A message from the Editor-in-Chief (December 2017)
Hae-Young Kim, Duke University
The upcoming KLA Vol. 21.2 (2017, in print) marks a major milestone. As of October 2017, The Korean Language in America has been accepted for inclusion in SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Many thanks are owed to the Penn State University Press Journals Team for this outstanding achievement.
The acceptance of KLA in SCOPUS makes it timely to commemorate earlier milestones in the journal history. With Dr. Hye Sook Wang (Editor-in-Chief, 2005-2014) at the helm, KLA was developed from conference proceedings to the first and the only peer-reviewed journal specializing in Korean as a second language in North America, as of Vol 13 (2008). Under the leadership of Dr. Susan Strauss (Editor-in-Chief, 2014-2017), a partnership with the Penn State University Press was established and the publication has been expanded to a biannual one since Vol 19 (2015).
I am pleased to present a new KLA issue, Vol 21.2, which include articles, forum pieces and a book review. They collectively address imperative needs for continued efforts to broaden the horizon of teaching Korean by linking and anchoring it to larger goals of education and concerns of civic life. At the same time, each article makes a unique contribution with insightful data and compelling analysis and arguments. Here are the authors and the titles:
Submissions for consideration for publication in next issue, Volume 22.1, are due on January 31, 2018. I am looking forward to compiling the next KLA issue.