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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

Call for Papers: Academic Paper Series

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Event Date

December 18th 12:00pm - 12:00am EST

Event Description

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 and receipt of a short summary of the key insights of the paper.  KEI will arrange a mutually convenient date for each author to participate in an ON-THE-RECORD public discussion of his/her selected paper at KEI conference facilities in Washington, DC with an interested audience—Korea analysts, government officials, and journalists. KEI strongly prefers the event coincide with the release of the author’s completed paper. KEI will provide travel and accommodation expenses for the discussion program.

Papers will need to be approximately 4,000–5,000 words in length. KEI will edit, publish, and distribute finished papers as KEI Academic Papers to over 5,000 government officials, think tank experts, and scholars around the United States and the world. Individual papers will be published online to coincide with the author’s presentation date. KEI will also collate papers to become chapters in Volume 12 of On Korea, which will be published in print in the beginning of 2019.

Interested authors should submit the following information:

  •  Full Name
  •  Academic/Institutional Affiliation
  •  CV
  • Paper Topic Proposal, which includes:
    • A description of the ideas and arguments for the paper
    • A description of the policy relevance or importance of this paper
    • A proposed outline for the paper
    • Earliest/latest date paper can be available


KEI will be accepting proposals until December 18, 2017. KEI will have all decisions made on papers by January 18, 2018. Authors of papers scheduled to present through July will be separately notified of the required submission dates. KEI will also be accepting proposals for papers to be released between September and December 2018 with a proposal deadline of June 15, 2018.  Decisions for papers to be released from September to December will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Please submit your paper proposal to For any substantive questions related to the Academic Paper series, please contact Kyle Ferrier, Director of Academic Affairs and Research, at Please refrain from questions regarding how interested KEI would be in your topic or trying to gauge the likelihood you will be chosen.