Regulations and Guideline
- Regulations and Guideline
- Publication Regulations
- Research Ethics Regulations
- Submission Regulations
- Review Regulations
- 1.Qualification of submission
- In order to qualify the article for submission, at least 50% of the total number of authors must be regular members of the Korean Society on Water Environment and the annual fee must be paid. For instance, if the manuscript has two authors at least one must be a member; if three authors, at least two must be a member; if four authors, at least two must be a member; and so on and so forth.
- 2.Methods of submission
- Manuscripts should be provided in electronic form and uploaded via the online submission system available at http://www.kswe.org
- 3.Processing fees
- Processing of your article upon submission may only proceed once the processing fee has been paid. You may pay the processing fee by bank transfer to the account information provided below or through the online payment system (not available for BC card holders).
- General Processing Fee: 50,000KRW, Fast-track Processing Fee: 300,000KRW
- Account information:
- Bank name: Kookmin Bank
- Account No.: 778801-04-038147
- Account Name: Korean Society on Water Environment
- 4.Submission of revised manuscript
- Revised manuscript should be sent via e-mail together with the response letter to the reviewers' comments. Do not upload the revised manuscript on the online submission system otherwise it will not be received. You may download the response form through the journal website at (http://www.kswe.org).
- 5.Copyright Transfer Agreement
- Upon acceptance of your manuscript, the author must download and send the signed Copyright Transfer Agreement form through e-mail or fax to the Editorial Committee.
- 6.Compliance with research Ethics of the Korean Society on Water Environment
- It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing. Thus, before submitting an article for consideration, please make sure you read the publishing ethics at (http://www.kswe.org)
- Editorial Committee Address
- #1137, Doosan We've Pavilion, 81, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu Seoul 110-858
Korean Society on Water Environment
Tel: 02-389-2650 Fax: 02-385-3702
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Homepage: http://www.kswe.org
(Enacted on December 12, 1996)
(Revised on January 1, 2006)
(Revised on January 1, 2008)
(Revised on August 1, 2011)
(Revised on December 1, 2011)
(Revised on January 1, 2013)
(Revised on November 1, 2014)
(Revised on January 1, 2016)
(Revised on January 1, 2017)
The Korean Society on Water Environment (hereinafter, "KSWE") is an academic organization that pursues academic development and technology advancement in water environment-related fields such as water preservation and water supply & sewage and promotes friendship between the members.
The Research Ethics Regulations (hereinafter, "Ethical Regulations") define the principles and standards for research ethics to be observed by the members of KSWE (hereinafter, "the Members"). The Members can recognize each other's research values and share the results by abiding by the Ethical Regulations when conducting academic researches or presenting research papers, which is a perquisite for a genuine academic development in the water environment field.
Therefore, a periodic publication of an academic journal by selecting and placing papers containing valuable research outcomes in the water environment field through a fair and strict evaluation is one of the most important projects to accomplish the goals of the establishment of KSWE.
In order to contribute to academic development in the water environment field through the publication of a high-class academic journal, it is necessary to establish the ethical regulations that shall be observed by the authors, the members of the Editorial Committee, and the peer reviewers.
Chapter 1. Ethical Regulations for Authors
- Article 1. Plagiarism
- The authors shall not present any parts of other researchers' ideas, information and results of researches in which they were not involved as their own papers or books. With the indication of quotation of other researchers' study findings, they can be cited several times, but it constitutes an act of plagiarism to present others' research results as if they were the authors' own research findings or arguments.
- Article 2. Research Achievement
- (1) The authors shall take responsibility to only those researches which they conducted by themselves or made a substantial contribution to, and only those researches shall be recognized as their research achievement.
- (2) The notation order of the authors of the paper shall accurately reflect the degrees of their different contributions to the paper. Any small contribution to a paper and book can be appreciated by the acknowledgements.
- Article 3. Duplicate Publication
- The authors shall not contribute their research findings which have already been published in other scientific journals as a new research.
- Article 4. Citation and Reference
- When citing published articles, the authors shall make efforts to accurately describe them. Unless it belongs to common sense knowledge, the authors shall state the source of every citation.
- Article 5. Modification
- The Authors shall make efforts to reflect in the paper as possible the opinions and recommendations of peer reviewers and the members of the Editorial Committee. If the authors do not agree on the opinions, they shall inform the Editorial Committee of the grounds and reasons in detail.
Chapter 2 Ethical Regulations for the Members of the Editorial Committee
- Article 1.
