Editorial Regulation (Revised in April 2019)
The purpose of this regulation is to specify the editorial tasks concerning all publications issued by the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles.
1) The editorial committee consist of an editor-in-chief, associate chief editors and editorial board members.
2) The editor-in-chief is appointed by the president and also serves as editorial director.
3) The associate editor and the editorial board members are nominated by the nomination committee and appointed by the editor-in-chief so that professional and fair proceedings are conducted in consideration of specialty areas, affiliations, and regions.
4) The term of office for all editors and board members is two years and may be renewed.
1) The editorial board shall hold regular and occasional editorial board meeting and perform editorial affairs.
(1) Should the editor-in-chief or one-third of the editorial board members so request, a non-regular board meeting may be summoned.
(2) When necessary, subcommittee meetings or online meetings may be held in lieu of the regular or occasional editorial board meetings.
2) The editorial committee shall perform the following editorial tasks.
(1) Manage and conduct final review of submitted research manuscripts
(2) Review and revise the regulations related to editorial affairs
(3) Participate in planning editorial affairs
(4) Conduct other tasks related to editorial affairs
Regulation on the Review Process (Revised in August 2019)
The purpose of this regulation is to specify matters concerning the review of research manuscripts submitted to the Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles (hereafter, manuscripts).
1) According to the content of the manuscript, the editor-in-chief will appoint a responsible editor among the editorial board members, and that editor will appoint reviewers.
2) The submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by two or more reviewers.
1) The criteria for manuscripts are originality, academic contribution, validity of results, interpretation of results, effective development of thesis, and appropriateness of references. Reviewers should judge the manuscript strictly and objectively in accordance with the criteria.
2) Review results shall be one of the following: 'publish as is', 'revision without re-review', 'revision with further review', and 'rejection'.
3) The publication decision will be made based on 2/3 or more of the reviewers' recommendation.
4) The final publication decision will be made by the responsible editor and the editorial board.
(1) If the reviewers recommend 'publish as is', the responsible editor can review the manuscript and ask for further revision. When that editor confirms the revision as satisfactory, the publication process should start.
(2) Even when the reviewers recommend 'publish as is', the responsible editor may ask the editorial board to re-examine the manuscript when a specific reason exists. In such event, the final publication decision shall be made by the editorial board.
1) Reviewers shall complete the review within 14 days after being invited to review.
2) If a reviewer does not complete the review within 30 days after being invited to review, the reviewer may be disinvited.
3) Reviews shall be anonymous and reviewers are expected to keep all aspects related to the review process and the review results confidential.
4) Reviewers shall observe the regulation when reviewing the manuscript, and should specifically mention reasons for their judgment and comments.