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Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted through the online system at Technical difficulties encountered during the submission process can be solved by contacting the Editorial Office: Korean Society of Civil Engineers, 7th Fl., KSCE Bldg. 3-16, Jungdae-ro 25-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-857, Korea. Tel. 82-2-407-4115 Fax. 82-2-407-3703 E-mail.

Manuscripts should be written in Korean or English and prepared in terms of using either Hangul or MS-Word files. SI unit system should be used in the manuscript. Authors are requested to submit one electronic copy of manuscript including figures, tables and photos without presence of the authors’ names and affiliations. Authors are also encouraged to clearly specify the area of the work in the upper right corner of the manuscript. Upon submission, authors are requested to pay 60,000KRW for the review of their manuscripts. The publication fee of 100,000KRW is charged for papers accepted for publication. In case the manuscript exceeds the maximum page length (8 printed pages) specified in the editorial policy, authors are claimed to pay 40,000KRW per exceeding page.

Author’s Checklist and Copyright Transfer Agreement Form is available at the website (Author’s Checklist / Copyright Transfer Agreement)

Editorial and Review Policy

Editorial Principle

Maximum number of authors in the submitted manuscript is limited to six people and at least half of the authors should be a member of the KSCE.

Type of Publication

The Journal of the KSCE accepts one of the following types of manuscripts, i.e., research articles, technical notes, and discussions of previously published articles in the journal. Research articles should sufficiently contain new results of original theories, experimental research observation and technical achievement. Information provided in the articles should be objective and well organized. Technical notes should represent a concise feature of innovative studies, developments of techniques or applications and new ideas in both research and everyday practice fields. Discussions should provide a critical evaluation and a salient opinion with regard to previously published articles.

Length of Manuscript

Research articles are limited in principle to the maximum pages of eight (approximately 12,000 words), including figures, tables and photos. Each figure or table is considered to be corresponding to 300 words. Technical notes and discussions are limited to the maximum pages of four(approximately 6,000 words). Manuscript over the above limitations can also be submitted under the permission of the Editorial Board. However, excess level is confined to 50% of the prescribed limitations.

Organization of Manuscript

The manuscript should be prepared in the following order.

  1. Area of the work
  2. Title(Korean, English)
  3. Abstract and Keywords(Korean, English)
  4. Main Text
  5. Acknowledgements(optional)
  6. References(English)
  7. Nomenclature and Appendix(optional)

1. Area of the work

Specialized area of the work should be specified in the upper right corner of the manuscript. The area of the work is as follows: Transportation, Structural, Highway, Water, Construction Management, Nuclear Power, Geotechnical, Regional and Urban Planning, Railroad, Surveying and Geo-Spatial Information, Concrete, Tunnel, Coastal and Harbor, Environmental, offshore Wind, SOC, BIM.

2. Title

The title should be represented accurately and concisely to reflect the content of the manuscript. The title should be written in both Korean and English. As for English title, first letters of title words should be written in capital except for articles, prepositions and conjunctions.

3. Abstract and Keywords

The abstract, both in English and Korean, should summarize the most salient features from the articles, including the main purpose, brief description of proposed solutions, use of solutions, and findings and concluding remarks. It should be no more than 200 words. Four to six keywords should be listed and written in both Korean and English.

4. Main Text

Main text shall, in principle, consist of three parts: introduction, main discussion, and conclusion. The main discussion shall be subdivided into chapters, sections, and subsections. The introduction shall present the background and purpose of the research, subject-related research history and trends, research scope and hypothesis, and outline of he research methodology used. The main discussion shall feature basic theories, hypothesis, and methodologies used. The conclusion shall highlight the most noteworthy research results and contributions to related research areas and similar areas.

5. Acknowledgements (Optional)

Authors may express their gratitude to relevant personnel and agency providing academic advices and financial support respectively.

6. References (In English)

All publications cited in the main text should be listed in References. References should be written in the Roman alphabet. The surnames of the authors are listed in alphabetical order. In case that the surnames of the first authors are identical, the order is followed by the surnames of the second author(a priority is given to the case without the second author). For three or more authors, the same as the above procedure is applied. References written by an author should be listed according to the order of publication date. In case that publication dates are identical, the references should be listed in alphabetical order of the manuscript title. Examples of the reference format are as follows.

① Journal
Rahuel, J. L., Holly, F. M., Chollet, J. P., Belleudy, P. J., and Yang, G. (1993). “Modeling of river bed evolution for bedload sediment mixtures.” J. of Hydr. Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 115, No. 11, pp. 1521-1542.

