Instruction For Authors


Journal Scope and Policy

Journal of the Korean Society for Advanced Composite Structures (J. Korean Soc. Adv. Comp. Struc.), an international journal published quarterly by Korean Society for Advanced Composite Structures (KOSACS), provides the results of original research on the physical, mechanical, analytical, and applied aspects of composite materials and structures. The J. Korean Soc. Adv. Comp. Struc. was launched in March. 1, 2010.

∙ Manuscripts
: Manuscripts include only original research articles. The manuscripts submitted for publication must contain no materials that violate any copyright or other personal or proprietary right of any person or entity..
∙ Submission of Manuscript KOSACS: The KOSACS operates an e-mail submission system. Details of how to submit e-mail and full author instructions can be found at: www.kosacs.or.kr. The papers in a series are not accepted. The Membership in KOSACS is a prerequisite for submission of manuscript for publication.
∙ Editorial Procedures and Peer Review: All manuscripts are subject to peer review for the validity of the experimental design and results, significance, and appropriateness to the Journal. Manuscripts written by authors who are unsure of proper English usage should be checked by someone proficient in the English language before submission. Manuscripts failing to meet the standards or poorly written or formatted are editorially rejected without further review. The author may submit the names and addresses including e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of 4 potential reviewers; however, the Editor-in-Chief is not under obligation to use the listed individuals. 3 reviewers are selected.The author is expected to respond to all reviewers' comments either by making appropriate revisions or stating why the comments are not reasonable. The Editor will consider the revisions, and recommend to the Editor-in-Chief to either accept or reject the manuscript. The author will then be informed by the Editor-in-Chief of the final decision.During the submission process, the author may track the process of his or her manuscript at any time by logging onto the Web site. For this purpose, the author will need User ID number and password.
∙ Copyright: A properly completed 'Transfer of Copyright Form' must be provided for each submitted manuscript. The corresponding author is asked to sign it on behalf of all authors before the manuscript is published. A form is available from the Web site.
∙ Proofs: Authors will receive galley proofs via e-mail and should be returned within 48 hours. No paper is released for publication until the author's corrected proof has been received.
∙ Page Charges: A page charge is effective for all manuscripts on original research. A review is exempt from page charges, provided it is approved in advance by the Editor-in-Chief. The actual charge per printed page will be notified to the author along with the manuscript for galley proofs.
∙ Reprints: Twenty free reprints will be shipped to the corresponding author within 2 weeks after the printed journal date. For additional reprints, the authors should fill out a reprint order form and submit it to the journal office.
∙ Online Availability: Full text is freely available: http://www.j-kosacs.or.kr


Instructions for Manuscript Preparation

∙ Manuscript Format for Research Articles: Manuscripts must be double-spaced with a recent version of word processor (Microsoft Word) in English (American spelling and usage). All pages must be numbered consecutively starting with the title page and including tables and figures. Lines in the abstract and text should be consecutively numbered in a separate column at the left. A standard font, in a size of 12 points, must be used. Use 2 commas in a series of 3 items (A, B, and C).Abbreviations must not be used at first use in the text. Spell out the word(s) at first use and give the abbreviation in parentheses. Abbreviate 'equation' or 'figure' only if you are using the word with a figure number. Do not abbreviate if 'Equation' or 'Figure' begins the sentence, even if you are using the word with an equation number or a figure number. If citing more than one equation or figure, do not make the abbreviation plural (for example, 'Eq. 1 and 2' or 'Fig. 1 and 2' is correct).
∙ The manuscript should be assembled in the following sequence:: Title and Authorship (single page)
Abstract and Keywords (single page)
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Acknowledgments
References
Appendix
Figure Captions
Tables (one table per page)
Figures (one figure per page)
∙ 1. Title page (p. 1): The title page should include the title, full names, institutional affiliations with mailing addresses including city name (in case of small cities), province name, postal code, country name of all authors, short version of title (less than 50 letters and spaces), and names and contact information of 4 suggested reviewers. If the affiliations of the authors are different, authors different from the first author should be marked with superscript numeral designation.The name of the corresponding author to whom inquiries about the paper should be addressed must be marked with an asterisk and provide the telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. If the current address of any author is different, include it in a footnote on the title page.
∙ 2. Abstract page (p. 2): The abstract should be a clear, concise, and one-paragraph summary giving what was done, how it was done, significant results, and major conclusions. Do not use such statements 'I~' or 'We~' or 'Results are discussed'. Abstract must be more than 100 words and less than 200 words.List more than 3 keywords for indexing purposes.
∙ 3. Introduction (starting on p. 3): Introduction should include a brief review of pertinent work citing key references, and objectives of the work. Text that does not exceed 2 typed pages is recommended.
∙ 4. Materials and Methods: Specific experimental methods should be sufficiently detailed so the work can be repeated. New methods must be described in detail, but the accepted methods can be described briefly with references.For special equipment, reagents, kits, etc., the source, city, state, and country should be specified in parentheses. Biological materials should be identified by the scientific name (genus, species, and if necessary, authority and family) and cultivar, if appropriate, together with the site from which the samples were obtained. If variation within a treatment (coefficient of variation, that is, the standard deviation divided by the mean) is less than 10% and the difference among treatment means is greater than 3 standard deviations, it is not necessary to conduct a statistical analysis. If the data do not meet these criteria, statistical analysis must be conducted.
∙ 5. Results and Discussion: Present and discuss results concisely, using tables and figures, comparing with previous work. Do not present the same information in tables and figures. Avoid comparisons or contrasts that are not pertinent and avoid speculation unsupported by the data obtained. Since a separate conclusion section is not to be used, any concluding statements are to be incorporated under Results and Discussion.Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and should be grouped at the end of the manuscript. Footnotes in tables should be given numeral designations and be cited in the table by superscript. The sequence of numerals should proceed by row. Tables with only a few values should be written into the text. Do not include data that are not discussed in the text. Round off numbers to significant digits.Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and should be grouped at the end of the manuscript. Figures must fit one- or two-column format on the journal page. It is strongly recommended to submit illustrations in the actual size at which they should appear in the journal. One-column width is 84.0 mm; two-column width is 173 mm.
∙ 6. Acknowledgments: List sources of financial or material support and the names of individuals whose contributions were significant but not deserving of authorship.
∙ 7. References: References should be listed and numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. References format is described below.
∙ 8. Appendix: Complicated calculations and detailed nomenclature are listed.
∙ Formatting References: References should be cited only necessary publications and used primary rather than secondary references when possible. It is acceptable to cite work that is accepted but not published with the pertinent year and volume number of the reference. Works that are 'submitted', 'unpublished' and 'personal communications' are not accepted.The Journal titles must be abbreviated according to ISI Journal Abbreviation Index.

