Instruction For Authors

Publication Ethics

A manuscript will be not considered for publication if the author submits the same contents of research results or figures that have already been published in other scientific journals or periodicals. The authorship should include those who have made substantial contributions to a study such as formulating the problem or hypothesis, structuring the study, designing and conducting the empirical analysis, interpreting the results. For the policies on the research and publication ethics, the journal conforms to the international standards for editor and author at and-authors.

Peer review

Every submitted manuscript is circulated to three peer reviewers who are eminent scholars in the research field. The review process will be continued three times if a revision request is suggested by the reviewers. If the reviewing should exceed three times, the manuscript may not be considered for publication as it is. The editor-in-chief will decide on acceptance of publication based on the comprehensive reviewers' comments. The finally accepted manuscript will be reviewed by the manuscript editor for consistency of the official format of Korean Journal of Ecology and Environment. The manuscript may be revised according to the comments of the manuscript editor.

Publication charge and reprint

When the publication of the manuscript is issued, the authors will be charged for the publication. The amount of publication charge is 300,000 Korean won/publication (6 pages). A fee of 50,000 Korean won will be charged for each additional page of publication, and 60,000 Korean won will be charged to reviewer.

Notice to contributors


Manuscripts. All manuscripts (original and two copies) should be sent to Professor Kyung-Hoon Shin, The Editor-in-Chief, Korean Journal of Limnology, Department of Environmental Marine Science, Hanyang University,1271 Sa-3-dong, Ansan, Sangnok-gu, Gyeonggi-do 426-791, Korea (Tel: 031-416-6174, Fax: 031-416-6173) The original drawings should not be sent until the editor requests them. Manuscript should be typed in MS word with a space of 30 mm from upper, lower, left and right margin, 10.0pt in font size, and line space of 200%.

a) Title page.
This should include the title, list of author's names, institute or laboratory of origin, name and address of the author to whom proofs
should be sent, and an abbreviated title for use as a running head line.
 b) Abstract.
All papers should include an abstract, in short paragraphs, limited to less than 250 words.
This should provide a concise statement of the scope of the work and its principal findings and be fully intelligible without reference
to the main text.
 c) Korean and English abbreviated titles were described(Korean: less than 20 letters, English: less than 10words).
 d) Introduction.
This should contain a clear statement of the reason for doing the work, outlining essential background information but should not
include either the results or conclusions.
 e) Materials and Methods.
This should be concise but provide sufficient details to allow the work to be repeated.
 f) Results.
This should not include material appropriate to the Discussion.
 g) Discussion.
This should highlight the significance of the results and place them in the context of other work.
h) Acknowledgements.
i) Literature cited.
j) Table legends.
k) Tables.
l) Figure legends.
m) Illustrations.


Full names with uncommon abbreviations must be given with the first mention; new abbreviations should be coined only for unwieldy names and should not be used at all unless the names occur frequently.
In the title and abstract unusual abbreviations should be identified, in the introduction and discussion they should be used sparingly.


The International System of Units (S.I.) are required to be used, and the units should be in Roman typesets.
When unit appears in a denominator, use negative exponents (e.g., μg L-1 hr-1). One space should be inserted between figures and units, except for %, and units of temperature, latitute, or longitute.


Authors are required to suggest three or more potential reviewers for their work. Please provide their e-mail addresses.Such reviewers may be used at the discretion of the Editors.

Tables, figures and illustrations.

Each table must be typed on a separate sheet, with a fully informative caption as a heading.
Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses.
All illustrations (including photographs) are classified as figures and should be numbered consecutively.
Figures should be suitable for 50% reduction and should be drawn or grouped so that on reduction they will fit within the type area
(200×136 mm).Laser prints or page-size photographs are acceptable for final production: there should be at least 2.5 cm of space at the top of each figure.Legends to figures should be typed in sequence on a separate sheet.
Each table and figure should have the author's name and the number written on the back in pencil.
The approximate position of table and figures should be indicated in the margin of the typescript.

Literature cited

should be made by giving the author's name with the year of publication. When reference is made to a work by three or more authors the first name followed by et al.should be used on all occasions. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc., should be put after the year of publication. References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper and should be full name of the journal in the following standard form:Choi, S.K. 1966.Community structure and function of Korean fish, p. 1-20. In: The Korean Freshwater Ecology(Kim, A.B. and C.D. Lee, eds.). Hanyang Press, Ansan.Oh,H.E., J.S. Maeng and M.K. Han. 1991. Nitrogen and carbon fixation by a blue green alga. Korean Journal of Limnology 29: 1-10. Simpson, C.G. and A. Roe. 1996. Freshwater Ecology.McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York.Titles of journals can be abbreviated, but abbreviations should be in form internationally accepted. Unpublished material, except for MS and Ph.D. theses, should not be included among the references.Personal communications are not accepted.


The editor will request submission of accepted articles on disk.An accurate hard-copy must accompany each disk, together with details of the type of computer used and the software employed. Particular attention should be taken to ensure that articles submitted in this way adhere exactly to the journal style in all respects.


Page proofs only will be sent to the authors and these should be returned to the Editor within 3days.
Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.


Fifty offprints of each paper are supplied free and sent to the author responsible for ordering the offprints.
Additional copies may be purchased and should be ordered when the proofs are returned.