Instruction For Authors


The Journal of Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering is the official publication of the Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering.

1. Content and publication type
The Journal accepts original papers of research articles on design and manufacturing, operations engineering and analysis, quality and reliability engineering, intelligent information systems, scheduling and logistics, and business administration

2. Qualification as authors
The first author and the corresponding author must be the Member of the Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering. If they are not the member, they should apply the membership before the submission of their article. Please contact the Society's office to become a member.
The Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering, #425, Anyang trade-center, Simin-daero 161, Dongan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 14048, Korea
Tel: +82-70-4115-8005 Fax: +82-31-476-9154

3. Research and publication ethics
The paper which is already published to other scientific journals or periodicals is not considered for the possible publication. The published paper at this journal mustnot be submitted to other scientific journals. If there are any ethical issues with the manuscript
submitted, it must be first reviewed by the Ethics Committee and the recommendations should be processed by the Society.

4. Submission of manuscript
The manuscript should be submitted with author's checklist. The Copyright transfer agreement should be signed by the all coauthors, and be submitted upon the acceptance. The file for accompanying letters can be downloaded from the homepage of the Society (

The address for submission
Editorial Office of the Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering
The Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering, #425, Anyang trade-center, Simin-daero 161, Dongan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 14048, Korea
Tel: +82-70-4115-8005 Fax: +82-31-476-9154
To submit an article via online website, authors are recommended to visit our online manuscript submission and tracking system at

5. Publication interval and receipt of manuscript
The journal is published quarterly in March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st. The manuscripts can be received at any time of the year. The manuscript that does not keep the instruction for authors may be rejected before it is reviewed.

6. Peer review
Every manuscript submitted is circulated to three peer reviewers. The author's name and affiliation is not disclosed during the reviewing process to reviewers. Regulations on a reviewing article provide details on the peer review.

7. Fee for peer review and page charge
Fee for the peer review, Korean Won 50,000 should be sent to the editorial office when the manuscript is submitted. When the manuscript is accepted for the publication, the minimum charge of Korean Won 300,000 per 8 pages must be paid by the corresponding author before it is printed. If the manuscript is over 8 pages, the extra page charge of Korean Won 20,000 per page is added to the fee.

The bank account for payment
Bank account No.: 806-01-0210-071
Name of Bank: KB bank (
Account owner: The Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering

8. Role of the Editorial Board
The decision on the editing for the journal is judged by the Editorial Board. The manuscript may be revised for the consistency of the editing work as far as the main idea or the content is not changed. Every manuscript submitted is not returned.

9. Copyright
The copyright and the transfer right of the digital content of the published paper and journal is owned by the Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering.


1. Writing manuscripts
The Manuscript should be prepared in A4 paper with the margin of 25 mm from both the top and the bottom, 20 mm from both the right side and the left side. The font size should be 10.0 points and row space 1 line. The format for word process program accepted is the MS word file (.doc or .docx) created by Version 2010 or Hangul (2010) higher. The language of the text can be either Korean or English.

2. List of content
The list of content is as followings: the Title, the Authors' Names and Affiliations, Abstract, Introduction, Subjects and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figures in separate pages.

3. Title, Authors' Names and Affiliations
The title, the authors'full names and affiliations should be written not only in Korean but also in English. If the authors are more than or equal to two, there should be comma between authors. At the bottom of the cover page, the email address of corresponding
author should be addressed. In the title page, the title in Korean as well as in English should be written.

4. Title and abstract
The title, the authors' names, and their affiliations are centered. The title should be simple and lucid so that the content of the manuscript could be easily disclosed. There should not be abbreviations in the title and the title beginning with "The study on, or The discussion on" should be avoided. An abstract should be written in English with lucid expressions. The number of words for the abstract should be greater than 250. In the next line of the abstract, the three to five keywords should be written in English. The first word of the keywords should be capital letter. Check with a guideline for writing an abstract at the KISE homepage (

5. Main text
For the Introduction, the purpose and the background of the research should be written simply and lucidly. In the Subjects and Methods sections, the methodology of the research should be written precisely so that others can get the same results with repeated experiments. In the Results, objective facts should be disclosed. In the Discussion, author's interpretation of the results, author's opinion, and process of inducing conclusions should be written simply.

6. Acknowledgements
The acknowledgements should be written in English. The contributors who helped administrative work, assisted the research, or participated in proof-reading, etc. can be addressed. The financial support and its contents for the research can be described.

7. References
1) All of the reference must be written in English.

2) If there is no English description from the referenced textbooks or papers in Korean, it should be written by author's translation or Romanization of the Korean characters provided by the National Institute of Korean Language available at http://www.
Example: Park, J.Y., Munhak sokui uihak. Seoul: The Korean Doctor's Weekly, 2003, Vol. OO, No. OO, pp. 177-201.

3) Maximum number of references should be about 30 except in case of a Review article. The periodicals should be described in the order of the authors, the title, the journal name, the published year, the volume and pages. For the textbooks, the author, the title, the place of publication, the publisher, and the published year must be described in the order of the first author's name. The journal names should be written in according to the official abbreviation of the journal. If there is no official abbreviation, the full name of journal should be written.

4) As for the citation in the text paragraph, the references must be marked in square brackets such as [1] according to the order of appearances in the text. No superscript should be used. If the multiple references are cited, they are separated by commas such as [2, 3, 4].
Example: Among these, the Ang off method had been the most popular method used for multiple-choice tests by the 1990s [2].

5) The references in the end of the manuscript should be in a numeric order according to the order of appearance in the text. The title of textbooks or articles should be written in a capital letter only for the first word. All authors should be addressed. Below are the examples of references.

Example: Periodical
[1] Kim, J.K. and Kim, K.Y., Improvement of Mold Filling in Aluminum Gravity Die Casting by Vacuum Suction.
Journal of The Korea Foundry Society, 2009, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 138-143.

Example: Textbook
[2] Steven, A.C. and Julian, B., The medical interview : the three-function approach. 2nd ed. St Louis, USA : Mosby, 2000. pp. 210-214.

Example: PhD Thesis
[3] Hur, Y.R., An analysis of the core elements and curriculum evaluation of medical professionalism [dissertation]. [Seoul, Korea]: Yonsei University, 2006.
* In case of master's thesis, [dissertation] should be displaced as [master's thesis].

8. Tables and Figures
1) The title and the captions of Tables and Figures must be written in English.
2) The number of Figures should be in the form of <Figure 1>, <Figure 2>. The first word of the title and caption should be in a capital letter. If there is more than or equal to two figures in the same Figure number, it is written as <Figure 1A>, <Figure 1B>.
3) Table number is written in the form of <Table 1>, <Table 2>.

9. Undescribed matters
Any items, issues, or cases not described in the Introduction for Authors should be judged by the Editorial Board.