.

As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of X peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

  • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
  • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
  • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

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2. Article types

IASR publishes the following article types:

Regular research articles: Each article should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words long. IASR features country and regional studies from around the world. We are also open to global comparative analysis. IASR publishes articles featuring cutting-edge statistical or game theoretic analyses, as well as ethnographic or historical case studies. We welcome submissions from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, and other relevant disciplines.

Data Feature articles:These articles introduce a new dataset or a significant revision of an existing one. Data Feature Articles describe a new dataset, with an emphasis on showing how the new data can make a genuine contribution to area studies, for instance by pointing to results that are significantly different from previously published work. A Data Feature Article is less than 6,000 words in length and is double-blind peer-reviewed.

Review Essays:A Review Essay synthesizes ‘state of the art’ research and can be about several books, several articles, or a combination of the two. These essays will be double-blind peer-reviewed. They will be no longer than 5,000 words long. Each issue of the IASR will not contain more than one Review Essay.

Special Issues: IASR publishes a maximum of one Special Issue per volume. A Special Issue that focuses on an important contemporary issue or phenomenon. Special Issues will contain approximately the same number of pages as contained in a regular issue of IASR.

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3. How to submit your manuscript

Manuscripts should now be submitted online at the International Area Studies Review SAGE Track site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/IASR.

If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account. Submissions should be made by logging in and selecting the ‘Author Center’ and the 'Click here to Submit a New Manuscript' option. Follow the instructions on each page, clicking the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. If at any stage you have any questions or require the user guide, please use the ‘Online Help’ button at the top right of every screen.

Please prepare a title page containing author-identifying contact information in a separate file. The author’s name should not appear on any page of the manuscript.

Your submission will be acknowledged electronically upon receipt.

3.1 Publication Ethics

 SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

3.2 Authorship

All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

International Area Studies Review and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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5. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. International Area Studies Review does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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6. Other conventions

6.1 Replication Policy

Authors of IASR articles using quantitative data are required to facilitate the replication of their analysis through the posting of (1) the data, (2) the codebook or any other relevant description of the dataset, (3) a file containing the exact commands used by author (often referred to as ‘do’, ‘batch’, or ‘run’ files), and (4) preferably a file containing the actual output from the statistical software used (often referred to as ‘log’ or ‘output’). All datasets will be posted on the PRIO website. Authors may post the data on their own websites as well.

Authors of IASR articles using qualitative data are encouraged to post extended notes that further elaborate or clarify original source material. IASR will post these replication notes in the same manner as we post replication datasets. The extended notes may be updated with authors’ and colleagues’ comments as well as new material. For an example of this see Stein Tennesson, Vietnam 1946: How the War Began (2010). http://www.cliostein.com/documents/2009/091002_Extended_notes_for_%20VN_1946.pdf. It will also be possible to include hyperlinks to scanned documents or archived materials.

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7. Acknowledgements                                                         
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), International Area Studies Review additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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8. Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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9. Manuscript style

9.1 File types
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork and supplemental files below.

9.2 Journal Style
International Area Studies Review conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

9.3 Reference Style
International Area Studies Review adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

9.4. Manuscript Preparation
The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

9.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE's Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

9.4.5 English Language Editing services
Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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10. After acceptance           

10.1 Proofs
We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

10.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints. We additionally provide the corresponding author with a complimentary copy of the print issue in which the article appears up to a maximum of 5 copies for onward supply by the corresponding author to co-authors.

10.3 SAGE Production
At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in International Area Studies Review with SAGE.

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11. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office at the following address:

iasr@prio.no

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