Instructions to Authors
Instructions to Authors
Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Korean J. Chem. Eng. is devoted to publication of research papers in all fields of chemical engineering. Korean J. Chem. Eng. aspires to publish research results of fundamental significance and unusual industrial urgency within the discipline of chemical engineering. We seek papers that meet the standards in rigor, novelty, and innovation. When a manuscript is submitted to Korean J. Chem. Eng., Editors make an initial editorial judgment regarding its suitability for the journal’s audience. If the manuscript does not meet minimum quality for publication, the submission is returned without sending it on for further processing. Titles of manuscripts may not contain the words “First” or “Novel” nor any part number or series number.
Types of Publication
Korean J. Chem. Eng. covers reports on the state-of-the-art technologies in the sections of Invited Review Articles, Journal Reviews, Research Papers, Rapid Communications, and Letters to the Editor.
INVITED REVIEW PAPERS: Editorial board invites key review papers that highlight academic or industrial progress in specific areas within the discipline of chemical engineering.
JOURNAL REVIEWS: Journal Reviews provide a snapshot of state of the art in specific areas in chemical engineering. Journal Reviews are not solicited on an invitation basis, so submission is open to all chemical engineers. Journal Reviews are commissioned by the Editor-in-Chief through the advice of the Editors.
RESEARCH PAPERS: Full-length manuscripts that entail novel experimental or theoretical results in the field of chemical engineering must be submitted via the Korean J. Chem. Eng. submission webpage. Manuscripts should be written in the format outlined below. As Korean J. Chem. Eng. features important research results that address a broader readership than more specialized journals, we ask authors to prepare the materials with conciseness and clarity. With that being said, manuscripts exceeding 12,000 words may be returned to the authors for shortening prior to review.
RAPID COMMUNICATIONS: Rapid communications present new experimental or theoretical content requiring rapid dissemination. Authors should clarify in the cover letter to the editor why the contribution deserves rapid publication. A rapid communication should be within three printed journal pages.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Letter to the editor may be submitted on any subject of interest to the Journal readership. Letters commenting on previously published articles will normally be sent to the authors of the previous publication for possible response prior to publication. A letter should not normally exceed 500 words on double-spaced typewritten pages.
Manuscript Submission and Formatting
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS: Authors should submit their manuscripts directly to the online submission system at http://www.editorialmanager. com/kjce. All manuscripts are acknowledged as soon as they reach the editorial office. Authors not receiving such an acknowledgement in a reasonable time should notify the editor. By submitting a manuscript, authors agree that the copyright for their manuscript is transferred to the publisher if and when it is accepted for publication.
In what follows, guidelines for the formatting of a manuscript are listed.
Title and Authors: A title should provide quintessential novelty highlighted in the submitted manuscript. Acronyms and abbreviations are not permitted in manuscript titles, unless they are broadly familiar to readers in all disciplines of chemical engineering. Title of manuscript, list of authors, and order of authors must be the same on all pieces of the submission. All authors must be listed on the submission page with current contact information and a direct/valid e-mail address for each.
Abstract: As we value conciseness and clarity within our publication, abstracts should demonstrate the highest degree of clarity. For that reason, we recommend that length of an abstract be within 200 words.
Running Title and Keywords: A shortened title will be shown on each journal page as a footnote and the authors are asked to provide the shorter version of the title. Also, five keywords are requested for each manuscript.
Introduction: The paper begins with an introduction that is written for the general reader of the Journal, not for the specialist. This section should include the objectives, the significant prior work, and major results.
Body: Authors may choose the format best suited to the paper. Writing should be concise, eliminating details that are not essential to the development and are readily available in previously published papers, or accessible reports. Text should be sectioned by inserting appropriate headings.
Units of Measurement: Units of measurement must conform to the International System of Units (SI): year(s), yr; month(s), mo; days, d; hours, h; minutes, min; seconds, s; grams, g; liters, l; meters, m; sample size, n; degrees of freedom, df; standard error of the mean, SE; standard deviation, SD; probability, p.
Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement section is placed at the end of the narrative. It could cite financial support and any help relevant to the presented work that the authors want to acknowledge.
Nomenclature: Symbols used in the text or in equations should be collected and identified in a table of nomenclature with definitions and dimensions near the end of the paper prior to the references section. Roman symbols should be listed alphabetically in the table first, then Greek symbols. The symbols should be those commonly used in chemical engineering.
References: References cited in the text should be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance in the text, and the complete list of the references should appear at the end of the text. Use of excessive selfcitations is not permitted. References in the text should be cited with numerals in brackets such as [2] or [3,7,9]. Abbreviations of journals should conform to Chemical Abstracts. Example reference formats are given below.