- The members of the Editorial Committee shall be responsible for determining whether to publish the submitted papers. The Members of the Editorial Committee must respect the author's personality and independence as a scholar.
- Article 2.
- The members of the Editorial Committee shall equally evaluate the submitted papers based on the submission regulations regardless of the authors' gender, age, affiliation, and without any prejudices and irrespective of personal acquaintance.
- Article 3.
- The members of the Editorial Committee shall commission the evaluation of submitted papers to peer reviewers with expertise and fair judgment in their fields. It is advisable that the Members of the Editorial Committee avoid assigning the papers to peer reviewers who are too intimate or hostile to the authors to ensure an objective evaluation as much as possible.
- Article 4.
- The members of the Editorial Committee shall not disclose any content of the paper and any information about the authors to anyone other than the peer reviewers until a decision is made on whether to publish a submitted paper.
Chapter 3 Ethical Regulations for Peer Reviewers
- Article 1.
- The peer reviewers faithfully evaluate the papers assigned by the Editorial Committee of the Journal within a period prescribed by the regulations and must notify the results of the evaluation to the editorial board. If they determine themselves not to be the right person to evaluate the papers, they shall inform the Editorial Committee without any delay.
- Article 2.
- The peer reviewers shall evaluate the papers fairly based on objective criteria, regardless of their personal academic beliefs or personal friendship with the author(s). peer reviewers shall not evaluate the paper without reading them carefully.
- Article 3.
- The peer reviewers shall reveal their judgments on the paper in the letter of peer reviewers opinion and explain the reasons why parts need to be complemented in detail. The reviewer shall use polite and soft expressions whenever possible and refrain from using reproaching or insulting expressions.
- Article 4.
- The peer reviewers shall keep the secrets of the papers to be examined. Unless you seek advice for the evaluation of the paper, it is not desirable show the paper to another person or to discuss it with others. Also, any contents of the paper shall not be cited without the authors' consent before it is published in the journal.
- (2008년 1월 1일 제정)
- Article 1. Signing of the Agreement on Ethical Regulations
- A new member of KSWE shall sign the Agreement on Ethical Regulations. The existing members are regarded as having signed to agree to abide by the ethical regulations upon the effectuation of the Ethical Regulations.
- Article 2. Reporting of Violation of Ethical Regulations
- If a member is observed to violate any ethical regulations by other members, the member will be reminded of the Ethical Regulations to rectify the case. However, if the violation remains to be unresolved, or if it turns out to be a major violation of the Ethical Regulations, the case can be reported to the Ethics Committee of KSWE (hereinafter, "the Ethics Committee"). The Ethics Committee shall report the breach to KSWE but shall not disclose the identity of the member to the outside.
- Article 3. The Ethics Committee
- The Ethics committee is composed of more than five members, who are appointed by the chairperson on the recommendation of the board of directors.
- Article 4 Rights of the Ethics committee
- The Ethics committee shall conduct a broad investigation on the reported violation case through informers, examinees, witnesses, testifiers and evidence materials, and if it is found to be a breach of any ethical regulation, the committee may recommend appropriate sanctions to the chairperson.
- Article 5 Investigation and Deliberation by the Ethics committee
- If a member of KSWE is reported to violate any ethical regulations, he or she shall cooperate with the Ethics committee for investigation. Failure to cooperate itself constitutes a violation of the Ethical Regulations.
- Article 6 Guaranty of Opportunity to Explain
- If a member of KSWE is reported to violate any ethical regulations, he or she shall be given enough opportunity to explain the case.
- Article 7 Protection of Examinee's Identity
- Until the final decision on disciplinary action is made, the members of the Ethics committee shall not reveal the identity of examinees' identities.
- Article 8 Procedure and Content of Disciplinary Action
- If a proposal for a disciplinary action is received by the Ethics committee, the chairperson will convene a board meeting to make a final decision whether to take a disciplinary action or to determine the scope. If a member is judged to violate the Ethical Regulations, the Ethics committees will take disciplinary measures including warnings, restriction on contribution, and suspension or cancellation of membership.
- Article 9. Revision of the Ethical Regulations
- The revision of the Ethical Regulations shall be processed in accordance with KSWE regulation revision procedure.
