Instructions for Authors

(Enacted in November 1985, most recently revised in May 2022)

This instruction for authors is to describe the sub mission of articles which might be published in Journal of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment (hereafter, JKOSAE).

Any registered member can submit the manuscripts and the corresponding author should be regular members of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment.

JKOSAE is devoted to the advancement of knowle dge in the fields listed below.
- Atmospheric measurements and analysis
- Current status and management
- Dispersion and reaction
- Control technology
- Climate Change and Energy
- Human and ecosystem impact
- Indoor air quality
- Other related fields

Five types of manuscripts are published in this jour nal: (1) Research papers, (2) Review papers, (3) Tech nical information, (4) Special features, and (5) Discus sion and Reply.
(1) Research Papers: Original findings pertaining to the scope of the journal will be published after edi torial review. In fulllength research articles, authors can describe new experimental or theoretical results of significant importance.
(2) Review Papers: Authoritative review can be publish ed eithor by the invitation or by direct submission. In both cases, the work will be subject to peer review by three reviewers. The review article should include critical review of important areas in atmo spheric science and engineering in order to inform the general reader of the background, a state of the art, and outstanding research problems.
(3) Technical Information: A report, that includes rele vant analytical or treatment information, new experimental elaboration on previous journal arti cles, etc., with a brief piece of work, although not sufficiently comprehensive for a full article, can be published as technical information..
(4) Special Features: Special features will be published by invitation only and will be on atmospheric envi ronmental topics judged to be important by edito rial board.
(5) Discussions and Reply: Opinion and comments re garding the contents of articles published in Journal of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment within one year period can be published as discus sion and reply paper.

For the policies on the research and publication eth ics not stated in this instruction, International Stan dards for Editors and Authors (http://publicationethics. org/ internationalstandardseditorsandauthors) can be applied.

(1) Manuscripts which are prepared either using MS Word or Hangul word process program can be submitted through KOSAE Journal of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment Online Submission system (
(2) Authors are required to provide names and con tact information of at least two experts in the field as possible reviewers for the manuscript.
(3) Other correspondences concerning manuscript submission and manipulation can be made to Prof. Sang-Woo Kim (Manuscript Editor, Journal of Korea Society for Atmospheric Environment, Seoul National University, Korea) (e-mail:,
(4) Manuscripts can be submitted anytime, and the submission date is the day when the manuscript is arrived in KOSAE. The acceptance date of the manuscript is the day when the review is finished and the decision is made as accepted.
(5) One copy of the manuscript which includes figures and tables should be submitted through online. The evaluation fee is free of charge.
(6) After the acceptance of the manuscript for the publication in JKOSAE, the authors should submit the final manuscript including original figures and tables through online and pay the publication fee.
(7) Author check list and Copyright transfer forms can be found during the submission process via email ( or Fax (+82-2-387-1881).

All manuscripts are subject to editorial peer­review. Manuscripts considered for possible publication are forwarded to at least two reviewers for the evaluation of their scientific merit and technical soundness. The author’s name and affiliation are not disclosed during review process. The review process can be reconsider three times if the request of minor or major revisions is suggested by reviewers. If two review do not agree to accept the journal, it is reviewed and publish on the decision of the manuscript Editor. The finally accepted manuscript will be reviewed by manuscript editor for the consistency of the format and criteria. The final, revised manuscript is scheduled for publication in the next available issue. The submitted manuscripts should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other journal.

(1) There is no limit to the length of manuscripts, but it is recommended not to exceed a total of 8,000 words.
(2) Manuscripts must be doublespaced with margins of 25 mm on left and rightsides in A4 size and fonts should be in 12 points.

(1) On the other hand, English can be used for the notation of names of people, regions, and/or jour nals, in order to clarify their meaning.
(2) Academic terminology and chemical names are recommended to be notated in Korean first, fol lowed by their notation in English. SI number and unit should be used.

Manuscript Cover
(1) At the top of manuscript cover page, one research field (possibly up to 3 fields) related to the manu script should be given. The available seven research fields are given above.
(2) Manuscript should include the title of the manu script, authors’ names, and affiliations in Korean followed by English. Present the author’s affiliation in the order of department, organization, province and country. When an author has different affilia tions, different numbers as superscript should be presented to designate the author with different affiliations. Manuscript should separatedly present the authors’ positions based on instruction 263 of Ministry of Education.
(3) Manuscript prepared in English is not needed to provide title of the manuscript and authors’ names and affiliations in Korean.
(4) Corresponding author is designated by putting asterisk (*) on his/her name, and phone number and email address of the corresponding author should be given at the leftbottom as footnote.

