Revised 1 May 2019
Environmental Engineering Research (EER) is published quarterly by the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (KSEE). Manuscripts for submission to EER should be prepared according to the following instructions.
PUBLICATION TYPES, QUALIFICATIONS
Five types of manuscripts are published in this
journal: Editorials, Review Articles, Research Articles,
Short Communications, and Letters to the Editor.
Editorials: These will be written by invitation
only, and will be on topics deemed to be important
by the editorial board of the journal.
Review Articles: Authoritative reviews will
be published both from invited experts and by
direct submission. In both cases, the work will
be subject to editorial review. The review article
should include critical reviews of important areas
of environmental engineering in order to inform
the general reader of the background, the state
of the art, and outstanding research problems.
Research Articles: Original findings pertaining
to the scope of the journal will be published
after peer review. Full-length research papers
should describe important new experimental or
theoretical results and implications.
Short Communications: Short communications are
short reports that describe briefly a piece of
work not sufficiently comprehensive to make it
worth a full article, and that develop the essence
of a new experimental or theoretical concept,
present new experimental data, elaborate on a
previous journal article, etc.
Letters to the Editor: Letters to the
editor may be submitted on any subject of interest
to the journal readership. Letters commenting
on previously published articles will normally
be sent to the authors of the previous publication
for possible response prior to publication.
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION
For the policies on research and publication
ethics that are not stated in these instructions,
the Core Practices (http://publicationethics.org/corepractices) are applied.
Conflict-of-interest statement: If there
are any conflicts of interest, authors should
disclose them in the manuscript.
Authorship: Authorship credit should be
based on 1) substantial contributions to conception
and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and
interpretation of data, 2) drafting the article
or revising it critically for important intellectual
content, and 3) final approval of the version
to be published. Authors should meet these 3 conditions. No changes of authors are allowed after the acceptance of a manuscript.
Originality and Duplicate Publication: All
submitted manuscripts should be original and should
not be considered by other scientific journals
for publication at the same time. No part of the
accepted manuscript should be duplicated in any
other scientific journal without the permission
of the Editorial Board. If any duplicate publication
related to a paper of this journal is detected,
the authors will be announced in the journal and
their institutes will be informed, along with retraction of the paper.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by two
or more experts in the corresponding field. The
Editorial Board may request that authors revise
the manuscripts according to the reviewers' opinion.
After revising the manuscript, the author should
upload the revised files with a reply to each
item in the reviewers' comments. The author's
revisions should be completed within 30 days after
the request. If it is not received by the due
date, the Editorial Board will not consider it
for publication again. To extend the revision period to more than 30 days, the author should contact the Editorial Board in advance. The manuscript
review process should be finished after agreement of reviewers and editor. If the authors wish further revision,
the Editorial Board may consider it. The Editorial
Board will make a final decision on the approval
for publication of the submitted manuscripts and
can request any further corrections, revisions,
and deletions of the article text if necessary.
Statistical editing may be done if the data need
professional statistical review by a statistician.
Finally, the revised manuscript should be submitted
within 1 week of the request. The review and publication
processes that are not described in the Instructions
for Authors may follow the Editorial Policies approved by the Council of Science Editors (http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/editorial-policies).
COPYRIGHTS AND CREATIVE
COMMONS ATTRIBUTION LICENSE
Copyrights of all published materials are owned
by the KSEE. They also follow the Creative
Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
The cost of article publishing charges will be covered by the KSEE and so there are no publication fees for authors. An author’s personal copy of the article (in a PDF file) will be provided free of charge as well. Offprints will be ordered separately at a cost of KRW 20,000 (or US$ 20) for thirty copies.
