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by globalizing it since its foundation 1972.

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Recruitment

Kukkiwon calls for Scientific Papers The Kukkiwon Scientific Journal, will premier in 2010. It will be Publish to create and promote the value of Taekwondo by developing a systematic structure for Taekwondo, and promote the science and systematization of Taekwondo skulls Until now, academic papers on Taekowndo haven;’t received fair assessment and evaluation due to the absence of a journal for Taekwondo in particular.

With publication of such a journal however, we plan to enhance the research function inherent in Taekwondo and expand the symbolization of Kukkiwon by promoting the scholastic development of Taekwondo and increase the depth of the study.

We expect to have the depth, scalability, efficiency and the representative character of research instead of just project-type tasks, by allowing many researchers to conduct research, publish results and exchange their opinions through the Kukkiwon scientific journal.
To give benefit when researchers contribute to the journal, we are considering many options such as a measure that when a paper is published, it could be acknowledged as a research paper during graduate examinations in connection with different university's Taekwondo majors or a measure that a paper of high quality could be submitted as a thesis.

In addition, we plan to enhance the overall level of the journal by strengthening the selection requirements of the editorial committees such as research results and an influence on academia, etc. establishing the transparency and strictness of the evaluation system and attempting to increase the quality of the paper.

The journal, which will be published in both Korean and English, will exert a great effort in selecting renowned foreign scholars as editorial committee members and judges in order to develop into an international journal, and will do the best to foster Taekwondo as global knowledge.

We anticipate the interest of, and expect a lot from, Taekwondo-related scientific researchers.