This is the guideline for the preparation and submission of manuscripts to the Journal of the Korean Astronomical Society (hereafter JKAS). This guideline may be revised without notice and the authors are advised to check the up-to-date version of this document available online in the JKAS web page (http://jkas.kas.org), which is in fact this one.
1. Scope and Ethics Policy
JKAS is an international scientific journal publishing papers in all the fields of astronomy and astrophysics with a view to the advancement of the frontier knowledge. All the manuscripts are subject to the scrutiny of referees. Manuscripts submitted to JKAS should be consistent with the ethics policy of JKAS. Six regular issues are published each year on February 28, April 30, June 30, August 31, October 31, and December 31. One year's issues compose one volume.
B. Classification of manuscripts
Manuscripts are classified into original contributions, proceedings, and reviews. Footnotes are used to indicate proceeding papers and review articles when they are published in JKAS.
Papers reporting original research work constitute the main part of JKAS. They should contain new and scientifically significant results that have not been previously published.
Proceedings are collected as an outcome of academic meetings. The organizers of a meeting can apply for publication of proceedings to the editor-in-chief. If the application is accepted, the guest scientific editor(s) can be appointed by the editor-in-chief to carry out the refereeing process of all the manuscripts submitted for the proceedings.
A review paper delivers a comprehensive summary of recent advance in any of the fields of major interest. Review papers may be solicited either by invitation or by approval of the editorial board. Any individual author may send a letter of intent seeking approval to the editor-in-chief before preparing the manuscript.
C. Ethics policy
Authors are expected to conform to the basic standards of professional ethics widely required in scholarly publishing such as on plagiarism and data manipulation. Careful and appropriate citations should be included of prior works related to their research. Proper co-authorship should have been discussed based on the individual contributions to the manuscript and JKAS will assume that the consent of the co-authorship has been made before submission of the manuscript. Original contributions should be distinct from the authors' own papers previously published or submitted to other journals. It is the authors' responsibility to obtain appropriate permissions, and to give proper credit in the manuscript when it contains copyrighted material. The complete form of JKAS ethics policy is available on the web (http://jkas.kas.org).
2. Preparing a Manuscript
The manuscript should be written clearly and concisely in English. Those who are not good at English writing are encouraged to get assistance from others before submission. Manuscripts written in poor English can be declined by the scientific editors without refereeing.
The manuscript should contain title, author(s), abstract, key words, main body, acknowledgements, and references. Main body consists of text, figures, and tables. All the figures, tables, and references should be cited in the text.
C. Manuscript style
The manuscript should be prepared using the most recent version of the JKAS LaTeX style file. The easiest way for preparation of your manuscript is to download the gzipped tar file, style.tar.gz, under the menu ''Downloadable Forms'', and use sample.tex within the gzip file as a template of your manuscript. Authors should refer to sample.tex to make the manuscript conform to the rules of the JKAS style. You can view sample.pdf that was produced from sample.tex.
D. More notes on manuscript preparation
Each figure should be provided by a single Encapsulated PostScript (eps) file. All figures should be mentioned in the text and should also be numbered using Arabic numerals. A descriptive legend should be provided for each figure. In preparing illustrations, it is helpful to keep in mind that they can be reduced. All drafting (lines, symbols, etc.) should be done boldly enough to reproduce well after reduction.
Tables should be coded with LaTeX. Each table should be numbered using Arabic numerals and given a title and descriptive heading. Notes and the units of the quantities listed can be given below the table.
The bibliography should include only works referred in the text. References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order under the first author's name. If there are more than one references to the same author or team of authors, they should be in chronological order. If there are more than one references of the same author in the same year, they should be distinguished by an appending alphabet (i.e. a, b, c). References should contain the names and initials of all authors; year; the abbreviation of the journal; volume number; first page. In particular, the title of each referred paper must be included between year and journal. References to the literature within the text should be cited by the author name and year.
3. Submitting a Manuscript
A. First and revised submissions before acceptanceThe manuscript should be submitted electronically to the JKAS Office by email. The email address of the JKAS Office can be found at JKAS website. It is also possible to submit the manuscript through the web submission system of the Korean Astronomical Society web page (http://www.kas.org). A single processed document file in either postscript or PDF format, and a cover letter are necessary for the review stage. The document file should contain all the contents, and the cover letter is for the correspondence with the scientific editor. The author who first submits the manuscript is considered to be the corresponding author, and in charge of all the correspondence therafter.
B. Final submission after acceptance
After the manuscript is accepted, the authors are requested to submit the original LaTex manuscript file and figure files prepared in encapsulated postscript format. Tables should be included into the manuscript file. The final submission should contain exactly the same content as the accepted version.
4. Copyright, page charge, reprints, and proofs
A. Copyright, reprint, page charge
Upon the request of the editorial office of JKAS, the authors of the accepted manuscript should return the filled forms of the Copyright Agreement, the Page Charge Billing Information, if necessary, the Reprint Order. The page charge and the cost of reprints are subject to change without notice, and it is currently 50,000 KRW per page. The page charge of 100,000 KRW will be levied for printing color figures. The on-line edition will be all in color. The authors who can not afford the page charge are encouraged to apply for the page charge exemption by specifying the reason in the Page Charge Billing Information. Authors who want to order reprints should send a written order to the JKAS Office. The charge for reprints is 100,000 KRW per 50 copies.
The authors should return page proofs within two business days of their receipt. Corrections that affect the scientific content of the manuscript will be referred to the Editor-in-Chief for decision. Authors are liable for the cost of alterations of the original composition.