Instructions for Authors
Paper Submission Guidelines
Enacted 01. 01. 2017
Revised 04. 06. 2017
Revised 11. 21. 2019
Revised 03. 10. 2020
Revised 03. 17. 2021
Revised 12. 27. 2021
Revised 05. 31. 2022
Revised 11. 08. 2022
Revised 08. 02. 2023
Chapter 1 General Rules
Article 1 (Purpose) The purpose of the Guidelines is to provide the standards for writing papers for submission and to ensure that they are published under the same system in the Journal of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences.
Article 2 (Content of Manuscript)
① The manuscript should be a research article, review article, technical information, or special feature related to agriculture, life, and environmental sciences, and should not be published in other academic magazines or publications.
1. Research Article:
It must be original research in the field of agriculture, life, and environmental sciences, with academic values.
2. Review Article:
It must present academically valuable conclusions through original interpretation, including literature reviews on research status, trends, limitations, and future research in the field of agriculture, life, and environmental sciences.
3. Technical Information:
Practical contents must be included in the form of technical data related to the field of agriculture, life, and environmental sciences.
4. Special Feature:
The editorial committee selects specific topics related to agriculture, life, and environmental sciences, and commissions the manuscript.
② A paper containing studies involving human testing (including sensory evaluation) and animal testing must be approved by a recognized body, namely the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the approval number must be indicated in the materials and methods section.
③ The terms “sex” (biological aspect) and “gender/identity” (social, psychological, or cultural aspect) must be used correctly. Except in exceptional cases, “the sex and gender of the study participant”, “the sex of the animal or cell used in the study”, and “the method of determining or revealing the sex and gender” must be described. If the study was conducted with only a specific group of subjects (e.g., single-gender), the reason must be stated, except in cases with a clear reason (e.g., a study on prostate disease, ovarian disease, etc.). In cases where race or ethnicity have been distinguished in the study, the criteria and validity for distinguishing race or ethnicity must be described.
Article 3 (Consent to Use Copyright)
① The author’s checklist, research ethics pledge, and copyright transfer agreement must be submitted with the manuscript, and all rights, including copyright for the submitted paper, belong to the Agriculture and Life Science Research Institute.
② Under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0), sources must be identified and cited when writings are distributed, reproduced, or duplicated for non-profit purposes.
Article 4 (Qualification for Submission) This journal publishes papers related to the field of agriculture, life, and environmental sciences. Manuscripts should be submitted only by primary authors.
Chapter 2 Acceptance of Manuscript
Article 5 (Submission Method)
① Manuscripts are accepted online on demand, and one copy including figures and tables must be submitted online.
② After the manuscript is accepted, the author should submit the original copy, including the figures and tables, online. The date of acceptance is the date on which the final review is completed.
Article 6 (Publication Fee) The publication fee (KRW 300,000) must be paid upon confirmation of the publication of the paper. In the case of a rapid peer review process, KRW 500,000 must be paid when the publication is confirmed. The account details are as follows: Shinhan Bank, 100-032-641669, Kangwon University-Industry Cooperation Foundation. The final publication of the paper is approved on the date on which the author paid the publishing fee.
Chapter 3 Method of Writing the Manuscript
Article 7 (Manuscript Format)
① The manuscript may be written in Korean or English using Hangul word processor (Korean) or MS Word (English).
② Provide the manuscript on A4 paper with 3-centimeter margins, single column, Batang font (Times New Roman for English), 11-point type, and 160%-line space. Insert the page numbers in the middle of the bottom of each page, starting with the first page of the manuscript.
③ The manuscript must indicate line numbers. It is recommended that the manuscript be marked with consecutive line numbering from beginning to end.
Article 8 (Manuscript Cover)
① For a manuscript written in Korean, write the title, author’s name, name of affiliated institute, address, and position in Korean first, and then write the same information in English below. When writing the authors’ names in English, write the full name in order of the given name and family name.
② For the title of a paper written in English, write the first letter of the major words and the proper nouns in upper case, and the rest in lower case.
③ Write the running title in Korean or English, which does not exceed 10 words.
④ If the authors’ affiliated institutes are different, type a superscript number without a space after the authors’ names, and type the same superscript number on the left side of the authors’ affiliated institutes.
⑤ Type a superscript * after the name of the corresponding author.
