Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

The Korean Journal of Mathematics (KJM) is a mathematical journal devoted exclusively to the publication of high-quality research papers in the fields of pure and applied mathematics. Emphasis is placed on important developments in pure and applied mathematics. The Korean Journal of Mathematics supports the publication of original material involving the complete solution of significant problems in the above disciplines.  The Korean Journal of Mathematics also encourages the publication of timely and thorough survey articles on current trends in the theory and applications of mathematics.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

This journal is devoted to the publication of research papers on pure and applied mathematics. To be published in the journal, a paper must be correct, new, nontrivial, and significant. All of the manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Its editorial policies is established, revised and will be revised by Editorial Committee members of KKMS including Editor-in-Chief and Editors. The suitability of papers for publication in the Korean J. of Math. is judged by the editorial policy of the editorial committee. Editor-in-Chief has full directorship for reviewing process, which is processed in the order of submission to the Korean J. of Math.. Editor-in-Chief selects one Associate Editor then the Associate Editor selects at least two members of the editorial committee or other scientifically qualified reviewers to conduct a critical review of the paper. A reviewer may not belong to the same institution as authors. Reviewers should examine the paper and return it with their report to the Editor- in-Chief as soon as possible, usually within 6 months. The anonymity of the reviewers is always preserved. The reviewer recommends acceptance, rejection or acceptance after revision through reviewers report. If both reviewers recommend acceptance or rejection, the decision stands. When their opinions are split, then the Associate Editor takes a further process to decide acceptance or rejection of that paper. Associate Editors may take a further process for the manuscript of which reviewing process is overdue. For the further process, Associate Editors may request an emergency review by another editorial member. The final decision by Editor-in-Chief is usually completed within 2 months from the time of the paper submission. Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the author must return the revised manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief within 4 weeks; otherwise the author will be notified that the paper has been withdrawn. Editor-in-Chief will send the revised manuscript to an Associate Editor to check if the manuscript is revised as suggested by editorial members. The Associate Editors will have to send the manuscript back to Editor-in-Chief within 4 weeks. If a paper is not suitable for publication it will be returned to the author with a statement of reasons for rejection. The author may appeal if he or she believes an erroneous or unfair judgment has been made. A letter to the Editor-in-Chief presenting reasons why the decision should be reconsidered will be subjected to due consideration. Most papers that eventually are published are returned, at least once, for revision. Revisions are requested because, in the opinion of the reviewers, the suggested changes will improve the paper. Common reasons for requesting revision are failure to follow the guidelines, lack of clarity or brevity, evident questions for the fact or theory, poor organization of tabular material and poor English rhetoric. The revised copy must be returned to the Editor-in-Chief within 4 weeks or the authors will be notified that their paper has been rejected. The time needed for publication from the date the manuscript is submitted to the Editor-in- Chief to the date of acceptance for publication may vary, depending on the time spent for review and revision. A letter announcing the issue of publication is sent to the author after the manuscript has been accepted by the Editor-in-Chief. Review papers would be invited from well-known Mathematician by recommendation from members of the Editorial Committee. These invited papers would normally be subject only to minimum reviewing process that ensures their presentation conform to the editorial and review policy of the the Korean J. of Math..


Publication Frequency

One volume is published each year, and each volume consists of four issues (March  30th, June  30th, September  30th, December  30th).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


CrossCheck Info

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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Ethics and malpractice statements of the Korean Journal of Mathematics are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, editors and the editorial board, reviewers and the publisher.

Duties of Editors

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Specifically, authorship of the paper is based on the following 4 criteria:

    - Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

    - Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

    - Final approval of the version to be published; AND

    - Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Indexing and Abstracting Service

Articles published in this journal are indexed on abstracted in Korea Citation Index, Mathematical Reviews, and Emerging Sources Citation Index. 

ISSN: 1976-8605 (Print), 2288-1433 (Online)

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