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Journal Scope and Policy

Korean Journal of Food Preservation is published bimonthly by the Korean Society of Food Preservation, and it provides results of original research in the fields of food storage, processing, qualification, and functionality.

Types of Manuscript

Manuscripts include original articles, notes and reviews. The manuscripts submitted for publication must contain no materials that violate any copyrights or other personal rights of any person or entity.

Article structure should be in order of introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgements, and references. In addition, the manuscript should be in written in a continuous form regardless of page number. The research note and rapid communication should be written in accordance with the standards of article structure but should not exceed three printed pages. The prompt report should not exceed a printed page.

Submission of Manuscript

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via our online submission site: ( info.php). Other correspondences can be sent by an e-mail to or (Joong-Ho Kwon, The Editor-in-Chief of Korean Journal of Food Preservation, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea, Tel: +82-53-953-9555, Fax: +82-53-953-2555).

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors tacitly or explicitly and by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out. All manuscripts should be written in clear, concise, and grammatically correct language. All submissions will be independently reviewed by referees whose names are not normally disclosed to authors. Below, authors will find instructions for the preparation of manuscripts.

Peer Review

All papers are subject to peer review for the validity of the experimental design and results, significance, and appropriateness to the Journal. Papers written by authors who are unsure of proper language usage should be checked by someone proficient in the language before submission. Manuscripts failing to meet the standards or poorly written or formatted are editorially rejected without further review.

The author is expected to respond to all reviewers' comments either by making appropriate revisions or stating why the comments are unreasonable. The Editor will consider the revisions, and recommend to the Editor-in-Chief to either accept or reject the manuscript. The author will then be informed by the Editor-in-Chief of the final decision.

During the submission process, the corresponding author may track the process of his or her manuscript at any time by logging onto the Website. For this purpose, the author will need user ID number and password.

Page Charges

A page charge is effective for all manuscripts on original research. A review and an invited article in English are exempt from page charges, provided it is approved in advance by the Editor-in-Chief. The actual charge per printed page will be notified to the author along with the manuscript for galley proofs. The publication fee is 50,000 KRW per printed page.


A PDF file of printed article will be sent to the corresponding author within a week by e-mail after the printed date.

Manuscript Preparation

The entire manuscript, including abstract, references, figures and tables, should be provided by typing on A4 paper sizes with font size of 10 points and the line spacing should be set at 200%.

The author should provide the title in (Korean) and English, the author’s (or authors’) name(s), and affiliation on the first page of the manuscript. If the number of authors is two or more, * mark should be indicated at the end of corresponding author. If affiliations of authors are different, superscriptions of 1, 2, 3 should be put at the end of authors’ name in order. The same marks should be put in front of respective affiliations. Co-1st authors and the co-corresponding authors can be added one by one. In the case of co-1st authors, “‡” should be indicated as a superscript on the right side of the names. Further, in the case of co-corresponding authors, “*” should be indicated as a superscript on the right side of the names. If the 1st authors and the corresponding authors are two or more, “these authors contributed equally to this work” should be indicated at the bottom. The corresponding author should provide the their name, affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. The co-corresponding authors should also provide the authors’ names, their affiliations, the affiliations’ addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Titles and descriptions of tables and figures should be all provided in English. Titles should be provided in order of Table 1, Fig. 1, etc. and in clear and precise manner, so that they could be understandable without referring to the text. The title of table should be given at the top of the table and the title of figure should be given at the bottom of the figure. Tables and figures should be stated as Table 1, Fig. 1 and etc. when they are quoted from the text body.

Footnotes should be expressed as Arabic numbers of 1), 2), 3) at the bottom of tables, and no sign should be used. Moreover, *, ** marks must be used to present significance probability of p<0.05 or p<0.01 in statistical analysis. In multiple range test, alphabets of a, b, c, d, etc. should be used and the explanations should be stated at the bottom.

All of the tables and figures may be presented in the middle of the text body or on separate sheets of paper to be attached at the end of the manuscript in order. The exact locations of tables and figures should be properly stated in the text. Pictures must be neatly produced by photography or a computer to be directly used as original images.

The manuscript should be assembled in the following sequence:

Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), Address(es), Running title (less than 50 letters and spaces), and Corresponding author (single page as Title page).

  • Abstract and Key words (single page)
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods*
  • Results and Discussion
  • (Results and Discussion sections can be separated)
  • Conclusion (Korean conclusion in case of Korean issue)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conflict of interests
  • References
  • Tables (one table per page)
  • Figures (one figure per page)

* Any study including human subjects (including sensory study) or animals must be reviewed and approved by a responsible Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).


Tables should be numbered with Araic numbers and cited consecutively in the text. Tables should be typed at the end of the manuscript, together with a suitable caption at the top of each table. Footnotes should be expressed as Arabic numbers of 1), 2), 3) at the bottom of tables, and no sign should be used. Moreover, *, ** marks must be used to present significance probability of p<0.05 or p<0.01 in statistical analysis. In multiple range test, alphabets of a, b, c, d, and etc. should be used and the explanations should be stated at the bottom.


Figures should be cited consecutively in the text by Arabic numbers. Figure numbers, titles and legends should be typed double-spaced on a separate page. All figures should be submitted in such form as to permit reproduction without retouching or redrawing. Line drawings should be professionally drawn, or generated by high-resolution computer graphics. Lettering on the figures should be of good quality and of a size that allows for eventual reduction of the figures. Each figure must be clearly numbered. It is strongly recommended to prepare the figures with ‘Excel’ or ‘Power point’, and to submit the files. The figure size would be one-column width, 8 cm; two column width, 16 cm.


