Code of Review

The Korean Society of Marine Engineering Regulations for the Review of Submitted Manuscript

Article 1.

This article provides regulations on the review, adoption, and examination of manuscripts submitted for publication in the Journal of the Korean Society of Marine Engineering.

Article 2. (Selection of Reviewers and Review Procedure)

  1. β‘  For submitted manuscript, the Editor-in-Chief or the editorial board recommends an editor of the related field.
  2. β‘‘ The editorial board shall request a review by three or more reviewers who are suitable for the sub-major within 5 days from the date of receipt.
  3. β‘’ The overall matters of the review process of manuscript shall be under the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief and a relevant editorial director. The initial review shall reflect the opinions of two or more reviewers, and the re-review shall be completed following two reviewers' decision to accept or reject manuscript for publication.

Article 3. (Disclosure of Reviewers and Authors)

The names of reviewers and author(s) shall not be disclosed to anyone.

Article 4. (Notification of Review Contents)

The review results shall be provided to the author(s) only and not disclosed to the public.

Article 5. (Decision not to be Published)

In the case the reviewers decide that the manuscript should not be published, the reason should be stated in detail in the overall opinion section.

Article 6. (Exchange of Opinions between Reviewers and Authors)

If necessary, during the review of manuscript, reviewers and author(s) may exchange opinions through the editorial director's arbitration.

Article 7. (Review period)

  1. β‘  The reviewer shall register the manuscript review result by reviewing the commissioned manuscript within 10 days after accepting the manuscript; after this period, the reviewers will be reminded once. In the case the review result is not submitted 20 days after the acceptance, the editorial director shall assign the manuscript to another reviewer.

Article 8. (Deadline for Requesting the Revised Manuscript)

The editorial director shall register the general review within 5 days after receiving the reviewer's feedback.

Article 9. (Timeline for the Submission of the Revised Manuscript)

In the case manuscript that requires revisions is not submitted within one month after the general review is registered, it shall not be published.

Article 10. (Request for Re-review of Manuscript Rejected for Publication)

In the case manuscript is rejected for publication, the author's request for re-review of the same manuscript cannot be accepted in principle.

Article 11. (Entry of Date of Manuscript Adoption)

In the case manuscript is adopted, the progress of the manuscript submission date, manuscript revision date, and completion date of review shall be written below the name of the author of the submitted manuscript.


  • This regulation shall be effective as of October 1, 1998.
  • This regulation shall be effective as of November 1, 2000.
  • This regulation shall be effective as of August 1, 2002.
  • This regulation shall be effective as of January 1, 2006.
  • This regulation shall be effective as of July 1, 2008.
  • This regulation shall be effective as of April 1, 2009.
  • This regulation shall be effective as of June 25, 2012.
  • This regulation shall be effective as of January 9, 2014.
  • This regulation shall be effective as of December 6, 2019.


1. Review Items

Questionnaire Yes No Average
Does the introduction provide sufficient background and include all relevant references
Is the research design appropriate?
Does the manuscript contain new and significant information to justify publication?
Are the methods described comprehensively?
Are the interpretations and conclusions justified by the results?
Did you detect plagiarism or do you have any other ethical concerns about this manuscript?
Are English language and style fine and spell-check not required?
Please rate the priority for publishing this article (1 is the highest priority, 10 is the lowest priority)
Manuscript Structure Evaluation Results
Overall Recommendation
Compliance with writing guidelines
(Accuracy of tables and figures and bibliography)
Degree of KOSME's paper citation & reference suitability
Originality of research
Academic level of the paper
(Academic/practical value)
Clarity of the research method and results
Composition of the paper contents and suitability of the description
Confidential Comments to the Editor
Comments to the Author

2. Review result: after adding up all the scores in each item, make a result as follows into 4 grades.

Result Publication
Accepted after revision
Re-review after revision