Manuscript Submission Policy

(January 1, 1992, Establishment)
(February 28, 2002, Amendment)
(May 13, 2005, Amendment)
(August 23, 2007, Amendment)
(March 28, 2008, Amendment)
(May 2, 2012, Amendment)
(December 5, 2014, Amendment)
(February 1, 2015, Amendment)
(June 25, 2015, Amendment)
(October 24, 2016, Amendment)
(February 8, 2017, Amendment)
(May 10, 2017, Amendment)


1. The purpose of the policy is to “stipulate the matters related to Korean membrane journal(membrane) (Hereinafter referred to as “gangrene”)” to publish based on the articles of association of this society.

2. The manuscript shall not be presented or submitted as an original paper to other journals before submitting to this journal. After the manuscript is accepted by this journal, it is not allowed to be published as a similar edition in Korean or other languages without the written consent form of this journal. If it is decided as a duplicated publication, the main author of the manuscript shall be prohibited to submit the manuscript to this journal for three years hereafter.

3. The manuscript shall be submitted by the first author or the corresponding author. The qualification of the contributors and co-authors is only limited to this society’s member who already paid their membership fee; however, the invited contributors could be an exception.

4. For the manuscript submitting date, the manuscript arriving date shall be the “registration date,” the manuscript registration date of the primary revision, the revised manuscript registration date, shall be the “revision date,” and the last day of the final review shall be the “acceptance date.”

5. The manuscript shall be submitted as an electronic file or original paper and two extra copies with the submission application form, and the manuscript completely reviewed shall be uploaded through submission system at homepage or submitted by e-mail. The submitted manuscript will not be returned.

6. The manuscript will be classified into four categories including research articles, review articles, notes, and comments. The composition should be in the order of review articles-research articles-notes-comments.

7. (1) Korean or English can be used for writing the manuscript, and English can be used for academic
terminologies in a Korean manuscript. (2) In case of a Korean manuscript, the use of English in the main body should be refrained and Korean should be used if possible; if English is necessary, only lower case letters should be used. However, if the sentence starts with an English word, the first letter of the word will be capitalized. (3) In the manuscript texts, the scientific names such as microorganism names and words italicized in the dictionary such as “in situ” and “in vitro” shall be italicized. The alphabetical letters and numbers used in formulas should also be italicized but ln or subscript in a formula should be the normal font.

8. The manuscript format should be the horizontal writing, the sentences should be double-spaced at the only one side of the A4 (21 × 29.5 cm2) paper, and the quantity of the manuscript should be limited as follows:
(1) Research articles: Within 15 pages excluding tables and figures
(2) Review articles: Within 15 pages excluding tables and figures
(3) Notes: Within 6 pages including tables and figures
(4) Comments: Within 2 pages

9. Each of the following items in the manuscript should begin at a new page:
(1) Title, author(s)’ name(s), research institute(s) and address(es) (written in both Korean and English; If the author of the institution is different at the time of study, the current affiliation and address of the author should be written as a footnote. English title capitalized the first letter of every word with the exception of conjunctions, articles, prepositions.)
(2) Korean abstract (within 600 words) and English abstract (within 200 words) and Keywords (within 5 English words)
(3) Body texts
(4) References
(5) Table
(6) Figure
(7) Figure caption
(8) Graphical Abstract

10. All tables write clearly in the paper of about 21 × 29 cm, title and content must be in english. Title of tables capitalize the first letter of every word, the first letter of articles and prepositions use lowercase. Long word in the table replace the appropriate abbreviation. And then must define the abbreviations under. All tables are necessary to grant the sequence number in Arabic numerals (Example : Table1.)

11. Title and content of the figure must be in English and posted one image per page. Figure of title must create collected in enclosure. Figure of title, hit a period where the title ends in the capitalize the first letter of sentence. Size of all figures and photographs is reduced to 8 × 8 cm for clear decoding after it has been printed. And are necessary to grant the sequence number in Arabic numerals (Example: Figure1.)

12. Title and content of the tables and figures shall be written in English. Title of the table shall be placed at the top and title of figures shall be gathered and written in an accompanying paper. All of the equation shall be given serial number in arabic number (e.g.: equation 1 (1)).

13. The abbreviations, specimen names, symbols, etc. used in the body texts, figures, and tables should be defined at one time at the first used place.

14. The basic rule is to use SI unit for all types of units. In general, space is required before unit. However, no space is required between number and tempture (°C), angle (°) and %. Besides, time unit uses “s” for second, “min” for minute, “h” for hour, and “yr” for year.

15. If there are parentheses such as ( ), [ ], etc. in the body texts, the space is needed between the parentheses and English word but no space is necessary for a Korean word. However, in case of “Fig. 1.(a)”, etc., there would be no space between the number before the ( ) and ( ). There would be no space between “wt” and “%” in case of “wt%” etc., and there would be one space each of before and after the symbol in case of “A=25”, “A>25”, etc. in the body texts.

16. For the quoted references, the serial numbers should be assigned in Arabic number inside of the [ ] after the quoted sentence according to the order quoted in the body texts.