② Proceedings
Wang, H. T. (1985a). “Temporal and spatial simulations of random ocean waves.” Proc. of 4th Int. Offshore Mech, and Arctic Engrg. Symp., American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, N.Y., Vol. 1, pp. 72-80.

③ Manuscript published in a book
Lewellen, W. S. (1977). “Use of invariant modelling.” Handbook of Turbulence, W. Frost, ed., Vol. 1, Plenum Press, New York, N.Y., pp. 237-280.

④ Book
Norris, C. H. and Wibur, J. B. (1960). Elementary structural analysis, McGraw Hill, New York, N.Y.

⑤ Thesis
Beltaos, S. (1974). Turbulent impinging jets, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

⑥ Report
Edinger, J. E., Brady, D. K., and Geyer, J. C. (1974). Heat exchange and transport in the environment, Report 14, EPRI Publication No. 74-049-00-3, Electric Power Res. Inst., Palo Alto, California.

⑦ Internet site
Mcarthy, J. J., Canziani, O. F., Leary, N. A., D. J. and White, K. S. (2001). Climate change 2001: Impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability, United Nations Intergvernmental Panel on Climate Change, Available at: / climate /ipcc_tar / wg2 / 001.htm (Accessed: June 6, 2011).

7. Nomenclature and Appendix(Optional)

Definitions of symbols used in the main text can be listed in the Nomenclature section. Supplementary data and detailed derivation procedure can be described in an Appendix.

Galley Proof

The galley proof is sent by email to the corresponding author with detailed instructions. Authors are encouraged to read the galley proof thoroughly and correct typographical errors and incorrect data. All corrections made to the galley proof should be sent to editorial office immediately via email, fax or fast mail delivery service.

Peer-review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the journal’s online system are, in general, subjected to a brief review by the Editor-in-Chief. Manuscripts that are poorly presented and/or fail to meet the general format requirements are rejected and returned to authors. All manuscripts successfully submitted for publication is normally subjected to peer-review and criticism by three independent and anonymous reviewers selected by Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors. Selection of the reviewers is made shortly from the receipt of manuscripts. Two weeks of initial review periods are given to the designated reviewers. Request for the revision of the manuscript is informed to authors immediately after the initial review. Authors are then encouraged to revise their manuscripts within six months from the request of the revision. Upon re-submission of the revised manuscripts, three weeks of the second review periods are assigned to the same reviewers. After the second review, Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor will have a full authority in making a final decision.

Ethical Considerations

Research Ethics

The submission of manuscript should be carried out in accordance with the regulation for publication of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers ( As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the publication and research ethics must follow the corresponding regulations of COPE(


All copyright including any other intellectual property rights associated with the journal content are licensed to the Korean Society of Civil Engineers. Subsequently, upon acceptance of the submitted manuscript, authors are asked to complete a “Copyright Transfer Agreement” via e-mail from the editorial office. The form can also be found in the journal website.

Guidlines for Manuscript Review

KSCE Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering Research (KSCE J. Civ. Environ. Eng. Res.) adopts double blind review, which means that the reviewers and authors cannot identify each others’ information.

The peer reviewers objectively review the manuscript to determine whether it has an appropriate level of quality for each major field, considering the manuscripts’ originality, usefulness, completeness, reliability, etc.

1. Originality

The manuscript has not been published elsewhere, and should be original. Reviewer reviews whether it satisfies one or more of the followings :

Are the topic, contents, and methods original?
Is the manuscript raising an important problem to academic community and society?
Does the manuscript make a great contribution to the explanation of current phenomenon?
Does the manuscript represent a technical review and experience that has a lot of creativity?
Does the manuscript synthetically organize for a timely topic and suggest new opinions?

2. Usefulness

The contents of manuscript have academic and practical values. Reviewer reviews whether they satisfy one or more of the followings:

Are the topic and contents appropriate in a timely manner?
Are there a lot of application, utility, and possibility with reference to research and technological performance?
Is it worth to be used in practice?
Does it systemize the researches on major field and provide new directions for future?

3. Completeness

The manuscript is presented both exactly and concisely according to the Manuscript Editing Guidelines.Reviews refer to the followings:

Is the general presentation of sentence proper?
Are the tables and figures clear and appropriate?
Are the cited literatures and references properly presented?

4. Reliability

The contents of manuscript do not contains any errors and are objectively reliable. Reviews refer to the followings:

Is the outline of the paper appropriate?
Are the purpose and conclusion of paper clear?
Does it have an appropriate relationship with prior research and
Have all important literatures been cited and properly evaluated?
Is an appropriate conclusion induced through the comparison and evaluation with existing technology and research accomplishment?