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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 line spaced; uses an 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text either at the appropriate points or as close as possible, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • A blinded manuscript (with no author details) is submitted together with a research ethics pledge, a copyright agreement, and a cover letter in English.

Author Guidelines

The Submission Process

Papers submitted for publication are initially considered by the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board. Following this initial evaluation, papers will then be read by up to three outside peer-reviewers or returned to the author for revision. The initial consideration by the Editorial Board and peer-review is undertaken with the greatest possible speed and is usually completed within two months of submission. Articles submitted for publication should not have been previously published or be under concurrent review by another journal or as part of an edited book. The Editor-in-Chief is available to consult with potential authors prior to the submission of a manuscript for formal consideration.

The Submission Deadline

INContext is published twice a year: November 30 and May 30. The rolling submission deadlines are two months prior to publication.

Author’s Initial Submission Checklist

When submitting your manuscript, be sure to include:

  1. Research Ethics Pledge
  2. Copyright Agreement
  3. A blinded manuscript (no author details)
  4. A cover letter in English

Manuscripts not meeting these requirements will be returned to the author for correction prior to beginning the peer review process.

Style Sheet, Manuscript Template and Citation Styles

The style sheet, manuscript template and citation styles for InContext can be found in the links below:

Author’s Final Submission Checklist

When submitting the revised version of your accepted manuscript, indicate who will handle the correspondence, and provide that individual's affiliation (as above), full postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

Also, be sure to include:

  • An abstract of your article (one in English and one in your native language, no shorter than 300 words up to 350 words each; where English is the native language of the author(s), a Korean abstract will be provided by the editors of the journal)
  • Five keywords in each of your writing languages to aid in searching and indexing
  • A short (2-3 sentence) professional profile, including key publications
  • A cover letter in English

Copyright Notice

INContext holds the copyright of all articles published in the Journal, while the use of such articles by others after publication will be subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Upon submitting their manuscripts, authors are required to confirm and agree to the following:

  1. The Author(s) warrants that the article is original and does not infringe upon any copyright of any third party.
  2. The Author(s) confirms that all research materials and ideas owned by other parties cited or referred to in the article have been duly indicated as such.
  3. The Article has not been previously published, is not under consideration by another journal or for publication in an edited volume, and will not be submitted to another journal.
  4. The publisher of INContext retains the right to dispute any copyright infringement by a third party committed without due permission of the author(s) or the publisher.
  5. Upon the publication of the article in INContext, the author(s) transfers all copyright ownership and digital copyright ownership of the article to the Language and Intercultural Studies Institute.

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