(Enacted on December 12, 1996)
(Revised on January 1, 2006)
(Revised on January 1, 2008)
(Revised on August 1, 2011)
(Revised on December 1, 2011)
(Revised on January 1, 2013)
(Revised on November 1, 2014)
(Revised on January 1, 2016)
(Revised on January 1, 2017)
- Article 1. Purpose
- The purpose of these regulations is to stipulate the matters on submission of research papers for a systematic and efficient execution of the journal publishing business of Korean Society on Water Environment (hereinafter, "KSWE") in accordance with Article 4-2 of the Articles of KSWE .
- Article 2. Classification of Manuscripts
- The manuscripts published in the Journal of Korean Society on Water Environment are classified into a research paper, review paper, technical note, special issue, or discussion. Manuscript submitted to the KSWE may have not been published elsewhere and may not be currently submitted nor planned to be submitted to another publication.
- ① Research Paper: It is an original paper on scientific and technical outcomes with creative and academic values and shall have a well-composed structure as an academic paper.
- ② Review Paper: It presents an academically valuable conclusion through a comprehensive and creative interpretation of literature reviews concerning research status, issues, and future challenges.
- ③ Technical Note: It is a fragmentary research outcome that contains a newly discovered fact and an academic value.
- ④ Special Issue: The Editorial Committee selects topics and authors on timely issues to commission the authors to write manuscripts.
- ⑤ Discussion: If a complementary or opposing opinion is raised about research methods or findings of a paper that has already been published in this journal and is written by the original author, it can be contributed in the form of discussion, and in this case, the original author shall respond to this matter as much as possible.
- Article 3. Qualification of Submissions
- More than 50% of the total articles must be contributed by the regular members of the Korean Society on Water Environment.
- Article 4. Manuscript Preparation
- 1. Preparation Methods
- Manuscripts can be written either in Korean or English language using either Hangul (word-processor program, *.hwp) or Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) on an A4 size paper with a font size of 11-point for text and a line spacing of 160%. A cover page file shall be created and submitted separately from a manuscript file.
- 2. Structure of manuscript
A cover page file shall include the title of the paper and the name and affiliation of authors written in both English and Korean.
A manuscript file shall have the title of the paper written in both English and Korean, and below it, if the main body is written in Korea, it shall be composed in the order of Abstract (in English), Key words (in English), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, References (in English), Table (in English) and Figure (in English). Or if the main body is written in English, it shall be composed in the order of Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Abstract in Korean, References, Table and Figure. However, the composition order of the review paper, special issue, and discussion can be changed for the sake of authors' convenience.
- 3. Title
- The title of paper shall summarize the overall content of the paper accurately and concisely, and the first character of each word in the title except papers, prepositions, and conjunctions shall be capitalized.
- 4. Author(s) name(s)
- The primary author shall be indicated as the first author, followed by the other authors in the order of the second and third. If authors belong to different affiliations, an asterisk (*) shall be placed after the upper right side of the concerned author's name as a superscript and the author's affiliation shall be indicated. A superscript dagger mark (†) shall be placed after the upper right side of the corresponding author, whose e-mail address shall be indicated in the footnote on the first page of the manuscript.
- 5. Abstract and Key words
- The abstract in English shall be a concise and brief summary of the overall content of the paper in one paragraph within 200 to 250 words, and 4 to 6 key words shall be indicated in an alphabetical order.
- 6. Manuscript subheadings
- The main body shall be written in the order of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion, which shall be distinguished by Arabic numerals.
e.g.) 1. Introduction 2. Materials and Methods (2.1, 2.1.1) 3. Results and Discussion 4. Conclusion
- 7. 1. Abbreviations and acronyms
- If a term is used for the first time in the main body, it shall be spelled out in full, followed by its abbreviation or acronym within parentheses.
- 8. Tables, figures and photographs
- All tables, figures and photographs shall be numbered in a consecutive order using Arabic numerals. The first character of their titles shall be capitalized, and the titles of the figures and photos shall be written below them, while the titles of tables shall be written above them. If more than two figures or tables are to be placed under the same number, the sub titles shall be indicated by lowercase letters inside parentheses, e.g., (a), (b), (c), etc. The location of their insertion shall be indicated in the main body.
Fig. 1. Water yield simulation accuracy. (a) Andong dam, (b) Imha dam.
Table 1. Results of the model experiments
- 9. References
- 9.1 Reference Notation Guidelines
- ① All the references quoted in the main body shall be included in the references, and all the listed references shall be cited in the main body.
