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Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society, published bimonthly, contains reports of original research on all aspects of ceramics and ceramics- based composites. All manuscripts submitted are considered for publication, with the understanding that they have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

1. Types of Contributions

There are three categories of papers published in the Journal: articles, communications, and reviews.

  1. Articles report original research relevant to the field of ceramics with complete, detailed, self-contained descriptions of research efforts. Each article is reviewed by qualified review panels. Manuscripts should normally be no longer than 10,000 words.
  2. Communications are brief scientific or technical reports on new experimental or theoretical concepts relevant to ceramics. Each communication is reviewed by two qualified reviewers. Communication is limited to 3000 words including an abstract.
  3. Reviews are occasionally published on topics of current interest or critical issues in the specified subjects. Section headings and an abstract are required. Journal reviews are always the lead paper in the Journal. Authors planning to submit a review should consult the Editors-in-Chief.

2. Submission of Papers

Authors are asked to submit manuscript electronically through the Society Homepage (https://www.editorialmanager.com/jkcs/default.aspx). In case typed manuscript has to be submitted, consult with the publication coordinator of the Society( e-mail: ceramic@kcers.or.kr, Tel: +82-2-584-0185, Fax:+82-2-586- 4582). Contact information for the corresponding author, including an E-mail address, fax number, and telephone number, must be provided with all submissions. Manuscript can be submitted at all time. Received date and revised date will be assigned after the manuscript or revised manuscripts are arrived to the society office. Accepted date will be assigned after the final decision is made. Author check list and Copyright transfer can be found during the submission process via homepage.

3. Manuscript Preparation

All manuscripts must be typewritten, double-spaced including the abstract, references and figure captions in a format to print out in A4 size papers. Left and right margins should be at least 2.5 cm each. The following specific items should be noted.

  1. Title: The title should be concise but informative enough to facilitate information retrieval. Acronyms are not allowed in the title. Introductory words such as "On," "Observations on," and "Study of" are to be avoided. Chemical name rather than chemical symbol are to be used in the title.
  2. Author′s names and Affiliations: Author′s full name should be provided in the order of given name, middle name and family name. The affiliations of the authors at the time the work was performed should be presented, with the institution and department names presented in full, along with the city, state, postal code and country. Do not include local address information, such as street name.
  3. Abstract: An abstract of about 150 words or less must be accompanied with each manuscript. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, new or unusual methods used in the experimental procedure, significant results, and the conclusions of the articles. The abstract should avoid the use of jargon and other terminology that would render its content inaccessible to the nonspecialist. No footnotes for references may appear in an abstract. Maximum 5 key words should be followed after the Author′s abstract, beginning with the headline key words. Authors should select, at least, 2 keywords from the keyword list.
  4. Text Sections: The text of each paper should be divided into three or more sections. Typical section titles are as follows:
    Experimental Procedure
    Conclusions (or Summary)
  5. Acknowledgment: A brief acknowledgment section may be presented immediately preceding the reference section to acknowledge the financial or nonfinancial support.
  6. References: References are to be listed at the end of the paper in the order they are cited in the text, using each Author′s first initials and last name. Do not use et al. in the references. Chemical abstracts abbreviations must be used. Citations of other than the generally available literature should be avoided if possible. Formats of typical references are as follows:
    1. A. R. Cooper, Jr. and W. D. Kingery, "Dissolution in Ceramic System: I," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 47 [1] 37-9 (1964).
    2. H. G. Oh, "Effect of Composition on the Hydration of Blast Furnace Granulated Slag (in Korean)," J. Korean Ceram. Soc., 17 [4] 217-21 (1980).
    3. W. Eitel, Silicate Science; Vol. 1, pp. 149-55, Academic Press, New York, 1964.
    4. A. L. Bowman and N. H. Krikorian, "Interstitial Phases," pp. 253-92 in Treatise on Solid State Chemistry, Vol. 3, Crystalline and Noncrystalline Solids. Ed. by N. B. Hannay, Academic Press, London, 1983.
    5. G. D. Hong, Martensitic Transformation in Zirconia(in Korean), pp. 100-10, in Ph.D. Thesis, Hankook University, Seoul, 1990.
  7. Figures: Each figure must be clearly identified with a figure number and caption. Micrography should be glossy, black and white prints and must have a labeled unit length within the body of the picture. Captions of all figures should be grouped in a single listing after the reference section.
  8. Tables: Tables should be presented on separate sheets at the end of the manuscripts. The title should be as concise as possible. Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and given a clear descriptive title at the top.
  9. Equations: Equations should be neatly typed, punctured and aligned to bring out their structure, and numbered on the right.
  10. Notations: The SI system of units should preferably be used for any numerical information. Nomenclature should appear at the end of each paper. Symbols should be listed in alphabetical order with their definitions in SI units.

4. Authorship and Ethical Issue

The authorship should be restricted to those who should meet any of the following conditions: 1) substantial contribution to the conception and design of the study, or acquisition, interpretation and analysis of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for the important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. The paper should be the authors' own original work, which has not been previously published elsewhere. To verify originality, your article will be checked by the text-similarity detection service Similarity Check (formerly CrossCheck, https://crosscheck.ithenticate.com).

For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instruction, International standards for editors and authors (http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors) can be applied. When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as duplicate publication, plagiarism, or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and so on, the resolution process will follow the flowchart provided by the COPE (http://publication-ethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board.

5. Peer Review Process

The editor-in-chief assigns the submitted manuscript to the proper editor considering its specific area. The editor may reject the assigned manuscript without further review if it does not fit the scope of the journal. If suitable, the manuscript is sent to reviewers. All manuscripts are treated as confidential and peer-reviewed by 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the editor-in-chief. The reviewers provide comments and suggestions for revision and make a recommendation to the editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief makes a decision and tells the corresponding author what the decision is:
      Minor revision
      Major revision
      Reject and Resubmission

The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor’s decision and then chooses whether to revise the paper and resubmit. If suitable after revision, the revised manuscript will be accepted. When the final revised manuscript is completely acceptable according to the Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society format and criteria, it is scheduled for publication in the next available issue. Rejected papers will not be peer-reviewed again.

6. Publication charge

Upon the submission of manuscripts written in Korean, authors will be charged of review process. And, the authors and their institutions (or companies) are required to pay a publication charge listed in below. For manuscripts written in English, there will be free of page charge.

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5 page 6 page 7 page 8 page 9 page Acknowl

7. Reprints

The corresponding author will be provided with electronic reprint without charge. Paper offprints can be ordered with an extra charge via the offprint order form which is sent once the article is accepted for publication.

8. Copyright

Accepted papers including their electronic versions shall become the exclusive right of the Korea Ceramic Society and may not be reproduced elsewhere without the Society′s permission.

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