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Author's Guide

Information for Authors

The Journal of Adhesion and Interface (J. Adhes. Interface), which is published quarterly by the Society of Korean Adhesion and Interface of Korea, welcomes materials that reflect a wide range of perspectives and approaches on diverse areas of adhesion and interface. J. Adhes. Interface is an open-access journal run under the Open Access Policy. See the section on Open Access for detailed information on the Open Access Policy.


Originality and Copyright

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Once an article is accepted for publication, all papers are accessible to all users at no cost. If used for other researches, its source should be indicated in an appropriate manner and the content can only be used for uncommercial purpose under Creative Commons License.


Peer Review

All submitted manuscripts undergo a single-blind peer review process in which the identities of the reviewers are withheld from the authors.


Manuscript Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online via Article Contribution Management System (ACOMS). Online submission facilitates processing and reviewing of submitted articles, thereby substantially shortening the paper lifecycle from submission to publication. After checking the manuscript’s compliance to the Manuscript Guidelines, please follow the “e-Submission” hyperlink in the top navigation menu to begin the online manuscript submission process.


Open Access and Creative Commons License Statement

All J. Adhes. Interface content is Open Access, meaning it is accessible online to everyone, without fee and authors’ permission. Open access articles are automatically archived in the J. Adhes. Interface's Open Access repository (OAK Central).

All J. Adhes. Interface content is published and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Under this license, authors reserve the copyright for their content; however, they permit anyone to unrestrictedly use, distribute, and reproduce the content in any medium as far as the original authors and source are cited. For any reuse, redistribution, or reproduction of a work, users must clarify the license terms under which the work was produced.


Manuscript Guidelines

Manuscripts that do not adhere to the guidelines outlined below will be returned for correction. Please read the guidelines carefully and make sure the manuscript follows the guidelines as specified. We strongly recommend that authors download and use the manuscript template in preparing their submissions.


1. Page Layout :

All articles should be submitted in single-column text on standard A4 size paper (210 x 279 mm) with normal margins.


2. Length :

Manuscripts should normally be between 4,500 and 9,000 words (10 to 20 pages, excluding Figures and Tables).


3. File Type:

Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format and Hanguel format. To facilitate the manuscript preparation process and speed up the publication process, please use the manuscript template.


4. Title Page :

The title page should start with a concise but descriptive title and the full names of authors along with their affiliations and contact information (i.e., postal and email addresses). An abstract of 150 to 250 words should appear below the title and authors, followed by keywords (4 to 6).


5. Text Style :

Use a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman) no smaller than size 11 with double spaced line.

Use line number for paragraphs.

Use footnotes to provide additional information peripheral to the text. Footnotes to tables should be marked by superscript lowercase letters or asterisks.


6. Figures and Tables :

All figures and tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript after the reference list. To note the placement of figures and tables in the text, "Insert Table (or Figure) # here" should be inserted in appropriate places. Please use high-resolution graphics whenever possible and make sure figures and tables can be easily resized and moved.


7. Acknowledgments:

Acknowledgments should appear in a separate section before the reference list.


8. The following is a list of conflicts of interest to disclose, and which informs you of the types of content that may raise concerns about potential conflicts of interest. Identify sources of relevance and the degree of potential interests.

- Funding sources

- Financial relevance

- Patents

- Personal, political, and academic relationships, and so on.

Authors should describe any potential conflicts of interest in a cover letter as well as in the manuscript.



9. Reference List :

Reference list, formatted in accordance with the Chemical Abstract Style in List of Periodicals, should be alphabetized by the first author's last name. Some of examples are as follows, 

1. C. S. Ha, Y. Kim, W. K. Lee, W. J. Cho, and Y. Kim, Polymer, 39, 4765 (1998).

2. W. H. Lee, Fundamentals of Adhesion, Plenum Press, New York (1991).

3. E. Helfand and E. J. Kramer, in Polymer Interface, R. P. Wool Ed., pp336-378, Plenum,

     New York (1995).

4. G. Scott, U. S. Patent 4,121,025 (1978).


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