- ② All the references shall be written in English. If those references written in other languages than English indicate the author name, paper title and journal name in English, the English names and titles shall be used as they are, and the original language of the literature shall be indicated within square brackets. But, if they have names and titles written in other languages, they shall be noted in English in accordance with each language's English notation system or as they are pronounced.
- ③ The references shall be arranged by the names of the first authors in an alphabetical order, and if they have the same primary authors, they shall be arranged by the names of the second authors and third authors in an alphabetical order
- ④ If more than two literatures have the same author name as well as the same publication year, they can be distinguished by adding a lower-case English alphabet, (e.g. a, b, c, etc.) to the publication year.
- ⑤ The names of all authors and editors shall be indicated regardless of the number of authors or editors.
- ⑥ In regard to the notation of editors, if there is one editor, "(ed.)" shall be inserted after the name, or if there are more than two editors, "(eds.) shall be inserted after the names.
- ⑦ The names of academic journals, conference proceedings, books and reports shall be italicized, and the remaining shall be indicted using the same font type as used in the main body.
- ⑧ The issue number and the publishing year (publication year) shall be indicated within parentheses.
- ⑨ The name of journals, publishing institute etc., shall be spelled out in full.
- 9.2 Reference Notation Style
- ① Papers published in journals: name(s) of author(s). (year of publication). title of paper, name of journal, volume (issue number), page numbers of citations.
e.g.) Hong, K. D. (2004). Livestock Wastewater Treatment by a Constructed Wetland, Journal of Korea Society of Water Environment, 20(2), 873-879. [Korean Literature]
Johnson, H. F., Field, R., and Tassler, M. E. (1988). Gas Absorption and Aerosol Collection in a Venturi Atomizer, Atmosphere Environment, 46(8), 72-78.
- ② Papers published in conference proceedings: name(s) of the author(s). (year of publication). title of paper, name of conference proceedings, publishing institution, host country (if held overseas), page numbers of citations.
e.g.) Hong, K. D., Kim, C. S., and Kim, Y. H. (2012). Study on the Organic Materials in the Nakdong River, Proceedings of the 2012 Spring Co-Conference of the Korean Society on Water Environment and Korean Society of Water and Wastewater, Korean Society on Water Environment and Korean Society of Water and Wastewater, 359-362. [Korean Literature]
Webster, W. C. and Trudell, R. W. (1981). Statistics of Local Motions on a Ship, Proceedings of the Conference on Directional Spectra Applications, country, date, 461-482.
- ③ Papers published in books: name(s) of the author(s). (year of publication). title of paper, name of book, (name of editor), (volume), name of publishing institution or publisher, country of publication (if published overseas), page numbers of citations.
e.g.) Blong, R. J. (1985). Gully Sidewall Development in New South Wales Australia, Soil Erosion and Conservation, El-Swanify, S. A., Moldenhauer, W. C., and Lo, A. (eds.), Soil Conservation Society of America, Ankeny, lowa, 574-584.
- ④ Books (single volume): name of the author(s) or institutions. (year of publication). title of book, (name of editor), name of publishing institution or publisher, country of publication (if published overseas), page numbers of citations.
e.g.) Hong, K. D. (2006). Theory and Practice of Survival Analysis, Singwang Publisher, 574-584. [Korean Literature]
Norris, C. H. and Wibur, J. B. (1960). Elementary Structural Analysis, McGraw Hill, New York, 461-482.
⑤ ① M.A. and Ph.D. thesis and dissertation: name(s) of the author(s). (year of publication). title of thesis or dissertation, type of degrees, name of university, city and country (if located overseas), page numbers of citations.
e.g.) Hong, K. D. (2000). A Study on Comparison with BAF and SBBR, Master's Thesis, Hankook University, city, country, 53-60. [Korean Literature]
Beltaos, S. (1974). Turbulent Impinging Jets, Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada, 120-165.
- ⑥ Report (government document): name of the author(s) or institutions. (year of publication). title of report, document reference number, city and country (if located overseas), page numbers of citations.
e.g.) Korea Water Resources Corporation (KWRC). (2004). A Study on Approach Flow of Turbid Water Exclusion Facilities within Density Stratified Reservoir, KIWE-CHR-04-10, Korea Water Resources Corporation, 61-80. [Korean Literature]
Edinger, J. E., Brady, D. K., and Geyer, J. C. (1974). Heat Exchange and Transport in the Environment, Report 14, EPRI Publication No. 74-049-00-3, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, 70-75.
