Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Mobility Humanities

Please read the guidelines below then submit your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Mobility Humanities will be reviewed.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope

Mobility Humanities is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal published two times per year by the Academy of Mobility Humanities at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.

While seeking vibrant interdisciplinary discussions on the phenomena, technologies, and infrastructures of mobility and its ramifications from the humanities perspective, Mobility Humanities encourages papers that delve into their cultural-political, ethical, and spiritual and emotional meanings, focusing on the representation, imagination, and speculation that surround mobility.

Mobility Humanities welcomes original articles that make an innovative contribution to the humanities-based mobility studies from philosophical thoughts, literary, cultural and communication inquiries, historical, geographical, and sociological research around the world. We especially welcome research from and about Asia and the Global South.

1.2 Article Types

In preparing a paper for submission to Mobility Humanities, you should not be uncritically exhaustive in synthesizing research but might concentrate on the most promising and productive trends and developments.

While seeking vibrant interdisciplinary discussions on the phenomena, technologies, and infrastructures of mobility and its ramifications from the humanities perspective, Mobility Humanities encourages papers that delve into their cultural-political, ethical, and spiritual and emotional meanings, focusing on the representation, imagination, and speculation that surround mobility.

Mobility Humanities welcomes original articles that make an innovative contribution to the humanities-based mobility studies from philosophical thoughts, literary, cultural and communication inquiries, historical, geographical, and sociological research around the world.

We especially welcome research from and about Asia and the Global South.

Mobility Humanties consists of articles, review articles, and scholarly interviews, as well as special issues and mobile forum.

Papers are accepted for consideration on the understanding that they are not being submitted elsewhere.

Papers should not normally be less than 6,000 words in length and should NOT EXCEED 8,000 words.

Book Review should not normally be less than 2,000 words in length and should NOT EXCEED 3,000 words.

Introduction for the special issue, editorial issue, and interview should not normally be less than 1,000 words in length and should NOT EXCEED 2,000 words.

The language of the journal is English.

2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review process

All submissions are initially assessed by the journal editorial team who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to two independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.

The journal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process to external reviewers. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Based on the reviewer reports the journal Editors will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editors-in-Chief, who are supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.

2.2 Authorship

All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

2.3.1 Writing assistance

Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

3. Publication ethics

3.1 Plagiarism

Mobility Humanities takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.1 Prior publication

If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in Mobility Humanities. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 Data fabrication/falsification

It is essential that all data is accurate, and representative of your research. Data sharing is more and more prevalent, increasing the transparency of raw data. Cases of data fabrication/falsification will be evaluated by the editor. We may then ask authors to provide supporting raw data where required. We may also ask Journal Editorial Board members to assist in further evaluation of the paper and allegations. If the explanation is not satisfactory we will reject the submission. We may also choose not accept future submissions.

3.3 Conflicts of interest

It is very important to be honest about any conflicts of interest, whether sources of research funding, direct or indirect financial support, supply of equipment or materials, or other support. If an author does not declare a conflict of interest to the journal upon submission, or during review, and it affects the actual or potential interpretation of the results, the paper may be rejected or retracted.

Ready to submit your paper? Your ethics checklist

Before you submit, make sure you’ve:

  • Read the journal’s instructions for authors, and checked and followed any instructions regarding data sets, ethics approval, or statements.
  • Named all authors on the paper, and the online submission form.
  • Referenced all material in the text clearly and thoroughly.
  • Carefully checked data and included any supplemental data required by the journal.
  • Declared any relevant interests to the journal.
  • Obtained (written) permission to reuse any figures, tables, and data sets.
  • Only submitted the paper to one journal at a time.

Finally, notify all the co-authors once you have submitted the paper.

4. Style guide

4.1 Formatting

The document must be set at the US letter standard size. The entire document (including notes) should be double-spaced with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides and no extra spaces between paragraphs. A 12-point standard font Times New Roman is required for all text, including headings and notes. Unusual characters or diacritics should be flagged by placing the entire word in red type, as they may not translate correctly in typesetting.

4.2 Cover Page

The cover page should provide the title of the article, complete contact information for each author (mailing address, phone number, and email), biographical data of approximately 100 words for each author (including an ORCID if applicable), a total word count, the number of tables and/or figures included, and any acknowledgments. Affiliations and email addresses will be posted online for indexing/abstracting purposes. For title, please use bold with initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

4.3 Abstract/Keywords

The article must include an abstract within 200 words and 5 to 8 keywords. The abstract should not duplicate the text verbatim but rather include the research question or puzzle, identify the data, and give some indication of the findings. Keywords should be drawn from the content and not duplicate the article title, listed in alphabetical order, and separated by commas; only proper nouns should be capitalized.

4.4 Tables

Be parsimonious in the use and design of tables. Provide only data relevant to the textual argument. Create headings and communicate the argument under discussion. Avoid designing tables so wide that they must be printed at right angles to the normal reading position. Tables must be numbered and titled.

4.5 Figures

Rough drawings of figures are acceptable upon submission. All illustrations and figures if accepted must be provided to us camera-ready.

4.6 Footnotes

A substantive idea that seems worth presenting in a footnote is usually worth presenting in the text. When inclusion in the text proves difficult, that indicates a strong argument for dropping the point. If you decide that you must include certain ideas as notes, number them consecutively and place them at the bottom of the page.

4.7 Reference

Include at the end of your manuscript a complete list of references in the following format. Please note the omission of italics, quotation marks, and underlines in these references. Mobility Humanities adheres to the MLA style. View the MLA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

5. Submitting your manuscript

Please submit your paper to the following email account: mobilityhumanities@gmail.com

6. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Mobility Humanities editorial office as follows:

Mobility Humanities

The Academy of Mobility Humanities, Konkuk University

South Korea

mobilityhumanities@gmail.com