CALL FOR PAPERS> Critical Review for Buddhist Studies (CRBS) vol. 29

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Dear Colleagues,

Geumgang Center for Buddhist Studies (GCBS) is calling for papers related to studies covering Indian, Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism, to be included in the publication Critical Review for Buddhist Studies (CRBS). 

This publication has been issued on a semi-annual basis since February 2006. 25 volumes have been published to date by GCBS, which is based at Geumgang University in Korea. All papers can be downloaded free of charge at (An English webpage is currently under construction.)

GCBS was selected and financed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) in 2007 as a 10-year project, named the Humanities Korea Project. Our agenda being, "Inspection of the Cultural Processes of Formation, Transformation, and Reception of the Classical Buddhist Languages and their Literature."

Since then, we have released a volume titled, “The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: Buddhist Yogācārabhūmi Treatise and Its Adaptation in India, East Asia, and Tibet", which was co-published by Harvard University in the Harvard Oriental Series Vol. 75.

CRBS consists of articles that were presented at conferences, guest lectures, workshops, and colloquiums. Almost half of the articles in our journal are written in foreign languages, other than Korean, such as English, Japanese and Chinese.

Consequently, our journal (despite its short history of 10 years) was nominated as a Registered Journal of the Korean Research Foundation in July 2017. Based on this momentum, the editorial board of CRBS is calling for papers that will showcase various researchers’ remarkable academic achievements.

We cordially invite scholars to submit articles based on the broad field of Buddhist studies, covering Indian, Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism. In particular, textual studies on Buddhism, or a topic that is relevant to the focus area of GCBS, are welcomed. Also, critical reviews of recent research, as well as books written in English, are most welcome. We publish the CRBS twice in a year (April 30th/October 31th), and the next CRBS vol.29 will be published at April 30th.

We adopt a thorough blind peer-review system to verify submissions, and each submission is examined via the KCI (Korea Citation Index), which is supported by the NRF. Research articles will be selected for publication, from among all eligible submissions, through an impartial blind peer-review conducted by three specialists in the field.

Authors, of the critical reviews that are selected for publication, will receive a modest remuneration. 

  1. Submission Guideline: Concerning the style of the manuscripts, please adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style (the17th edition). (
  2. Word count: -Research paper: 5,000 words~10,000 words (bibliography included); - Review: more or less 2,000 words.
  3. Deadline: Papers, including reviews, will be received throughout the year, but for volume 29 which will be published on April 30th, 2021, the deadline is February 28, 2021.
  4. Language: Please note that papers and reviews written in English are preferred. Papers written in Japanese is also possible.

* After being nominated as a "Registered Journal of the Korean Research Foundation," CRBS has been using JAMS, a journal and article management system provided by the Korea Research Foundation. Please submit papers or reviews to the JAMS of CRBS ( after signing up. If you have any trouble signing up for the JAMS of CRBS, please feel free to contact us at Email ( We will help you create accounts and submit papers to the system.

We welcome your continued interest and wait with eager anticipation for submissions from Buddhist scholars around the world. Thank you!

Best wishes,

Editor-in-chief : Seunghak Koh

Editorial members: : Charles DiSimone, Hwansoo Ilmee Kim, Koichi Takahashi, Ohmin Kwon, Robert H. Sharf,  Sanggyo Jung, Seungtaek Lim, Seungnam Lee, Yeonsik Choi, Yoonho Cho

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