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『International Journal of Global Diaspora Studies』 Editorial Policy

Article I - General

  • Section 1
  • 『International Journal of Global Diaspora Studies (JGDS)』 is a scientific journal in the English language published by the World Association of Global Diaspora Studies (WADIS). JGDS is intended for publication of research and review articles on all aspects of Global Diaspora and relevant fields such as International migration, Transnationalism, Multiculturalism, Global Network, and Identities.

Article II - Management of the Editorial Committee

  • Section 2
  • Selection of editor-in-chief and formation of editorial committee shall be in accordance with the section 13 in the Constitution of the WADIS.
  • Section 3
  • The Editorial Committee will be appointed in the following terms.
  • The members of the editorial committee should be regular member of the WADIS.
  • The Editor-in-chief should be experience less than 30 editorial committee members in consideration of professional experience, major field, and engaged institutions, and he/she is appointed by the president of the WADIS. If the position among members is vacated, it will be filled in the same way.
  • Section 4
  • The Editor assumes that author(s) listed in a manuscript have agreed with the following policy of the JGDS on submission of manuscripts. Except for the negotiated secondary publication, submitted manuscripts to the journal must be previously unpublished and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Section 5
  • Under any circumstances, the identities of the reviewers will not be revealed. If a new author is added or an author is deleted after the submission, it is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure the author(s) agreement about the change in authorship. The JGDS has no responsibility for such changes.
  • Section 6
  • All published manuscripts become the permanent property of the JGDS and cannot be published elsewhere without written permission.

Article III – Manuscript Submission

  • Section 7
  • The JGDS submission procedure is as follows.
  • Manuscripts Preparation – Manuscripts must be written in according to the Submission Guidelines following editorial requirements of the JGDS.
  • Manuscripts Submission – All manuscripts should be submitted online via the journal’s website (www.wadis.or.kr) by the corresponding author. All articles shall be submitted before the deadline.
  • Notification of Submission - Authors of manuscripts is notified by E-mail when the manuscripts are received.
  • Section 8
  • The JGDS is written in English and published biannually on February 28th, June 30th and October 31st. Authors can submit Manuscripts all through the years.

Article IV – Review Process and Acceptance

  • Section 9
  • 9 The JGDS reviews all received manuscripts. First, the format of manuscript is reviewed and then sent to two most relevant reviewers who are selected by recommendation of the editorial committee members or from the experts’ database. Authors’ name and affiliation are removed during peer reviews.
  • Section 10
  • Acceptance of the Manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decision of the reviewers. A reviewer may recommend “acceptance without revision,” “acceptance after minor revisions,” “review again after revisions,” or “rejection.”
  • Section 11
  • If there is a marked discrepancy in the decisions between two reviewers or between the opinions of the author and reviewer(s), the editor may send the manuscript to another reviewer for additional comments and a recommended decision. Three times of “review again after revision” is regarded as a “rejection.” The reviewed manuscripts are returned back to the corresponding author with comments and recommended revisions. Names and decisions of the reviewers are masked. A final decision on acceptance or rejection for publication is forwarded to the corresponding author from the editorial office.
  • Section 12
  • The peer review process takes usually three to five weeks after submission manuscript. Revisions should be made reflecting comments made by reviewers. The revised manuscript should be resubmitted via the web system. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within 1 month without any notice from the corresponding author is regarded as withdrawal. The corresponding author must indicate clearly what alterations have been made in response to the reviewer’s comments point by point. Acceptable reasons should be given for noncompliance with any recommendation of reviewers.

Supplementary Rules

  • Supplementary 1
  • The Editorial Policy shall be active from January, 1st 2013.