Introductions to Authors

Template File

These guidelines are designed for those who wish to submit a manuscript to Food Science and Preservation (FSP) and include editorial policies, instructions of submission, reception, and double-blind peer review process of the manuscript, author proofreading, printing, page charge, reprints, copyrights, etc.


In principle, the corresponding author of manuscripts must be members of KoSFoP for the manuscript submission and subsequent review.

Types of Manuscripts

The types of manuscripts include original articles, research notes, and reviews. Manuscripts submitted for publication must not contain material that infringes the copyright or other rights of any individual or entity.
⦿ Research Articles

A research article reports the results of original research, assesses its contribution to the body of knowledge in a given area, and is published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Articles should be structured under the section headings; Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, etc., and References. The standard length of a published paper should be at least 6 printed pages, including tables and figures.

⦿ Research Notes

A research note is a short reports for the rapid presentation of new observation. Research notes should be arranged in the same way as articles. The standard length of published research notes should be less than 5 printed pages, including tables and figures.

⦿ Reviews

A scientific review provides an analysis of a scientific or applied field that includes all important findings and aggregates reports from multiple literature sources. Review articles are usually invited by the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board. The review should be structured in appropriate sections, such as Abstract, introduction, main issues, conclusions, and references. There is no limit to the length of a review, but it is subject to independent peer review and the Editor-in-Chief may request changes or decide not to proceed with publication.

Manuscript Preparation

Article structure should be in order of title, authors & affiliations, address(es), running title, corresponding author(s), abstract & keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, supplementary materials, acknowledgements, funding, conflict of interests, author contributions, ethics approval, ORCID, and references. In addition, table, figure legend, and figures should be presented in each page. The manuscript should be written in MS word processor in A4/Letter paper size, with double-spaced 10-12 font size of Times New Roman, and a page number at the bottom and a line number at the left. The manuscript should be provided as a manuscript template and additional files which are available at Introductions to Authors of the journal web site along with Title Page Template.

1. Cover letter

All submitted manuscripts must provide a cover letter to the submission system that clearly presents the descriptions about the significance of research work, such as its originality, its contribution to new knowledge and application in the field, and its relevance to the journal's aims and scope.

2. Title Page Template (Separate File)

The authors should provide the title, author(s)’ name(s), and affiliations 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 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 his/her name, affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. The co-corresponding authors should also provide their names, affiliations, affiliations’ addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

(Additional Information in “Title Page Template”)

⦁Acknowledgments and Funding

Acknowledge only those people and their institutions that have made significant contributions to the research. Note the funding agency and appropriate grant number.

⦁Conflict of Interest

The corresponding author of an article should inform the Editor of any potential conflicts of interest by authors that could affect the interpretation of the research or data. A potential conflict of interest should be disclosed in the cover letter even when the authors are confident that their judgments have not been influenced in preparing the manuscript.

⦁Author Contributions

What authors have done for the study should be described in this section. To qualify for authorship, all contributors must meet at least one of the seven core contributions by CRediT (conceptualization, methodology, software, validation, formal analysis, investigation, data curation), as well as at least one of the writing contributions (original draft preparation, review and editing).


Conceptualization: Hong GT.
Methodology: Kim Y, Lee SD.
Formal analysis: Kim CT.
Writing - original draft: Hong GT.
Writing - review & editing: Park Y, Kim W.

⦁Ethics Approval

A written statement must be described in the original articles indicating whether or not Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval was obtained or equivalent guidelines followed in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 on human experimentation; if not, an explanation must be provided. In addition, a statement of IRB status (approved, waived, or other) must be included in the Methods section of your manuscript. Similarly, a written statement confirming approval by appropriate the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be included for research involving animals. Any manuscript submitted without appropriate IRB or IACUC approval will not be reviewed and will be returned to the authors.


ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. The ORCID IDs can be obtained at The IDs of all authors are required, but at least those of the first author(s) and the corresponding author(s) are required.

3. Title, Abstract & Keywords (Manuscript Template File, p. 1)

Abstract should be less than 200±20 words. The abstract should contain important objectives, materials and methods, results, conclusion, and applications. Use complete sentences and standard terms. Abbreviations should be avoided in abstracts. In a separate Paragrab following the abstract, list less than 5 keywords or phrases that can be used for indexing purposes. They must be written in lowercase letters and separated by commas. Avoid common terms and abbreviations.

