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General Guide

  1. 1) Classification

    Articles should be about applications or theories of Radiation (including non-ionizing rays) protection.
    They are classified as thesis, technical articles, note, special draft, comment, or letter. Special drafts and comments are requested by the editing committee for certain content and areas of specialization.

    Thesis : The content of a thesis should be original or unreported analysis, and it should be written with full explanations such that the reader can follow the processes and reproduce the expected results.


    Technical Articles : The contents of technical articles are research, analysis, reformation, results and review for problems related to practical techniques. The format of technical articles is similar to the thesis format.


    Note : Note format is similar to the thesis format, but the purpose of notes are for data exchange or introduction. Notes do not require final, definite results.


    Letter : Letters contain simple information, editing policy, opinions on listed articles, and responses to letters.

  2. 2) Qualification

    At least one of the authors should be a member of KARP. Under certain circumstances, non-member’s articles
    may be published with the approval of the editing committee.

  3. 3) Submission

    Three copies of the submitted paper are to be submitted to the editing secretary along with the ‘writers check list’ (If submitted as an e-mail, only one copy is attached). Two of the copies should have the author’s name & organization removed to allow fair examination (known as author blind reviewing).
    If the Figures are photos, original copies or laser color printed copies of high quality should be submitted.


    The date of reception will be taken to be the day when the paper is received by the editing secretary.


    The selected and sealed paper is presented as a computer file. The pictures or photos can be sent as a printed document. The requirements also can be submitted, such as color printing, supplement volume copies, etc.


    The quotation of documents should get prior consent from the original author and publishing company.

  4. 4) Miscellany

    The author is responsible for the contents of the paper and requested corrections.


    If color or special printing is requested by the author, additional printing expenses will be the responsibility of the author.


    Supplement volumes are provided for listed articles. Additional supplement copy expenses are the responsibility of the author.


    The publication fee (30,000 won per each printed page, 2005.09) is paid on committee’s request.

Detailed Guide

  1. 1) Language

    Language of the main text of the article may be either English or Korean. Diagrams and figures should be composed entirely in English. It is recommended that references be written in English.

  2. 2) Formation

    The order of writing follows as below. The first page is the cover, and each part must begin on a new page.

    1. 0

      - Cover: Title, Author, Organization of author, Contact Number (Reprint requests to),
      Class of the paper (thesis, technical articles, etc.)

      - Inner Cover: Title of Thesis (Korean & English)

    2. 1
      Abstract, Key words: Korean Title & Abstract at the beginning, and English Abstract at the end, English Title & Abstract at the beginning, and Korean Abstract at the end
    3. 2 Introduction
    4. 3 Materials and methods
    5. 4 Results and Discussion
    6. 5 Conclusion
    7. 6 References
    8. 7 Abstract: Korean Thesis with English Abstract, English Thesis with Korean Abstract
    9. 8 Table & Figure
    10. 9 Legend for Figure

    Title indicates the content of paper concisely & significantly. The name and organization of author should be written under the title. The English name of author is typed as a full name, first name ahead and the last name behind. (Ex. Gill Dong Hong) The contact information should consist of a zip-code, address, phone, fax, and e-mail address.
    If necessary, ① presented at - ② this work supported by, are printed additionally, ③ running title is needed within 8 letters of Korean, 60 phrases in English.

    Abstract should be a sentence with explanation of purpose, methods, and the major conclusion of the research. The first letter of an English title should be capital, except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions.

    The number of key words must be within six words. The first letter should be capitalized.

    The research plan and methods are written in sequence. If the experimental methods are the keynote, it should be written precisely for the reader to follow the methods.

    Tables and Figures are written in English with full explanations. The size of letters and thickness of lines in Tables should be designed with size reduction during printing in mind. Vertical lines are not recommendable in Tables. Titles of Tables or Figures should be formed as a phrase, and the explanations of Figures should formed as sentences. The title of Tables should be written with capital letters except for articles, prepositions, and conjunctions. The titles of Figures should written with the first letter capitalized. Each Table is printed on separate pages.

    Reference lists are written as below.

    1. 1 References are quoted in the body and should be written in the following format.
    2. 2 List all of the authors.
    3. 3 Examples of the reference format of magazines, books, or book chapters:
      1. 1) Magazine: author, title, magazine, published date: pages in order (from the first to the last) Abbreviation of magazine title follows the format of SCI.
        Ex) Martinez-Bisbal MC, Marti-Bonmati L, Piquer J, Revert A, Ferrer P, Llacer JL, Piotto M, Assemat O, Celda B. 1H and (13)C HR-MAS spectroscopy of intact biopsy samples ex vivo and in vivo (1)H MRS study of human high grade gliomas. NMR Biomed. 2004 Jun;17(4):191-205.
      2. 2) Book: Authors, signature, published numbers, location of publishing, publisher, year of publication, page numbers
        Ex) Eisen HN. Immunology; An introduction to molecular and cellular principles of the immune response. 5th ed. New York; Harper and Row, 1974:406-407.
      3. 3) A chapter from a book: Authors, chapter. In: Name of editor, book, published numbers, location of publishing, publisher, year of publication, page numbers
        Ex) Peters LJ, Ang KK, Thames HR, Altered fractionation schedule. In: Perez CA, Brady LW, eds. Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, 2nd ed. Philadelphia a, PA : Lippincott Co. 1992:97-113.
    4. 4 References currently in the process of publication should be referred to ‘in press’.
    5. 5 Informal or uncommon data should be introduced as a footnote, not a reference.
  3. 3) Format

    The papers are printed as one-side with A4 (210 mm x 297 mm), double spaced (200%).
    Each side has at least 25 mm margin. The font is 10 at intervals of two rows.

    It is recommended that articles be written from the third-person grammatical format.

    Terminology in Korean-articles is written with Korean, and English or Chinese letters will be indicated
    in round brackets.

    The mass numbers of chemical elements are indicated with left-upper suffix. The full name of element will be written without the mass numbers. (Ex. Using ‘90Sr’, ‘131I’, ‘strontium’, ‘iodine’, therefore notations such as ‘Sr-90’, ‘I’ are disallowed).

    Abbreviation should be place in round brackets immediately following the first appearance of the word.

    Arabic numerals & SI units are used. One space is needed between number and unit. Numerical index is used instead of slash (/) (Ex: 1 mSvh-1 instead of 1mSv/h).

    Decimal exponent uses right-upper suffix, not ‘E’ (using 2.58X10-4 not 2.58E-4).

    A footnote is used at right-upper suffix according to CBE system (order of * † ‡ § ∥ ¶ #). A tail-note of a Table is indicated with lower-case English letters and right-upper suffix, 8-font size (Ex: data)).

Presentation: To secretary of ‘Journal of R wadiation Protection’ KARP

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