- ⑦ Online document: name(s) of author(s) only if available. (year of publication). name of website, URL (month-day-year of information retrieval).
e.g.) Ministry Of Environment (MOE). (2012). Water Environment Information System (WEIS), http://water.nier.go.kr/waterMeasurement/selectWater.do (accessed Jun. 2012).
- 9.3 Citation in the Main Body
- ① Indicate only the last name of authors and the year of publication in the main body.
- ② If there are less than two authors, indicate the name(s) of author(s) and the year of publication.
- ③ If there are more than three authors, indicate only the name of the first author, followed by 'et al.'.
- ④ If more than two references of the same author are cited, indicate the name of the author just once and insert ',' between the years of publication.
- ⑤ If more than two references of the same author and with the same publication year are cited, indicate the name of the author and add a lower-case alphabet (e.g. 'a, b, c, etc.') after the year of publication in an alphabetic order.
- ⑥ If the author is an institution, indicate the name of the institution in full, if the name is short. However, if the name is too long, spell it out in full when it appears for the first time, followed by its acronym within parentheses, and after it, indicate only the acronym.
⑦ If more than two references of different authors are cited together, indicate them according to the listed order in the reference and insert ';' between the cited papers.
according to a study by Hong and Kim (2003)...
according to a study by Walsh et al. (2001, 2003)...
Smith et al. (1997) compared the differences....
Research findings (Hong et al., 2001a, 2001b; Kartly et al., 1991; Walsh et al., 1995)
- Article 5. Manuscript submission
- Manuscripts can be submitted at any time in an electronic form through the online paper submission system at the official website of the KSWE (http://submission.kswe.org/).
- ① A KSWE member can use the same ID and password registered at the website of the KSWE to log in to the online paper submission system.
- ② Once you log in, click on the 'new paper submission' button and see the author's checklist, and then insert the author's information and the paper's information and attach a cover page file and a manuscript file.
- ③ The contributor shall agree on the copyright transfer agreement and pay the processing fees to complete the submission.
- Article 6. Evaluation, acceptance, proof-reading and return of manuscripts
- ① The Editorial Committee has the overall control of the review, acceptance & rejection, and return of manuscripts and can change the format of the manuscript or the words and phrases of sentences at its own discretion without compromising the content of the manuscript.
- ② The first proofreading of a manuscript is performed by the authors but any changes to the manuscript (the revision, insertion, and deletion of an author or any part of the main body) are not allowed.
- ③ If the content or format of a manuscript is not prepared in accordance with the instructions of the journal provided herein, it cannot be accepted and shall be returned.
- Article 7. Review charges, publication fees and offprints
- ① The review charges shall be paid when a manuscript is submitted. And the publication fees shall be paid within the specified period before the paper is published in the journal.
- ② The review fees amount to 50,000KRW per manuscript. The publication fees are partially paid by the authors of a manuscript, who shall pay 10,000KRW/page (up to a maximum of six pages) and 20,000KRW for each additional page.
- ③ For a color printed version, the authors shall pay the actual expenses.
- ④ 20 copies of offprints of the published manuscript are given to the author(s) free of charge.
- Article 8. Copyright
- ① The copyrights of all papers published in the journal of the KSWE belong to the Korean Society on Water Environment.
- ② The copyrights of those papers which are already published or to be published in future will belong to the KSWE. Upon the contribution of a manuscript, its copyrights will be transferred to the KSWE. Also, no objections can be raised concerning the KSWE's ownership of copyrights to the existing published papers.
- ③ When a contributor submits a manuscript, he or she shall submit '[Form 2] Copyright Transfer Agreement'. Unless the copyright transfer agreement is submitted, the paper shall not be published even if it passes the review of the Society.
- Article 9. Research and Publication Ethics
- For more information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication not stated herein, the International standards for editors and authors may be applied. See http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors.
- ① When the members of the Society registered their membership, they agreed to abide by the code of ethics regulations. Therefore, checking on 'Item 1. Agree to abide by ethics regulation' in the author's checklist of the first phase of the paper submission is regarded as agreeing to comply with the publication ethics.
- ② The Society is a member of Crosscheck to detect duplicate publication and plagiarism.
- ③ A paper to be published is subject to a test to detect any research misconducts (fabrication, falsification, plagiarism and duplicate publication), and if any misconducts are detected, the publication will be revoked, and the Editorial Committee will examine the seriousness of the issue to decide on the level of disciplinary measures in accordance with the enforcement guidelines for the research ethics regulations.
