The Korea Economic Institute (KEI) invites proposals for papers for the next round of its Academic Paper Seriesâ€”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: http://www.keia.org/paper_series.php.
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 4,000â€“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 audienceâ€”Korea analysts, government officials, and journalistsâ€”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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct any questions related to the Academic Paper series to Nicole Finnemann, Director, Research & Academic Affairs, at email@example.com.