• Critical Review for Buddhist Studies
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  • The Geumgang Center for Buddhist Studies (GCBS) is an institute of Buddhist Studies at Geumgang Universtity in Korea. It was founded in 2003 CE to comprehensively study various fields related to Buddhist Studies and culture and to develop Korean Buddhist studies to a world-class level.

    In 2007, GCBS was selected and financed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) as a 10 year project, named the Humanities Korea Project. Our agenda being, “Inspection of the Cultural Processes of Formation, Transformation and Reception with regard to the Buddhist Classical Languages and their Texts.”

    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, and so on. 

    We publish out academic journal called Critical Review for Buddhist Studies (CRBS) twice in a year(April 30th/ October 31th).




  • Length of contributions

    * Research articles (5,000–10,000 words, including footnotes, bibliography, and abstracts with keywords)

    * Book/Research Reviews (up to 3,000 words)


    The contributions should be submitted in MS Word. We use the following fonts and formatting: 

     * Text: Times New Roman 11-point format (Chinese and Japanese characters 10,5 point)

     * Footnotes/quotations: Times New Roman 9-point format (Chinese and Japanese characters size 8.5 point)

     * Spacing: 1.5

     * Chinese Characters and Japanese Characters:  PMingLiU (10.5 and 8.5 respectively)

     * Korean: HCR Batang (11 and 9 respectively) 



    :The formatting of footnotes and references follows the author-date system in the Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed., 2017.


    The following guidelines are applied to all other specifics.


     For the details, see the attached pdf file. 

  • Editor-in-Chief : Seunghak Koh

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