4. Introduction (starting on p. 2)

The introduction presents the purpose of the study and its relationship to earlier research in the field. It should not be a brief review of the literature. Use only the references necessary to provide the most compelling background so that the reader can understand the necessary information related to the study.

5. Materials and Methods

The materials and methods section should be brief but include sufficient technical information to allow a qualified reader to repeat the experiment. References to previously published procedures should be cited. The source of the unusual chemicals or the manufacturers of the equipment is indicated by the model name, manufacturer name, city, and country.

Authors are encouraged to describe the study design, settings and samples, measurements used, procedures, and analytical methods. They are also required to describe the study according to the reporting guidelines relevant to their specific research design, such as those outlined by the EQUATOR Network ( and the United States National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine ( For research involving humans or animals, ensure that the gender of the research participants and the sex of the animals are used correctly.

6. Results and Discussion

The results section should contain the design of the experiment as well as the results of the experiment. Results can be displayed as tables, figures, pictures, and text. The discussion section should focus on the importance of results rather than repetition of results.

7. Conclusions

The section is not mandatory but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex.

Supplementary Materials (if applicable)

Additional data and files can be uploaded as "Supplementary Materials" during the manuscript submission process. The supplementary files will also be available to the reviewers as part of the peer-review process. Any file formats are acceptable.


All references cited in the text must appear in the Bibliography section, and all items in this section must be cited in the text. References’ 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); SAS. SAS/STAT Software for PC. Release 9.2, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA (2008)

⦁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 HG. Effects of processing and storage methods on the quality characteristics of Korean pear juices. Ph D Thesis (or MS Thesis), Daehan University, Korea, p 40-43 (2011)


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)

⦁Proceedings (oral or poster)

Kim YN. Changes of polygalacturonase during softening of sweet potatoes. Paper presented at 18th Annual Meeting of The 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)

⦁Web page

Author(s). Title. Available from: URL (accessed on Day Month Year; archived on Day Month Year).

Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. Detection and quantitation of acrylamide in foods. Available from: Accessed Dec. 10, 2021.

Figure legends

Figure legends should contain a brief description of the experiments so that the figure can be understood without reference to the body of the text. However, the legend should not repeat ‘Materials and Methods’ or contain interpretive statements.

Tables and Figures

Titles and descriptions of tables and figures should be all provided in English. The titles should be provided in order of Table 1, Fig. 1, etc., in a 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, etc., when they are quoted from the text body. It is strongly recommended to prepare the figures with ‘Excel’ or ‘Power point’ by displaying the tic inside. Blurred images will not be accepted. The figure size would be one-column width, 8 cm; two column width, 16 cm.

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 as a superscript on the right side of the value, and the explanations should be stated at the bottom. All of the tables and figures should 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:

⦁Cover letter ⦁Title (less than 250 characters; 150 without spaces) - Only the first word capitalized ⦁Abstract (200±20 words) and Keywords (5 words or 5 connection words) ⦁Introduction ⦁Materials and Methods* ⦁Results and Discussion (Results and Discussion sections can be separated) ⦁Conclusions ⦁Supplementary Materials (if applicable) ⦁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).

In principle, only the author of the manuscript allows revisions during proofreading. No changes or insertions should be made during revision. However, if deemed necessary, the editorial board may revise it. The copyright of all articles published in the FSP belongs to The KoSFoP.

Matters not specified in the regulations are determined by the Editorial Board.

Manuscript Submission

Authors should submit manuscripts electronically using the E-submission system ( Other correspondences are possible with the following e-mail - or - The Editor-in-Chief of Food Science and Preservation.

Printing Office

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



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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Amended on 03/11/2006
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Amended on 01/10/2010
Amended on 16/02/2011
Amended on 30/04/2017
Amended on 22/08/2019
Amended on 17/12/2021

Journal Title Change

We announce that the title of our journal and related information were changed as below from January, 2024.


Before (~2023.12)

After (2024.01~)

Journal Title

Korean Journal of Food Preservation

Food Science and Preservation

Journal Abbreviation

Korean J. Food Preserv.

Food Sci. Preserv.







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