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. Format 

1). File Type: MS-Word (higher than 2010 version)

2). Paper size:17.5 cm wide by 24.4 cm high

3).Margins: Top-3.5cm, Bottom 3.0cm, Left 2.5cm, Right 2.5cm

4).Spacing: Fixed 17-point space

5). Font:Times New Roman, size 10.5

6). Citation: Author-Date style placing a parenthetical citation

7). Length: 8,000~15,000 words

8). General Style: Please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style Online(16th edition)

 

4. 2. Pattern and Specific Style

1). Main Title: Two single-spaced blanks from the top edge, size 14, boldface,centered

2). Chapter Title: Boldface,size 12, Not Centered

3). Author Details

 Name:

l  Two single-spaced blanks from the main title

l  First name-(middle name initials)- Last name, size 12, centered

l  The order of the names of the authors should comply with the order of their contributions

Affiliation:Only one affiliation per author, size 12, centered

Email address: Size 12, centered

4). Abstract

Title: Two single-spaced blanks from the author’s email address

Text: 150~200 words

5). Key words: 4~5 key words, single-spaced blank from the abstract text

6) Main text

l  Separate page, single-spaced blank from the top

l  The first word of all paragraphs is indented 0.5cm from the left edge.

7). Citation: Author-Date style

 In-text citation:

It is ingenious,accurate, and surprisingly wise to say that literature “is a privileged ground for the realization of emptiness” (Humphries 1999, 45)

 

Block citation: Size9.5, 1.27cm indented from the left edge, text between single-spaced blank.   

 

8). Notes: Avoid using footnotes and endnotes. However, if necessary, use endnotes with 9.5-point type and fixed 14-point space.  

 

9). References: Alphabetically order according to authors’ last name.

 

[Book]

Bourdieu,Pierre. 1991. Language and Symbolic Power. Cambridge: Polity Press.

[Journal Articles]

Boltz,William G. 1986.   “Evocations of the Moon, Excitations of the Sea.” Journal of American Oriental Society 106, no. 1: 23–32.

 

10). Chinese Abstract: Follow the English abstract format. It ranges from 300 to 500 Chinese characters. We prefer traditional Chinese Characters.  

 

11). Copyright forms and reprint orders : You must include your fully-completed, signed WACCS copyright release form when you submit your paper. We must have this form before your paper can be published in the proceedings. The copyright form is available as a Word file, , as a PDF version,, and as a text file in . Reprints may be ordered using the form provided as or .

4. 3. Sample Format and Style

 

Main Title

 

 

Author Name

Affiliation

Email address

 

 

Abstract

Abstract text

 

Keywords: words

  

Chapter Title  

Main Text

 

References

Chen Jian 陳劍. 2004. “Jiagu jinwen jiu shi‘you’ zhi zi ji xianggguan zhu zi xin shi” 甲骨金文舊釋「尤」之字及相關諸字新釋,Beijing Daxue Zhongguo guwenxian zhongxin jikan 北京大學中國古文獻中心集刊, 4:74–94.

 

 

<中文摘要>

 

論文題目

 

 

作者姓名

本文

 

關鍵詞

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:  

       

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: ijccs@naver.com




 


[ 개인정보 취급방침 ]

Room 304, Bldg. No.12(Multi Media Bldg), Kyungsung University,
Suyeong-ro 309(Daeyeon-Dong), Nam-Gu, Busan, Republic of Korea(zip: 48434)
ⓒ The World Association of Chinese Characters Studies. All rights reserved.