All references cited in the text must appear in the References section, and all items in this section should be cited in the text. Reference list should be ordered alphabetically by the last name of the first author. Publications of the same authors must be ordered chronologically. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., with respect to second, third, etc., placed after the publication year. The order of multi-author publications as the same first author is also alphabetically. Citations of abstracts and works in submission are not permitted. If inevitable, personal communications can be cited in the text, but not listed in the references section. Papers in press can be cited when a proof has been produced. List all the author's names. Abbreviate journal names according to those examples used in Index Medicus and PubMed. The sequence is Authors, Title of papers, Journal name, Volume and Pages, followed by Year published. Follow the style shown by the examples below.

  • One author: Kim (2019) or (Kim, 2019)
  • Two authors: Kim and Lee (2019) or (Kim and Lee, 2019)
  • Three authors or more: Kim et al. (2019) or (Kim et al., 2019)
  • Multiple works: Listed by alphabetical order of the first author. (Kim et al., 2019; Lee et al., 2020; Park et al., 2021; Smith et al., 2008)
  • Multiple works by the same author: Differentiate citations by addition of a letter after the year. Kim et al. (2019a; 2019b) or (Kim et al., 2019a; Kim et al., 2019b)
Journal articles

Lee KD, Kim KS, Park AB. Influence of postharvest treatment on storage of apple. Postharvest Biol Technol, 2, 11-23 (1993)


Ryall AL, Liton WJ. Handling, Transportation and Storage of Fruits and Vegetables. Avi Publishing Co, Westport, Conneticut, USA, p 10-15 (1984)

SAS. SAS User's Guide Statistics, 3th ed, Statistical Analysis System Institute, Cary, NC, USA (1998)

Chapters in edited books

Obeime D. Modified atmosphere packaging of fruit and vegetables. In: Chilled Foods, Golmley TR (Editor), Elsevier Applied Science, London, England, p 50-100 (1990)

AOAC. Official Methods of Analysis. 15th ed, Association of Official Analytical Chemists, Washington DC, USA, p 210-219 (1996)

Bulletin and dissertations

Hong KD. Development of Preservation Method for Apple's Improvement. Final Report of KOSEF, KOSEF 98-02-12345-02 (1998)


Kim KD. New technology of apple storage. USA Patent No111000 (1998)

Unknown authorship

Anon. High humidity storage of vegetables and fruits. Hortscience, 13, 13-21 (1998)

Poster and oral presentation

Kim YN. Changes of polygalacturonase during softening of sweet potatoes. Paper presented at 18th Annual Meeting of Korean Society of Food Preservation, August 20, Daegu, Korea (2002)


Presey R, Avants JK. Pepper polygalacturonase. Phytochemistry, 15, 1349-1351 [Hortiscience, 13, 13-21 (1996)] (1976)

In principle, revision is accepted during the proofreading made by only the authors of the manuscript. No changes or insertions shall be made in the contents during the revision. Provided, that matters, in case of deemed necessary, may be revised by an editor. The copyright of all published articles in the journal of KJFP shall devolve on the society.

The paper contributor should pay the expenses for publication (50,000 KRW/page). In case of color printing of images and book publication with be paid by the paper contributors.

Any matters not explicitly stated in these regulations shall be determined by the Publishing Committee.

Printing Office

The Journal is printed by Guhmok Publishing Company located at #609, Jungang-Deco Plaza, 148, Eulgiro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04549, Korea.


Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, exclusive copyright of the paper shall be assigned to the Publisher.

※ Guides for authors have been partially amended as of Aug. 22nd, 2019. In addition, please note that compliance of regulations in submitting manuscripts will be reflected in a large proportion in the evaluation process.


Correct Incorrect Correct Incorrect
2 cm (centimeter) 2 cms, 2cm, 2 cm. 30℃ 30 ℃
2 m (meter) 2 M K(absolute degree; Kelvin) ˚K
1 μm(micrometer) 1 μ, 1μm pH 7.0 PH 7.0, pH7.0
27 g (gram) 27g, 27 gr, 27 grs. 15 cp (centipoise) 15 CP, 15 cps., 15 cP
30 kg (kilogram) 30kg, 30 Kg, 30kgs. 20 MPa (mega pascal) 20 mPa,20mpa,20 Mpa
30 mL (milliliter) 30 ml, 30 ml, 30mL 18,000 ×g (gravity) 18,000g, 18,000 g, 18000g
50 L (liter) 50 l ,5.0 l, 5.0l, 5.0L 2 log CFU 2 log cfu, 2 Log CFU
2.5 h (hour) 2.5h 2.5 hrs 2.5 hrs. 15 °Brix 15°Brix
3.5 min (minute) 3.5min, 3.5 mins. 15 kgf 15 Kgf, 15 kgf
20 sec (second) 20 s, 20 sec. 0.3-0.9 g 0.3~0.9 g, 0.3 - 0.9 g
60 mm/min 60mm/min,60mm/min 0.101 .101
25 m/sec 25 m/s, 25 ms-1 (a+b)/(c+d) a+b/c+d
25% (percent) 25 % OD (optical density) O.D, O. D.
20%(w/v) 20 % (w/v), 20%(W/V) DE (dextrose equivalent) D.E, D. E.
0.54 mg% 0.54mg%, 0.54 mg % ND (not detected) N.D, N. D.
25 ppm 25ppm, 25 PPM SD (standard deviation) S.D, S. D.
1×10-3M(molarity) 1x10-3M, 1 x 10-3 M USA U.S.A., U.S.A, US
0.01 N HCl 0.01N HCl, 0.01N-HCl

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