Instruction For Authors

Paper Submission Regulations of the Applied Chemistry for Engineering

(Revised on May 25, 2007)
(Revised on October 8, 2007)
(Revised on February 2, 2009)
(Revised on February 1, 2010)
(Revised on February 14, 2011)
(Revised on October 7, 2013)
(Revised on June 16, 2014)
(Revised on March 23, 2015)
(Revised on January 28, 2019)
(Revised on September 27, 2021)
(Revised on February 20, 2023
(Established on May 15, 1990)
(Revised on June 8, 1998)
(Revised on September 5, 1994)
(Revised on August 4, 1999)
(Revised on March 10, 1997)
(Revised on March 30, 2000)
(Revised on January 25, 2002)
(Revised on July 28, 2004)
(Revised on October 10, 2005)
(Revised on April 2, 2007)


1.The purpose of these regulations is to stipulate the matters on submission of research paper to the journal (the Applied Chemistry for Engineering) that is published in accordance with the article 4 of the Articles of Association of this study.

2.Before research paper is submitted to this journal, the original manuscript of the paper shall not be in the process of being published in or submitted to other journals.After the paper is accepted, it shall not be published in Korean or other language in the similar format without any written consent by this journal.

3.Submission of research paper shall be limited to members of this society. However, there is an exception to invited contributor.

4.In regard to paper submission date, “receipt date” shall be the day when the paper arrives at this society while “acceptance date” shall be the day when the final review is completed.

5.Online receipt is the basic rule for paper submission. The submitted paper shall not be returned to the authors.

6.Research papers are classified to article, communication, and comment. Review may be submitted in accordance with these regulations.

7.1) Research paper may be written in Korean or English. If the language is Korean, terminology in English may be used together. 2) When research paper is written in Korean, it shall be required to refrain from using English in sentence of the body but to use Korean as much as possible. If English is used by necessity, words shall be all in small letter. However, if an English word starts a sentence, the first letter only of the word shall be in capital letter. 3) In paper, scientific names such as name of microorganism and words that are italicized in dictionary such as “in situ”, “in vitro”, etc. shall be written in italics. Furthermore, alphabets and numbers used for formula shall be all in italics, but ln and subscript in formula shall be written in common type.

8.Text in the paper shall be written in horizontal format while document shall be in the A4 paper size of around 21 × 29.7cm (font type: sinmyeongjo, font size: 11, and line spacing: 2 lines). Length of the document shall be restricted as follows.
1) Article: less than 15 pages excluding table and figure
2) Communication: less than 6 pages including table and figure
3) Comment: less than 2 pages

9.Manuscript shall be written in a new page for the following items.
1) Title, author name, research institute, and address
(1) These items shall be written in Korean and English with superscript of † mark for corresponding author. If the current affiliated organization of author is different from the affiliated organization when research was conducted, the current affiliated organization and address shall be written in the footnote. However, if paper is written by a single author, the † mark shall not be used for corresponding author in marking of paper’s author. In the e-mail address that is marked in the bottom of the first page of paper, “†corresponding author (e-mail address)” shall be replaced by “author (e-mail address).”In marking of the English address of author, abbreviation such as “Dept.” shall not be used. Instead, the address shall be written in full text: for example, “Department.”
(2) In the English title, the first letter of all words shall be written in capital letter excluding conjunction, article and preposition.
2)Korean abstract (less than 600 characters), English abstract (less than 200 words), and key words (less than five words in English. The initial letter of each key word shall be written in capital letter, and key words in full name not abbreviation). However, Korean abstract is optional if the paper is written in English.
3)Body (Body consists of the following items in the following order (1)~(5).)
(1) 1. Introduction
(2) 2. Materials and Methods
(3) 3. Results and Discussion
(4) 4. Conclusions
(5) Acknowledgement
(4) References
(5) Table
(6) Figure
(7) Figure Caption
(8) Graphical Abstract

10.All of the tables shall be written clearly in the paper that has the size of around 21 × 29.7cm (A4) while title and content of table shall be written in English. One page shall have one table. Title of table shall be placed at the top while the first letter of each word shall be in capital letter with article and preposition in small letter. A long word in table shall be replaced by a proper abbreviation along with definition of the abbreviation under the table. All of the tables shall be given serial number in Arabic number (e.g.: Table 1).

