Author Guidelines

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Title Page Manuscript Copyright Transfer Agreement

Authors are requested to carefully abide by the ‘Author Guidelines’ to ensure that reviewing and publication process of the manuscript be properly handled in a due course. Manuscript will be returned to the author if it is not properly presented according to the following instructions.

Types of Publications

The Journal publishes original article, short note, communication, and review article. The original article should be a comprehensive report containing significant new research data and/or new interpretations of existing data with special emphasis on industrial applications.

Submission and Inquiry

Manuscript that contains all texts (abstract, body of the article, captions, and references) and tables should be one file in a format of Microsoft Word. A separate title page containing the author's name and affiliation should also be submitted. Do not include any page-layout instructions such as graphics placement. Carriage returns should be used only to end headings and paragraphs, and the auto-hyphenation should be turned off.

Each illustration (figure, scheme, etc.) should be in a separate file. The file should be named descriptively; e.g. Figure 1 or Figure 2.

Authors are requested to submit the manuscript via web site,, and to send any inquiry to the Editorial Office shown below:

Editorial Office of the Korean Society of Wood Science and Technology

National Institute of Forest Science (=Korea Forest Research Institute)

2nd Floor, Namu Byungwon-dong, 57 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, 02455, Korea

Tel: +82-2-877-4781

Fax: +82-2-877-4780


Review and Revisions

All contributions are reviewed by two or more peer referees to ensure both accuracy and relevance, and revisions may thus be required. Reviewers make decision on the review of a manuscript upon four categories: 1) Accept without revision, 2) Minor revision, 3) Major revision 4) Reject.

When a manuscript is sent back to an author for the revision, the revised version should be returned with ‘Response to Reviewer’s Comments’, specifying changes made in the revision as soon as possible after the corresponding author receives the reviewers’ reports. Revised manuscript that is not returned in two (2) months could be considered withdrawn. A formal notification will be sent to the corresponding author after the manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Preparation of Manuscripts

All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise either in English or Korean, typewritten, double-spaced, on one side of A4 paper with adequate margins and proper page number at every sheet of paper.


Manuscript is arranged in the following order. Each starts on a new sheet.

1. Title Page (Separate file). Manuscript title, author’s name, and affiliation. The corresponding author(s) should be clearly indicated with cross (†). The affiliation should comprise the department, institution, city, and nation.

2. Abstract. An abstract that contains less than 250 words would be provided with all types of manuscripts. The abstract outlines in a single paragraph the aims, scope, methods, significant findings, and conclusions of the contribution. Provide less than seven keywords that best represent the content of the paper.

3. The Text.Suitably divided under such headings as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions.

4. Acknowledgment(s) (if any).

5. References (and Notes, if any).

6. Tables. Each on a separate sheet.

7. Captions for Illustrations.

8. Illustrations. Each on a separate sheet containing no text. Labeled with the author’s name and illustration number.

9. Appendix (if any).

Nomenclature and Units

Each paper should be consistent within itself as to abbreviations, symbols, and units. Authors should use SI units wherever possible. Nomenclature should conform to that recommended by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and Chemical Abstracts Service.

Equations and Formulae

Complicated chemical equations, formulae, and schemes should be presented as furnished artwork. Mathematical expressions and chemical formulae should be typed with available symbols and letters. Capital, lower case, and Greek letters should be easily discernible, and identified in the margin so that ambiguities could be protected. Equations should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper with Arabic numerals in parentheses placed flush right, and should be thusly referred to in the text [such as Equation (2)].


Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals in the order of mention in the text. A table should have a descriptive title (above the table) and appropriate column headings. Avoid tables and graphs that involve duplication. If you use a graph, do not include a table of the same data: If the readers need a table, omit the graph. Present a few representative results for lengthy table when practical.


Figures and graphs should be carefully prepared in either black and white, or color. Figures and graphs in color could be printed in a PDF format at the web site. However, printing those in a hardcopy will result in an extra page charge. It should be of sufficient size so that after photo-reproduction to a single-column width (8 cm) the smallest letter could be 2 mm. Legend should be placed in a proper space of the drawings, not in the caption, whenever possible. Original copies of the graphs, drawings, and photographs should be numbered in Arabic numerals in the order of mention in the text, and included at the end of the manuscript.


All references and explanatory notes, if any, should be cited within the text by authors last name and year of publication in parentheses.

An alphabetical order of all the cited references and notes should be listed according to the first authors’ name, together with the title of the paper, the full journal title, and the full quotation of the bibliographical reference at the end of the text. Examples of bibliographic references are given below:

Articles in journals

Konnerth, J., Gindl, W. 2006. Mechanical characterisation of wood-adhesive interphase cell walls by nanoindentation. Holzforschung 60(4): 429-433.

Kisser, J.G., Ylinen, A., Freudenberg, K., Kollmann, F.F.P., Liese, W., Thunell, B., Winkelmann, H.G., Côté Jr., W.A., Koch, P., Marian, J.E., Stamm, A.J. 1967. History of wood science. Wood Science and Technology 1(3): 161-190.

Examples of reference citation in the text:

- Two authors only: (Konnerth and Gindl, 2006)

- Three authors or more: (Kisser et al., 1967)

Books and Book Chapter

Fengel, D., Wegener, G. 1984. Wood: Chemistry, Ultrastructure, Reactions. De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany.

Tanem, B.S., Kvien, I., van Helvoort, A.T.J. 2006. Morphology of Cellulose and Its Nanocomposites. In: Cellulose Nanocomposites: Processing, Charac- terization, and Properties, ACS Symposium Series 938, Ed. by Oksman, K. and Sain, M. American Chemical Society, Washington DC, USA.

Conference Papers

Walford, G.B. 2003. Research and wood industry in Australia and New Zealand. In: Lee, H.H. and Jang, S.S., (eds), Daejeon, Korea, Proceedings of 11th the International Association of Wood Products Societies (IAWPS 2003), pp. 3-13.


Lyons, C.K. 2001. Mechanical stresses in trees resulting from strain compatibility in an anisotropic material. Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University, USA.


US Forest Service. 2021. Climate change.

Any queries regarding accepted papers, proofs or reprints should be directed to the same address.

Preprint Policy

A preprint can be defined as a version of a scholarly paper that precedes formal peer review and publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. JKWST allows authors to submit the preprint to the journal. It is not treated as duplicate submission or duplicate publication. JKWST recommend authors to disclose it with DOI in the letter to the editor during the submission process. Otherwise, it may be screened from the plagiarism check program. Preprint submission will be processed through the same peer-review process with a usual submission. If the preprint is accepted for publication, authors are recommended to update the info at the preprint with a link to the published article in JKWST, including DOI at JKWST. It is strongly recommended that authors cite the article in JKWST instead of the preprint at their next submission to journals.


Galley proofs, are sent by the Society directly to the corresponding author. The attention of the author is directed to the instruction which accompanies the proof, especially the requirement that all corrections, revisions, and additions should be entered on the proof and not on the manuscript. Proofs should be checked against the manuscript (in particular all tables, equations, and formulae, since this is not done by the editorial board), and returned as soon as possible.


The Journal is published bimonthly (January 25, March 25, May 25, July 25, September 25, November 25), and printing six issues per year.