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Article 1 Research articles and reviews submitted to the Journal of Korean Society Environmental Engineers are reviewed and accepted based on the regulations.

Article 2

  1. Reviewers appoint the editor-in-chief. However, when the editor-in-chief is the author of the paper, one of the members of the Editorial Board is appointed to select a reviewer.
  2. Experts in the same or similar fields with submitted papers should be selected as reviewers.

Article 3 As soon as the Editorial Board receives an online submission and the 60,000 won(urgent review 300,000 won) of the review charge, the managing editor sends the registered papers to the reviewers.

Article 4 More than 3 reviewers review the submitted papers for an acceptance or a rejection decision.

Article 5

  1. Reviewers should review the submitted manuscript within 2 weeks after the request and send their reviewer comments via email.
  2. If the reviewer does not send the reviewer comments and the manuscript within the period set in Article 5 Section 1, the editor in chief sends an official urging letter. If the reviewer comments and the manuscript are not received within 2 weeks from the day of sending the urging letter, the manuscript should be immediately sent out to a newly selected reviewer based on Article 2.

Article 6 The society sends the copy of the reviewer comments within a week upon receipt.

Article 7 Once the review for the manuscript is completed, a pay of ₩20,000, ₩50,000, and ₩30,000 for reviewers’general review is charged for a Korean manuscript, urgent review charges and general review charges for an English manuscript, respectively.

Article 8 The list of reviewers should be kept confidential and any information regarding the authors would not be notified.

Article 9 The review contents may not be publicized other than by the authors.

Article 10 The review decision includes three options: “acceptance,” “revision,” or “rejection.”

  1. A manuscript with “acceptance” would be accepted without revision; in a case where a reviewer requests partial revision, the authors should revise the manuscript which then will be confirmed and accepted by the Managing Editors.
  2. A manuscript with “revision” would be specifically pointed out regarding the relevant respects and then be asked to revise or supplement. The authors should submit a revised manuscript and attach a letter (specify the corrections) which includes the responses for the indications. The reviewer should re-review and judge as either “acceptance” or “rejection,” considering the appropriateness as well as the revision of the manuscript.

Article 11 If a manuscript is considered to be applicable to one of the following sections by the reviewers, it will be judged as “rejection” by clarifying the specific reasons for such decision.

  1. If the manuscript lacks originality.
  2. A case where facts or ideas discovered by the authors are not clear in the manuscript or even if the facts or ideas are widely accepted, they are not comprehensively analyzed or clearly discussed from a different angle of methods or perspectives of the cited references.
  3. If the manuscript is not appropriated to be published in the journal due to other relevant reasons.

Article 12 Of the reviewers, if more than two reviewers judged the manuscript as “acceptance,” it will be published regardless of Articles 10 and 11. If the manuscript is judged as “rejection” by more than two reviewers, it will be rejected. If reviewers are not able to judge the manuscript as either “acceptance” or “rejection,” the Editorial Board would review and decide to accept it or not.

Article 13 If either the context of the foreign language-written manuscripts is unclear or if it is difficult to translate grammatically, the Editorial Board or the Managing Editor may suggest for the authors to revise the manuscript and resubmit.

Article 14 Submitted manuscripts would be decided for final acceptance as soon as possible unless there are special reasons for a delay.

Article 15 The Urgent Review Process indicates that the first review is completed within 30 days from the submission; this process will be charged double the manuscripts of a general submission. However, if the review result is ‘revision’ or other cases (Ed note: This is unclear. Please clarify.) such that the acceptance of the manuscript is uncertain, the final decision may be postponed. The order of publication for a manuscript accepted through the Urgent Review Process is identical to that of the general manuscript.

Article 16 Authors who published their article in the journal may have to undergo reviews at least three times; if the authors deny such reviews without reason, the Editorial Board can limit the authors’ future publications in the journal.

Article 17 The above regulations will be implemented starting from Aug. 1st, 2013.

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