11.Title and content of figure should be in English while one page shall have one figure. Titles of figures shall be gathered and written in an accompanying paper. In regard to title of figure, the first letter only of sentence shall be in capital letter with a period at the end of the title. All of the figures or pictures shall be clearly comprehensible even after they are reduced to the size of 8×8 cm and are printed out. They shall be given serial number in Arabic number (e.g.: Figure 1.).

12.When abbreviation, sample name and symbol used in body, figure and table are repeated, they shall be defined in the format as shown below only once in the place where they are used for the first time. Afterwards, abbreviation shall be used. In Korean abstract and English abstract also, repeated abbreviation shall be defined. However, the repeated abbreviation shall be defined again in the body.E.g.: polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

13.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 “%.” Time unit includes “s” for second, “min” for minute, “h” for hour, and “yr” for year.

14.When there is a parenthesis such as ( ) and [ ] in the body, no space is required before the parenthesis in case of Korean, whereas space is required before the parenthesis in case of English. However, in the example of “Figure 1(a),” no space is required between number and parenthesis. In the example of “wt%,” no space is required between “wt” and “%.” Furthermore, in the example of “A = 25” or “A > 25,” one space is required before and after the sign.

15.References cited in the paper shall be given serial number in Arabic number that is enclosed with square bracket. They shall be placed in a proper location of text in the order that they are cited in the body.

16.If reference is a scholarly magazine, it shall be written in the order of author name, magazine name, volume number, the first page number, and (publication year). If reference is a book or compilation book, it shall be written in the order of author, book name, compiler, volume number, the first page number, publisher name, publisher’s location, and (publication year). The volume number shall be in boldface. However, a non-existent item may be omitted while a period shall be put at the end of each reference. Abbreviation method for magazine name shall be based on the List of Periodicals of International Standardization Organization (
1) Journal articlesI. Lee, W. Choi, and K. Lee, Removal of COD and color from anaerobic digestion effluent of livestock wastewater by advanced oxidation using microbubbled ozone, Appl. Chem. Eng., 22, 617-622 (2011).
2) BooksF. W. Fowkes and A. C. Thomas, Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Biomedical Polymers, 2nd ed., 334-337, Plenum Press, NY, USA (2005).
3) Edited books G. Stevens, Chemical technologies for renewable energy production. In: I. J. Lowry and Y. D. Chen (eds.). Advances in Biomass and Bioenergy, 236-239, Blackwell, Oxford, UK (2011).
4) ProceedingsR. Haubner, A. Pruden and K. Kopf, Hydrophobic modification of PVDF membrane for the use of butanol pervaporation, Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Surface Modification Technology. September 11-14, Munich, Germany (2008).
5) DissertationsK. D. Hong, A Study on Chromatographic Separation of Penicillin-Family Antibiotic Compounds, PhD Dissertation, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (1996).
6) PatentsK. T. Adams. B. J. Kang, and S. I. Olver, Method and agent for hydrogen sulfide removal from biogas of anaerobic digestion, US Patent 4,121,025 (1978).
7) In-press DOIM. 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.

17.For a rapid and accurate review of submitted paper, a person who submitted the paper may recommend 3~5 persons at least who are capable of examining paper.

18.Following the publication of an article, an examination and publication fees must be paid.
1) The examination fee is 30,000 won
2) The publication fee is 23,000 won per page of the final printed version.
3) The fees are exempted (with the exception of any expedited procedure paper) for a manuscript that is
(1) Submitted by a senior member of the KSIEC as the corre- sponding author.
(2) Written in English and meets one of the requirements list- ed below:
① When a document verifying a professional English editing service's correction of the entire manuscript is provided
② When a foreigner working overseas submits a manuscript as the sole corresponding author.

19.Basically, 20 copies of offprint shall be provided free of charge. At the request for additional copies, KRW 1,000 shall be paid for one copy.

20. Copyright TransferAuthors are requested to transfer their exclusive copyright interest in the submitted manuscript to the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, effective if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. The copyright transfer form is found in the online submission system ( and the corresponding author(s) can be authorized to sign the copyright transfer form in the behalf of all authors.

21. Manuscript Submission and Contact Information
1) Manuscript SubmissionAll manuscript must be submitted through the KSIEC e-submission system at
2) Contact InformationAll inquiries and correspondence related to manuscript submission and publication should be addressed to:
3) Editorial Committee The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry7F Gapmok Building, 42, Seochojungang-ro 2-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06725, Korea
Tel: +82-2-594-4511/4512 E-mail :

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