I would say that I'm only slightly above this stage now. I've amassed a decent collection but true knowledge isn't based on my accessibility of books and being able to read quickly. My next step is to get into academia. It's a bit intimidating seeing as how they can be a bit dry at times (not to mention lengthy). Nonetheless, I am genuinely interested in learning more and a few journals would certainly compliment my current hunger for printed material. First things first, what is out there? UPDATE: added three more.
- Transactions is the over hundred year old journal published by the Royal Asiatic Society - Korea Branch (RASKB). I anxiously await its new website.
- The Journal of Asian Studies isn't Korea-specific but since 1941, this quarterly journal has been published by the Association of Asian Studies.
- Since 1961, Korea Journal has got to be one of the first to come to mind when it comes to Korean academic journals.
- University of Hawaii has an annual journal dating back to 1977 with easily the longest name: Korean Studies: Journal of the Center for Korean Studies. There's a few articles available for download via Project MUSE.
- Founded by the late Dr. James Palais in 1979, The Journal of Korean Studies was published by Harvard until 2009 but seems to be picked up by the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
- The Seoul Journal of Korean Studies is published by Seoul National University's Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, a relatively new institute formed in 2007.
- A new but innovative peer-reviewed journal launched over at Korean Histories in connection with the Centre of Korean Studies at Leiden University and the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS).
- The Korea Observer is a quarterly published by the Institute on Korean Studies (IKS) and has been doing so since 1968.
- The International Council on Korean Studies (ICKS) prints a biannual journal called the International Journal on Korean Studies.
- Acta Koreana started back in 2002 by Keimyung University.
- Since 1993 Korea Focus started as a society and culture journal but now is more of an informative webzine
- Koreana is less history focused but still covers culture, art and famous figures and is available online.
If I'm missing any, please let me know!