Author Guidelines

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Korean Journal of Food Preservation (Korean J Food Preserv, KJFP) is a peer-reviewed and open access journal that publishes original research articles, research notes, and reviews on the scientific and technical aspects of food preservation, food processing, and food fermentation in terms of the physicochemical, microbiological and health-functional qualities.



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.

Peer Review

All manuscripts submitted to KJFP 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. The corresponding author may recommend less than four potential reviewers; however, the listed scholars may not necessarily be selected as reviewers. For the peer review, a submitted manuscript is assessed by two or more reviewers to decide whether to accept it or not; the reviewers must provide their comments and suggestions to authors within two weeks. The decision by reviewers is one of the following: i) Accept in present form, ii) Accept after minor revisions, iii) Reconsideration after major revisions, iv) Reject. The managing editor makes a final decision after receiving the reviewers’ opinions and sends the details to the corresponding author within one week. The corresponding author should re-submit the revised manuscript and item wise responses to reviewers’ comments within one month, if the decision is “Accept after minor revisions” or “Reconsideration after major revisions.” 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 web site.


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 Charges

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 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 (


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, conflict of interests, acknowledgements, author contributions, ethics approval, ORCID, supplementary materials, and references. In addition, table, figure legend, and figures should be presented in each page. The manuscript should be written in a continuous form regardless of page number with double-spaced 12 font size of Times New Roman. The manuscript should be provided as a manuscript template and additional files which are available at Author Guidelines of the journal web site along with the information needed.

0. Cover letter
All manuscripts must be accompanied by the cover letter 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 in the field of food science and technology.
1. Title Page (p. 1)

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”)

⦁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.

⦁Acknowledgments (if applicable)

Acknowledgments of financial support, technical assistance and so on are given in a separate paragraph.

⦁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.

2. Abstract & Keywords (p. 2)

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.

3. Introduction (starting on p. 3)
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.
4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 KJFP 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 online submission system( Other correspondences are possible with the following e-mail - or - The Editor-in-Chief of Korean Journal of Food Preservation.

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 manuscripts understand and do so with the understanding that, if accepted for publication, the exclusive copyright of the manuscript remains with the publisher.



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 24/04/1998
Amended on 17/04/2004
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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

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