⑥ In the middle of the first page, write the name and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Effects of Packaging Films on Fruit Quality and Storability of “Kumsil” and “Kingsberry” Strawberries during MA Storage
Minwoo Baek1, Shimeles Tilahun2,3, Han-Ryul Choi1, Jung-Soo Lee4, Cheonsoon Jeong5*
1Graduate Student, Interdisciplinary Program in Smart Agriculture, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
2Researcher, Agriculture and Life Science Research Institute, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
3Assistant Professor, Department of Hoticulture and Plant Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma 378, Ethiopia
4Researcher, Postharvest Technology Division, National Institute of Horticulture Science, RDA, Wanju 55365, Korea
5Professor, Department of Horticulture, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
*Corresponding Author: Cheonsoon Jeong (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Article 9 (Composition of Manuscript)
① For a manuscript written in Korean, write the paper in order of the Title, Author, Affiliation, English Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Summary or Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figures. The Results and Discussion may be separated if necessary. Do not use consecutive numbering for each heading, and align the headings in the center in 12-point bold font.
② For a manuscript written in English, write the paper in the order of Title, Author, Affiliation, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figures. The Results and Discussion may be separated if necessary. Do not use consecutive numbering for each heading, and align the headings in the center in 12-point bold font.
Article 10 (Guidelines for Writing the Manuscript)
① Abstract and Keywords
1. Make sure to write the abstract in English in concise and clear language, not exceeding 300 words. Do so in a single paragraph and do not use consecutive numbering to list the results. After the English abstract, provide up to five keywords in alphabetical order and capitalize the first letter of each keyword.
Example) Keywords: Agriculture, Insecticide, Plant, Soil, Water
2. The English Abstract should not cite figures, tables, or formulas mentioned in the text.
3. For abbreviations in the English Abstract, use the original term first with the abbreviation in parentheses and subsequently only the abbreviation.
② For formatting the paper, use left alignment for subheadings. If there is an order, indent two spaces to write the text in small letters.
③ Use Arabic numerals for all numerical data cited in the paper and use International Standard Units (SI Units) for all units. For % and ℃, leave no space between the number and the unit, and for all other units, write the unit with one space after the number. Write all units in lower case, except those defined in capital letters. However, use capital L for liter. Write units in the form of mg/L and g/kg and leave one space between the number and the unit. Units must be entered using keyboard letters.
④ Writing Tables, Figures, and Formulas
1. Write the title and content description of tables and figures in English and capitalize only the first letter of the first word of the title, using lower case for the rest. Do not insert the tables and figures in the manuscript text; instead, attach them in the Annex after the References. For tables, write the title at the top of the table. For figures, write the title at the bottom of the figure.
2. Compose tables using Hangul or MS Word. Cutting and pasting tables from Excel or other programs to the manuscript is prohibited. Do not use horizontal or vertical lines between numerical data when composing a table. A line may be inserted if separation is necessary between numerical data. If a table requires annotation, indicate this in the table and attach the annotation at the bottom of the table, using superscripts such as 1), 2), and 3). In the footnote, use superscripts and write an explanation, leaving no space after the superscript.
3. Provide figures in color or black and white. Use 9-point letters and numbers.
4. Do not use a period after a Table title. Use a period after a Figure’s title and description.
Example) Table 1. Characteristics of antibiotics used in this study
Fig. 1. Scanning Electron Microphotographs (SEM) of zero valent iron (a) before and (b) after reaction with antibiotic solution.
5. When quoting tables and figures in the text, cite them as “Table 1” and “Fig. 1”.
6. Do not include formulas in the line in which the sentence is written, but in a separate line using consecutive numbering such as (1) and (2) on the right. Unify units into SI units, and for units in English, use lower case except for units with conventional capitalization. Use Arabic numerals for numbers, and make sure to include 0 before the decimal point when marking decimals. For symbols, define the symbol in a sentence where it is first used, and use italics. The symbols marked in the text, formulas, figures, tables, and photos must maintain the same font.
⑤ (Formatting References)
1. When citing references in the text, indicate the author’s name and year as follows. For single author: (Kim, 1999); for two authors: (Park and Lim, 2005); and for co-authors with three or more people: (Lee et al., 2008). When quoting literature at the end of a description, list the authors in parentheses in alphabetical order, and separate each reference using semicolons (;).
