General Guide

Authors must submit the manuscript file to the Editorial Office of the Korean Society of Marine Engineering using the online submission system of the journal at "https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jamet". We do not accept direct email-submission to the Editor-in-Chief or Editors. Incomplete manuscripts will be returned to the author without review. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must represent reports of original research and must be written in English. The usual prerequisites for publication will be originality, clarity, and significance as relevant to a better understanding of Marine Engineering.

1. Types of Manuscripts

Three types of manuscripts are published in this journal: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication.

Original paper
a general paper that proves author's own idea, model presentation, experiment verification and results, and contribution
Review paper
a paper that synthesizes the flow, meta-analysis, and insight of research on issues or topics that are discussed in the research fields
Brief Communication
A brief paper to facilitate discussion within academia, written in a more concise manner than the Original Paper - max. 4p

2. Electronic Submission of Manuscripts

Authors must submit the manuscript file to the Editorial Office of the Korean Society of Marine Engineering using the online submission system of the journal at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jamet. We do not accept direct email submission to the Editor-in-Chief or Editors. Incomplete manuscripts will be returned to the author before review. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must represent reports of original research and must be written in English only. No submission can be published without approval by the institution and all the authors. The usual prerequisites for publication will be originality, clarity, and significance as relevant to a better understanding of Marine Engineering.

JAMET requires the corresponding author to sign the checklist for the manuscript and a copyright transfer agreement on behalf of all authors. The agreement should also include a statement that the manuscript is submitted by agreement of all authors, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere unless rejected or withdrawn by the corresponding authorโ€™s written notification to the editor.

Further inquiries are welcomed by the JAMET editorial office, kosme@e-jamet.org (phone: +82-51-405-1050 (1054); FAX: +82-51-405-1125).

3. Manuscript Preparation

Introduction :

All papers are edited at the editorial office of the Society, so papers can be published more quickly if they are submitted in accordance with this form. As a start, use two columns. All papers submitted to the Korean Society of Marine Engineering must conform to submission guidelines and research ethics guidelines. Also, the JAMET requires an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all authors. Papers must be written in English only.

Page Layout and Margins :

For the page layout, use white paper with a size of A4 (210mm x 297 mm) and margins of top 20 mm, bottom 15 mm, left 20 mm, right 20 mm, header 10 mm and footer 10 mm.

Text Appearance :

English should be in Times New Roman.

Title, Authors, Date of Acceptance, and Affiliation :

Capitalize only the first letter of the English title, leaving the rest in lower case (with the exception of proper names and abbreviations). For the English author names, write the given name first and the family name after a space (Ex: Jae-Min Kim) and do not abbreviate. Write the affiliations in English as shown in the example, and enter the co-author's place of employment, email, and phone number only, but be sure to enter corresponding authors' postal addresses.

Abstract and Keywords :

The abstract must be written so that the content of the entire paper can be independently understood. The abstract must describe how and why the research subject is being studied and what the results and significance are. The abstract should be 150-250 characters including spaces and composed of a single paragraph, and it should be structured to include the research's purpose, methods, results, and conclusions in that order. The content of English abstract should be in English Times New Roman 9 point. The English keyword titles should be in bold, and there should be 5 or less of the keywords which are words the same included in the abstract. Keywords should be separated by commas. The first letter of the English keywords should be capitalized.

Body Text Editing :

