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General guidelines

1. Journal of the Geological Society of Korea publishes research articles, short notes, technical reports, and reviews in all fields of thegeoscience. The journal also publishes those articles beyond the above scope through the consultation of the editorial board.

2. Submission of Papers․All manuscripts are encouraged to be submitted electronically via the website (http://www.gskorea.or.kr) or the e-mail correspondence(edits@gskorea.or.kr). In the case of submission through regular mail, one original copy and two additional copies (total three) arerequired to be delivered to the address below.․The Korean Science and Technology Center, Room 813, 7Gil 22, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-703, Korea, (Tel. +82-2-3453-1552).

3. Galley proofs of an accepted article will be sent to the corresponding author for further correction, and must be returned within oneweek after receipt. There can be an extra charge for major modification of the text, tables, or figures.

4. Fifty offprints will be supplied free of charge. Additional offprints and copies of the issue can be ordered through the e-mail or inwriting using the order form sent to the corresponding author. Authors are requested to pay an extra-charge for the additional offprints.

5. For the protection of the copyrighted material for the society and authors, all authors must agree to the transfer of copyright whenthe manuscript is accepted for publication. Copyright for the published papers belongs to the society.

6. Authors are requested to pay page charge of 30,000 KRW for each page less than ten, but authors, not supported by research fund,to pay 15,000 KRW per page. For each page over ten, a charge of 40,000 KRW per page will be assessed. Color page will becharged with actual expenses.

7. Once accepted, the manuscript is not allowed to be reproduced in part or as a whole material without the permission from the journal secretary.The articles are not allowed to be reproduced for commercial purpose without the permission of the journal society. For the policies on the researchand publication ethics not stated in this instruction, see the "Guidelines on Good Publication" (http://www.publicationethics.org/international-standards- editors- and-authors).

8. All manuscripts are reviewed confidentially by members of the editorial board and qualified reviewers. The manuscript numbershould be referred to in any subsequent communications between the corresponding author and the editor or the Editorial Office. Thereviewers operate under the Guidelines for Reviewers and are expected to complete their reviews as soon as possible. Thecorresponding author is generally notified of the reviewers’ decision to accept, reject, or require modification or revision from theeditor or the Editorial Office within 4 weeks after submission. The authors should submit the Authors’ Checklist and Response tothe editor along with the modified or revised manuscript. Manuscripts that have been rejected or withdrawn may be resubmitted ifthe major criticisms have been properly addressed.

Preparation of Manuscript

1. All manuscripts must be prepared in Korean or English, but exceptions can be made by the editorial board if considered to be necessary.

2. Manuscript should be typed in double-spaced format on A4-size paper, with 3.0 cm margins on the right and left and 3.5 cm on thetop and bottom.

3. The standard order of a manuscript is as follows: title page, Korean abstract, English abstract, text, acknowledgements, references,appendices, tables, figure captions, and figures.

4. A title page should contain the title of the paper, the name (s) of the author (s), their institutional address (es), and e-mail address (es).Type of manuscript (articles, short notes, technical reports, reviews, and etc.) must be indicated at the bottom of the page. First author,corresponding author, and all the essential information of authors (address, telephone, e-mail) should be included in the page.

5. Both Korean and English abstracts should be provided in a manuscript with up to five key words at the bottom of both Korean andEnglish abstracts. The Korean abstract should be shorter than 600 characters, the English abstract should be shorter than 300 words.

6. The title should be short and concise.

7. The manuscript should be prepared in Korean. Exceptions include geographic names, people’s names, and scientific names of plantsand animals.8. Korean expressions of foreign terms should follow the rules provided by the Ministry of Education.

9. The quantity should be expressed in Arabic numbers.

10. Longitudes and latitudes should be given for the locations of measurements, rock specimens, specimens for chemical analysis, andfossil specimens.

11. SI units (m, kg, s) should be used to describe quantities. Insert space between Arabic numbers and SI units.

12. All references, figures, plates, and tables should be refered to in the main text.


1. All publications cited in the main text, tables, and figures should be presented in a list of references. The list of references should bearranged alphabetically by the authors' surnames.

2. To cite references, refer to all the surnames of the authors when there are less than two authors. For three or more authors, refer tothe first author only (e.g., Goven and Wilkinson,1985; Bowen et al., 1976). Cited publications that are authored by different workerswith identical surnames should be distinguished by adding their initials (ex. Kim, B.K. et al., 1975; Kim, O.J. et al., 1973).

3. Add a lower-case character at the end of the year to distinguish the references that have identical authors and publication years(e.g., Cheong, C.H., 1972a).

4. The names of journals should be written in full names instead of abbreviation.

5. For non-English literature, the language and whether an English abstract is included should be indicated at the end of the reference.

