Instruction For Authors

1. Qualification as authors

Any registered member can submit the manuscripts and the corresponding author should be regular member of the Korean Environmental Sciences Society (hereinafter referred to as “KENSS”).

2. Content of Manuscript

The manuscripts to be published in the Journal of Environmental Science International (hereinafter referred to as “the Journal") must be related to academic research fields of KENSS (environmental policy, environmental economy, natural environment, and environmental pollutions of air, water, soil, and waste). Furthermore, the paper must not have been previously published or is not under consideration for publication in any other journals (including magazines). If the submitted paper is abridged version or part of a dissertation, it must be specified at the bottom of the first page of the paper and undergo an examination process according to the regulations. In addition, authors of the paper must observe the research ethics regulations.

3. Forms of Publication

The Journal welcomes following forms of publication:

1) Research Papers

Original research results relevant to the scope of the journal will be published after editorial review. In full-length research articles, authors can describe new experimental or theoretical results of great importance.

2) Technical note

Reports that include relevant analytical or treatment information, new experimental refinements of previous journal articles, etc. may be published as technical information with a brief working description, although they are not comprehensive enough for a full paper.

3) Short Communication

It can exchange opinions on the experience gained from environmental practices or simple research results. The format must follow the format of the original article.

4) Review

Official reviews can be published by invitation or through direct submission. In either case, they will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers. Papers should include critical reviews of important areas of environmental science and engineering to inform readers about the research landscape, state-of-the-art technologies, and issues related to them.

4. Review Process

Submitted papers that are selected for in-depth review are evaluated by at least two outside reviewers. After rounds of peer-review process, the editorial board of KENSS decides acceptance or rejection and the order of publication after deliberation. The editorial board examines the consistency of the manuscript with the title, suitability of the research content, the necessity of the research, the appropriateness of the hypothesis proving method, and agreement between the research results and the conclusions, and may request the author to make necessary corrections, supplement or delete parts of the manuscript. If the author does not submit the revised manuscript within 40 days, the manuscript will be deemed not to be published and the manuscript will be rejected. The rejected manuscript will be returned to the author along with a statement of reasons. However, if the revision of the manuscript takes longer than 40 days, the author must ask for the consent of the editorial board within the corresponding period. If the author wants to revise or resubmit the paper after this period, the author must submit it as a new paper. The submitted manuscripts should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other journal. The submission should be approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

5. Length of manuscripts

There is no limit to the length of manuscripts, but it is recommended not to exceed a total of 8,000 words. The manuscript should be written in A4 size, double spaced, with left and right margins of 25 mm, and the font should be 12 point.

6. Submission of Manuscript

The manuscript must be submitted on the homepage of the KENSS along with a checklist of compliance with the research ethics regulations and a submission card after editing the manuscript in a single column on the A4 paper size including the figures and tables. The examination fee (50,000 KRW(~38 USD) per paper, 200,000 KRW(~150USD) for accelerated paper) must be deposited to the account number specified on the submission card. When the submitted manuscript is approved first by the editorial board for compliance with the submission regulations and format, the committee will appoint a panel of judges and commission them for an examination. A submitted manuscript that does not comply with the regulations may be returned with a statement of reasons. If payment of the examination fee is confirmed, examination will be started.

7. Composition

In the case of Korean manuscripts, the title, the author name, and author’s affiliation must be written in Korean, followed by English title, author name,author's affiliation and address. After that, the English abstract, introduction, research method (materials and methods, etc.), results, discussion (or results and discussion),conclusions, acknowledgments, and references must be written in this order. In the case of English manuscripts, the title, author name, author's affiliation and address, abstract,introduction, research method (materials and methods, etc.), results, discussion (or results and discussion), conclusions, acknowledgments, and references must be writtenin English in this order. In the bottom left corner of the cover, the name, address, postal code, telephone number and e-mail address of the corresponding author must be written in English.

8. Main Author and Co-authors

If there is only one researcher, he or she is the main author. If there are two or more researchers, the first author is the main author and the other authors are co-authors. The corresponding author is the responsible author. An asterisk (*) is marked at the top right of the corresponding author's name, and the name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address must be written in English at the bottom left of the first page of the paper.

