Editor's & Reviewer's Guide

  1. A manuscript is submitted to the Chief Editor and the KSME office by the online submission system.
  2. The Chief Editor handles all correspondence with the author(s). Submitted manuscript that does not follow the Author's Guide can be rejected to be resubmitted after revised.
  3. The Chief Editor allocates it to a member of Editors. The Chief Editor also can allocate it to him/herself.
  4. The selected Editor chooses 3 qualified reviewers to review the manuscript. The Editor him/herself may act as a reviewer.
  5. The chosen reviewers should check the Reviewer Invitation as Acceptance or Decline.
  6. If the reviewers accept the Reviewer Invitation, the reviewers who are always anonymous should examine the manuscript and report the review result within 2 weeks from the date of the initial review request or designated date.
  7. Based on the reports, the Editor makes a recommendation to the Chief Editor whether the reviewed manuscript should be accepted, rejected, or needs to be returned to the author(s) for major revision, minor revision.
  8. Based on the recommendation of the Editor, the Chief Editor sends a decision letter to the corresponding author.
  9. Manuscript needing revision will be returned to the author. The author(s) must submit a revised manuscript via the online submission system within a week.
  10. The Editor who handled its initial submission deals with the manuscript with major revision and sends it to same reviewers or him/herself to check the revisions. But, the manuscript with minor revision can be handled by the original Editor or the Chief Editor to check.
  11. Final Decision by the Chief Editor is made within 2 months from the time of the initial submission. But it depends on the time spent for review and revision.
  12. Publication date will be notified to the author(s) after the final version of manuscript is uploaded and accepted by the Chief Editor.
  13. The Chief Editor checks the sentences of the accepted manuscript and makes Galley Proof.
  14. The members of the Editorial Board give valuable advices to the Chief Editor or the Editors for better publication.
  15. Information which is not appeared in this regulation will be determined at the editorial committee.