[CfP] 2021 KACA-KOFICE Joint Conference

Call for Papers/Extended Abstracts

2021 KACA-KOFICE Joint Conference

There has been a growing love for Korean culture globally. K-pop, K-drama, and K-movie draw attention from a lot of people around the world. This year, the Korean American Communication Association (KACA) has partnered with the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE, 한국국제문화교류진흥원) to hold a virtual conference on August 6, 2021, with a theme of K-culture and media strategy. This conference will be sponsored by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST, 한국문화체육관광부) and discuss the success and popularity of the K-culture and media strategies for K-contents.

Conference Theme: K-culture and Media Strategy

Date & Time: USA – Wednesday, August 4, 2021 (7:00 PM CDT)

                   South Korea – Thursday, August 5, 2021 (9:00 AM KST)

Format: Virtual (Zoom) conference

Sessions: Panel Discussion & Research Session

Research Paper Application: https://forms.gle/S6L6wbAePt3Sgroo9 (Due: May 31, 2021)

Research Paper Submission: aejmckaca@gmail.com (Due: June 21, 2021)

We invite you to submit a full paper or an extended abstract related to any of the following topics:

  • K-pop, BTS, and global fandom
  • K-drama and Netflix
  • Parasite, Minari, and K-movie
  • Korean cuisine, mukbang, and viral food videos
  • Korea eSports
  • K-culture, social media, and interactivity
  • media strategies for K-contents
  • Korea’s response to COVID-19
  • Other significant issues related to K-culture

We embrace various theoretical orientations and methodological approaches to research.

Please see the following submission guidelines for more information.

Submission Guidelines

1. Application: If you are planning to submit your research paper, please submit the application form (https://forms.gle/S6L6wbAePt3Sgroo9) by May 30, 2021. We just need your information and the (working) title of your paper.

2. Submission Deadline: All submissions must be made by email (aejmckaca@gmail.com) no later than 11 p.m. CDT, Sunday, June 20, 2021

3. Categories of Final Submissions (Two categories):

(1) Full Paper(s)

  • 25 pages maximum (no more than 25 pages), plus references, tables, figures, and all notes
  • Consistent with the APA style
  • Should be written in English or Korean

(2) Extended Abstract(s)

  • Five pages maximum, plus references, tables, figures, and all notes
  • Consistent with the APA style
  • Extended abstracts should contain a brief literature review, research questions/hypotheses, a detailed method section, and actual findings(NOT expected findings). Abstracts only with literature review or research questions would NOT be considered.
  • Should be written in English or Korean

4. Submission Process, Requirement, and Top Paper Award(s)

  • Submission method: All manuscripts should be submitted by email. Please send files (the title page file and the manuscript in M.S. Word or PDF format) to aejmckaca@gmail.com.  
  • All submissions must include a separate cover page containing the following information: paper title, author name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
  • Author identification: Names and all information that may identify the author(s) should not appear anywhere in the manuscript other than on the separate cover page.
  • All submissions will be blind reviewed by three reviewers with expertise in the area.
  • Authors do not need to be a member of KACA to submit a paper. However, once the paper is accepted, the author(s) of the submitted abstract should join KACA to present the completed research at the conference.
  • To acknowledge research excellence, we will provide cash awards for the top paper award winner(s). Full papers are preferred. Honorarium will be provided for all presenters and discussants.

If you have any questions regarding the call for papers, please feel free to contact Hanna Park (hannapark@sunmoon.ac.kr). Thank you for your interest in submitting a paper/extended abstract to the KACA-KOFICE conference on K-culture and media strategy.


Hanna Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Media Communication

Sun Moon University

KACA-AEJMC Vice President 2019-2021


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