Call for Academic Paper Proposals on Korea

The Korea Eco­nom­ic Insti­tute (KEI) invites pro­pos­als for papers for the next round of its Aca­d­e­m­ic Paper Series—a pro­gram to gen­er­ate month­ly aca­d­e­m­ic papers fol­lowed by a pub­lic dis­cus­sion of top­i­cal issues relat­ed to the Kore­an Penin­su­la. KEI has so far com­mis­sioned thir­ty-five papers in this series on a vari­ety of top­ics. To read the indi­vid­ual papers, and learn more about the series, vis­it the KEI Web site:

KEI is now seek­ing pro­pos­als for up to five more papers to be released between Sep­tem­ber and Jan­u­ary on orig­i­nal sub­jects of cur­rent inter­est to seri­ous Korea watch­ers. Pro­pos­al top­ics should cor­re­spond with the inter­ests and exper­tise of the author, and the descrip­tion should demon­strate con­fi­dence that they would make good addi­tions to this well-round­ed series. Papers must be writ­ten exclu­sive­ly for KEI, that is, they must not have been pre­sent­ed or pub­lished pre­vi­ous­ly in any form.

Papers should be approx­i­mate­ly 4,000–5,000 words in length. KEI will edit, pub­lish, and dis­trib­ute fin­ished papers as KEI Aca­d­e­m­ic Papers to more than 3,500 gov­ern­ment offi­cials, think-tank experts, and schol­ars around the Unit­ed States and the world. KEI will also col­late and pub­lish all of the KEI Aca­d­e­m­ic Papers in a sin­gle vol­ume on an annu­al basis. Papers pre­sent­ed next spring will become chap­ters in vol­ume IV of On Korea, which will be pub­lished in the begin­ning of 2011.

Authors of papers select­ed by KEI for the KEI Aca­d­e­m­ic Paper Series will receive an hon­o­rar­i­um of $1,500 upon com­ple­tion of the edi­to­r­i­al process. KEI will arrange a mutu­al­ly con­ve­nient date for each author to par­tic­i­pate in a dis­cus­sion at KEI con­fer­ence facil­i­ties in Wash­ing­ton with an inter­est­ed audience—Korea ana­lysts, gov­ern­ment offi­cials, and journalists—of his or her select­ed paper, prefer­ably dur­ing the month KEI releas­es the paper. KEI will pro­vide domes­tic trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion expens­es for the dis­cus­sion pro­gram.

Inter­est­ed authors should sub­mit the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion by Tues­day, July 6, 2010:

  • Full Name
  • Academic/Institutional Affil­i­a­tion
  • Cur­ricu­lum Vitae
  • Paper Top­ic Pro­pos­al, includ­ing a brief descrip­tion and pro­posed out­line
  • Earliest/latest date paper can be avail­able

KEI will inform the authors of the accept­ed paper top­ics on or about July 12, 2010, with the expec­ta­tion that the ini­tial paper would be dis­trib­uted in late Sep­tem­ber. The author of this ini­tial paper will be expect­ed to trans­mit a first draft to KEI by Sep­tem­ber 8, 2010. Authors of papers sched­uled for dis­tri­b­u­tion lat­er in the year will be sep­a­rate­ly noti­fied of the required sub­mis­sion dates.

KEI will repeat the call for Aca­d­e­m­ic Papers in or around Novem­ber 2010 for pub­li­ca­tion in the winter/spring 2011.

Please sub­mit your paper pro­pos­al to Direct any ques­tions relat­ed to the Aca­d­e­m­ic Paper series to Nicole Finne­mann, Direc­tor, Research & Aca­d­e­m­ic Affairs, at