Manuscripts should be uploaded electronically via the online submission system at http://submit.eeer.org/. Authors will be notified as soon as their manuscript reaches the editorial office. Authors should receive an email acknowledgement after confirming submission. If no acknowledgement is received, the corresponding author should contact the EER editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscripts should be submitted in the file format of Microsoft Word 2003 or higher. Manuscripts should be formatted in A4 size, double-spaced, using a font size of 10 or larger with margins of 2.5 cm on each side and 3 cm for the upper and lower ends. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Page numbers should be placed at the middle of the bottom of each page.
There is no fixed maximum length for full-length articles, but they rarely exceed 30 double-spaced, typewritten pages (or 10,000 words) on 210×297 mm (A4 size) including figures and tables. Short communications have page limits of 4 printed pages (or 4,000 words). The arrangement and format for full-length or short articles are described below.
Title Page: The title page should include the full title of the article, authors’ names, positions, affiliations, and footnotes. The title should emphasize the principal objectives covered by the paper. Authors’ names should consistently and preferably be written in a standard form for all publications to facilitate indexing and avoid ambiguities. If some of the authors have different affiliations, use numbers as superscript 1, 2, 3… after the surname of authors and before the name of their affiliations. Use a dagger (†) after the name of the corresponding author. If two or more co-authors are equal in status, they should be identified by an asterisk (*) with the caption ‘These authors contributed equally to this work’. The contact information for correspondence should include the e-mail address, telephone, and fax numbers.
Abstract & Keywords: The abstract
should state the objectives and present salient
conclusions in no more than 200 words. It has
to be a clear, concise summary describing scope
and purpose, methods or procedures, significant
new results, and conclusions. The abstract should
be written as one paragraph. At the end of the
abstract, keywords should be given in 3 to 6 words
Introduction: The article should begin with an introduction that is written for the general reader of the journal, not for the specialist. This section should include the background and objectives, together with significant prior works.
Experimental Section: The research article should include experimental methods (or materials and methods). The experimental section should describe the techniques utilized in the investigation, making clear the protocol of the study. The manufacturer, model number, and sensitivity of monitoring equipment or chemicals should be stated in this section. Where appropriate, any statistical tests should be described and supported by a reference to the original citation of the test.
Results and Discussion: The results and discussion section may be combined into one section. Results in research articles should be the description of what was found with appropriate numerical support. If there is a series of steps in an investigation, the authors may find it convenient to present their text under a number of sub-headings. For review papers, the author may choose the format best suited to the paper. Writing should be concise, eliminating details that are not essential to the development of the review and are readily available in previously published papers or accessible reports. Text should be sectionalized by inserting appropriate headings.
Conclusions: The conclusions section should highlight key findings and compare the results of the work to appropriate findings of other studies. The conclusions should be based on the evidence presented in the results and discussion section.
Acknowledgments: The Acknowledgment section is placed after the Conclusions section. Please provide information about funding by including specific grant numbers and titles at the time of submission if needed.
Author Contributions: Contribution of each individual author to the article should be mentioned as a single sentence, along with the author title or status: e.g., G.D.H. (Ph.D. student) conducted all the experiments.
Nomenclature: Symbols used in the text or in equations should be collected and identified in a table of nomenclature with definitions and dimensions near the end of the paper prior to the references section. Roman symbols should be listed alphabetically in the table first, followed by Greek symbols. The symbols should be those commonly used in environmental engineering.
References must be numbered consecutively in order of first appearance in the text and should be given in a separate double-spaced list. Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:
- Negotiation research spans many disciplines
- This result was later contradicted by Cho ,
Kim and Lee , and Choi et al. .
- This effect has been widely studied [3-6, 7].
The list of references should only include works
that have been published or accepted for publication.
Personal communications and unpublished works
should only be mentioned in the text. List all
authors if there are six or fewer authors. List
the first three authors followed by "et al."
if there are more than six authors. Lines after
the first line of a reference are indented by
one character space. An example of the correct
citation format for an article in EER is as follows:
||Cox S, Little J, Hodgson A. Predicting the
emission rates of volatile compounds from
vinyl flooring. Environ. Sci. Technol.
||Matos J, Laine J, Hermann JM. Association
of activated carbons of different origins
with titania in the photocatalytic purification
of water. Carbon 1999;37:1870-1872.
||Paul EA. Soil microbiology and biochemistry.