Example) …reported on soil organic matter (Kim, 1999; Lee et al., 2008; Park and Lim, 2005).
Example) Park and Lim (2005)...
2. When marking the citation of a report in parentheses in the text, use the abbreviation of the institute.
Example: (US EPA, 2000)
3. The literature cited in the text must be included in the References in English and listed alphabetically without numbering.
4. If several papers by the same author are cited, arrange them in chronological order, and if they are written in the same year, add lower case letters (a, b, c, etc.) on the right side of the year. If the paper is written in Korean and has an English abstract, add “in Korean with English abstract” in parentheses to the name of the reference.
5. All names of authors or editors must be indicated regardless of the number of authors.
1) For academic journals, provide, in order, the author’s name, year, title, journal name, volume number, and page number, as follows. For the journal name, use the abbreviation widely used in academic literature.
Example)Suh, J. S., Kwon, J. S., Kim, S. H. (1999) Influence of grass cover on water use and shoot growth of young ‘Fuji’/M.26 apple trees at three soil water regimes in double pot lysimeters. Korean J Soil Sci Fert 32:357-364.
2) For books, provide, in order, the author’s name, year, title, edition or volume number, page number, publisher, and place of publication. The author’s name should be in accordance with the guidelines for published academic journals. Attach the name of the issuing country if required. However, in the case of books edited with chapters written by different authors, format as in Example 2.
Example1)Barritt, B. H. (1992) Intensive orchard management: a practical guide to the planning, establishment, and management of high density apple orchards (2nd ed). p.58. Good Fruit Grower, Yakima, Japan.
Example2)Keeney, D. R., Nelson, D. W. (1982) Nitrogen-inorganic forms. pp.643-698. In: Page et al. Methods of soil analysis (2nd ed). Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI, USA.
3) For reports or dissertations, provide, in order, the author’s name, year, title, research institute, and place of publication as follows. The name of the author should be in accordance with the guidelines for published academic journals.
Example1)Kang, Y. K., Stutte, C. A. (1982) Effects of silicon on growth and physiological activities of rice. Research Report 24. Rural Development Administration, Suwon, Korea.
Example2)Cho, B. O. (1999) Characterization of soil fertility and management practices of alpine soils under vegetable cultivations. Ph.D. Thesis, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea.
4) For patents, provide, in order, the author’s name, year, title, and patent number as follows.
Example)Roth, T. L. (1972) The manufacturing process of natural insecticide. USA Patent 3670.
Chapter 4 Paper review
Article 11 (Proofreading) The authors may only read the first proof, and making changes in the content during proofreading is prohibited. Change or removal of an author can only be made before confirmation of the manuscript’s publication, and requires approval from the chief editor. The corresponding author should submit a document to the chief editor, stating the following:
① Reasons for change or removal of an author
② Consent from all authors to change or remove an author (signature required, including the author added or removed)
Article 12 (Expert Review Process – Peer Review)
① The chief editor appoints editors by field and makes a final decision on the review.
② The editorial committee selects the reviewer and decides whether to select the paper according to the results of the review.
③ The chief editor first checks the appropriateness of the submitted paper for the academic field. If the paper is not appropriate for the academic field, it is referred to the editorial committee to determine the worthiness of review.
④ The submitted paper is reviewed by two or more reviewer before deciding on its acceptance.
⑤ In the case of a paper requiring rapid peer review process, the author(s) will be notified of the results of the first review within one week after submission.
Chapter 5 Miscellaneous
Article 13 (Publication) This journal is published four times a year (March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31). A special issue may be additionally published after a meeting of the editorial committee.
Article 14 (Delegation) Matters not specified in these guidelines are managed by the editorial committee.
Article 15 (Compliance with Regulations on Research Ethics) A paper submitted to this journal must comply with the “Regulations on Publication and Research Ethics” of the Journal of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences.
Article 16 (Article Acceptance Certificate) It is possible to issue the “Article Acceptance Certificate” for the accepted manuscript before publication.
These regulations are enforced as of January 01, 2022 (Revised December 27, 2021).
These regulations are enforced as of May 31, 2022 (Revised May 31, 2022).
These regulations are enforced as of November 08, 2022 (Revised November 08, 2022).
These regulations are enforced as of August 02, 2023 (Revised August 02, 2023).