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Author's Guide

1. Journal Aims and Scope


The Journal of Electrochemical Science and Technology publishes high–level Communications, Research Articles and Mini-Reviews related to all range of electrochemical science and technology. It aims for high-speed reviewing process in 2 weeks and maintains Full Open Access with no fee for both authors and readers. The journal is quarterly published by the Korean Electrochemical Society. Contributions from members and non-members are equally welcome.



2. Manuscript Types


-      Communication is restricted to unusual urgent, significant reports. A brief statement explaining the urgency should be included in cover letter. It should not exceed 10 double spaced manuscript pages, including artworks.

-      Research Article is the most appropriate for publication in JECST.  It should report original fundamental or applied studies in comprehensive but concise manner to provide new scientific and technical insight.

-      Mini-Review presents critical analysis of a topical subject. The author(s) can be invited by the journal. A person who wants to submit a Mini-Review should consult Editor-in-Chief by sending 1~2 page proposal before submitting a full review.



3. Manuscript Submission


JECST accepts online manuscript submissions only, via e-Submission. After log-in, upload cover letter, manuscript in Word format (2010 for Windows and later versions), manuscript in PDF, and supporting information if available. The suggested reviewers can be added in during the upload. No one who may have a conflict of interest in reviewing your manuscript, such as former advisers, students, or recent collaborators, should be suggested as a potential reviewer.



4. Plagiarism

Manuscripts must be original in concept, content, and writing. An author cannot reuse wording from other publications, including one’s own previous publications, whether or not that publication is cited.



5. Peer review process


The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its scientific significance. The initial decision can be made by Editor-in-Chief or through a normal reviewing procedure within 2 weeks of receipt of a manuscript. The number of reviewers to be asked should be at least two. The reviewers’ comments are sent to the corresponding authors by e-mail and the revised manuscript must be submitted online within 4 weeks. Failure in meeting timeline can be regarded as a withdrawal.



6. Revisions and Resubmission


Revisions: When submitting a revised manuscript to the journal, the cover letter must indicate that it is a revision of a previous manuscript and provide the old manuscript number. The cover letter should state how the manuscript has been changed compared with the original; a detailed list of responses to each of the comments of the reviewers or convincing reasons for declining to do so should be included with the letter. An author who strongly believes that the paper was not judged fairly should explain why in the cover letter.


Resubmission: When resubmitting a rejected manuscript, the author should follow the procedures for submission of a new manuscript. Resubmission should be identified with referencing the previous manuscript number. Please, note that resubmitting does not guarantee eventual acceptance, and that the resubmission will be subject to further review before a decision is reached.



7. Journal Publishing Agreement


During manuscript submission, Journal Publishing Agreement as below should be submitted electronically to the journal.


Copyrights: By submitting an article for possible publication, authors are expected to agree to the ‘Transfer of Copyright’, when the article is accepted for publication. The transfer of copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microform, or any other reproduction of similar nature, and includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems.


Open Access Policy: This journal adopts Open Access model to transmit electronic version of articles to readers without any subscription or fee and to archive in a sustainable way. Thus, all publications will be distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and sources are credited.



8. Proofs and Reprints


The corresponding authors of an accepted manuscript will be notified by e-mail for examining the galley proof. Proofs should be confirmed and returned as soon as possible. Extensive or important changes such as title and authorship will not be allowed.


Reprints are not available.