9. Title, Author, and Affiliation

The title must a concise expression of the paper’s content. The authors’ names must be connected by '•' when there are more than two authors in Korean. In the case of a foreign language, the first letter of the first name and last name should be capitalized, followed by lower case letters. In the case of other co-authors, the superscripts 1), 2), etc. must be marked in the upper right corner of the researcher's name, and their affiliations must be stated.

10. English Abstract

The English abstract must summarize the purpose, methods, results, discussion and conclusions of the research in English, and 10 or less keywords must be listed at the end of the abstract. The English abstract should be must be within 300 words in front of the main text, in one paragraph in such a manner to clearly inform the main contents of the paper. However, references and abbreviations must not be used.

11. Main Text

The sequence of the contents must be indicated in Arabic numbers as shown in the following example.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Materials and methods
    1. 2.1. Experimental Materials
    2. 2.2. Experimental method
  3. 3. Results
    1. 3.1. ••••
    2. 3.2. ••••
  4. 4. Discussion
    1. 4.1.
    2. 4.2. ••••
    3. 4.3. ••••
  5. 5. Conclusion
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. References
  1. 1) Introduction
    Clearly state the purpose of your work and provide appropriate background, avoiding detailed literature surveys and simple summaries of results.
  2. 2) Materials and methods
    Sufficient research details must be provided to enable reproduction of the work in the chapter of materials and method. Already published methods should be cited as references and only relevant modifications should be described. The new theory provided should not repeat the background of the article already covered in the introduction, but should expand upon it as a basis for further work. In contrast, the computational section should provide practical advancements from theoretical foundations.
  3. 3) Results
    Results should be clear and concise.
  4. 4) Discussion
    This requires exploring the significance of the results of your work and not simply repeating them. It is often appropriate to combine the results and discussion sections. Avoid extensive citations and discussions of published literature.
  5. 5) Conclusion
    The main conclusions of the presented study may be presented in a short conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of the discussion or a combined results and discussion section.
  6. 6) Acknowledgments
    List here any individuals who provided assistance during the research (e.g., grant funding, language assistance, writing assistance, or article proofreading, etc.).

12. References style

12.1 Citation in main text

  1. ① The last name of the author (or authors) in English should be listed followed by the year of publication for both Korean and English manuscript.
    (Example) With the recent improvement of the quality of life, interest in the environment has been increasing (Hong, 2010).
  2. ② If there are two or less authors, write all authors.
    1. 1) In case of one author: Hong (2010)
    2. 2) In case of two authors: Hong and Kim (2010)
  3. ③ If there are more than three authors, write only the first author, followed by 'et al.' in both Korean and English papers
    (Both Korean and English papers) Hong et al. (2010)
  4. ④ If multiple papers by the same author are cited simultaneously, write the author name only once and insert ',' between the years.
    (Both Korean and English papers) Hong et al. (2009, 2010)
  5. ⑤ If the author is an institution, write the name in the same way as described above if the name of the institution is short. If the name of the institution is too long, write the abbreviation in parentheses after the full name when it is first mentioned and use the abbreviation after that.
  6. ⑥ When citing papers with the same author and the same publication year, write a lowercase alphabet, a, b, c, and so on after the year.
    (Both Korean and English papers) Hong et al. (2009a, 2010b)
  7. ⑦ When citing two or more papers, use ';' between citations and write them in order of year.
    (Hirsh and Osaka, 2005; Marode et al., 2008; Boa, 2010)

12.2 Compositions in reference

  1. ① All references cited in the main text must be written in the references section.
  2. ② References must be written in English only.
  3. ③ The order of references is alphabetical order of the first author's name. If the names of authors are identical, they must be listed in order of publication year.
  4. ④ All the authors or editors of the cited documents must be written regardless of the number of authors. In the case of research report, write only the responsible researcher.
  5. ⑤ Abbreviations of periodicals must be written in accordance with Chemical Abstracts.
  6. ⑥ For the editor, write (ed.) after the name. If there are two or more editors, write (eds.) after the names.

