Instruction to Authors


Types of Paper

Contributions written in English and Korean are welcomed in the form of original research papers, short communications, and review papers.
The fragmentary, but significant and novel results can be submitted as short communications.
Review papers are accepted by invitation of the Editor-in-Chief. Interested authors of review papers need to send the outline of the review together with a short CV of the main author/s to the Editor-in-Chief before submission of the paper.
Procedure – Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via the online manuscript website (
Paper length – As a guide, original papers should be up to 8 pages in the journal template, and short communications should be up to 3 pages.


General Instructions

1. One of contributors must hold membership in the Korean Society for New and Renewable Energy (KSNRE hereafter). However, the contributor especially admitted by KSNRE can be an exception for the membership.


2. Types of papers are original research papers, short communications, and review papers. The fragmentary, but significant and novel results can be submitted as short communications. Review papers are accepted by invitation of the Editor-in-Chief. Interested authors of review papers need to send the outline of the review together with a short CV of the main author/s to the Editor-in-Chief before submission of the paper.


3. Original articles and short communications must be of original research on the area of new and renewable energy which have not been submitted elsewhere, other than as an abstract of an oral or poster presentation.


4. Manuscript should be submitted through the on-line manuscript website ( Other correspondences can be e-mailed to, Tel:+82-2-883-8051, Fax:+82-2-883-8042.


5. Manuscripts can be submitted in Korean or in English. Figures, tables and pictures in manuscripts should be made so that they can be camera-ready copied. All detailed information on manuscript structure and styles are presented in following “Writing manuscript” of KSNRE. The “Writing manuscript” is determined by Editorial


6. All manuscripts are treated as confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by editors. Revisions of the manuscript can be required by reviewers. Rejected papers will not be peer-reviewed again.


7. Editorial board will decide the acceptance of manuscripts, volume of the Journal to be published, order of papers to be published, and revisions of manuscripts. The reception date of the manuscript is when it is first submitted to KSNRE. The acceptance date of the manuscript is when the final review is completed. Any revisions should be submitted within 2 months after notification of decision. After this period, the first submission date becomes invalid. Submitted manuscripts are not to be returned.


8. Manuscripts which do not follow the Journal’s publication polices may be held from publication by the decisions of editorial board. Authors are responsible for contents and styles of manuscripts, as well as misprinting.


9. The prescribed lengths of papers are as follows:

Type of paper Length of paper
(1) Original article
(2) Short communication
(3) Review paper
8 pages and less
3 pages and less
8 pages and less

10. Authors must pay prescribed fee for publication. If papers exceed the page limit, the authors will be charged at cost for extra pages as follows:

Original article Short communication Review paper
8 pages and less 200,000KRW 3 pages and less 40,000KRW 8 pages and less 200,000KRW
per extra page 30,000KRW per extra page 20,000KRW per extra page 30,000KRW

11. The copyright of the published article is held by KSNRE. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a ‘Copyright Transfer form for Publication.’ An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a ‘Copyright Transfer form for Publication.’


Writing Manuscripts

1. Manuscript should be prepared by word processor such as HWP or MS word, using the template supplied in the online manuscript website (


2. Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order.
  1) Korean title
  2) Names of all authors and affiliations in Korean
  3) English title
  4) Names of all authors and affiliations in English
  5) Key words
  6) Abstract
  7) Nomenclature
  8) Body text
  9) Acknowledgment
  10) References
  11) Appendices


3. Title of the manuscript should represent the contents of the manuscript concisely and clearly. The title should be written both in Korean and in English.

4. The manuscripts can be written in Korean or in English, and Chinese character can be mixed. If necessary, the original language can be written in parentheses.


5. All numbers in the manuscript should be written in Arabic numerals, and international system of units (SI units) should be followed.

6. Abstract should be written in English up to 150 words. Any table or reference should not be included in the Abstract. List a maximum 10 key words both in Korean and in English below Abstract.

7. Capitalize only the first letters of English sentences except for proper nouns.


8. References style
  1) Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
  2) List: References should be listed in English in the last part of the text. Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
  3) Examples: For preparation of references, note the following example.
  ∙ Reference to a journal publication: author(s), year, paper title, journal title, volume, number, pages
  [1] Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010, “The art of writing a scientific article”, J. Sci. Commun., 163(1), 51-59.
  ∙ Reference to a book: author(s), year, book title, publisher, town(country)
  [2] Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000, “The elements of style”, 4th ed., Longman, New York.
∙ Reference to a chapter in an edited book: author(s), year, chapter title, editor(s), book title, publisher, town(contry), pages
  [3] Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009, “How to prepare an electronic version of your article”, in: Jones, G.S., Smith, R.Z. (eds.), “Introduction to the electronic age”, E-Publishing Ins, New York, pp. 281-304.
  ∙ Reference to a conference proceedings: author(s), year, paper title, proceedings (editor) or book, pages
  [4] Peterson, H., 1984, “Fatigue testing of wood composites for aerogenerator rotor blade”, Proc. 6th BWEA Wind Energy Conference, pp. 239-255.
  ∙ Reference to a web page:
  [5] Goos, E., Burcat A., Rusic B., 2009, “Third millenium thermodynamic database for combustion and air pollution use”,

  9. The paper length should not exceed 10 pages with the manuscript template.

  10. On the title page, include title, full name of each author and institution where the research was done with e-mail address. The signature of the corresponding author should be included in the title page.


Submission Checklist

The following checklist will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Instruction to Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:
1) One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
  ∙ E-mail address
  ∙ Full postal address
2) All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
  ∙ Keywords
  ∙ All figure captions
  ∙ All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
3) Further considerations
  ∙ Manuscript has been ‘spell-checked’ and ‘grammar-checked’
  ∙ All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
  ∙ Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)


Publishing Ethics

KSNRE is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record. Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in New & Renewable Energy, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour.

Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:
∙ The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
∙ The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”)).
∙ A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (e.g. “salami-publishing”).
∙ No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions.
∙ No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (“plagiarism”). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted.


Important note: The submitted manuscript is screened for plagiarism by using CrossCheck.
∙ Consent to submit has been received explicitly from all co-authors, as well as from the responsible authorities
– tacitly or explicitly – at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out, before the work is submitted.
∙ Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.


In addition:
∙ Requesting to add or delete authors at revision stage, proof stage, or after publication is a serious matter and may be considered when justifiably warranted. Justification for changes in authorship must be compelling and may be considered only after receipt of written approval from all authors and a convincing, detailed explanation about the role/deletion of the new/deleted author. In case of changes at revision stage, a letter must accompany the revised manuscript. In case of changes after acceptance or publication, the request and documentation must be sent via the Publisher to the Editor-in-Chief. In all cases, further documentation may be required to support your request. The decision on accepting the change rests with the Editor-in-Chief and may be turned down. Therefore authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, corresponding author, and order of authors at submission.


∙ Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity
of the results. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc.


If there is a suspicion of misconduct, the journal will carry out an investigation following the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. If, after investigation, the allegation seems to raise valid concerns, the accused author will be contacted and given an opportunity to address the issue. If misconduct has been established beyond reasonable doubt, this may result in the Editor-in-Chief’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:
∙ If the article is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author.
∙ If the article has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction, either an erratum will be placed with the article or in severe cases complete retraction of the article will occur. The reason must be given in the published erratum or retraction note.
∙ The author’s institution may be informed.