Aims & Scope




The Korean Journal of Buddhist Studies (KJBS), which has been published since December 31, 2000, is one of the most prestigious academic journals in South Korea. KJBS aims to promote Buddhist studies in South Korea and has been recognized as an outstanding KCI-indexed journal since 2015. 


KJBS publishes academic papers and critical book reviews quarterly (March, June, September, and December). All published papers go through double-blind peer reviews by three reviewers. 


The editorial board of KJBS encourages authors to submit academic research in all fields of Buddhist studies, ranging from philological and historical works on classical artifacts and texts of South, Central, and East Asia to modern applications of Buddhist meditation and ethics. 


KJBS serves as a venue for Korean researchers to report their scholarly works and for domestic and international scholars to exchange up-to-date knowledge on diverse traditions of Buddhism.