12.3 Writing

  1. ① Journal: author, year of publication, title of paper, Journal title, volume (issue), publication page.
    (Example) Hong, K. D., Kim, C., Lee, Y. H., 2010, Characteristics of air pollution in the land and sea breeze numerical simulation, Atmos. Env., 17, 35-42.
  2. ② Proceedings of conferences: author, year of publication, title of paper, name of conference, publishing institution or publisher, publishing or host city (if overseas), publication page.
    (Example) Hong, K. D., Kim, C., Lee, Y. H., 2010, Characteristics of air pollution in the presence of land and sea breeze numerical simulation, Proceedings of the Korean Environmental Sciences Conferences, Prentice-Hall, New York, 24-32.
  3. ③ Books: author (name of the institution if there is no author), year of publication, book title, volume number (if any), edition number, name of editor (if any), name of publisher, place of publication (if overseas), publication page.
    (Example) Bitton, G., 1994, Wastewater microbiology, 1st ed., Wiley-Liss Inc., New York, 254-260.
  4. ④ Paper included in a book: author, year, title of paper, editor (if any), title of book, volume number (if any), edition number, publishing institution or publisher, place of publication (if overseas), publication page.
    (Example) Mettam, G. R., Song, S. K., 1999, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B. S., Smith, R. Z. (eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, vol. 5, 3rd ed., E-Publishing Inc., New York, 281-304.
  5. ⑤ Master's and doctoral dissertations: author, year of publication, title of dissertation, type of degree, awarding institution, location, country (if overseas).
    (Example) Lee, Y., 2009, Study on environment and pollution, Ph. D. Dissertation, Hankook University, New York, USA.
  6. ⑥ Internet site: author (if any), date of publication, site name, ULR (final screen).
    (Example) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1996,
  7. ⑦ Patent and utility model: author, title, type, registration number or application number.
    (Example) Hong, K. D., Technology for air pollution control, U.S. Pat. Patent 5,494,897.
  8. ⑧ Report (government document): author (name of institute if there is no author), year of publication, report name, type of report (number), research institute (write in author position if the author does not exist), location, country (if overseas).
    (Example) Spath, P., Ringer, M., 2000, Development of biological criteria for water quality assessment using benthic diatoms, Report 14, EPRI publication no. 74-049, Electronic Power Res., California, USA.

13. Units

The SI units (m, kg, s, K, etc.) must be used in principle. The proper nouns and technical terms must be written in the original language and the numbers in Arabic numbers.

14. Figure and table

  1. 1) Make sure your pictures are all the same type and size as your original artwork and preferred fonts in figures are Arial (or Helvetica), Times New Roman (or Times), Symbol, Courier.
  2. 2) Number the illustrations and table according to their sequence in the text.
  3. 3) Even if you only submit figures in Word, you can provide figures, captions, and tables within a single file during the revision stage.
  4. 4) Tables should have a concise and informative title with the table content between horizontal lines. Vertical lines are no used.
  5. 5) Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters.
  6. 6) Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
  7. 7) All the title and description of Tables and Figures should be given in English.
  8. 8) Only the first letter of the description of Tables and Figures is given in capital letter, except peoples’ name, proper nouns, abbreviation, and special sym bol.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

15. Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts can be submitted at any time, and the date of submission is the date on which the manuscript arrived at KENSS (or its website). The submitted manuscript will not be returned to the author.

16. Acceptance of Manuscript

The acceptance of manuscripts is determined by the paper examination regulations of KENSS, at the earliest convenience. Manuscripts selected for publication are edited to improve accuracy and clarity, as well as for length.

Proof reading
The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

17. Publication Charge

  1. 1) For published/unpublished papers at the KENSS conference, 50,000 KRW/70,000 KRW(~38USD/53USD) per page is required.
  2. 2) In the case of an accelerated paper, 120,000 KRW(~90 USD) per page must be paid, and an additional 300,000 KRW(~226 USD) must be paid for a paper containing acknowledgment. However, the maximum publication charge of the paper will be 1,500,000 KRW(~1,126 USD).

18. Copyright

The copyright of the published paper belongs to KENSS.

19. The address for submission

The Korean Environmental Sciences Society: 1108, Hanyang Tower Vil, 10, Myeongryun-ro, Yeonje-gu, Busan 47514, Korea