Aims and Scope

The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea is a journal of sociolinguistics published by the Sociolinguistic Society of Korea. The journal is concerned with various aspects of speech, language and language use interacting with social life and includes all empirical or theoretical articles with various approaches on the study of language use in social behavior. The inaugural issue of the journal was published in November, 1993. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea is published three times annually in April, August and December, including an international issue. The international issue published in August aims to enhance international scholarship and invite contributors and readers from all over the world. The journal also welcomes reviews of current books.


The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea (ISSN 1226-4822) is published three times annually and the subscription rates per year (or membership dues) are:





100,000 won

(US$ 100) (postage included)

30,000 won

(US$ 30) (postage included)
single issues

20,000 won

(US$ 20) (postage included)

On-line access is available to all institutional subscribers at no extra charge and single issues should be ordered directly from the publisher. For membership application or other information, please contact us at.


All the manuscripts submitted for the Spring and Winter issues (published in April and December respectively) should be sent to Kang Hui-suk, the chief editor by January 31 and September 30 respectively. Contribution to the international issue (published in August should be made to editor Paik Kyungsook by May 31.