2020 Korean Public Diplomacy Paper Contest Guidelines


  • Some of the awarded papers will be published as a book.

  • For your information, you can refer to two previous books published following 2016 and 2017 Korean public diplomacy paper contests:

2016 Book: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318492917_Korea's_Public_Diplomacy  

2017 Book: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321874044_Korea's_Soft_Power_and_Public_Diplomacy


Detailed Schedule


Paper Submission Deadline: 30 September 2020

Evaluation Period: 30 September – 16 October 2020

Revisions to the Selected Papers: 16 October – 20 November 2020

Submission of Final Manuscripts: 30 November 2020

Publication: 15 December 2020


Submissions / Inquiries: publicdiplomacyGPDC@gmail.com


Paper Contest Application Documents

You need to fill out and submit the entry form along with your paper to participate in the article contest.


You can find and download the form below.


Paper Evaluation Criteria

-The originality of the research questions (20 points)

-Importance of the research questions and academic contribution (20 points)

-Appropriateness and completeness of the research logic (40 points)

-Appropriateness of the critical suggestions (20 points)


Guidelines for the paper


  • Word limit: 8000 words including title, footnotes, and references. Only in English 

  • Times New Roman 12 font

  • Double spaced

  • No extra spacing above or below paragraphs

  • Headings in bold and capitalized with two spaces before and one following

(No numbering for the headings)

  • Text justified on both sides

  • The first line of every paragraph indented 0.5 inches.

  • Please submit your papers using MS Office Word (.docx)


For in-text citation and references, use APA 7th edition (see https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/apa_changes_7th_edition.html)




  • There is a possibility that the award winners will be invited to award ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The final decision regarding this will be made depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

  • Papers that were previously published in another format cannot be submitted to the contest.

  • All conditions of the conference are subject to change without prior notice. If there are changes, they will be announced on this website and sent to participants via email.

  • False facts or violation of Korean laws including plagiarism can lead to the nullification of the awards.

  • No winner shall be selected if the criteria are not met.

  • Only currently enrolled or admitted students can participate in the contest, per MOFA’s conditions.




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