Regulation on 『East Asian Economic Review』 Publication
Enacted on December 20, 2002
Revised completely on December 9, 2008
Amended on March 29, 2011
Amended on December 23, 2014
Amended on June 1, 2016
Chapter 1 General Provisions
Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Regulation is to prescribe general issues for the publication of the East Asian Economic Review (hereinafter, “EAER”), a quarterly academic journal. (Amended on March 29, 2011; December 23, 2014; June 1, 2016)
Article 2 (Aim of Publication)
The EAER aims to provide theoretical background and policy research for the Korean government pertinent to the development of international economic policy.
Article 3 (Period of Publication)
The Journal shall be published four times each year on the last day of March, October, October and December.
Article 4 (Paper Submission and Peer Review)
Submitted papers shall comply with provisions on Paper Submission included in Chapter 4 of this regulation, and their publication in the Journal is determined by the EAER Editorial Board pursuant to "Chapter 3: Review" of this regulation.
Article 5 (Distribution)
The EAER shall be distributed in accordance with the Publication Distribution Standards of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). (Amended on December 23, 2014)
Chapter 2 Editorial Board
Article 6 (Purpose of the Editorial Board)
This Chapter stipulates general issues related to the organization and operation of the EAER Editorial Board (“the Board” hereafter). (Amended on December 23, 2014)
Article 7 (Roles and Functions)
- ① The Board, on the assumption that it agrees to the Code of Ethics for EAER, shall examine and determine all issues related to the editing and publication of the EAER.
- ② The Board shall be responsible for composition and editing of the contents of the EAER, including peer-review selection, supervision of the review-process, final decision on paper screening for publication, etc.
Article 8 (Organization of the Editorial Board)
- ① The Board is composed of 30 members or less including one Editor-in-Chief and one Managing Editor, appointed by the President of KIEP.
- ② If the members including the Editor-in-Chief are unable to fulfill their duties faithfully or cannot perform their tasks owing to circumstances beyond their control, they may be discharged from the Board during their term.
Article 9 (Rights and Duties of Editor-in-Chief)
- ① The Editor-in-Chief shall take charge of all matters related to the editing of the Journal and ask for advice and help from the management for publication.
- ② The Editor-in-Chief shall produce a report on editing and accounting for the EAER to the KIEP management.
Article 10 (Operation of the Editorial Board)
- ① The term of office of the Board members including Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor is two years. Board members may serve consecutive terms for the purpose of maintaining the continuity of the Board’s operation, and the change in the number of members each year shall not exceed half of the total number of members.
- ② External board members shall be paid an honorarium for participating in Editorial Meetings and Consultancy.
Article 11 (Convocation and Resolution of Editorial Meetings)
- ① Editorial Meetings shall be convened at least twice a year, and ad hoc meetings shall be convened as the Editor-in-Chief deems necessary. (Amended on March 29, 2011)
- ② The resolutions of the Editorial Meetings shall be adopted by the attendance of the majority of the Board members and by the concurrence of the majority of those present.
Article 12 (Advisory Board)
- ① In order to execute the purpose of the publication of EAER and to improve the Institute’s theoretical and policy analysis contribution to the government, the Editor-in-Chief may appoint advisory board members.
- ② An editorial board member who previously held the post of Editor-in-Chief shall be appointed as an ex-officio advisory board member.
Chapter 3 Review
Article 13 (Purpose of Review)
This chapter is to provide regulations on the review process of papers submitted for EAER publication.
Article 14 (Progression of Review)
- ① Prior to the first peer review, a “suitability evaluation” shall be conducted in order to decide whether a submitted paper conforms to the EAER’s aims and scope. Suitability evaluation shall be carried out by an editorial member with expertise in the submitted paper’s field of interest. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
- ② Appointment of a reviewer shall be based on discussions among the Board members with expertise in the relevant research field, and a review panel shall be composed of three or more reviewers within or outside KIEP. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
- ③ If a reviewer candidate responds negatively to the request for review, Editor-in-Chief shall select another candidate through discussions with Board members with expertise in the field of interest.
- ④ The conduct of review shall be reflected in the performance evaluation for the reviewer within the Institute and rewarded by an honorarium for an external reviewer.
Article 15 (Considerations for Review)
A reviewer evaluates submitted papers on the basis of following considerations:
- ① significance of research;
- ② excellence of research (i.e. originality, distinctiveness, logic, cogency, and so on);
- ③ adequacy and excellence of research methodology;
- ④ utility of research results and their implications;
- ⑤ veracity of source quotations and references;
- ⑥ general issues to improve (expression, typos, quotation, table of context, title, etc.);
- ⑦ the EAER’s aims to contribute to the establishment of Korea’s international economic policies.
Article 16 (Procedure)
- ① Manuscript to review shall be made anonymous before it is forwarded to reviewers.
- ② The review procedure consists of two separate rounds: The first review is conducted in accordance with a EAER review form; and the second review examines the revised manuscript reflecting the comments from the first review.