∙ 1. In Text: References should be cited in the text by a number in parentheses.
Examples: • One reference: It was reported that (Lee ,1997). • More than two references: It has been known that (Lee and Kim,1997; Kim et al., 1998) • One author: Kim (1997) reported.... • Two authors: Lee and Park (1998)suggested that.....
• More than two authors: Kim et al. (1998) have shown that...

In Reference Section

∙ Journal article: Author(s). Year in parentheses. Article title. Journal title. Volume number: inclusive pages.
Example:Hong, G. D., Kim, H. K., and Sin, S. J. (2010). "Nonlinear shear deformation effects on the free vibration of skew concrete plates with laminated composite face plates." J. Korean Soc. Adv. Comp. Struc., 1(1), pp.1-8.
∙ Books: Author(s) or editor(s). (Year in parentheses) Title. Edition or volume. Publisher name, Place of publication. Number of cited pages or inclusive pages.
Examples:
Reddy, J. N. (2004) Mechanics of laminated composite plates and shells: theory and analysis. CRC Press, New York, USA. pp. 100-120.
∙ Conference proceedings: Author(s). Title. Inclusive pages. In: Title of publication or conference. Inclusive dates, place of conference. Publisher name, place of publication. Year in parentheses.Examples:Hu, J. W., Kim, D., and Choi, E. (2011). "Development of a component and advanced model for smart PR-CFT connection structures." Proc. 4th KOSACS Conference, Seoul, Korea, pp. 1-4. (in Korean)
∙ Dissertation: Author. Year in parentheses. Title. PhD dissertation or MS thesis, Institute granting the degree, Place of institution. Examples:
Hu, J. W. (2008) Seismic performance evaluations and analyses for composite moment frames with smart SMA PR-CFT connections. PhD dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. res." Proc. 4th KOSACS Conference, Seoul, Korea, pp. 1-4. (in Korean)
∙ Patents: Name(s) of the inventor. Year in parentheses. Title. Name of country issuing the patent and the patent number. Examples:Shi, Y. C. and Trzasko, P. T. (1997) Process for producing amylase resistant granular starch. U.S. patent 5,593,503.
∙ In press articles: Author(s). Year in parentheses. Article title. Journal title. Volume: in press. Examples:Park, J., Rhee, D., Chang, S., and Hu, J. W. (2012) "Advanced Analysis of Connections to Concrete-Filled Steel Tube Columns using the 2005 AISC Specification." J. Korean Soc. Adv. Comp. Struc., 3(3): in press.
∙ Web page: Author(s). Title. Available from: URL. Accessed date.
Examples:Food and Drug Administration. Detection and quantitation of acrylamide in foods. Available from: http://cfsan. fda.gov. Accessed Dec. 27, 2003.
∙ Units of measurement: The KOSACS uses the SI system (often referred to International Units) for most units of measurement. Some exceptions are listed below.Commonly used empirical units are permissible.
cal = calorie oBx = Brixkcal = kilocalorie Da = daltoncm = centimeter CFU = colony forming unutcp = centipoise Mw = molecular weights = second Aw = Water activitymin = minuteh = hourL = literg = gramM = molarmol = moleN = normal% = percent (designate w/v, v/v or w/w in lower case)ppm = part per millionppb = part per billion
Never use a plural form for the symbols; 30 kgs would be incorrect. Give a space between measurement and number (for example, 25 mm) but no space between number and degree sign (for example, 25oC) and % sign (for example, 35%). The range is formatted as 0.3-0.9 g.