K-POP – WHAT’S IN A NAME? Choi, Stephanie; Lee, Jeeheng; Saeji, CedarBough; Sang, Elliot; Srivastava, Shreya; Suh, Randy Editor(s): Hulme, Katie; Epps-Robertson, Candace
INTERVIEW WITH DR. MURRAY STEIN Stein, Murray Editor(s): Ribeiro, Ana C.
AN ANALYSIS OF YOUTUBE COMMENTS ON BTS USING TEXT MINING Ko, Ho Young Ajou University
AN ANALYTICAL OVERVIEW OF BTS’S MAP OF THE SOUL:7 PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN Vasileviciute, Lukne
CONNECTING POP MUSIC AND FINE ART Campbell, JaNiece
CARL JUNG, T.S. ELIOT, AND KIM NAMJOON: AN UNEXPECTED TRIO McDonald, Shanna
Welcome to our inaugural selection of Academic Articles! Many hands helped create this section of R3: the authors, managing editors, copy editors, Editorial Board members, and peer reviewers. We wouldn’t be here without the help, good ideas, and hard work of all of these people.
But the role that allows us to proudly describe our journal as “peer-reviewed” is that of peer reviewer. These subject matter experts come from many backgrounds, experiences, and nations. The role of peer reviewer is a difficult one — the task is to critically examine each AA submission in great detail, making sure facts are correct; the submission is centered on a thesis; the writing is clear, logical, and organized; and the ideas are substantial. We have reviewers who are data analysts, experts in marketing, specialists in Korean language and history, medical professionals, visual artists, musicians, experts in pedagogy, philosophy, language, social science, mental health, fandom studies, and, of course, experts in BTS and ARMY. It’s a complex and demanding role, but it’s also interesting.
An important aspect of our peer-review process is that it is “masked”; that is, the reviewer does not know the identity of the writer (until publication) and the writer does not know the identities of the reviewers. This allows the process to be fair and unbiased.
If you’re interested in contributing to the work of the journal in this way, please let us know by filling out an application. Our guidelines for submission are here if you’d like to consider submitting work for evaluation.