1 Titles of Chapters, Sections, and Items in the Body
Each chapter title (Ex: 1. Introduction) is to have a size of 11.5 points and be bolded and center aligned. Each section title (Ex: 2.1 Page Layout and Margins) is to have a size of 10 points with no indentation, and each item title (Ex: 3.3.1 Titles of Chapters, Sections, and Items in the Body) is to have a size of 9 points with no indentation.
2 Figures and Tables
Generally, figures and tables should be the width of one of the two columns (maximum of 70 mm), but if the figure is difficult to see it can be the width of both columns (140 mm) as in Table 1. Figure and table titles should be written in English only, and in the text they should be bolded like Figure 1 and Table 1, and they should be located close to the first paragraph where they are mentioned. Figure titles should be located beneath the figures and a period should be placed at the end of the sentence. If the title is one line, align it to the center, and if it is two lines or more, align it to the left. Table titles should be located above the table and always aligned left. Refer to the example at Figure 1.
3 Equation
All units should be SI units unless it isn't possible, in which case other units can be used. Formulas should be written in 9 point Times New Roman and formula numbers should be written within parentheses like Equation (1) on the right edge and incremented through the entire paper, and formulas mentioned within the text should be bolded like Equation (1). Formula paragraphs should be indented with a size of 9 points and there should be line spacing of 9 points above and below the paragraph. If an equation is two or more continuous lines as shown in Equation (2), the line spacing between equation should be one line in MS-WORD properties, and all variables should be explained in detail.
4 Reference Literature
Content Reference literature should be written in English only, and it must be cited in the body text and listed in the order in which it was cited. Since January 2013 when the journal began to be published as a web journal, all authors of reference literature should be listed. For the journal name, do not use an abbreviation but write it in full-title such as Journal of the Korean Society of Marine Engineering. If reference literature has been translated from different languages to English, put (in the language; for example, in Korean) after the reference literature. List the literature in the order that it is cited in the body text and use the listing method. Separate author names with commas, and if there are more than two authors, use ", and" before the last author. Write paper titles within quotes (" ") and capitalize the first letter of the first word and leave the other letters lower case (with the exception of proper nouns) [6]-[11][12]-[14] [18]-[20].
When writing book titles, magazine titles, and conference proceeding titles, start each word with a capital letter. However, if a word is a functional word (article, conjugation, preposition, etc.) start it with a lowercase letter unless it is the first word, then start it with a capital letter. For the edition number, page numbers should be written like "pp. 1-10" when citing multiple pages, and "p. 1" when citing a single page.

4. Final Preparation for Publication

Format of Final Contributions:

Upon acceptance of an article, the author or authors are asked to submit the final manuscript. The final manuscript may be prepared using Microsoft Word.

Author Supplied Electronic Graphics:

All graphics may be submitted electronically in orignal format. In order to achieve the highest quality of reproduction, resolutions of 600 dpi (1 bit/sample) at final printed size for line art (graphs, charts, drawing or tables) and 300 dpi (8 bits/sample) at final printed size for photographs, and the resolution of an RGB color TIFF file should be at least 400 dpi. Most charts, graphs, and tables are one column wide (3 1/2 inches or 21 picas) or two-column width (7 1/16 inches or 43 picas wide). The maximum depth of a graphic is 9 inches or 54 picas. Space should be left for the caption. Figures should contain only the image and not the caption. A consistent type size should be used in all figures and tables. If a figure has multiple parts, callouts should be embedded to identify its parts i.e., (a), (b), (c). Callouts should be in 9-point Times New Roman font. Mixing point sizes in the graphics should be avoided. Lower case letters should be used when naming figures, tables, and author photographs. Figures (line artwork or photographs) should be named fig1.tif, fig2.eps, fig3.ps, fig4.pdf, fig5.doc, and so forth. Descriptive names should not be used for files.

Page Proofs :

Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author, together with a copyright transfer form if not submitted yet. It is advised that editing at the proof stage is limited to the correction of typographical errors, incorrect data, and grammatical errors, and for updating information on references which were in press. The results of page proofs should be sent immediately by e-mail, or if signed proofs, sent by FAX, preferably within 4 business days.

NOTICE: The revised instructions for authors will be applied beginning with the February issue of 2020.

5. Conflict of Interest Statement

The corresponding author must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the authorsโ€™ interpretation of the data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest are financial support from or connections to companies, political pressure from interest groups, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated.

6. Process for Managing Research and Publication Misconduct

When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an authorโ€™s idea or data, complaints against editors, and so on, the resolution process will follow the code of Research Ethics. The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board.

7. Author Qualifications and Language Requirement

1) Author qualifications

Any researcher throughout the world can submit a manuscript if the scope of the manuscript is appropriate.

2) Language

Manuscripts should be submitted in good scientific English.

8. Page Charges or Article Processing Charges

No page charge or article processing charge applies. There is $200 of submission fee.

Contact Us

Administrative Manager
Jiyun Goh
Editorial Office
The Korean Society of Marine Engineering (KOSME), Room 433, Bldg C1, 727 Taejong-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan 49112, Korea

E-mail: kosme@e-jamet.org