Instruction For Authors

Article 1. Aims and scope
Journal of Korean Society of Water and Wastewater published by Korean Society of Water and Wastewater (KSWW) is an official publication medium for research papers, reviews, and technical notes in the field of water and wastewater science and technology. The submission guideline of the Journal of Korean Society of Water and Wastewater contains the rules governing contributions to the journal and the guidelines for authors.


Article 2. Types of manuscripts

  1. Research Papers: Research papers should present highly significant findings including novel experimental methods, important results, and significant discoveries in field of water and wastewater science and technology
  2. Review Papers: Review papers should present a comprehensive critical review on an important topic in water and wastewater science and technology.
  3. Technical Note: Technical note gives a concise description of new technique and application related to water and wastewater science and technology.
  4. Short Communication: Short communications are short research articles intended to present original findings that will have a significant impact on water and wastewater science and technology. These papers are submitted for rapid publication.
  5. Discussion & Reply: Discussion should be selected for comments and opinions on previously published papers. Reply should be selected for selected for replies to comments on previously published papers.

Article 3. Qualification of submissions
At least 50% of contributors should be a member of the KSWW. However, there is no such requirement for Short Communication and Discussion & Replies.


Article 4. Preparation of manuscript
1. Method of preparation
All manuscripts should be written in Korean or English using Hangul word processor (*.hwp) or Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) on an A4 (210*297㎜) size paper with 11-point font size for text and line spacing of 200%. The research papers should not exceed 8 printed pages including tables and figures. Technical note, short communication and discussion and replies to the discussion should not exceed 4 printed pages.

2. Structure of manuscript  

  1. Title page must include title of manuscript, all authors’ names and affiliations, corresponding author’s name, address, telephone number, fax number, E-mail address. The corresponding author should be marked with an asterisk (*). If authors have different affiliations, they must be identified with superscript Arabic numerals.
  2. For manuscripts in Korean, research papers consist of the following sections in order: Abstract (English), Key words (English, Korean), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References (English), Tables (English) and Figures (English). A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.

For manuscripts in English, research papers consist of the following sections in order: Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Abstract (Korean), Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figures. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.

  1. An abstract (in English) should state briefly and clearly the purpose, major results, and conclusion of the research. The abstract should not exceed 300 words. It is not necessary to provide the abstract for Technical Note and Discussion & Reply. A maximum of 5 keywords are provided in alphabetical order after the abstract.  
  2. Sections in the manuscript body should be numbered in Arabic numerals (e.g., 1. Introduction, 2. Materials and Methods (2.1, 2.1.1), 3. Results and Discussion, 4. Conclusion).
  3. All measures should be reported in SI units, and equations should be numbered in Arabic numerals.

3. Tables and Figures preparation

  1. Tables and Figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Fig. 1), and they are placed at the end of body of the manuscript. Appropriate locations of tables and figures should be marked in the body of the manuscript.
  2. A caption of table is placed above the table, and caption of figure is placed under figure.

(e.g., Table 1. Langmuir parameters for the sorption of Cd
Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of hybrid system.

4. References

  1. All references must be in English. All citations in the text must appear in the reference section (in alphabetical order).
  2. All citations in the text should refer to:

1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;
3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication.
Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically).

Examples: 'as demonstrated (Kim, 2012a, 2012b, 2008; Kim and Lim, 2009). Lee et al. (2013) have recently shown ....'

  1. References in the list should be arranged first alphabetically, THEN NUMBERED NUMERICALLY. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication
  2. Format for reference list is as follows:

- Journal article: Include the name(s) of author(s), year of publication, title of article, journal title (ISO abbreviated journal title), volume and issue number, and page numbers.
e.g., Kim, D.J. and Kim, S.H. (2006). Effect of nitrite concentration on the distribution and competition of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria in nitratation reactor systems and their kinetic characteristics, Water Res., 26, 887-894.
- Conference proceeding paper: Include the name(s) of author(s), year of publication, title of article, name of conference or proceeding, date, and page numbers.
e.g., Hansen , A. (2014). “What is behind the water price in Denmark - a comparison between countries”, Proceedings of European Utilities Management Conference, 14-16 May, 2014, Oslo, Norway, International Water Association.

- Book chapter and article: Include the name(s) of author(s), year of publication, title of book, name of publisher, location of publisher, and page numbers.
e.g., Park, C.H. and Steel, E.W. (1985). Water-Supply and Sewerage. 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York. pp.732.

- Thesis and dissertation: Include the name(s) of author(s), year of publication, title of work, specification(thesis or dissertation), name of university, city and country, and page numbers.
e.g., Hong, K. D. (2000). A Study on Comparison with BAF and SBBR, Master’s Thesis, Hankook University, city, country, pp. 53-60.

- Report and government document: Include the full name and abbreviation of institution, year of publication, title of report, document reference number, and page numbers.

- Webpages: Include the name(s) of author(s) (if any), title, URL, and accessed date in parentheses.
e.g., National waterworks information system, water distribution statics (2011). http://www.waternow.go.kr/openPage.do?
OPENCODE=PG_STAT03 (December 22, 2014).

(5) Citation in text is as follows:
- References cited in the text should be arranged by the last name year of publication.
- If there are two authors, use both the last names and year of publication in parentheses.
- If there are more than two authors, use the last name of the first author followed by ‘et al.’ and year of
publication in parentheses.
- If different references are cited together, use the last name of the author and year of publication and
arrange the references in alphabetical order separated by a semi-colon in parentheses.
e.g., (Bouarab et al., 2004; Combres et al., 1994).


Article 5. Ethical issues
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 for the policies on the research and publication ethics.


Article 6. Manuscript submission
1. All manuscript should be submitted using the on-line submission system provided by KSWW website (http://submission.ksww.or.kr).
2. Author’s Checklist and Copyright Transfer Agreement should be submitted with the manuscript.
3. The registration date of the manuscripts for submission is the date of the arrival at the organization and the acceptance date is the date of the review completed.
4. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed by 2 expert reviewers selected by the Editorial Board.


Article 7. Proof reading
Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.


Article 8. Page charges
1. Authors who hold membership and would like to submit manuscripts should pay the overdue annual fees prior to manuscript registration.
2. Authors should pay 10,000 won (10 USD) per printed page (a maximum of 8 printed pages). Each page above 8 printed pages will incur an additional charge of 20,000 won (20 USD). Authors should pay 200% of the normal page charges when they want express publication procedure.
3. Further, additional charges are added for color in the print version.


Article 9. Copyright
The Korean Society of Water and Wastewater owns copyrights of all materials published in the journal collections.


Article 10. The others
Matters not stipulated in this regulation shall be determined by the Editorial Board.