Mr. Janus Isaac Nolasco, Managing Editor of Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, gave a presentation on academic writing during the 5th Philippine Korean Studies Symposium, which was held at from 20 to 22 July Microtel, University of the Philippines.  

In his presentation on 21 July, Mr. Nolasco shared academic writing tips with the fourteen (14) symposium participants; he explained what editors — based on his experience reviewing and copyediting manuscripts — look for in a journal manuscript. He emphasized standard practices and identified common mistakes among submissions, including the disconnect between what a manuscripts says it will do and what it actually does. 

Mr. Nolasco was one of eight editors who were invited to give an overview of their respective social-science journals,  such as those for Kasarinlan (UP Third World Studies Center); Plaridel (UP College of Mass Communication); Social Science Diliman and Humanities DilimanPhilippine Social Sciences ReviewDaluyan; and the Philippine Political Science Journal

Four Korean Studies experts also delivered plenary lectures during the symposium, which was organized by the Department of Linguistics, College of Social Sciences and Philippines. It aimed to “equip Filipino scholars with the knowledge to understand Korea through a variety of lectures by Korean Studies expert” and to “assist Korean Studies scholars into developing their working papers into manuscripts” that can be submitted to academic journals. 

The PKSS was sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies. To learn more about the symposium—names of key speakers, etc.—visit the press release from the Department of Linguistics or the announcement from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. A photo gallery may be viewed at the Facebook page of the Department of Linguistics.