From 1900, the year RAS Korea was founded, we began publishing an annual journal, Transactions. Publication has continued ever since, so long as the Society was active. Transactions is published once a year in May.

In 2011, thanks to a generous grant from the Academy of Korean Studies, the entire series was scanned and is now freely available in various formats.

Back issues of Transactions are available either individually or in a complete set of bound reprints (volumes 1-40) and originals, from the RAS Korea office. Indexes to the complete series can be viewed through the links on the sidebar. A printed Index of volumes 1-85 was published in 2011 and can be purchased from the office (send us an email to

We welcome submissions of papers on any aspect of Korea, ancient or modern. Papers about any aspect of Korea, past or present, may be submitted for publication in Transactions at any time. They should be serious, well documented studies on topics related to aspects of Korean nature, culture and history etc. Romanization of Korean names etc should use the McCune-Reischauer system or the current official Korean government system. Papers should not normally exceed 15 single-spaced A4 pages. Documentation (citations) should be in endnote / bibliography style, following the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Illustrations, especially those that would require printing in color are not normally acceptable for reasons of cost.

Inquiries and submissions should be addressed by email to the General Editor, Jon Dunbar (, or to the Chairman of the RASKB Publications Committee, currently Brother Anthony (