- Article 10. Miscellaneous
- The Editorial Committee reserves the right to take decisions on matters not specified herein
- For more inquiries, please contact the Editorial Committee.
Editorial Committee of the Journal of Korean Society on Water Environment
Room 1137, Doosan We've. Pavilion, Sambong-Ro 81, Jongno-Gu, Seoul Metropolitan City, South Korea (03150)
Tel: 02-389-2650 Fax: 02-385-3702
E-mail: email@example.com, Homepage: http://www.kswe.org
- [Form 1]
Author's check list
|Author's check list
||Put a check mark (√) if followed
|1. Research Ethics
||1. This paper has not been partially or in entirety published nor under review for publication in any other journals, and the manuscript is written in compliance with the ethical regulations of KSWE.
||2. All references of literatures cited appropriately in the submitted manuscript.
||3. All authors reviewed the manuscript and agree to take responsibility for the contents.
||4. There is no major research misconduct (fabrication, falsification, plagiarism and duplicate publication) or inappropriate conducts.
|2. General Requirements of Manuscript
||1. Is the manuscript written using Hangul or Microsoft Word on an A4 size paper with a font size of 11-point and a line spacing of 160%?
||2. Are the paper prepared by dividing it into a cover page file and a manuscript file?
|3. Cover Page File
||1. Did you list the paper title and all the authors' names and affiliations in Korean and English in the cover page file?
||2. Is a superscript dagger mark (†) placed on the upper right side of the corresponding author, and is the e-mail address of the corresponding author included in the footnote?
|4. Manuscript File
||1. Do you delete the profile information of the authors in the manuscript file?
||2. Is the Abstract written within 200-250 words?
||3. Do you present four to six key words provided in an alphabetical order?
||4. Is the main body organized in an order specified in the submission regulations?
||5. Are the abbreviations or acronyms spelled out in full when they first appear?
||6. Are the titles and contents of all figures and photographs and tables written in English?
||7. Are the numbers of Fig. and Table indicated in compliance with the formats specified by the submission regulations?
||8. Are all references properly cited in the main body?
||9. Are all references written in English and arranged in an alphabetical order?
||10. Are the references indicated in compliance with the submission regulations of the Society?
- Ⅰ. The rights that authors reserve after the transfer of the copyright under this form
- (1) The rights to patents, trademarks, original new technology, and research techniques and applications described in the contents of the paper, and other rights guaranteed by laws.
- (2) The rights to copying, duplication, and printing of the content of the paper to use it as a teaching material or for authors' personal purposes of employment, promotion, writing of research proposals and reports, non-profitable advertising of research findings, etc.
- (3) The rights to publish and distribute some parts or the entirety of the paper at the websites of authors' affiliations, or groups or organizations that support the authors with research funds and whose assistance is mentioned in the acknowledgment of the paper, or at the authors' personal websites.
- (4) The rights to use some parts of the entirety of the paper in authors' own books and description of review or to prepare materials to deliver authors' own lectures, presentations or workshops.
- Ⅱ. Provisions for authors to exercise their rights after the transfer of the copyright under this form
- (1) In case of using the paper partially or in entirety for the above-mentioned purposes, authors shall indicate that the copyrights of the paper are preserved by the Korean Society on Water Environment.
- (2) It is not allowed to transfer the copyrights to the paper to any profit-making organization for the purpose of commercialization. However, exceptions are made when authors exercise the rights specified the above Clause I(1).
- Ⅲ. Provisions relating to the ownership of copyrights and signature
- (1) The representative author shall sign on the Copyright Transfer Agreement of the paper on behalf of all co-authors.
- (2) If the copyright to the paper belong not to authors but to universities, companies, research institutions and organizations that employ the authors, the concerned organization's person-in-charge of copyrights shall sign on the Copyright Transfer Agreement.
- (3) Despite this Copyright Transfer Agreement, if the South Korean government or those institutions or organizations that provide research funds want to exercise the copyrights to the paper, the exercise of the copyrights can be permitted.
- (4) By signing on the Copyright Transfer Agreement, the authors agree that this paper has never been published in conference proceedings in other forms except an abstract and that it does not include any illegal content infringing on other's copyrights.
- (5) Even though that some parts or the entirety of the paper have been published or distributed in any forms for commercial purposes before its publication in the journal, the authors shall not revise and distribute what has already been published partially or in entirety in the journal as a new content containing for commercial purposes.
