Information for Authors

1. Manuscripts submitted to the Korean Journal of Environmental Biology must not have been published, accepted for publication, or be under consideration elsewhere. Three types of manuscripts, article, review and note, are published in the journal. Other correspondences can be e-mailed to chief editor,Prof. Kijong Cho, Division of Environmental Science & Ecological Engineering, Korea University, 145, Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, South Korea. (E-mail: / Tel: +82-2-3290-3064 / Fax: +82-2-3290-3040)

2. Author is required to be a member of the Korean Society of Environmental Biology.

3. Preparation of Manuscript
1) All manuscripts should be written in Korean or English using the word- processor program of HWP or MS-WORD. Manuscript submitted must be formatted on A4-size paper.
2) The manuscript should have the title, author(s)'s name and affiliation(s), address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address of corresponding author, and Running title on the title page.
3) Scientific name of organisms should be in italic.
4) The guideline of the Ministry of Education (2000) is useful for the spelling of the Korean geographical name in English.
5) SI (Syst m International) units should be used (e.g., μg-1, mgC cm-3 hr-1).
6) Captions of tables, figures and plates should be written in English. The cost of color photographs must be paid by the author.

4. Format of Manuscripts
1) Manuscripts in general should be organized in the following order; Title, Name(s) of author(s) and affiliation(s), Running title, Abstract(including 5 Key words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgement, and References.
2) Title, author(s)'s name(s) and affiliation(s) should be written in both English and Korean.
3) Name of the corresponding author is marked with asterisk (*), and telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address should be sent.
4) Last name comes first followed by family name.
5) The English abstract should not be longer than 250 words. Five Key words and running title(within 10 words) in English should be submitted.
6) The list of references should be arranged alphabetically on author's names, and chronologically per author.
  ① Use the following system for arranging references:
    a. For periodicals
    Kim WB, WN Lee and SH Park. 1985. An environmental study in Seoul. Korean J. Environ. Biol. 28:1-20.
    b. For books
    Kim WB. 1999. Environmental Biology. Academic Publisher, Seoul.
    c. For multi-author books
    Kim WB. 1998. An environmental study on the Namsan vegetation. pp.11-20. In Environmental Biology (Lee WS and SH Park eds.).
    Academic Publisher, Seoul.
  ② In the text refer to the author's name and year of publication. (Kim 2000; Park and Cho 2010; Choi et al. 2019)
7) Authors who want to submit a review paper should contact the Editor-in-Chief first.
8) Notes should be written in the same format as the article but should be written briefly focused on important contents.

5. Submission and Review of Manuscripts
1) Authors should submit their original manuscripts to submission system through the web site (
2) All manuscripts are treated as confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers selected by editor in chief.
3) Acceptance of manuscripts for publication is decided in the Editorial Board.
4) Galley proofs should be corrected by the authors.
5) The publication fee is KRW (\) 230,000 up to 6 pages, KRW (\) 60,000 per additional page, and KRW (\)150,000 per color page to the authors.
6) The reprint cost is free up to 20 copies, and KRW (\)500 per additional copy to the authors.

6. Description of study subjects
Ensure correct use of the terms sex (when reporting biological factors) and gender (identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and, unless inappropriate, report the sex or gender of study participants, the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex or gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases (e.g., prostate cancer). Authors should define how they determined race or ethnicity and justify their relevance.

7. Affiliation and position
1) The authors must specify the affiliation and position of all authors in the online submission system.
2) If the author’s affiliation and position are unclear, the editorial board rejects the submitted manuscript.
3) If a minor is included in the authors, the authors must inform the editorial board of the matter and the editorial board reviews the adequacy of the authorship.
4) If the authors of the accepted manuscript contains a minor, the related matters are indicated on the first page of the paper.

8. Authorship
The person who meets all of the following criteria is considered as the author, and the person who meets fewer than four of the criteria is considered as the contributor.
1) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
2) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
3) Final approval of the version to be published; AND
4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

9. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, International standards for editors and authors ( editors-and-authors) can be applied.

10. Copyright.
All copyrights of published papers, reviews and notes belong to Korean Society of Environmental Biology while the author holds all responsibility for the information (material, results, and etc) covered in the article or paper.

11. Author should submit author's check list, declaration form of ethical conduct in research, and copyright transfer form to journal office during the submission process on the site (

12. CrossCheck (Plagiarism-prevention service provided by iThenticate) is used to check and prevent plagiarism (