Print ISSN 1598-267X|Online ISSN 2734-1356

General Guidelines
  • Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture (JCPC) welcomes unsolicited submissions, representing a broad range of academic and professional fields and points of view, by qualified authors from around the world. Please see the journal's Aims & Scope for information about its focus.

  • JCPC is published biannually (in February and August) and welcomes

    • - Research articles (6,000–10,000 words)
    • - book reviews (2,000-2,500 words)
    • - feature book reviews (5,000-6,000 words)
    • - proposals for guest issues
    • - proposals for bibliographic essays on specific topics and areas
  • All unsolicited articles are subject to peer review. There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal. JCPC accepts submissions of papers throughout the year.

  • The submission of a paper will be taken to imply that the author will automatically agree that upon its acceptance for publication its copyright will belong to the Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, Sungkyunkwan University. All authors should sign the CTA (Copyright Transfer Agreement) form when their manuscript is submitted. For detailed copyright guidelines and CTA (Copyright Transfer Agreement), click here.
    The journal also follows the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License as an open access journal.

  • There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.

Manuscript preparation
  • 1.The submission must be exclusive to JCPC. All manuscripts submitted to JCPC should neither have been published already nor be under review for publication elsewhere.

  • 2.Articles that address subjects such as the following are welcome: Confucian thought and culture,analysis of books, translations, research articles, or dissertations on related subjects, critical reviews on academic trends, mainly in the arts and humanities, related to Confucianism and East Asian studies.

  • 3.Manuscripts should be written in English. Article manuscripts should ideally be 6,000–10,000 words in length, including footnotes, indented quotations, and references. The first page of the manuscript proper should bear a brief abstract of no more than 250 words and 5 key words. Type in “Author’s Contact Information” on top of the title of your manuscript, which includes your academic title, affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number(s), and mailing address.

  • 4.Authors should use the in-text citations (author-date system) and bibliography system of Chicago Manual of Style. For more detailed guidelines, refer to Style and Citation Guidelines.

  • 5.Papers may be submitted in Word format and are to be submitted as an email attachment to