Instructions for Authors

Ethics Guidelines for Publication in KJCS
Rules For Paper Contribution, Evaluation And Editing For The Korean Journal Of Crop Science


Manuscripts should be prepared as follows Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, text, references, tables, etc. should be numbered. Title page The title page should include: the name(s) of the author(s), the title of manuscript, the affiliations and addresses of the authors, the e-mail address, telephone number of the corresponding author.  


The Abstract should not exceed 300 words and should includes aims of research, brief methods and results and concise conclusions.  


Include 4 to 6 keywords .  


State the objectives of the research and provide an adequate background researches.  

Material and methods

Include sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published can be indicated by a reference, however modifications should be described.  

Results and Discussion

Results and discussion should be written clearly and concisely without repeated discussion. A separation into Results section and Discussion section is possible. Conclusions can be included in this section or separated to additional Conclusion section.  


Authors can define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Consistency of abbreviations throughout the article is required.  


Acknowledgements should be located in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.  

Nomenclature and Units

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI. For chemical nomenclature, the conventions of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the official recommendations of the IUPAC-IUB Combined Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature should be followed.  


Submit figures in high-resolution. Figures located after references. All graphics converted to word processor file can be submitted.  

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Figures should be on separate pages: one figure per page.  


Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Tables should be on separate pages: one table per page.  


Citation in text


Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.  


Reference style


Please see the recent issues of "Korean Journal of Crop Science.