3rd ed. Oxford: Academic Press; 2007. p. 130-131.
||Addington DM. The history and future of
ventilation. In: Spengler JD, Samet JM, McCarthy
JF, eds. Indoor air quality handbook. New
York: McGraw-Hill; 2000. p. 2.1-2.15.
||Gernaey KV, Nielsen MK, Thornberg D, et
al. First principle suspended solids distribution
modeling to support ATS introduction on a
recirculating WWTP. In: 2nd International
IWA Conference on Automation in Water Quality
Monitoring; 19-20 April 2004; Vienna. p. 135-138.
||Feyen J, Shannon K, Neville M. Variability
of urban water supply and demand. In: Feyen
J, Shannon K, Neville M, eds. Water and Urban
Development Paradigns: Towards an Integration
of engineering, design and management approaches.
International Urban Water Conference; 15-19 September 2008; Heverlee, Belgium. Boca Raton (FL):
CRC Press; 2009. p. 431-434.
||Monthon T. Ultra low pressure nanofiltration
of river water for drinking water treatment
[dissertation]. Tokyo: Univ. of Tokyo; 2002.
Figures & Tables: The total number of figures and/or tables for each manuscript is limited to 8. Further display items can be provided online as supplementary materials. Figures and tables (both numbered in Arabic numerals) should be prepared at the end of manuscript or separately. For captions, put a period at the end for figures, and do not put a period at the end for tables. For the reproduction of figures, only good drawings and original photographs can be accepted, but negatives or photocopies cannot be used. It should be of sufficient size so that after photoreduction to a single column width (8 cm) the smallest letter will be 2 mm. Legends should be placed in the white space of the drawing, not in the caption. Photographs can be accepted for an additional charge if essential to the paper. If two or three figures are shown in stack and abscissas are the same, use only one abscissa with different ordinates. If ‘pie’ or ‘bar’ charts are to be shown, use patterns for different pie slices or bars instead of color.
Supporting data can be uploaded online and will be available for peer review and readers. Use a common data format for easy access of readers. The maximum size of files for supplementary data should not exceed 10 MB. If they are too big, please contact the editorial office in advance.
Supplementary materials must have a separate numbering system and should be labelled properly, e.g., Figure S1, Table S1, and so on. Video and audio files should be provided separately and have a title each. They should be referred to at least once in the paper at an appropriate point in the text.
Review articles may be solicited or submitted.
Previously published material should be incorporated
into an integrated presentation of our current
understanding of a topic. Topics of scientific
consensus as well as topics that remain controversial
may be dealt with in the reviews. A review is
organized as follows: title page, introduction,
body text, conclusion, acknowledgments, references,
tables & figures, and figure legends.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters to the editor should include brief constructive
comments that concern previously published articles
and interesting cases. Letters to the editor should
be submitted no more than 3 months after the paper
has been published. Title pages should be formatted
as those of research papers. The body text should
not exceed 500 words and should have references.
Letters may be edited by the Editorial Board,
and if necessary, responses by the author of the
subject paper may be provided.
GENERAL TEXT STYLE
Statistical Expression: Mean and standard
deviation should be described as mean±SD, with
mean and standard error as mean±SE. P values
should be described as p < 0.05 or p
Units: The SI system must be used for all dimensional quantities. Specifically, use 's', 'min', 'h', and 'd' for time units. Use one space between unit and number except %, °, °C. Be sure to use 'mg/L' instead of 'mg/l'. All equations should be numbered in Arabic numerals.
Unless otherwise indicated, galley proofs are sent to the corresponding author and should be returned within 48 h. No significant alterations should be made in galley proofs, other than the correction of typo errors.
EER is issued six times a year and published
on the last day of a given month.