Author Guidelines


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Submission of manuscripts

Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Also submissions should not be over 15 printed pages. Manuscripts for consideration should be submitted to:

The Korean Society of Forest Science, c/o National Institute of Forest Science, 57 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Korea
Tel: +82-2-965-0454
Fax: +82-2-965-0455
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Types of contribution

The Journal of Korean Forest Society is one of the leading Asian journals in forestry and publishes articles in English or Korean on any aspect of forest research in five formats:

1) Article: Original research papers (regular papers), original and previously unpublished research or development of a theory or technique that has resulted from a completed major study leading to a significant extension of knowledge.

2) Short communication: Preliminary publication of particularly novel and significant findings.

3) Rapid communication: A rapid communication is intended for the rapid publication of a timely and significant work. When submitting a communication, authors must explain why its importance or timeliness justifies accelerated processing.

4) Note: A short report on small research, newly-developed technique or simple survey.

5) Review: A critical synthesis of information on an important topic is planned and invited by the Editorial Board.

Preparation of manuscripts

1) Language

Manuscripts should be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by an English-speaking colleague prior to submission.

2) Manuscript

Submit the original manuscript by E-mail. Enclose the original illustrations and photographs. If not, the original and three copies of your manuscript should be sent by mail. The manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter detailing what you are submitting (type of contribution, title, authors' names and affiliation, etc.). Please also indicate the author to whom we should address our correspondence in the case of multiple authors and include a contact address, telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address.

Manuscripts should be typewritten using Microsoft Word or Han-gul format typed on one side of A4 (210 × 297mm) white paper, with 2.5 cm margins on all sides and double spacing throughout, i.e. also for abstracts, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc. should be numbered.

3) General organization order:

  • Title and etc.
    • Title: clear, descriptive and not too long(ideally stating the key finding or framing a question)
    • Name(s) of author(s)
    • Complete postal address(es) of affiliations
    • Full telephone, Fax No. and E-mail address of the corresponding author
    • Present address(es) of author(s) if applicable
  • Abstract and key words
    • Abstract: clear, descriptive and not longer than 400 words
    • Key words: less than 10 items including title words
  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Literature Cited

4) Tables and Figures

They should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The text should include references to all tables. Each table and figure should be typewritten on a separate page of the manuscript and should never be included in the text.

Each table and figure should have a brief and self-explanatory title. Column headings in the table should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses. Leave some extra space between the columns without vertical lines. Any explanation essential to the understanding of the table should be given as a footnote at the bottom of the table.

5) Formulae and Nomenclature

In chemical formulae, valence of ions should be given, as, e.g. Ca2+ not as Ca++. Isotope numbers should precede the symbols, e.g. 18O. The repeated writing of chemical formulae in the text is to be avoided where reasonably possible; instead, the name of the compound should be given in full. Exceptions may be made in the case of a very long name occurring very frequently or in the case of a compound being described as the end product of a gravimetric determination (e.g. phosphate as P2O5).

In nomenclature authors and editors are, by general agreement, obliged to accept the rules governing biological nomenclature, as laid down in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria, and the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. All biota (crops, plants, insects, birds, mammals, etc.) should be identified by their scientific names when the English term is first used, with the exception of common domestic animals. Also, Authors of plant names should follow the abbreviations of Brummitt & Powell (1992). These standard abbreviations can be found online at Harvard University Herbaria databases (http://

6) Citation and cited reference list

(1) All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of author's names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.

(2) In the text refer to the author's name (without initial) and year of publication, followed - Examples: "Since Peterson (1988) has shown that..." "This is in agreement with results obtained later (Kramer, 1989)".

(3) If reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors the name of the first author should be used followed by "et al." However, in the list of cited literatures the names of first author and co-authors should be mentioned.

(4) References cited together in the text should be arranged chronologically. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically on author's names, and chronologically per author. If an author's name in the list is also mentioned with co-authors the following order should be used: publications of the single author, arranged according to publication dates - publications of the same author with one co-author - publications of the author with more than one co-author. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 1974a, 1974b, etc.

(5) Use the following system for arranging your references:

a. For periodicals

Park, C.M., Seo, B.S. and Lee, C.T. 2000. Improved preservation methods for big and old trees in South Korea. Journal of Korean Forestry Society 89: 440-451.

b. For edited symposia, special issues, etc. published in a periodical

Rice, K. 1992. Theory and conceptual issues. In: Gall, G.A.E. and Staton, M. (Eds.), Integrating Conversation Biology and Agricultural Production. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 42: 9-26.

c. For books

Kimmins, J.P. 1997. Forest Ecology. 2nd Ed. Prentice Hall. New Jersey, U.S.A. pp. 596.

d. For multi-authors

Steinbeck, K. and May, J.T. 1971. Productivity of very young Platanus occidentalis plantings grown at various spacings. pp. 153-162. In: Young, H.E. (Ed.), Forest Biomass Studies. University of Maine. Orono, U.S.A.

e. For Electronic citation

Kim, C.S. 2004. Nitrogen fixation of Alder trees in Korea. (2004. 10. 20)

(6) In the case of publications in any language other than English, the original title is to be retained. However, the titles of publications in non-Latin alphabets should be translated, and a notation such as "(in Russian)" or "(in Greek, with English abstract)" should be added.

(7) Work accepted for publication but not yet published should be referred to as "in press".

(8) References concerning unpublished data and "personal communications" should not be cited in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text.

Editorial process

The Editorial Board decides the acceptance for the publication after evaluation. When the manuscript is not returned to the office by 6 months after normally receiving reviewer's comments, the acceptance is automatically cancelled.


Each manuscript accepted for publication will be charged 50,000 won processing fee. Page cost for over six printed pages is 30,000 won. Color printing charge is 140,000 won per page. Fifty offprints will be supplied free of charge. Charge for over fifty offprints will be asked in actual cost.


One set of proofs will be sent to the corresponding author as given on the title page of the manuscript. Only typesetter's errors may be corrected; no changes in, or additions to, the edited manuscript will be allowed.


Copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce that article in all forms and media shall be assigned exclusively to the Korean Forest Society. The Society will not refuse any reasonable request by the authors for permission to reproduce any of their contributions to the Journal.

Publication ethics. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in 'Copyright and Ethical Considerations', Interantional standards for editors and author ( authors) can be applied.