  1. L. Zhou and H. Y. Sohn, AIChE J., 42, 3102 (1996).
  2. W. J. Kim, C. H. Choi and S. H. Moon, Korean J. Chem. Eng., 19, 617 (2002).
  3. C.-J. Kim and G. Seo, Korean Chem. Eng. Res., 42, 532 (2004).
  4. N. Wakao and S. Kaguei, Heat and mass transfer in packed beds, Gordon and Breach Sci. Publications, New York (1982).
  5. R. G. Kander and M. E. Paulaitis, in Chemical engineering at supercritical fluid conditions, M. E. Paulaitis, J. M. L. Penninger, R. D. Gray Jr. and P. Davidson Eds., Ann Arbor Science, Ann Arbor (1983).
  6. R. W. Neuzil and J. W. Priegnitz, US Patent, 4,024,331 (1977).
Figures: Each figure should be numbered. The resolution and font size should be sufficient so that in a journal page the figure should appear legible at width of 8 cm. Legend should be placed in the white space of the drawings, not in captions. Figures will appear in full colors on an electronic pdf version, while in black-and-white on a printed version. Authors may choose to have figures published in color on a printed version, for which they will be charged. Each figure must have a brief (one phrase or sentence) caption that describes the contents. An example of a caption is shown below. Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of a submerged combustion vaporizer
Tables: Tables should be used when the data cannot be presented clearly as narrative, when many numbers must be presented, or when more meaningful interrelationships can be conveyed by the tabular format. Tables should supplement, not duplicate, information presented in the text and figures. Tables should be simple and concise. Each table must have a brief (one phrase or sentence) title that describes the contents. The title should be understandable without reference to the text. An example of a title is shown below. Table 1. Emissions of nitrogen oxides from South Korea
Equations: All equations should be numbered in Arabic numerals.
Author Checklist
At least one author must be designated as corresponding author(s) with contact information:
  • E-mail address
  • Mailing address
All necessary files must be provided:
  1. Manuscript:
    • Include keywords
    • All figures (include relevant captions)
    • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
    • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
    • Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print
  2. Supplementary information (if applicable)
  3. Further:
    Editors invite authors to suggest the names of at least three experts who are qualified to serve as reviewers of the submitted manuscript. Please provide complete contact information, including an e-mail address. Referees should be from institutions other than (and preferably countries other than) those of all authors. Failure to adhere to research ethics code will result in disciplinary action.
Publication Procedures
AUTHOR PROOF: At the stage of author proof after acceptance of the manuscript, only the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures are checked by the author. The changes of author names and acknowledgements are not permitted. Other significant changes to the article will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor-in-Chief.
PAGE CHARGES AND REPRINTS: Manuscripts that are accepted for publication may subject to publication fee. Korean J. Chem. Eng. Board of Editors authorize a charge of $10.00 per printed page plus $10.00 basis charge for journal papers. Free pdf file will be supplied to the authors who pay for page charges. An important note: the corresponding authors whose affiliation is outside of Korea are waived of the page charges, and are eligible to receive a pdf file of the accepted manuscript free of charge. An order form for additional reprints will be sent to the author along with galley proofs.
Publication Procedures
IFA Text module Part A - Ethical responsibilities of authors
Ethical responsibilities of authors
This journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record. As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) the journal will follow the COPE guidelines on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct.
Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results that could damage the trust in the journal and ultimately the entire scientific endeav our. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which includes:
  • The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”)).
  • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (e.g. “salami-publishing”).
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the authors own (“plagiarism”). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted.
Important note: the journal may use software to screen for plagiarism.
  • Consent to submit has been received from all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute/organization, where the work has been carried out before the work is submitted.
  • Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.
In addition:
  • Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.
  • Requests to add or delete authors at revision stage or after publication is a serious matter, and may be considered only after receipt of written approval from all authors and detailed explanation about the role/deletion of the new/deleted author. The decision on accepting the change rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
  • Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc.
If there is a suspicion of misconduct, the journal will carry out an investigation following the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics, guidelines. If, after investigation, the allegation seems to raise valid concerns, the accused author will be contacted and given an opportunity to address the issue. If misconduct has been proven, this may result in the Editor-in-Chief’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:
  • If the article is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author.
  • If the article has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction, either an erratum will be placed with the article or in severe cases complete retraction of the article will occur. The reason must be given in the published erratum or retraction note.
  • The author’s institution may be informed.