1st ‘Meet the Editor’ Session – For Graduate Students

 Dear FASS Graduate Students

We are very excited to present to you our 1st “Meet the Editor” session.  This will be the first in a series of sessions we hope to organise, which will provide you with rare opportunities to personally meet and chat with editors of prominent academic journals.

 The Journal: Pacific Affairs

There are few names among academic journals focused on Asia as rich in history and as evocative as Pacific Affairs.  The journal was founded in 1928 as the flagship publication for the Institute of Pacific Relations, the first major trans-Pacific NGO, composed of government officials, businessmen, religious leaders, and academics.  Since its move to the University of British Columbia in 1961, Pacific Affairs has featured articles on contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.  Currently, it is an SSCI-indexed, double-blind refereed quarterly.  The 4-6 research articles per issue provide new information for specialists but encased in clear and consistent arguments that are accessible to readers located in a range of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, and the 40-60 book reviews span the entire range of geographies of Asia and the Pacific.  The double-blind refereeing system ensures that the manuscripts are assessed on their own terms, not on the basis of an author’s profile, institutional affiliation, or stage in their academic careers.  The average time to initial decision is 30-40 days, the current rejection rate is 80-85%, and the journal deliberately maintains no backlog (meaning that once accepted, a manuscript would likely be published within a year or sooner).  Please see the website for further details: www.pacificaffairs.ubc.ca

 The Editor: Dr Hyung-Gu Lynn

Dr Hyung-Gu Lynn is the AECL/KEPCO Chair in Korean Research at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.  He has been an Associate Editor of Pacific Affairs since 2002, and the Editor of the same journal since 2008.  He regularly reviews for other journals in various disciplines, including those in geography, history, political science, cultural studies, media studies, and migration studies.  Although he obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University and MA and BA from UBC in the discipline of history, he has held past positions in an English Literature Department (in South Korea) and Institute of Economic Research (in Japan), and his research covers issues in contemporary and historical political economy, migration, international relations, media, popular culture, visual culture, and sports, mainly in Korea (both South and North) and Japan.


 Date & Time       : 28 July 2011, Thursday; 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm*
Venue                  : Seminar Room B, Blk AS7

 *Please bring along your student card for verification.  Doors will open at 2.45 pm.


If you are interested, please register via this link by 1pm, Wednesday, 20 July 2011.  Please note that entry to the talk is by registration only.         

 Light refreshments will be served after the session. 

With best wishes
Graduate Studies Unit
Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Dean’s Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

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