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.
1. The submission has not been previously published.
2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
1. General Requirements
The Journal articles in English. *We can review completed manuscripts in the following languages: English,中文(简/繁), 한국어. But all submitted manuscripts are subject to double blind peer review. If your manuscript passes the reviewer's review, the author must submit the English version of the manuscript to us for publication. *我們歡迎學者使用中文手稿投稿，通過盲審後須提交英語母語人士校閱後的英文手稿。 *한국어로 작성된 논문을 환영하며 블라인드 심사를 통과한 후 원어민의 교정을 거친 영문원고를 제출해야 함.
1.2 Length of Paper
The journal does not impose strict limits on word count or page number. However, we strongly recommend that you write the article concisely.
2. Word Processing Formats
The manuscript file should be provided in Microsoft Word format only.
3. Organization of Manuscript
The manuscript should follow the following order:
·List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses
·Statements and Declarations
The title should be a concise and informative description of the work that accurately reflects the main scope and content of the paper. It should be no more than 18 words in length. Abbreviations and formulas should be avoided where possible.
·The name(s) of the author(s)
·The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country
·A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author
·If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)
If the address information is provided with the affiliation(s) it will also be published.
For authors that are (temporarily) unaffiliated we will only capture their city and country of residence, not their e-mail address unless specifically requested.
The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, design/methodology/approach, the main results, and major conclusions. It should not exceed 300 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
The author should provide 5 to 8keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
This section should be concise and define the background and significance of the research by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. When preparing the introduction, please bear in mind that some readers will not be experts in your field of research.
3.6 Literature Review
This section is dedicated to the significant literature resources that contributed to the research. The author should survey scholarly articles, books and other sources relevant to the area of research, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work.
This section should contain detailed information about the procedures and steps followed in the study. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
This section is a comparative or descriptive analysis of the study based on the results/findings, previous literature, etc. The results should be offered in a logical sequence, given the most important findings first and addressing the stated objectives of the study. The author should deal only with new or important aspects of the results obtained. The relevance of the findings in the context of existing literature or contemporary practice should be addressed as well.
The author should clearly explain the important conclusions of the research highlighting their significance and relevance.
3.10 Statements and Declarations
·Funding: Please add: “This research received no external funding” or “This research was funded by name of funder, grant number XXX” and “The APC was funded by XXX”.
·Conflicts of Interest: Declare conflicts of interest or state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.”
·Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. can be mentioned. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
References must be relevant and up-to-date. References used in the paper should follow the APA style and be carefully checked for accuracy and consistency. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and vice versa. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as EndNote, Reference Manager or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references.
4. Types of Contributions
The Journal of Arts and Cultural Studies(ACS) invites contributions of three types:
4.1 Original articles
4.2 Case studies
4.3 Review Articles
The Journal of Arts and Cultural Studies(ACS) has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive.
The author is responsible for obtaining all permissions required prior to submission of the manuscript. Permission and owner details should be mentioned for all third-party content included in the submission or used in the research.
If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, the license this is available under and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, it is the author's responsibility to check the license and obtain the necessary permissions. Statements confirming that permission was granted should be included in the Materials and Methods section.
6. Ethics and Consent
Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Where applicable, the studies must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee and the authors should include a statement within the article text detailing this approval, including the name of the ethics committee and reference number of the approval. The identity of the research subject should be anonymised whenever possible. For research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their legal guardians).
7. Changes to Authorship after Submission
If one or more authors are added after the submission that was previously not listed as authors (or also if removal is requested), then we will have to follow the COPE process, meaning that a letter signed by all original authors is required, stating the reason for the change, and stating that all authors agree on the addition (or removal) and the new authorship order. Please upload this letter signed by all authors as a supplementary file.
8. English Language Editing
All manuscripts that have passed the review must submit the English(U.S.) version of the manuscript for publication, all manuscripts should be written in good and coherent English. If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited or read by a native English-speaking colleague. All accepted manuscripts undergo language editing, however an additional fee will be charged to authors if very extensive English corrections must be made by the Editorial Office.
Please note that using professional English language editing services does not guarantee manuscript acceptance in the journal, and you may be charged for these services.
9. Submission Process
Manuscripts for Journal of Arts and Cultural Studies(ACS) should be submitted online. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript.
10. Reviewers Recommendation
Authors can recommend potential reviewers. Journal editors will check to make sure there are no conflicts of interest before contacting those reviewers, and will not consider those with competing interests. Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest. Authors can also enter the names of potential peer reviewers they wish to exclude from consideration in the peer review of their manuscript, during the initial submission progress. The editorial team will respect these requests so long as this does not interfere with the objective and thorough assessment of the submission.
11. Free Format Submission
The Journal of Arts and Cultural Studies(ACS) accepts free format submission:
11.1 We do not have strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the required sections: Author Information, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusions, Figures and Tables with Captions, Funding Information, Author Contributions, Conflict of Interest and other Ethics Statements.
11.2 Your references may be in any style, provided that you use the consistent formatting throughout. It is essential to include author(s) name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title (where required), year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and pagination. DOI numbers are not mandatory but highly encouraged.We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as EndNote, Reference Manager or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references.
11.3 When your manuscript reaches the revision stage, you will be requested to format the manuscript according to the journal guidelines. Otherwise, we will charge for formatting.
12. Cover letter
Authors are welcome to submit a covering letter with the manuscript, for the Editors’ reference. Should you wish to provide one, please briefly summarise your manuscript, its findings, major themes, relevant discussion points and any disclosures including conflicts of interest the Editor(s) should be aware of.
The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
The journal strongly recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same throughout the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not effect the discoverability of an author's past work and aid correspondence with colleagues.
The journal encourages all corresponding authors to include an ORCID within their submitting author data whilst co-authors are recommended to include one. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.
Contact the journal
Author Service enquiries
For any general pre-submission queries, including e.g. article types, indexing, timeline, publishing costs and APCs of the journal, please sent to KIHSS support team support#(@)national.re.kr.
Queries about submission issues, peer review process, or the status of your manuscript should be sent to acs#(@)national.re.kr.
Queries related to journal publishing should be sent to research#(@)national.re.kr.
*We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion. The KIHSS not discriminate on the basis of race, language, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age.