Instruction For Authors

Manuscript Submission. Authors must definitely ensure that the works has not been published before. Manuscripts and any related information must be submitted though E-mail. All correspondence, including submission status, the Editor's decision and revision request, will be taken by electronic mail from the editorial office.

Manuscript preparation. Manuscript must be original and has not been published before and is not being considered for published before and is not being considered for publication in elsewhere. For manuscript submitted in English, authors for whom English is a second language are required to have their manuscript checked professionally by a native speaker to improve the English language. Manuscript inadequately or incorrectly written in English may be delayed for review or even rejected. The authors should refer to a recent version of the Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture for formatting their manuscript into journal guidelines. The authors may refer the articles published recently in the journal website for preparing their manuscript.
Article Types. The manuscripts submitted to the Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture are categorized to four classifications, Research Article, Short Communication, Review, and Survey.
Research Articles. Research Articles are fulllength papers describing the works by following the entire manuscript-layout structure layout given below.

Manuscript structure. Manuscript in English must be written in Times New Roman style, 10 font size and double-spaced without justified. Manuscript should be numbered in all page and all lines consecutively. Author may follow the order that is title, author, abstract, key words, text, reference typing manuscript.
• Title. Title should be concise for explaining the nature of work in the submitted manuscript. Title should be written in bold font of Times New Roman style with 16 font size and double-spaced. The title page should contain (1) the title of the paper, (2) the full name of the author, (3) affiliation of the author, (4) e-mail addresses of the corresponding author with an asterisk, and (5) an abbreviated running title of the article in bold style immediately after authors' affiliations.
• Key words. The authors may provide a maximum of 5 key words immediately after the abstract. Key words should be typed in alphabetical order by spacing with 'comma' between each. The first letter of each key word must be capital.
• Subdivision-numbered sessions. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered Ⅰ (then 1. 1) (1) ①), Ⅱ, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).
• Acknowledgement. It should be stated in footnote of the first page. Author may provide any acknowledgement related to the research, such as funding assistance, experimental assistance, language improvement, proof reading the article, writing assistance and providing a space for the work.
• References. References must be listed in alphabetical order in a separate sheet immediately after Acknowledgment. when the references are cited in the text, the author's name should be given first followed by the year of literature published: Kim (2005) or Kim and Lee (2005) or Kim et al., (2005), and (Kim, 2005) or (Kim and Lee, 2005) (Kim et al., 2005) or (Lee et al., 2005; Kim et al., 2007; Park et al., 2008, Note: should be listed by year order). Author should note carefully the style and order to list references. Examples are given below.

Journal publication
1. Hong, G. D., Y. S. Kim, and S.-S. Lee. 2010. Estimation of Optimal Stocking Rate of Earthworm Populations. Korean J. Organic Agric. 20: 100-140.
2. Kim, Y. S. and S. S. Lee. 2010. Estimation of Optimal Stocking Rate of Earthworm Populations. Korean J. Organic Agric. 20: 100-140.
3. Lee, S. S. 2010. Estimation of Optimal Stocking Rate of Earthworm Populations. Korean J. Organic Agric. 50: 100-140.

1. Hong, G. D., Y. S. Kim, and S.-S. Lee. 2010. Patent citations and licensing value. pp. 100-150 (p. 100 for only single page), third ed. Yangmunsa, Korea.

Chapter in a book
1. Hong, G. D., Y. S. Kim, and S.-S. Lee. 2010. Microbial degradation of endosulfan, in: Kim, D. H., H. G. Lee, N. R. Kand (Eds). Environmental Fate of Endosulfan, Academic, Korea, pp. 100-150 or p. 100 (for single page).

Unpublished Bulletin
The reports unpublished officially should not be listed in the References. but cited briefly only in the text: (The annual report of EPA, 2007). The author must separately submit the unpublished materials to the Editor when submitting the manuscript. The abstract and presentations quoted in the conference (symposium) proceedings or any other academy meetings are not considered as the References.

Electric publication
Electric version of publications may be considered as the references only if they have Digital Object Identifier (doi) name.