17. If the reference is the academic journal article, it is necessary to write in order of the author name, the title of the article, the name of the journal, the volume number, the page numbers, and (publication year); in case of a book or edited book, the order would be the author name, title, the title of the book, the editor, the volume number, the page numbers, the publisher, the location of the publisher, and (publication year), and the volume number shall be written in Gothic font. Hit the period at the end of each reference. However, the item not provided can be omitted. In case of Internet sources, it is necessary to write in order of the homepage’s URL, the date, and (year). The concise method of the journal name referenced to the ISO abbreviation title(http://www.issn.org). In case of the reference using both Korean and English in its title, and the reference should be written in English. The title of reference should be written as “Reference” in Korean or English manuscripts.
(1) Journal Article
J. W. Rhim, H. Y. Hwang, S. W. Ha, and S. Y. Nam. “Application and department of dehumidication- focusing on membrane dryer”, Membr. J., 14, 8 (2004).
(2) Books
S. T. Hwang, “Membrane in separation”, pp. 105-120, John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY (1975).
(3) Dissertation
C. W. Cho, “A study on the composite membranes based on polyamide” Ph.D. Dissertation, Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (1988).
(4) Proceedings
R. Haubner, “Surface modification tech.,”, Proc. 3rd Int’l Symp., Eds. T. S. Sudarshan and D. G. Bhat, pp.835, Neuchatel, Switzerland (1995).
(5) Patents
J. G. Wijimans, “Preparation of gas membrane with polyethersulfone”, US Patent 5,089,033, February 18 (1992).
(6) Homepages
http://www.lg.or.kr/frame/index_simple.html, February 18 (2015).
(7) In press
M. Ziolek, P. Decyk, and M. Trejda, “Degradation of triketone herbicides using ozonation advanced oxidation”, J. Hazard. Mater., DOI:10.1016/i.hazmat. 2010.07.022

18. The publication fee should be paid after publication.

19. In case of a beneficial paper by the research funding, the title should be “감사” in the Korean acknowledgments. In English manuscript, the title will be “Acknowledgements.”

20. The copyright of the manuscript that is already published or will be published in the near future will belong to this society, and the copyright of the manuscript is regarded to transfer to this society by submitting the manuscript. In addition, for the manuscript that is published at the previous journal, it is not possible to make an objection about the matters that is already managed by the society.

21. The corresponding author is printed as “Corresponding author” with e-mail address and ORCID (Open Researchers and Contributors ID). ORCID can be registered and obtained from: http://orcid.org/. Co-corresponding author and co-first author are not allowed.

22. Contributor can recommend at least 3-5 people that can examine paper for quick and accurate review of submitted papers

23. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, International standards for editors and authors (http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors) can be applied.

24. Peer review: All papers should be evaluated by at least three or more reviewers of similar competence to the authors of the paper and authors are unaware of the identity of the reviewers.

25. Publication Fee is free of charge. (page charge or article processing charge)



Manuscript Review Policy

(January 1, 1992, establishment)
(February 20, 2002, amendment)
(June 17, 2001, amendment)
(June 19, 2008, amendment)
(May 28, 2009, amendment)
(February 1, 2015, amendment)
(February 8, 2017, Amendment)


1. Examination and adoption of the paper (research paper, review) according to the present provision of the Membrane Society of Korea (Membrane) (hereinafter “Journal”). “Notes” and “comments” are also deal with paper

2. The manuscript review will be evaluated by 3 reviewers. The reviewers are classified and recommended by an editor-in-chief, appointed by the editors, and the list of the reviewers shall not be revealed. The qualifications of the reviewers are an executive instructor and a senior researcher in research institute above and others shall have the same qualification as the ones above.

3. All manuscripts shall be published through the review process whether the manuscripts will be accepted or rejected, and the editor will make the final decision about the revision.

4. The review result shall be classified into 3 categories including “Accepted”, “Review after revision”, and “Rejected.”
(1) The “Accepted” manuscripts shall be classified into “No revision” and “Accepted after revision.” The “No revision” manuscripts shall be accepted without editing. The “Accepted after revision” manuscripts shall be accepted by confirmation of an editorial director after making correction about the reviewer’s comments by authors.
(2) The “Review after revision” manuscripts shall be reevaluated by an executive director after making corrections to the reviewer’s comments by the authors.
(3) If the paper does not match the paper submission provisions, it can be processed as a “reject”.

5. The contents of the review shall be informed to the author and shall not be revealed.

6. If the reviewers admit that the contents of the manuscripts belonged to any category, it will be classified into “Rejected” and the reason will be pointed out in the detail of the review comments.
(1) If the manuscripts does not have originality
(2) If the contents of the manuscripts are not reasonable
(3) If there is no significant difference between the results from the author and others
(4) If you do not have submitted paper received the modification request even after the 6 months
(5) Other reasons if the manuscripts are not proper to publish in this journal

7. If the manuscripts are not following the review policy, an editorial director would not allow the submission. Also, if the 1st author and corresponding author is not a member of the Membrane Society of Korea, an editorial director would not allow the submission.

8. If the submitted manuscripts have contextual and grammatical defects and there are difficulties in interpretation, an editorial director or reviewers could ask a correction to the author or resubmission after being translated into Korean.

9. If only a reviewer of the 3 reviewers evaluated into “Rejected”, it is finally evaluated as the “Review after revision” and advised to resubmit as a revised manuscript to the author. If 2 or more reviewers of the 3 reviewers evaluated into “Rejected”, it is finally reported as the “Rejected” to the author and asked to resubmit.

10. The reviewers should evaluate the appointed manuscript within 15 days after the review request and should send the review result and review comment to the Membrane Society of Korea with the manuscript.

11. This society shall send the copy within 7 days after receiving the review result of the reviewers.

12. When the reviewers are appointed, they are possible to payis possible to pay. The review fee is set every year in the board meeting by recommendation of the editorial director.

13. This society should notify the proposed publication information to the author of the “Accepted” manuscript within 10 days after the completion of the evaluation.

14. The policy will be effective from January 1, 1992.



Manuscript submission information

The manuscripts (research articles, review articles, notes, and comments) to be submitted in this journal should follow the manuscript submission guideline, and it is expected to be submitted to the website (www.membrane.or.kr) online. The manuscript submission should be made by the 1st author or corresponding author, and the author submitting the manuscript should register as a member when they submit a manuscript. Therefore, please register as a member on our website. .

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