Format of Manuscript
(1) Manuscript is recommended to include English abstract, introduction, experimental section, results, discussion, conclusions, possibly acknowledgement, and references in order. Figures and tables are recommended to be inserted in the text.
(2) All manuscript must be submitted with line num bers. Lines in the abstract and text must be num bered consecutively from the beginning to the end of the manuscript in a separate column at the left. Abstract and Keywords
(1) (1) Manuscript prepared in English should include title of the manuscript, authors’ name and affilia tions, and abstract in Korean after references sec tion of the manuscript.
(2) Korean and English abstracts should be shorter than 300 words, given before the text, and clearly and independently representative for the work described in the text.
(3) Keywords less than 5 should be given just after Korean and English abstracts.
(4) Abstract may not be presented for manuscripts of technical information and special features.

Notation of Chapter, Section, and Sub-section
Notation of chapters and sections is given in Arabic number as shown in the below example. It is allowed only to use chapter, section, and subsection. When necessary, subsubsection can be used by designating its title in Gothic without Arabic number notation.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2.
  • 2.1
  • 2.1.1
  • 2.1.2
  • 3.
  • 3.1
  • 3.2
  • 4. Conclusions
  • References

Title and Description
(1) All the title and description of Tables and Figures should be given in English.
(2) Only the first letter of the description of Tables and Figures is given in capital letter, except peoples’ name, proper nouns, abbreviation, and special sym bol.
(Ex 1) Fig. 1. Delivery system and sampling locations.
(Ex 2) Table 3. Collection efficiency for TSP.
(3) In the text, Table and Figure are referenced like “표 2” and “그림 3”.

Place of Table and Figure in the Text
Table and Figure should be put in the text at the proper place.

(1) When the references are cited in the text, authors’ names and publication year should be used.
(Ex) One author: Hopke (1990) …
Two authors : Watson and Lee (1959) …
Three or more authors: Turner et al. (1982) …

(2) When the citation in the text is made using a par enthesis, authors’ names and publication year are separated by comma. When consecutive citations are made, the recent one comes first, separated by a semicolon.
(Ex) (Hopke, 1990; Lin et al., 1989)
When the report citation in the text is made using a parenthesis, abbreviation and publication year are separated by comma.
(Ex) (US EPA, 2000; NIER, 1998)

(3) References must be listed in the order of English author’s names. Paper written in Korean with Eng lish abstract should be noticed by adding the phrase, “in Korean with English abstract”, in a parenthesis, at the end of its title. All the authors of a referenced article or book are given first, followed by publication year in a parenthesis, title, journal name, volume(issue), page and DOI for the article, or publication year in a parenthesis, title, publisher, published country, and pages for the book.

① Articles
(Ex 1) Kim, C.-H., Lee, H.-J., Kang, J.-E., Jo, H.-Y., Park, S.-Y., Jo, Y.-J., Lee, J.-J., Yang, G.-H., Park, T., Lee, T. (2017) Meteorological Overview and Signatures of Long-range Transport Processes during the MAPS-Seoul 2015 Campaign, Aerosol and Air Quality Research,18(9), 2173-2184,
(Ex 2) Lee, T.-J., Park, M.-B., Kim, D.-S. (2019) Time Series Assessment of PM2.5 Source Contributions and Classification of Haze Patterns in Seoul, Journal of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment, 35(1), 97-124, (in Korean with English abstract),

② Books
(Ex) Cooper, C.D., Alley, F.C. (1994) Air Pollution Control-A Design Approach, 2nd Ed., Waveland Press Inc., U.S.A., 45pp.

③ Book Chapter or Proceeding Paper
(Ex 1) McClenny, W.A., Oliver, K.D. (1987) Toxics monitoring with canister-based systems, Proceeding of the 80th Annual Meeting of APCA, Pittsburgh, PA. Paper No. 87-62. 3.
(Ex 2) Choi, F.A., Kim, S.R. (1999) Urban air pollution modeling, in Dispersion Model. Edited by H.M. Park, Academic Press, New York, 1146-1171.

④ Report
(Ex) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) (2013) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Meteorological Model Performance 2007 Fine Scale Platform, _2007_ FineScale_Performance.pdf(accessed on Feb. 23, 2017).

Galley proof is requested to authors just before the publication of an article, when the modification of its contents is not allowed. Any addition, deletion, or rear-rangement of author names should be made only before the manuscript is accepted and only approved by the journal Editor­in­Chief. To request an authorship change, the corresponding author must send the following to the Editor­in­Chief. (1) a reason for the change of the author list and (2) a confirmation letter from all authors that they agree with the change of the author list. This should include authors to be added or removed.

The publication fee is 300,000 won whatever number of pages except color printing fee. The color printing fee can be charged as actual costs per color page. However, the publication fee can be waived once per year without any information of funding resource in acknowledgments. Invited articles are free of publication charge.

The evaluation fee is free of charge. In case of urgent reviewing manuscript, the evaluation fee is 500,000 won. Evaluation fee might be exempt for invited articles.

Copyright of all the articles published in JKOSAE belongs to KOSAE.

JKOSAE are published on the last days of February, April, June, August, October, and December every year.

Further details of any item that is not included in this guide can be consulted to Editorial committee of KOSAE.