Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission Guidelines
International Journal of Chinese Character Studies agrees to the Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org).
Please, note that manuscripts not to follow these guidelines can be returned.
Manuscripts that have sufficient quality and meet the aims and scope of the International Journal of Chinese Character Studies will be reviewed.

Authors will be required to warrant that submitted works are original works by the authors. Authors should have the rights in their work and submit the work for the first publication in the journal. And the manuscripts should not be considered for publication in other journals. Authors should obtain and supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyrighted works that are not owned by themselves.

1.    Basics
  1.1 Aims & Scope
  1.2 Article types
2.    Editorial policies
  2.1 Peer-review policy
  2.2 Authorship
  2.3 Acknowledgments
  2.4 Funding
  2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
3.    Publishing policies
  3.1 Publication ethics
  3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
  3.3 Open access policy
4.    Preparing your manuscript
  4.1 Formatting
  4.2 Style
5.    Submission
  5.1 Information required for completing your submission
  5.2 Permissions
6.    Further information
 

1. Basics

1.1 Aims & Scope
Before submitting your article to IJCCS, please, make sure that your article conforms to the Aims & Scope of the journal. However, if you are not sure of it, you may ask questions to the editorial office via e-mail.

1.2 Article Types
International Journal of Chinese Character Studies publishes original articles, review articles, book reviews, correspondence, and translation of a newly unearthed material with introduction annotation.
▪ Original article is allowed to use a maximum of 15,000 words, including footnotes, abstracts, keywords, references, etc.
▪ Translation of a newly unearthed material with introduction and annotation may be allowed to use more than 15,000 words depending on the decision of Editor-in-Chief.
▪ Review articles and book reviews are allowed to use a maximum of 5,000 words, including footnotes, abstracts, keywords, references, etc.
▪ Correspondence is required to use less than 1,000 words.


2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer-review policy
All papers submitted toIJCCS shall be reviewed by at least two expert reviewers. IJCCSadopts a double-blind peer review system that does not allow the reviewer and author to get the information on each other. All manuscripts will be reviewed as soon as possible, i.e. within two months. Reviewers will evaluate the submitted manuscripts according to the standard for evaluation, and then the editor-in-chief makes the final decision.
The editor or members of the editorial board are not prevented from submitting their manuscripts to the journal. However, the peer review process, in this case, shall be managed by alternative members of the editorial board, and the editor or members should not involve the peer review process and the final decision-making process.
 

2.2 Authorship
Any person who has a substantive contribution to the research for the manuscript can be listed as an author. Authorship order and other credits should accord with the relative academic contributions of the individuals involved in the research, not their status in society or organization. A student can usually be listed as a principal author when the publication substantially derives from the student’s dissertation.
 

2.3 Acknowledgments
All people who supported the research yet do not have professional contributions for authorship should be listed in the section for acknowledgments. People who provided technical or general or administrative help can be acknowledged in the section for acknowledgments.

2.3.1 Writing assistance
Translators who provided professional writing assistance do not qualify as authors. However, they can be acknowledged in “acknowledgments.” Authors should address the fact if their manuscripts were translated by professional or unprofessional translators.
Authors may not address language polishing/editing services.

2.4 Funding
IJCCS welcomes authors to acknowledge their funding. The journal will put the acknowledgment in a consistent style under a separate heading. 
Example: “This research is supported by ~~ Research Foundation. (Project No. xxxx-xxxx)”
Authors may declare the fact of no funding when necessary.
Example: “This research is not supported by any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.”
 

2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
IJCCS requires authors to declare conflicting interests and allows a statement to be printed in all published articles.
If you have conflicting interests to declare, please, make sure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript. If you have no conflict exists to declare, you do not have to include any statement about it.


3. Publishing Policies

3.1 Publication ethics
IJCCS upholds the integrity of the academic record. Authors are encouraged to accede to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/international-standards-for-editors-and-authors)

3.1.1 Plagiarism
▪ The manuscripts that are suspicious of plagiarism during the review process or after publication shall be notified to the Review Committee.
▪ The Review committee shall hold an Editorial Committee by which possible plagiarism will be assessed. The submitter(s) may present a written appeal to dismiss the charge of plagiarism at this stage.
▪ If the original submission finally proves to be plagiarized, the paper may also be rejected or formally retracted. The submitter(s) shall be forbidden to submit further articles at least for 3 years.
 

3.1.2 Duplicate publication
If the material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in the journal. Most dissertation for an academic degree is not considered to be a duplicate publication. A manuscript printed as “working paper” is also not regarded as a duplicate publication.
▪ The manuscripts that are suspicious of duplicate publications during the review process or after publication shall be notified to the Review Committee.
▪ The Review Committee shall hold an Editorial committee by which possible plagiarism or duplicate publication will be assessed. The submitter(s) may present a written appeal to dismiss the charge of duplicate publication at this stage.
▪ If the original submission finally proves to be duplicated, the paper may also be rejected or formally retracted. The submitter(s) shall be forbidden to submit further articles at least for 3 years.

3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
IJCCS requires the author to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement, which is an exclusive license agreement. The authors will keep holding copyright in the work but grant IJCCS the exclusive right to publish for the full legal term of copyright unless otherwise stated.
 

3.3 Open access policy
IJCCS Studies offers open access to the journal homepage.


4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

4.1 Formatting
We prefer Microsoft Word format or compatible word processors’ file. And authors are encouraged to submit a PDF format file too.

4.2 Style

4.2.1 Table of Contents
Numbering style: 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3….2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3… 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 ...

4.2.2 Footnote
For Books: author(s) or translator(s), title, publishing house, the year of publication, page number(s) cited.
Example: Lydia Liu, Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity, China, 1900-1937, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995, pp. 25-29.
For Journals: author(s), article title, the name of the journal, volume, number, the year of publication, page number(s).
Example: Lauren F. Pfister, “Philosophical Explorations of the Transformative Dimension in Chinese Culture,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy Vol. 35, No. 4 (December 2008), pp. 663-682.

4.2.3 References
Label the page , center the words References at the top of the page.
When referencing material in languages other than English, provide an English translation or transliteration and the title and include the original edition of a work in brackets. Put book titles and journal titles in Italic.
For Books:
Wang, Ping (王平). The Study and Reading of Shuowen (說文研讀). Shanghai: East China Normal University Press, 2011.
For Articles:
Huang, Zheng (黃徵). “The Key Points to The Study of the Non-Classical Word in Dunhuang Manuscripts (敦煌俗字要論)”, Dunhuang Research (敦煌研究), 2005.

5. Submission

5.1 Information required for completing your submission
You should provide contact information and academic affiliations for all co-authors in the manuscript and specify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on the submission system. Please, make sure that you have filled all the required forms and uploaded additional supplementary files, if any.
 

5.2 Permissions
Please make sure that authors should obtain written permissions about cited illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations of which the copyright is held by someone else.


6. Further information

Any queries or requests for information on the manuscript submission should be sent to the editorial office of International Journal of Chinese Character Studies as follows:


Dr. Hak Ze KIM
Managing Editor
 

International Journal of Chinese Character Studies
Center for the Study of Chinese Characters in Korea, Kyungsung University
48434 309, Suyeong-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea


E-mail: kimhz2001@naver.com




 


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