- (6) The royalties in relation to all publications whose copyrights have been transferred to the Society shall be managed by the Korean Society on Water Environment.
- (7) By singing on the Copyright Transfer Agreement, the author acknowledges that he or she has read the contents of the Copyright Transfer Agreement carefully, understood the contents in full and agree on its contents.
- (Revised on January 28, 2002)
- (Revised on September 1, 2002)
- (Revised on June 21, 2004)
- (Revised on January 1, 2008)
- (Revised on August 1, 2011)
- (Revised on December 1, 2011)
- (Revised on January 1, 2013)
- (Revised on January 1, 2015)
- (Revised on January 1, 2017)
- Article 1. Purpose
- The purpose of this regulation is to establish the criteria for reviewing a manuscript submitted for publication to the Journal of Korean Society on Water Environment.
- Article 2. Preliminary Review
- The Editorial Committee performs a preliminary review of a submitted paper to determine whether it will undergo a peer review. During the preliminary review, if a submitted manuscript belongs to more than one of the following categories, the Editorial Committee can ask the concerned contributor to revise or modify the submitted manuscript. If the contributor does not submit the revised manuscript within the given period of time after being requested to revise the paper, the contributor is perceived to have given up revising the manuscript.
- ① If the manuscript is not adequate to the journal's purpose and scope.
- ② If the quantity, composition or content of the manuscript is not adequate,
- ③ If the manuscript does not comply with the journal's submission regulations and format.
- Article 3. Selection of peer reviewers
- 1. The professional peer reviewers (hereinafter, "Peer Reviewers") are chosen solely by the Editorial Committee.
- 2. If the manuscript passes the preliminary review, it will be evaluated by three Peer Reviewers with expertise in the concerned field.
- Article 4. Criteria peer review
- The Peer Reviewers perform an objective evaluation of the manuscript in consideration of originality, validity, completeness, usefulness, etc.:
- 1. Originality
- To prove that the manuscript does not duplicate with the already published content or a well-known fact, this evaluates whether it meets more than one of the following requirements; Suggests an original topic, content, and method(s).
- ① whether it has a unique topic, content, and method,
- ② whether it raises an important issue in the academic circle or society,
- ③ whether it contributes to explaining a phenomenon,
- ④ whether it provides technical implications and experiences useful for creative large-scaled plans, designs or constructions,
- ⑤ whether it provides a comprehensive summary of a timely topic and suggests a new perspective about it.
- 2. Validity
- To verify whether the manuscript is free from errors and it has an objective and reliable content, this evaluates the following requirements;
- ① whether it omits specifying the quotation source of all important academic literatures and the evaluation is conducted fairly,
- ② whether it reaches an appropriate conclusion by performing a comparative analysis with the existing technology or research outcomes,
- ③ whether it clearly describes the conditions of the experiment and interpretation.
- 3. Completeness
- To evaluate whether the manuscript is written accurately and concisely in accordance with the 'Manuscript Submission Guidelines', this evaluates the following requirements;
- ① Adequacy of the entire composition
- ② Clarity of the purpose and results
- ③ Relation to the existing researches and technologies
- ④ Adequacy of the expressions used in the sentences
- ⑤ Clarity and appropriateness of the tables and figures
- 4. Usefulness
- The contents of the manuscript should meet academic or practical value and one or more of the following:
- ① Whether the topic and content are adequate in terms of timeliness,
- ② Whether the research and technology outcomes have great applicability, usefulness and development potential,
- ③ Whether the research and technology outcomes have values in terms of practical use,
- ④ Whether it presents a future prospect by systemizing the researches in the concerned field.
- Article 5. Article 1. Decision-making process
- The reviewers evaluate the manuscript according to the criteria set forth in Article 4 and in reference of papers published in the journal and make one of the following decisions. If the manuscript is rejected for publication, the reviewers must specify the reason in detail.
- 1. Accept
- The paper is acceptable for publication without revising any part of the manuscript
- 2. Minor Revision
- (words and phrases) The paper contains typos or contexts which need to be modified,
(content) The paper is considered acceptable for publication after a minor revision.
- 3. Major Revision
- The paper is considered to need modifying an important part of the manuscript or to require a major supplementation.
- 4. Reject
- The paper is considered not suitable for publication but the author(s) are encouraged to incorporate the changes suggested by the reviewers and may resubmit the paper as a new submission.
