Rules for Paper Contribution, Evaluation and Editing

Article 1

(Purpose) Describe the following article 2


Article 2 (Aims and scope)

The Korean Journal of Crop Science (KJCS) aims to make a contribution to understanding the challenges for production of not only major crops but also agriculturally cultivated plants such as industrial crops including medicinal crops, green manure crops, bio-energy crops, and forage crops in worldwide. The journal publishes original papers of domestic and international significance regarding all aspects of crop science researches as well as reviews of scientific topics of current crop relevance. Specific topics of interest include (but are not restricted to) all aspects of crop production; physiology, ecology, breeding and biotechnology, cropping systems, environmental impacts of agriculture, impacts of climate change, experimental design and statistical analysis, organic farming. The journal also publishes short communications, book reviews, and letters. These papers should be only submitted after consultation or invitation from the editorial board.


Article 3 (Qualification for contribution and copyright)

1) Qualification is allowed only if the main author must be the member of the Korean Society of Crop Science. (Exception can be allowed through the Editorial board meeting.)
2) The copyright for the article that is published in the Korean Journal of Crop Science will belongs to the Korean Society of Crop Science


Article 4 (Publication matters)

The Journal can publish the Research paper, Short paper, Review and others (as follows)
1) Proceeding report for the conference and meetings.
2) Whole table of contents, Title and Index of the paper in this year and list of members
3) The list of the Staffs, Editorial board
4) Articles of association and rules for the publishing, ways of writing the paper.
5) Other Issues and ADDs.


Article 5 (Frequency of Publication)

The Journal will be published four times per year. (31/March, 30/June, 30/September, 31/December) Papers that will be published should pass the evaluation process.


Article 6 (Publication Charge)

The Author of the paper that is published in the Journal should pay the proper publication charge. If there are some color pages then the author will charge the actual expense.


Article 7 (manuscript)

The paper should be written in Korean or English. The titles for the table, figure and pictures should be written in English. The paper will not be returned in official, but Figure or Pictures can be if asked.


Article 8 (Decision to publication)

Result of the validation and orders for the publication and thing to publishing issues will be decided in the Editorial board meeting.


Article 9 (Proofreading)

Proofreading by the author will be allowed for the first proof and the correction for the misspelling issue only. Changing or adding the contents of the paper cannot be allowed. If there is avoidable reason, the author should obtain the approval of the Editorial board meeting and should pay for the over-charge.


Article 10 (Pull-out Prints for the author)

50 Pull-out for the published paper will be sent to the corresponding author. If the author needs more, then let the Executive editor knows and pay for the charge.


Article 11 (Date of accept)

The date of accept the paper will be the day of the author attend the paper through the internet.


Article 12 (Validation Rules) Validation process will be as follows

1) The Executive editor will assign the reviewer with considering of their major field.
2) Double-blind peer review: Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers. There are at least three or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.
3) The result of review is classified in following ways. ‘Can be published without modification’, ‘Can be published after modification’, ‘Re-review after modification’ and ‘Cannot be published’. Modified paper by the author should be checked by the Executive editor.
4) When assign the result of review as ‘Re-review after modification’, the reviewer point out in detail and the author can request the exact reviewer to review the modified paper. And the reviewer can be changed by the Executive editor.
5) When assign the result of review as ‘Cannot be published’, the reviewer should say in detail the reason why. If the assignment is different from other reviewer, then assign to review the paper to the third person and conclude. If cannot be concluded then this issue will be concluded in the Editorial board meeting.
6) If the contents of the paper are not proper to publish through this journal, then the Editorial board meeting can reject the issue.
7) The validation fee and translation fee will be asked by the Editorial board meeting and the board of administration accepts this.
8) If there are some issues that is not described in this rules, decide through the Editorial board meeting.


Article 13 (Editing Rules) Editing Journal will be as follows

1) In front cover there will be ISSN number in top-right side, abbreviation for the Journal and edition mark and etc in top-left side. Under that, writes the ‘Name of the Journal’, ‘Edition mark’ and ‘published date.’ In the back side of the front cover, write the information of the Korean Society of Crop Science. In the back side of the end cover, write the publication right and etc.
2) First page: Write the contests of the paper.
3) Table, Figure: Write as “Table, Fig.” and the orders will be written in roman numeral. The title should be written after the number with one gap. The title of the figure should be written under the figure. The title of the table should be written upper side of the table, and description for the table should be written under the table.
4) In the front page of every papers, abbreviation for the Journal, and edition mark, page and etc in the top side. Under the title of the paper, write the occupation of the authors. Write the contacts of the author in the lower side of the page. The page number will be written in lower-mid side of the first page. Left side of the paper, the page number will be written in the top-left side of the page. Right side of the paper, the page number will be written in the top-right side of the page. Left side of the paper, the name of journal, edition mark and year will be written in the top-mid side of the page. Right side of the paper, the running title of the paper will be written in the top-mid side of the page.
5) Write the key words after the abstract with under 10 words, and research fund supporting, studying under description and etc will be written before the references.
6) Other thins for editing journal will follows the rules that is describes in the ‘Instructions for authors’ and the conclusion of the Editorial board meeting.


Article 14 (Changing the rules)

If there is some reason to change the rules of previous articles, make the changed rules in the Editorial board meeting and get the approval of the operating committee


Article 15 (The extra volume and issue)

The substances of the conference can be published in extra volume. The contests of the academic work by subcommittee can be published in extra volume.


Article 16 (Additional rules)

1) These rules are applied after 1998.
2) These modified rules are applied after 1999.
3) These modified rules are applied after 2000.
4) These modified rules are applied after 23/April/2004.
5) These modified rules are applied after 21/October/2005.
6) These modified rules are applied after 21/March/2007.
7) These modified rules are applied after 15/June/2012.


For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in these instructions, International standards for editors and authors (http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors) can be applied.


<Contact information>
Executive Editor
Jinwoong Cho(Chungnam National University, Korea)
E-mail: cropedit@hotmail.com
Phone Number: 82-42-821-5725