Instruction For Authors



The purpose of this guideline is to give authors an overview of how to get their article published in the English Journal of Korean Society of Nature Conservation (KSNC) as quickly and as smoothly as possible.


One between the first author and the corresponding author is restricted to the member(s) of the association, Korean Society of Nature Conservation. However, for review papers and special features, such restrictions are not applicable.


The subject matter of papers published in Journal of KSNC covers nature conservation research. The Journal publishes Research article, Review paper, Technical note, and Discussion and reply. In addition, special issues on topical themes are published. Submission of an article implies that the word described has not been published previously.
(1) Research article : Original findings pertaining to the scope of the journal will be published.
(2) Review paper : Authoritative review will he published from both invited experts and by direct submission. The review papers should include critical reviews of important areas of nature conservation in order to inform the general reader of the background, a state of the art, and outstanding research problems.
(3) Technical note : A report relevant to technical information describing briefly a piece of work not sufficiently comprehensive to make it worth a full article.
(4) Discussion and Reply : Any opinions and questionnaires regarding the contents of manuscripts published in the journal. Submitted Discussion and Reply will be delivered to the authors, and the authors may give feedback.


(1) The manuscript should be saved in the native format of the word processor either MS-Word 2000 (or more updated version) or Hangul 2004 (or more updated version).
(2) Submission to this journal proceeds online. Reception of a manuscript will be notified to the author as soon as they reach the editorial office. Acceptance of a manuscript will be notified to the author as soon as the review process is done.
(3) Manuscript should be submitted as one full-length paper including tables and figures. Authors are asked to cover the review charges.
(4) For the accepted manuscripts, authors should submit the final copy including tables and figures, and are asked
to cover the publication charges.


(1) It is important to remember that manuscripts should be less than 8 pages in printed version, which includes tables and figures.
(2) Manuscript must be double-spaced and single-sided with margins of 25 mm on all sides and fonts should be 12 point in A4 size paper.


6.1 Title pages
The title should emphasize the principal objective covered by the paper. Use full name and, in a footnote, indicate the author to whom correspondence should be directed with asterisk (*). Give the address of the institution where the work was done, corresponding authors phone number and email address in a footnote, if desired, any author address that is different.
6.2 Format
(1) The manuscript should be normally arranged in the following order: Title pages, Abstracts, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, and the Korean Abstracts. It is recommended that the Tables and Figures are included in the body of the main text.
(2) The International System of Units (SI units) is standard. Units should be written in lower cases. Note a space between Arabic numerals and units. − In particular, note to use the native exponent rather than a solidus and a space separating the denominator when expressing units like “m s−1”, not “m/s”. − Angle : 23.5oN, 180.7oE − Percent : 99.3% (no space between Arabic numerals and unit) − Time : Local Standard Time (LST) or Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) are recommended such as 1200 LST or 0830 UTC.
6.3 Abstract and Key Words
(1) For English journal of KSNC, the Title, Authors, Affiliations, and Abstracts in Korean should be prepared on the pages after References.
(2) The abstract should the objectives and present salient conclusions in no more than 300 words. It has to have a clear concise summary giving scope and purpose, or methods or procedures, significant new results, and conclusions.
(3) Authors should provide no more than 5 key words at the end of the abstract.
6.4 Subdivision-numbered chapters and sections
Article should be divided into clearly defined and numbered chapters and sections. It is recommended that the
manuscript does not have subsections; however, subsection may be given only a brief heading in Gothic font, not with
arabic number.
(Examples are given below)
1. Introduction
2. Materials and Methods
4. Conclusions


(1) All captions for tables and figures should be included. Only the first letter of the sentence in captions should be capitalized, with Names, Proper noun, Abbreviation, and Special symbol. For captions, put a period at the end for figures and tables. (Example 1) Figure 1. Delivery system and sampling locations. (Example 2) Table 3. Experimental conditions.
(2) It is recommended that the Tables and Figures are included in the body of the main text, not on separate pages.


(1) In the text, display references with Author's surname and the published year. (Example) One author : Watson, 2000 (Example) Two authors : Watson and Lee, 2005
(2) In the text, authors and the published year should be divided with comma. The references in the text should be arranged chronologically if necessary, and partitioned with semicolons. (Example) Lin et al., 2005; Watson and Lee, 2007
(3) The list of references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. List authors, (year), title, journal name, volume, and pages. Book title should be in italics. (Examples are given below) Hintelmann, H., Welbourn, P.M. (1997) Measurement of complexation of methylmercury (II) compounds by freshwater humic substances using equilibrium dialysis. Environ. Sci. Technol. 31: 489-495.


(1) Publication charges are 80,000 in Korean won. However, for those submitting the invited paper, publication charge is exempt. (2) There are extra page charges (10,000 in Korean won per page) for those exceeded 8 pages in printed version. Authors can order printing of figures in color with extra charge. (3) Fifty free reprints will be supplied to the authors. Additional reprints can be ordered with extra cost.


The journals are scheduled to be published regularly twice yearly on the end of June and December. Submission of an article for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the publisher upon acceptance. Accepted papers become the permanent property of KSNC.


Please consult with Board of Editors for further details of any item not included in this guide.