Instructions for Authors

(Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology)

The journal is committed to the publication of original research articles, notes, and short communications on all aspects of the ocean sciences. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published, accepted, or be under contemporaneous consideration for publication elsewhere, either in print form or via any form of electronic media. Manuscripts will be reviewed for publication in the Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology by the Editorial Board of the Journal, and will then edited for conciseness. The Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology reserves copyright on all papers published in the Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology. Contributors should refer to the following guidelines on the preparation and submission of their manuscripts:

1. Language

All manuscripts must be written in Korean or English.

2. Review Process

Peer review, based on an objective and balanced evaluation, is a key factor in ensuring high quality articles. All papers submitted to the Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology undergo peer review. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by three reviewers.

3. Decision Process

On the basis of the reviewers’comments and the author’s responses and revisions, the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology then makes a final decision on whether to publish a submitted manuscript.

4. Proofs

A set of galley proofs will be sent to the author for the checking of typographical errors only.

5. Publication charge

- The author(s) (or their institutions) are requested to pay the publication charge according to the following rate once the manuscripts have been accepted. This entitles the authors to 30 reprints.


Up to 8 pages: 150,000 won Additional pages: 20,000 won per page


Color print: 200,000 won per 8 pages (additional charge)

6. Preparation of the manuscript

- A manuscript should include the title, authors’names and affiliations, mailing addresses (including zip codes), e-mail addresses, abstract, keywords (up to 5 words, listed in order of importance), introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, references, figure legends, tables and figures.
- The order of authorship should be determined based on the relative amounts of manuscript contributed by each author. The first named author should be the person who made the largest contribution to the work, followed by the second and the third author, and so on.
- Corresponding authors’work should be marked, with asterisks after their names and the corresponding authors’e-mails at the bottom of the first page of the manuscript. Asterisks are not needed if there is only one author. The corresponding author dose not necessarily have to be the main author.
- Each table and figure should be drawn on separate sheets and numbered consecutively. Tables requiring headings and figures must have legends. For the reproduction of figures, only good drawings and original photographs with minimum resolution 500 dpi can be accepted.
- The abstract should be less than 200 words long for original articles, reviews and notes.
- The manuscript should be typed double-spaced on one side of A4 (210×297 mm). Original figures should also be submitted on A4 at the appropriate position between text as desired printing size (width 7.5 cm or 15 cm only) with letter size 7 or minimum 3 mm height.
- Mathematical compositions should be written with two double spaces above and below each composition. The International System of Units (SI) is advocated for use in the Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology.
- References quoted in the text should be as follows: Smith (1995), Smith and Morse (1995), Smith et al., (2001) or (Smith, 1996; Smith and Morse, 2000; Smith et al., 2001).
- References should be listed alphabetically with the author’s last name first, on a separate sheet. An internationally accepted abbreviation of the journal title should be used. Examples of references are given below

ⅰ. Journal Article
He P and Balzano V. 2011. Rope grid: A new grid design to further reduce finfish bycatch in the Gulf of Maine pink shrimp fishery. Fish Res 111, 100-107.
Smith SJ and Gavaris S. 1993. Improving the precision of abundance estimates of eastern Scotian Shelf Atlantic cod from bottom trawl surveys. N Am J Fish Manag 13, 35-47.
McClatchie S, Alsop J and Coombs RF. 1996. A re-evaluation of relationships between fish size, acoustic frequency, and target strength. ICES J Mar Sci 53, 780-791.

ⅱ. Book
Morse PM and Ingard KU. 1968. Theoretical Acoustics. Hong KD, ed. McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, 662-678.

ⅲ. Report
FAO. 1983. A practical manual for aquatic biomass estimation. FAO Fisheries technical paper 240, 210-215.Kim CS. 2000. Studies on the sound characteristics of minke whale. Ph.D. Thesis, Hokkaido University, Japan, 1-108.

ⅳ. Web Resource
NOAA. 2008. Fisheries: Office of science and technology. Retrieved from /fus08/index.html. Accessed 10 Oct 2010.

7. Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts are only accepted online through the e-submission system of the Journal of the Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology (
For any questions or problems concerning manuscript submission, contact Dr. Kyounghoon LEE, Editor-in-chief, The Korean Society of Fisheries and Ocean Technology, Division of Marine Production System Management, Pukyong National University, Busan, 48513, Korea (Tel: +82-51-629-5889, Fax: +82-51-629-5886)

8. Authorship and ethical issues

All authors must have participated in the research and/or article preparation; 1) substantial contribution to the conception and design of the study, or acquisition, interpretation and analysis of data; 2) drafting of the article or critical revision of its main intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be submitted.
A member who violates the ethical regulations will be subject to disciplinary measure, including warning, suspension or disqualification from membership. The disciplinary measure can be notified to other organizations or people.
For any and all other matters pertaining to research and publication ethics which are not stated in these instructions, international standards for editors and authors ( should be applied.