- 5. Recommended as a Technical Note
- The content of the manuscript is considered more suitable to be published as a 'Technical Note' than as a research paper.
- Article 6. Review period
- If the appointed Peer Reviewer rejects to publish a paper, he or she must notify the concerned contributor of the decision as soon as possible. The Peer Reviewers in principle must notify their reviews within two weeks from the date of accepting the request for review. If the review decision is not notified within the period, the concerned contributor is allowed to request a third Peer Reviewer to assess the paper.
- Article 7. Processing of Review Results
- For fast-track review of manuscript, the author(s) may receive the decision on their manuscript within 15 days regardless of recommendation given by the Editorial Committee. However, if the article is recommended as accepted after a major revision, the decision on the publication of the manuscript is not specific and depends on the Editorial Committee.
- 1. Preliminary Review
- ① If more than two reviewers recommend the paper to be 'Accepted' for publication or 'Acceptable after Revision' in the preliminary review, it will be resubmitted to the Editorial Committee for final decision.
- ② If more than two reviewers decide the paper to be 'rejected' in the preliminary review, it will be concluded as 'rejected'.
- ③ Otherwise, a revised manuscript will be submitted by the contributor for re-review.
- 2. Revision and Re-review
- ① If the paper is judged as 'Acceptable after Revision' in the preliminary review, the Editorial Committee will notify the concerned contributor of the decision and will make a request for revision.
- ② The contributor who are requested to revise the original manuscript must modify it by reflecting Peer Reviewers' comments and recommendations. In principle, the contributor must submit the revised manuscript and a letter of response (using a format designated by the Editorial Committee) online within one month from, and if they are not submitted by the deadline, the contributor will be perceived to have no intention to publish the paper, and therefore, it will be rejected for publication.
- ③ The revised manuscript in principle will be reevaluated by the original reviewers.
- ④ If more than two reviewers recommend the paper to be 'Accepted' for publication or 'Acceptable after Revision' in the re-review, it will be resubmitted to the Editorial Committee for final decision.
- ⑤ If more than two reviewers decide the paper to be 'rejected' in the re-review, it will be concluded as 'rejected'.
- 3. Confirmation of Review Completion by the Editorial Committee
- ① If the Editorial Committee receive all the review decisions from three reviewers, it must immediately proceed with a process of 'Confirmation of Review Completion' and notify the paper contributor of the fact that the review is completed.
- ② Once the contributor is notified of the completion of review, he or she may have to prepare a revised manuscript and a letter of response depending on the review comments and results provided by the reviewers and must submit them online to the Editorial Committee. In the letter of response (including both preliminary review and re-review), the contributor must explain in detail what has been revised in the manuscript in response to comments or recommendations of reviewers in a format designated by the KSWE.
- 4. Final Decision of the Editorial Committee
- ① If the paper is decided as acceptable for publication in the preliminary review or the re-review, the Editorial Committee will make the final decision on whether it will publish the paper in consideration of the submitted manuscript, reviewers' comments, and a letter of response.
- ② Even if the paper is judged as 'acceptable' for publication by two persons among the reviewers, when the other reviewer decides it as 'rejected' (including a recommendation as a technical note), or when the response of the contributor does not solve out the causes of rejection, the Editorial Committee will appoint the fourth reviewer to evaluate the paper, and if the fourth reviewer judges the paper as rejected for publication, the Editorial Committee, the fifth reviewer, will make the final decision by comprehensively reflecting the results.
- ③ If the Editorial Committee has any inquires in relation to the final decision making, the committee can send inquiries about the content of the manuscript, review decisions, and a letter of response to contributors or reviewers either in writing or by e-mail, the contributors and reviewers must immediately reply to the inquires.
- 5. Etc.
- ① The paper will be automatically concluded as rejected for publication, if it belongs to one of the following categories;
- ② if a contributor does not submit a revised manuscript within 6 months from the data of receiving a request for review,
- ③ if a contributor does not submit a letter of response within 2 months from the data of receiving an inquiry from the Editorial Committee.
- Article 8. Complaints procedure
- Only in the case of the above Item ② of Article 7.4 (Final Decision by the Editorial Committee), a contributor is allowed to raise objection in writing to the review decision results within one month from the date of being notified of the review results just for one time. In this case, the Editorial Committee will appoint the fifth reviewer within the committee to make the final decision on whether to publish the paper or not.
- Article 9. Miscellaneous
- In regard to matters that are not described above, they will be dealt with in consultation with the Editorial Committee.