Dear Students, Contributors and Reviewers

    We are delighted to present this year’s fair of KUSEF, a collection of students-created works showcasing the wonderful breadth of academic curiosity! Founded upon the basis of adventurous thinking and questioning, The KUSEF hopes to foster a creative spirit in many fields of learning.

    It is an honor to receive such a number of insightful and thought-provoking pieces from the exceptional minds of high school and undergraduate students. Your submissions are reviewed thoroughly and held to an incredibly high standard; KUSEF considers work that is not only well-composed, but also ambitious and representative of unbridled academic thinking. Showcased in this issue are essays from both the US and abroad that incorporate many disciplines of academic research, ranging from natural sciences to business and economics. Each piece embodies the diligence of the innovative authors that dedicate themselves to scholarship and exploration.

    The KUSEF aims to highlight the incredible capability of students and encourage an unconventional, explorative approach to learning. As you read this issue of KUSEF, consider the privilege of gleaning wisdom from carefully conducted academic research as well as the enthusiastic dedication of all the young, yet incredibly knowledgeable contributors. When compiling this issue, the editors at KUSEF truly valued the enriching information presented in the impressive student-written pieces; we hope you have a similar experience that may even inspire you to be featured in the journal in the future!

    Lastly, we would like to express gratitude towards the Managing Editors and the KUSEF Editorial Board members for their dedication; the large group of reviewers demonstrated exceptional diligence and enthusiasm while creating this issue. The editors contribute not only their insight but also their time. KUSEF would not succeed without their continuing support.

    Thank you for all of your continued interest and support. It has been an honor to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the KUSEF, we are thrilled to provide these fresh perspectives on research to our readers and hope to continue to put our fresh ideas and passions in future journals.

    Sincerely,

    Co-Chairman, Dr. Steve Chan Co-Chairman, Dr. Sooyong Kim

     

    Dr. Sooyong Kim 경력:
    KAIST 물리학과 교수
    과기부 과학영재 교육위원회 위원장
    KAIST 사이버 영재교육센터장
    글로벌 영재학회 회장
    서울대학교 / 컬럼비아대학 졸업

    Dr. Steve Chan 경력 :
    Former Chief Architect/Research Fellow, MIT
    Former Fellow at Harvard's Center for Geographic Analysis
    Former Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School
    (현) 영 사이언티스트 저널 회장
    Graduate of Harvard and MIT (하버드 / MIT 졸업)


KUSEF(Korea-USA Science & Engineering Federation)

KUSEF invites the submission of innovative proposals defined broadly for presentations and publications.

 

    KUSEF, hosted and managed by Seoul National University, Harvard University and other school's faculties and alumni, seeks innovative scholarly manuscripts for presentations and online publications. We invite proposals for workshops, short talks, and poster presentations for KUSEF 2020. We are also seeking prospective panelists on several topics.

    Submission Proposals

    KUSEF invites the submission of innovative proposals for symposia, expo, presentations and special issues on diverse categories defined broadly. A symposium consists of two articles on a common subject, published as a set in the same issue. Papers submitted together for consideration as a symposium and competitions are all judged by the KUSEF judges. Special issues, in contrast, are designed and edited by KUSEF editors and include an introductory to professional essay or paper written by the contributers or editors. The goals of a special issue are to focus attention on promising ideas and important subjects in diverse areas defined broadly, and to advance the critique and development of scientific, economic or social matters in some way.

    Proposals are submitted to the editors and should include the following elements:

    • A preliminary draft of the introductory or concluding essay by the contributors, from 4,000 to 8,000 words in length(please refer to the PAPER section for more detais). In the essay the editors should present the main argument, ideas, or debate to be developed by the volume. The most convincing essay will emphasize the most promising original contributions of the project as a whole, and its potential to influence theory and other scholarship. The planned volume should be differentiated briefly from the closest rival works already available or in preparation. The essay should also identify each contributor and preliminary paper title, and explain in a paragraph or two how each article is expected to contribute to the issue’s purposes.
    • Paper titles, authors, and abstracts and other components formatted in MLA or AMA style (refer toPaper formatting section for guidelines: title page, abstract, body, citations, and references. Learn on fonts, margins, spacing in formating)
    • Additionally, KUSEF features articles that contribute in some way to the improvement of general knowledge or empirical theory defined broadly. Although we may publish a manuscript designed to propose a solution to science, social, and current world problem, we prefer to publish those that also apply theoretical ideas and findings or address general questions debated in the scholarly community.

      For the articles, KUSEF publishes high-quality review essays that survey new developments in a particular area of study, synthesize important ideas, and raise key issues for future scholarship. Review essays might be based on books but could also draw on scholarship that has been published in articles. Prospective authors can either submit the entire manuscript for review or they can submit a ten-page, double-spaced proposal detailing the body of research to be covered and the main themes to be explored. Promising proposals will be sent to two referees. On the basis of their reviews, which will be sent anonymously to the author, the editors will write a decision letter. The final manuscript may be sent back to the same referees or reviewed by the editorial team.

    • The editorial team sends submissions, except letters to the editor, to reviewers before making a decision to publish. Approximately 30 percent of manuscripts submitted to KUSEF are ultimately published by the journal, while approximately 60 percent are judged by the editors as not ready or appropriate for external review. The standards of KUSEF’s reviewers are high. Before submitting their work, authors are strongly encouraged to seek advice and detailed comments from colleagues. Please sign up(register) first and sign in(log in) to submit your research paper.

    KUSEF welcome your proposals for workshops, panelists, short talks, and posters if you are interested in presenting. Please contact the editorial board for more information via email admin@KSEF.org.