Pacific Focus

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Edited By: Euikon Kim

Impact Factor: 0.289

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 39/63 (Area Studies); 67/82 (International Relations)

Online ISSN: 1976-5118



Author Guidelines


AIMS AND SCOPE
Pacific Focus is the official journal of the Center for International Studies, Inha University, Korea, and publishes original papers covering security, political economy, regionalism, environment, migration, civil society, and multi-culturalism in the Asia-Pacific region.

EDITORIAL REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE
The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and the Editor. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication. Submitted manuscripts should be original pieces of work that have not been published in other places or not currently on offer to another publisher.
Manuscripts should be written so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in the particular field. They should be written in a clear, concise, direct style. Where contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of content, the Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition and improve communication between author and reader. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Submissions may be made either via e-mail to intstudy@inha.ac.kr or by mailing a total of three hard copies of a manuscript along with a disk to the Editor- in-Chief:

Professor Euikon Kim, Editor-in-Chief,
Pacific Focus
Center for International Studies
Inha University
253 Yonghyun-dong
Nam-ku, Incheon 402-751
Korea

E-mail: intstudy@inha.ac.kr; tel: +82-32-860-8265; fax: +82-32-868-1163.

E-mail submission is encouraged. In hard copy submission, all self-references should be removed from two of the three submitted copies.

Author material archive policy
Authors who require the return of any submitted material that is accepted for publication should inform the Editorial Office after acceptance. If no indication is given that author material should be returned, Wiley Blackwell will dispose of all electronic material two months after publication.

COPYRIGHT, LICENSING AND ONLINE OPEN
Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard copyright transfer agreements (CTA) in place for the journal, including terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: CTA Terms and Conditions FAQs

OnlineOpen – ‘Gold road’ Open Access
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STYLE OF THE MANUSCRIPT
Spelling.    The Journal uses US spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
Abbreviations.    In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.
Figures.    The Journal does not accept color figures. Figures should be submitted in black and white only.

PARTS OF THE MANUSCRIPT
Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 40 pages (or approximately 11,000 words) including footnotes. They must be typewritten, double-spaced, with 12-point font and in a Microsoft Word file. Footnotes should be placed together at the end of the manuscript. The style of the text and footnotes must conform to The Chicago Manual of Style (see below). Also include in your submission an author's bio-data (less than 100 words), an abstract (150-250 words), keywords, and bibliographic references (less than 4 pages). 

FOOTNOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
Submissions should be prepared to adhere to the following reference format conventions:

Footnotes

Books
Kenneth Boulding, Conflict and Defense (New York: Harper, 1962), pp. 11-25.

Ralph Cossa, ed., U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Building Toward a "Virtual Alliance" (Washington, D.C., Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1999).

Ph.D. Dissertation
Kevin Scott Wong, "Encountering the Other: Chinese Immigration and Its Impact on Chinese and American Worldviews, 1875–1905," (Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1992).

Journal Articles
Robert D. Kaplan, "Center Stage for the Twenty-first Century," Foreign Affairs, 88-2 (March/April 2009), pp. 16–32.

Chapter in a Book
Chang-hee Nam, Yasuyo Sakata, and Robert Dujarric, "Restructuring U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia and Prospects for U.S.-Japan-ROK Security Cooperation," in Hyung-Kook Kim, ed., Northeast Asia and the Two Koreas (Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2008), pp. 107–163.

Conference Papers
Fumio Tanimura, "Chosensenso ni okeru taikiraisen" [Japan's Minesweeping Operations during the Korean War], paper presented at the Korea–Japan international seminar hosted by the ROK Institute of Military History Compilation in Seoul on 24 October 2002.

Newspaper Articles
Shengli Wu, "Make Concerted Efforts to Jointly Build Harmonious Ocean," Renmin Haijun [People's Navy] (22 April 2009), p. 1.

Internet source citation
Peter Finn, "Cyber Assaults on Estonia Typify a New Battle Tactic," Washington Post (19 May 2007), at <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/18/AR2007051802122.html> (searched date: 8 September 2009).

James R. Holmes, "'Soft Power' at Sea: Zheng He and China's Maritime Diplomacy," Southeast Review of Asian Studies, 28 (2006), at <http://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/SECAAS/Seras/2006/Holmes.htm> (searched date: 5 February 2010).

Second mention where notes are consecutive
Ibid., pp. 25-38.

Second mention where notes are not consecutive
James A. Caporaso, op. cit., pp. 130-135.

Table or figure
The source should be cited. Citation style is the same as the footnote style. Each table or figure should have individual numbering.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Survey of Current Business, 61 (August 1981), p. 47.

Bibliographic references

Books
Boulding, Kenneth, Conflict and Defense (New York: Harper, 1962), pp. 11-25.

Ph.D. Dissertation
Wong, Young-tsu "Remolders of Tradition: Reformist Thought in Nineteenth Century China," (Ph.D. Dissertation, University of washington, 1971).

Journal Articles
Kaplan, Robert D., "Center Stage for the Twenty-first Century," Foreign Affairs, 88-2 (March/April 2009), pp. 16–32.

Chapter in a Book
Nam, Chang-hee, Yasuyo Sakata, and Robert Dujarric, "Restructuring U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia and Prospects for U.S.-Japan-ROK Security Cooperation," in Hyung-Kook Kim, ed., Northeast Asia and the Two Koreas (Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2008), pp. 107–163.

Conference Papers
Tanimura, Fumio, "Chosensenso ni okeru taikiraisen" [Japan's Minesweeping Operations during the Korean War], paper presented at the Korea–Japan international seminar hosted by the ROK Institute of Military History Compilation in Seoul on 24 October 2002.

Newspaper Articles
Wu, Shengli, "Make Concerted Efforts to Jointly Build Harmonious Ocean," Renmin Haijun [People's Navy] (22 April 2009), p. 1.

Internet source citation
Finn, Peter, "Cyber Assaults on Estonia Typify a New Battle Tactic," Washington Post (19 May 2007), at <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/18/AR2007051802122.html> (searched date: 8 September 2009).

Holmes, James R., "'Soft Power' at Sea: Zheng He and China's Maritime Diplomacy," Southeast Review of Asian Studies, 28 (2006), at <http://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/SECAAS/Seras/2006/Holmes.htm> (searched date: 5 February 2010).

PROOFS
It is essential that corresponding authors supply an email address to which correspondence can be emailed while their article is in production.
Notification of the URL from where to download a Portable Document Format (PDF) typeset page proof, associated forms and further instructions will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The purpose of the PDF proof is a final check of the layout, and of tables and figures. Alterations other than the essential correction of errors are unacceptable at PDF proof stage. The proof should be checked, and approval to publish the article should be emailed to the Publisher by the date indicated, otherwise, it may be approved unilaterally by the Editor or held over to the next issue.

EARLY VIEW
Pacific Focus
is covered by Wiley Blackwell’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

OFFPRINTS
A free PDF offprint will be supplied to the corresponding author after the issue has been published. A minimum of 50 offprints will be provided upon request, at the author’s expense. These paper offprints may be ordered online. Please visit http://offprint.cosprinters.com/, fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields.
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