- ③ Reviewers shall rate submitted papers into four categories: “Accept: No revisions needed”; “Accept: Minor revisions needed”; “Major revisions needed: Second review after revision”; and “Reject.” They use a given EAER review form to prepare a referee report containing their comments on a manuscript’s research contents, its style, and recommendations for revision and submit the filled out form to the Board. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
- ④ If reviewers decide that a manuscript needs to be revised, the grounds for revision shall be specified on referee reports. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
- ⑤ Authors shall submit their revision reports in response to each referee comment with a revised manuscript. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
Article 17 (Second Review)
- ① The Board shall forward referee reports from the first round of the review to the authors. And authors shall submit their revision reports in response to each referee comment with a revised manuscript to the Board within a set period of time.
- ② If an author does not submit a revised manuscript and revision reports within the given time without any specified explanation, it shall be considered a withdrawal of the paper submitted.
- ③ If the receipt of the results of the second review are delayed for over 30 days after the review request to a reviewer, the Board may make the final decision on paper publication based on the reviewer’s first referee report as well as the author’s revision report and his/her revised manuscript. In this case, the final decision by the Board will be notified to the requested reviewer.
- ④ The second review shall be held once, and if review results from the second round are not decisive enough to conclude discussions on the paper’s publication, the Board shall be requested to undertake a final review.
Article 18 (Change of Referees)
If authors object to the review results, the Editor-in-Chief may request a third reviewer to examine the paper, provided that authors submit a written statement of their grounds for the objection which must be accepted as reasonable by the Editor-in-Chief.
Article 19 (Treatment of Review Results)
- ① A referee report with review results shall not include any of the reviewer’s personal information when being sent to the authors.
- ② If a reviewer rates a paper as “Minor revisions needed”, authors shall be requested to submit a revised manuscript with revision reports, which will be sent to the reviewer to be examined. After the examination, the reviewer is supposed to present her/his written agreement or disagreement on the revised paper’s publication and their grounds for agreement or disagreement using a given form.
- ③ If a reviewer rates a paper as “Major revisions needed: Second review after revision”, authors shall be requested to submit a revised manuscript with revision reports, which will be sent to the reviewer for the second review. After the second review, the reviewer is supposed to present her/his written agreement or disagreement on the revised paper’s publication and their reasons for agreement/disagreement using the form given.
Article 20 (Completion of Review)
- ① The Board shall make a final decision on a paper for publication on the EAER on the basis of review results from reviewers and the editorial board member concerned.
- ② If it is not possible to publish a final paper on the latest EAER issue due to reasons related to the editing process, the paper may be published on the following issue. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
Article 21 (Notification of Publication)
When the Board reaches a decision to publish a paper on the upcoming issue of EAER, it shall be notified to the authors concerned within 7 days from the date of final decision.
Article 22 (Certificate of Expectant Publication)
For papers cleared for publication on the EAER, a certificate of expectant publication could be issued at the request of the author.
Chapter 4 Paper Submission
Article 23 (Authorship and Required Documents, Scope of Journal)
- ① There are no restrictions regarding qualifications of contributors. And the scope of research shall cover a wide range of themes related to international economics or external economic circumstances for Korea, and manuscripts should be written in English. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
- ② The submitted paper should be an original work which has not been published in other publications.
- ③ Authors shall fill out and submit the forms for “Paper Submission” and “Copyright Assignment Agreement” along with the manuscript. In signing the form, it is assumed that authors have agreed to the submission and that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal.
Article 24 (Word Limit)
Manuscripts should be written in English and should be no longer than 10,000 words based on MS-word processor. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
Article 25 (Description of Authors)
Manuscripts with more than one author should display the authors’ names in order of their contribution.
Article 26 (Manuscript Submission)
Manuscripts can be submitted throughout the whole year. Manuscripts submitted by the last days of January, April, October, and October shall be considered candidate papers for issues published in March, October, October and December, respectively. (Amended on March 29, 2011)
Article 27 (Honorarium)
For the authors of manuscripts cleared for publication by the Board through the review procedure, an honorarium shall be given.
Article 28 (Award for Paper of Excellence)
- ① For papers, among the published articles during a given one year period, recognized for their exceptional excellence, financial reward will be granted. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
- ② For the selection of the paper for excellence, a separate review panel shall be established.
Article 29 (Submission Method)
- ① Manuscripts shall be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- ② Manuscripts should comply with the “Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation” designated by this Regulation.
- ③ Authors’ contact information such as phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, and so on should be stated clearly, and submitted manuscripts are not returnable.
- ④ Manuscripts are to be submitted to the EAER Editorial Board at KIEP. (Amended on March 29, 2011, and on December 23, 2014)
Article 30 (Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation)
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation provided by KIEP. (Amended on March 29, 2011, and on December 23, 2014)
Article 31 (Supplementary Provision)
For other matters not provided by this Regulation, the Board’s decisions on related matters shall apply. (Amended on December 23, 2014)
Addendum (December 9, 2008; March 29, 2011; and December 23, 2014)
This regulation shall enter into force on the date of its approval by the President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy.