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International Area Studies Review

Peace Research Institute Oslo

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: 20 | Current issue: 2 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, Netherlands, UK
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

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: International Area Studies Review

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/IASR to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of International Area Studies Review will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

  1. What do we publish?
    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper
  2. Editorial policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.6 Data
  3. Publishing policies
    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving
  4. Preparing your manuscript
    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services
  5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions
  6. On acceptance and publication
    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article
  7. Further information

 

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to International Area Studies Review, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

1.2 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.

1.3 Writing your paper

The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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2. Editorial policies

2.1 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 no.] 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.

2.2 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.

2.3 Acknowledgements

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, or a department chair who provided only general support.

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.

2.4 Funding

International Area Studies Review requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

International Area Studies Review encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

2.6 Data

SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

International Area Studies Review encourages authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information could include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources.

Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editors may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations.

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_.... It will also be possible to include hyperlinks to scanned documents or archived materials.

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3. Publishing Policies

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.

3.1.1 Plagiarism

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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior publication

If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

3.3 Open access and author archiving

International Area Studies Review offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

4.1 Formatting

The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

4.2 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.

4.3 Supplementary material

This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

4.4 Reference style

International Area Studies Review adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

4.5 English language editing services

Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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5. Submitting your manuscript

International Area Studies Review is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/IASR to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

5.1 ORCID

As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

5.2 Information required for completing your submission

You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

5.3 Permissions

Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 SAGE Production

Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

6.2 Online First publication

Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

6.3 Access to your published article

SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

6.4 Promoting your article

Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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7. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the International Area Studies Review editorial office as follows:

iasr@prio.no

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