6. Follow the styles shown in the examples below.

   1) Journal
       Chang, K.H., 1977, Late Mesozoic stratigraphy, sedimentation and tectonics of southeastern Korea.
         Journal of the Geological Societyof Korea, 13, 76-90 (in Korean with English abstract).
       Kretz, R., 1983, Symbols for rock-forming minerals. American Mineralogist, 68, 277-279.
       Ruan, A.G., Niu, X.-W., Qiu, X.-L., Li, J.-B., Wu, Z.-L., Zhao, M.-H. and Wei, X.-D., 2011, A wide angle ocean
         bottom seismometer profile across liyue bank, the southern margin of South China Sea. Chinese Journal of 
         Geophysics (Acta Geophysica Sinica), 54, 3139-3149 (in Chinese with English abstract).   

    2) Book
        Ernst, W.G., 1976, Petrologic Phase Equipbria. Freeman, San Francisco, 333 p.Kim, J.H., 2005, Geological
          Formations of Korea. Sigma Press, Seoul, 308 p (in Korean).

    3) Proceedings and Special issue article
       Kim, B.K., 1972, A stratigraphic and paleontologic study of the Seogwipo Formation. The Memoir for Prof. Chi Moo
         Son’s SixtiethBirthday, 15-24 (in Korean with English abstract).
       Wang, X., Zhang, R. and pou, J.G., 1995, UHPM terrane in east central China. In:Coleman, R.G. and Wang, X.
         (eds.), UltrahighPressure Metamorphism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 356-390.

    4) Abstract
        Choe, M.Y. and Yoon, H.I., 1995, Glaciomarine sedimentation and paleoglacial setting of Marine Cove, King
          George Island, Antarctica.4th Seoul International Symposium on Antarctic Science (Abstracts), Seoul, May 22
          -25, 30 p.
        Kim, J.-S., Cho, H.S., Son, M. and Sohn, Y.K., 2011, Geological age of the Gyeongsang Supergroup. Annual
          Conference of the GeologicalSociety of Korea (Abstracts), Jeju, October 26-29, 20 p (in Korean).

     5) Thesis
         Koh, G.W., 1997, Characteristics of the groundwater and hydrogeologic implications of the Seoguipo Formation in
           Cheju Island.Ph.D. thesis, Pusan National University, Pusan, 26 p (in Korean with English abstract).
         Lee, I.S., 1994, Petrologic and Geochemical Studies of the Spruce Road Cu-Ni Deposit, Duluth Complex,
           Minnesota. Ph.D. thesis,Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 214 p.

     6) Map
         Park, K.H., Cho, D.L. and Kim, J.C., 2000, Geological report of the Moseulpo-Hanlim sheet (1:50,000). Korea
           Institute of Geology,Mining and Materials, 56 p (in Korean with English abstract).
        Tateiwa, I., 1924, Geological atlas of Chosen, no. 2: Ennichi, Kyuryuho and Choyo Sheets (1:50,000). Geological
           Survey of Chosen,6 p., 3 maps (in Japanese).

     7) Website
         quotationGeoSciML, 2008, https://www.seegrid. csiro.au/twiki/bin/view/CGIModel (December 4, 2008)

     8) The special reference format is respected if there is a requirement from the data source.
         ex) Sagong, H., Kwon, S.-T. and Ree, J.-H., 2005, Mesozoic episodic magmatism in South Korea and its tectonic
              implication. Tectonics,24, TC5002, doi:10.1029/ 2004TC001720.

Figures, plates and tables

1. All figures and plates should be submitted in electronic files that can be readily printed (JPG files are recommended). Printed sizes ofall figures and plates should fit into A4-size paper. The following figures will be returned to the authors:A: Figures that contain too small or too large characters to be adequately reduced for printing.B: Figures that used too faint lines and patterns.

2. Figures and tables should be numbered with Arabic numbers and in the order of appearance in the main text.

3. All figure captions should be prepared in English and in the order of figure numbers.

4. All tables should be prepared in English. The title of the table should be prepared in a single line and appear at the top of the table.The top and bottom of the table should be indicated by single lines. Tables should be concise and precise. The spacing betweenindividual rows shouldn’t exceed 2-3 lines. Individual tables shouldn’t exceed 1 printed page.

5. All figures, plates, and tables should be understandable by the readers without consulting the main text.

Manuscript checklist

Please check each of the following items prior to submission of a manuscript.
   □ The manuscript was prepared using the Hangul or Microsoft Word.
   □ Telephone and E-mail address of the corresponding author
   □ Appropriate title, abstract, Keywords□ All tables (including title, description, footnotes) and figures (separated from
     figure legends) are provided in a single file with main textfor initial submission.
   □ References were listed alphabetically by the names of the first author.
   □ All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text and vice versa.

Copyright transfer agreement

For the protection of the Society’s ownership and the original author’s from misappropriations of their published work, the author agrees to a copyright transfer when the manuscript is accepted for publication.

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