Editorial & Other Policies

Editorial Policy


Originality in research means what the author is doing is from his/her own perspective, although authors may draw arguments from other research works to back up their arguments. Originality is could be considered the opposite of research misconduct such as plagiarism. Original manuscripts to be submitted must not have been previously published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere, and the publication must be approved by all authors and the competent authority in which the work was performed.


Authors credit and take responsibility for the researcher's contributions to the research. Authors must meet the following criteria and contributors who do not meet all author qualification criteria must be listed in the 'Acknowledgments' section.

[Criteria 1] Substantial contributions to at least one of the works listed below: i) Conceptualization of the work; ii) Design and methodology of the work; iii) Formal analysis and data interpretation; iv) Drafting of the manuscript; v) Editing and revision of the manuscript.

[Criteria 2] Approval of both the submitted manuscript version and the revised manuscript version after the peer review process.

[Criteria 3] Agreeing to take responsibility for all aspects of the work (i.e. ensuring that questions relating to the accuracy or integrity of the work are properly investigated and resolved).

All authors should agree all of the contents including the author list. The corresponding author is responsible for i) ensuring that all authors have agreed to all of the contents and have approved the submission of the manuscript to FSP, and ii) managing all communications of authors with FSP before/after publication.

Role of corresponding author(s)

After accepting a manuscript for publication in this journal, the corresponding author is responsible for the accuracy of all contents of the proof, including the names, addresses and affiliations of the co-authors. After publication, the corresponding author is the contact for queries about the published paper. Changes of authors (e.g., author order, addition or deletion of authors, etc.) after manuscript submission must be approved by all authors. Author changes may be accepted only before publication is approved.

Conflict of Interests

FSP requires authors to declare competing financial and non-monetary interests with respect to their work. The definition of a competing interest (i.e. a potential cause of a conflict of interest) can be defined as: financial and non-financial interests that could directly undermine or be perceived as undermining the objectivity, integrity and value of a publication through its potential impact on the judgment and actions of authors with respect to objective data presentation, analysis and interpretation.

If there is no competing interest, the author must state, "The author(s) declare(s) no potential conflict of interest." in the manuscript. If competing interests exist, a description of the competing interests in the manuscript during submission (e.g., The author(s) declare(s) that the following competing interests exist: ~ ).

Citation of others’ work

Corresponding authors must obtain written permission from the author and/or publisher of the previous work to reproduce previously published copyright material (e.g., figures, tables, data, or text) in the manuscript submitted to FSP.


For studies involving animal and human research participants, the corresponding author should ensure that all experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The manuscript should include a statement identifying the institution and/or licensing committee authorizing the experiment, including relevant details.


Manuscripts reporting analysis, biological activity, composition, and related data should include relevant statistical information to support any discussion of differences or similarities in the data sets. Manuscripts reporting analysis, composition, biological activity, and related data should include relevant statistical information to support any discussion of differences or similarities in the data sets. Describe all statistical tests used and indicate the probability level (p) at which the difference was considered significant. Where data are presented in the text, state what they represent (e.g., mean±SD), indicate whether data were transformed before analysis, and specify any statistical computer programs used including the name and the location of the manufacturer.

Reviewers Recommendation

Authors can recommend potential reviewers. Journal editors will check to make sure there are no conflicts of interest before contacting those reviewers, and will not consider those with competing interests. Authors can also enter the names of potential peer reviewers that they wish to exclude from consideration for peer review of manuscripts during initial submission.

Peer Review

All manuscripts submitted to FSP are subject to peer review. Manuscripts that fail to meet the standards or are poorly written or formatted are rejected by the editor without further review. In addition, the manuscript might be declined without a peer review process, if it is judged to be beyond the scope of the journal, in violation of research ethics, such as duplication or plagiarism, lack of novelty, unclear research results, poorly written or inconsistent format according to submission guidelines. For the peer review, a submitted manuscript is assessed by two reviewers to decide whether to accept it or not. The list of authors and reviewers of the submitted manuscript is not disclosed, while the review and revision details are disclosed to the authors only. On the e-submission system, the corresponding author may track the progress of his/her manuscript at any time by logging onto the journal website.


Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo professional copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and publication on the web site. Galley proofs in PDF format for an accepted article will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author for the correction of any editorial errors, not for addition of new material or revision of the text. Excessive alteration of an article is not allowed during galley proofreading. Necessary changes to articles approved for publication are considered only with the editor's permission. The proofs should be corrected and e-mailed to the editorial office within 72 h.

Page Charge

A page charge is effective for all manuscripts on original research. Invited reviews and research papers in English are page fee waived, with the exception of color printing and fast track. The actual charges per printed page will be notified to the corresponding author along with the manuscript for galley proofs. The publication charge is 50,000 Korean Won (USD 50) per page, and an additional charge is applied for the fast track and color printing of images. If material errors are discovered after publication, the editorial team should be notified so that the errata can be published. In case of errors due to the author's mistake, the cost of publishing the errata is the responsibility of the author.


The PDF file of the printed paper will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within one week from the date of printing. In accordance with the beneficiary payment principle, however, a separate copy is provided upon submission of the application form (https://www.ekosfop.or.kr/author/guideline).


In the Copyright Transfer Agreement, all authors agree to the copyright transfer policy set by the Korean Society of Food Preservation that, when submitting a manuscript, the copyright of the manuscript belongs to the publisher, and all interests related to research should be disclosed.

Advertising Policy

Food Science and Preservation (FSP) does not allow advertising of commercial products until the policy changes otherwise.

CrossMark Policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative that provides a standard way for readers to find current versions of content. The Food Science and Preservation (FSP), one of the leading Korean journal member publishers sponsored by CrossRef, is committed to maintaining publications bearing the CrossMark logo and to notify readers when changes occur. Clicking on the CrossMark logo informs you of the current status of the document and may also provide additional publication history information for the document.

Data Sharing Policy

Food Science and Preservation (FSP) encourages data sharing where possible, unless prohibited by ethical, privacy or confidentiality issues. Authors wishing to do so may keep their data in a publicly accessible repository and include a link to the DOI within the manuscript text.

• Clinical Trials: FSP accepts the ICMJE Recommendations for data sharing statement policy. http://icmje.org/icmjerecommendations.pdf

• Authors may refer to the editorial, “Data Sharing statements for Clinical Trials: A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors,” in JKMS vol. 32, no. 7:1051-1053 (https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2017.32.7.1051).

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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