Call for Papers

North Korean Review
ISSN: 1551-2789 (Print)
ISSN:  1941-2886 (Online)

Call for Papers

 North Korean Review (NKR) is a peer-reviewed journal published twice annually by McFarland & Company, Inc. The aims and scope of North Korean Review, the only English-language journal in the world that focuses on North Korea, are to provide a forum for greater understanding of North Korean internal and external affairs. NKR addresses these issues through the lens of focused research, analysis, and dissemination of information. NKR publishes papers that examine North Korea’s economics, politics, and international relations.

This international journal welcomes policy-oriented manuscripts of up to 7,000 words and short papers, commentaries, and case studies of up to 3,500 words on North Korean internal and external affairs. Send articles of economics and business to and articles of other issues to To submit an article for possible publication in NKR, please send it as an email attachment in Microsoft Word to the Editor. Authors will receive an email confirmation when their articles are received. Editorial decisions will be sent to authors within 40 days. Contributors are now required to subscribe to NKR unless you are a current subscriber. Subscribers can access full-text articles of all previous NKR issues.

Style Guide

  1. Format: Please format documents double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font using Microsoft Word. Please leave generous margins, avoid right-hand justification, and number pages consecutively.  
  2. Title  Page: The title page of the manuscript should include the title of your paper, your name, affiliation, address, phone number, fax number, email address,  article type, structured  abstract no more than 250 words, and a few key words of the paper. 
  3. Headings: NKR uses three levels of headings. Major headings (heading level 1) should be left justified in bold. The first sentence after the heading should be indented. Secondary headings (heading level 2) should be left justified in italic. The first sentence after the heading should be indented. Tertiary headings (heading level 3) should be left justified in italic. The first sentence after the heading should begin on the same line.
  4. Tables and Figures: Place each table or figure on a separate page at the end of the text.  Indicate the position of the table or figure (e.g., Insert Table 1 here) in the text. The page containing the table or figure should be placed after the page of first mention in the text. Authors are responsible for supplying high quality figures and any other kind of illustrative material. These may be sent camera-ready as hard copies ready to scan or provided with the email submission. Please forward all materials to the Editor.
  5. Endnotes: Use full citation endnotes with no biography or reference list. Endnotes should be brief, used sparingly, and numbered consecutively throughout the text with subscript Arabic Numbers. Please convert all footnotes to the endnote system.
  6. Biographical Statement: Below the last endnote, provide a biographical statement of 75 words or fewer to be edited and published in NKR
  7. One File: Place all components of your paper in the following order in one file: title, the contact information of authors, article type, structured abstract, a few key words, text, tables and figures, endnotes, and biographical statement.  Attach hard copies of illustrations, or include digital files as attachments with email submissions.

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Article Classification     Categorize your paper on the Article Title Page, under one of these classifications:

  • Research paper
  • Viewpoint
  • Technical paper
  • Conceptual paper
  • Case study
  • General review.

Structured Abstract     Authors must supply a structured abstract on the Article Title Page, set out under 4 sub-headings

  • Purpose
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Findings
  • Originality/value

Maximum is 200 words in total (including keywords and article classification).