Supplementary data
Supplementary files may be submitted to offer the authors more possibilities to publish their articles. Supplementary data will not published in the articles after accepted, but they will be used only for evaluation the manuscript. The authors should submit the supplementary data to the Editor when they submit their manuscript.
• Tables and Figures. All Tables and Figures should be numbered using Arabic numerals. The table and figure titles should be boldface, while the title text should be lightface. Each figure and table should be put separately on a single page. For more information about the format of tables and figures, author may refer to a recent version of the Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture.

Short Communications. Short Communications are preliminary results that may be new findings rapidly and immediately available to the journal readers. Short Communications should not exceed two printed pages (equivalent to six double-spaced manuscript pages) except data and should contain a maximum of 10 references. The manuscript structure of Short Communications is the same as the Research Articles.

. Reviews are a full-length of articles covering topics of current interests and all aspects of subjects related to the Aims and Scope of the Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture. Reviews should contain abstract and a maximum of 5 key words in alphabetical order. The authors may submit Review articles with a particular topic or report on relevant issues that may arise from national policy and future prospect of research funding. The authors should cite a number of references to allow for journal readers to learn combination knowledge on related topics. Reviews should not exceed a maximum of ten printed pages (equivalent to thirty double-spaced manuscript page).

. The Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture publishes Surveys covering a particular topic on society issues that are scientific or nonscientific information valuable to the journal readers. Surveys are a type of introduction reports that allow for journal readers to make their society activities broaden. Surveys should not exceed a maximum of four printed pages (equivalent to twelve double-spaced manuscript pages) including table and figures.

Page Charges. The publication fee is 100,000 won up to 15 page. The Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture will require extra charges if the manuscript prints additional pages. The charge prices are dependent on the membership of the authors.

Proof Reading. The corresponding author will receive an e-mail from the journal publisher for the manuscript proofs once their manuscripts are accepted for publication. Excessive changes by the author should be reconsidered by the Editors, which will delay the publication. The Editors reserve the right to make minor changes to the manuscript text, but without changing data and their scientific observations. The corresponding author must return the proofs to journal publisher within 48 hour of receipt.

Reprints. The Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture provides a maximum of 10 reprints with free. Additional request on the reprints will be charged at current printing prices. Free accesses to the PDF offprint will be available on the Journal Issues of the society homepage.

Peer Review Process

Manuscript Online Review System. The Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture has own review process and ethical consideration. Manuscript submitted to the journal will be evaluated to be the following four categories, 'Accept', 'Major Revision', 'Minor Revision' and 'Reject'.

Special Note to Author. The Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture has established the law by which the authors are not allowed to express any complains to the journal Editorial Board on the final judgment of their manuscript. Automatic application of the law to all authors will proceed when they submit their manuscripts to the journal. Editors have rights to edit manuscript without author's permission, but exceptional to experimental data.

General Processes. The journal peer review system has two-blind review process to reach the final decision fo manuscript evaluation. General processes for manuscript review are described as follows.
The Journal Management Head Office will receive automatically an email notice of manuscript submission when authors submit successfully their manuscript. The office will contact a managing editor who can handle the manuscript for evaluation manuscript structure format. The manuscript must be immediately rejected if typescripts are not inadequately or incorrectly prepared. Thus, the authors should carefully read and follow the guidelines found at the journal website All submissions under prescripts review precess should be regarded as the initial submission.
Once the prescripts are correctly prepared and accepted at the evaluation process of format structure, Editor and Reviewers will be invited for reviewing the manuscript. The authors will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their paper after editor assignment. It would generally take at least weeks for reviewers to finish the first round of manuscripts review. The authors will receive a final notification of acceptance or rejection of their manuscript within at least two months, including the period from submission, revision to final judgment by referees. The Editor's judgment based on referee's comments will be critical to acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. The authors will be initial submission process to load their revised manuscripts on the online review
system. The authors should revise their manuscripts within one month after revision required; otherwise the manuscripts may be rejected without any notice.