Instruction for Authors

The purpose of this instruction is to set forth the guidelines for the manuscript submitted to Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety to be published in a consistent manner.


1. This journal contains manuscripts about food hygiene and food safety and only the members of the society can submit manuscripts (all co-author(s) in the manuscript don’t need to be the members of the Society). When the editorial committee of the journal agrees, a non-member of the committee can submit his/her journal to the society. The scope of The Journal of FOOD HYGIENE AND SAFETY would be: 1) monitoring and/or epidemiological survey for food hazardous factors (microorganisms, chemicals and/or natural toxicants), 2) detection technology for food hazardous factors (microorganisms, chemicals and/or natural toxicants), 3) controlling technique for food hazardous factors (microorganisms, chemicals and/or natural toxicants), 4) study for food quality and safety retain (agricultural products, animal products and/or fishery products), 5) study for HACCP, GAP and/or harm evaluation, 6) study for food safety and efficacy, and 7) others (food safety-related issues).

2. The Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety owns the copyrights of all the manuscripts published in the journal. The manuscript and other required documents including a completed Copyright Assignment Form and Checklist for original article can be attached through the online submission central website.

3. Manuscripts in the journal shall be written in Korean or English. Abstract shall be in English, the main body of the text in Korean or English, and figures and tables in English.

4. Manuscripts shall be typed in MS Word or Hangeul Word Processor on A4-sized paper. Then the manuscript shall be submitted to the Society via online though its manuscript submission system at the Society’s webpage [ (KOR) or (ENG)]. Other correspondences can be sent by e-mail to (Editor-in-Chief, Deog-Hwan Oh, 1110, Huanghua Building, 320, Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06252, Korea, Tel: 02-566-0417, Fax: 02-566-4417).

5. Articles involving human subject studies (including sensory evaluation studies) and animal experimental studies should be approved for bioethics and animal experimental ethics by accredited institutions.

6. There are five types of a manuscript: an original article, a research note, a short communication, a review, or a commentary. The type of a manuscript shall be clearly stated at its first page.

(1) An original article is a manuscript which presents author(s)’ original thoughts and in principle no limitation is imposed on the number of pages. All titles should be written in English. An original article shall be written in the following orders: abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgement, abstract in Korean, and references in English. In addition, For Results and Discussion, Authors can separate or combine together. Do not use “introduction” as one of manuscript categories. Abstract words should be no more than 300 words, and at the bottom 2 to 5 key words should be written in English.

(2) A research note is for simpler and shorter reports on researches. Unless otherwise allowed by the editing committee, a note shall not exceed two pages when printed. The composition of a note is the same as that of an original article.

(3) A short communication is a manuscript which shall be published as soon as possible before the research is complete. An attachment to a short committee shall explain why a short communication needs to be published. The composition of a short communication doesn’t need to abide by that of an original article.

(4) A review is an editorial on the comprehensive view of local and foreign original articles and is commissioned by the editing committee.

(5) A commentary is a combination of short opinions, instead of reviews, and mainly deals with the data required to facilitate researches on specific topics concerning food hygiene and food safety, topics actively discusses, and views required for further researches. A commentary is commissioned by the editing committee or written by a member of the society.

(6) All titles and description of tables shall be in English (as seen in “Table 1” and “Fig. 1”) and be easily understandable without resorting to the main body of the text. To display a significance level of a statistical analysis, use superscripts of * and **. To display the result of a multiple range test, use superscripts of a, b, c, and d. Of course the author(s) can choose other superscript numbers if they’re not for a statistical analysis. When adding a footnote in a table, put in superscript numbers of 1), 2), and 3) to the end of the word or paragraph which needs description and then add the same superscript numbers to below of the table.

7. All technical terms in a transcript shall be those designated by the Ministry of Education and internationally designated words.

8. At the first page of a transcript, the title of the transcript and the name and affiliate of author(s) shall be written in Korean and English. Classify different affiliates of author(s) with superscript numbers. A corresponding author(s) is marked with a superscript of *.

① All figures in a transcript shall be drawn by MS Excel of MS Power Point and each figure is printed out in a 7 cm×7 cm size. Therefore, the size of characters, numbers, and symbols in a figure shall be considered before selecting a figure for a transcript. All photographs shall be jpg files with the resolution of 200 dpi or more.

② For abbreviations, the term should be spelled out at first use, with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations of materials shall follow the rule of nomenclature of the IUPAC-IUB; the definition of the materials in parenthesis.

③ Superscript numbers are used to cite references in the main body of the text. Here are the examples of reference. Reference list is written in English.

e.g.) 1. Hayes, R. and Campbell, T.C.: Food additives and contaminants. In Casarett and Doull's Toxicology, 3rd Ed. (Klaassen, C.D., Amdur, M.O. and Doull, J. eds.) Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, pp. 771-790 (1986).
2. Lee S.M., Lim J.M., Kim K.H., Cho S.Y., Park K.S., Sin Y.M., Cheung C.Y., Cho J.I., You H.J., Kim K.H., Cho D.H. :Microbiological study using monitoring of microorganism in salt-fermented fishery products. J. Food Hyg. Saf., 23, 198-205 (2008).

9. Author(s) proofreads the draft of a transcript and the editing committee proofreads the following editions of a transcript.

10. Author(s) can submit the errata to the editing committee within one month of the release of a Journal if author(s) thinks corrections of the published transcript is necessary.

11. Author(s) of a transcript selected by the Society will be paid 50,000 KRW per a page; if author(s) wants to publish more, author(s) shall ask for the required number of copies by the completion of first proofreading and pay 50,000 KRW per 50 copies as well as printing fees. If corresponding author would like to apply for fast review of the manuscript, he/she can request for fast review. In this case, it will take 10 days for completion of 1st review after submission. Corresponding author who wants for fast review should pay extra charge of 150,000 won for fast review.

12. Peer Review

① The head of the editing committee appoints an editing secretary for each discipline and helps editing secretaries to edit transcripts appoint judges.
② An editing secretary is the first to check whether a submitted transcript is appropriate for this Society’s discipline. If the transcript isn’t appropriate, he/she forwards it to the editing committee to discuss whether to judge the transcript or not.
③ Judges are appointed by the recommendation of editing secretaries. Two judges are required to decide whether a submitted transcript is selected for the Journal or not.

13. Authors should submit the revised manuscript within 90 days after receiving judgement as a minor revision or major revision.

14. Yearly subscription fee of the Journal is 50,000 KRW for a member of the Society, 10,000 KRW for a student member of the Society, and 120,000 KRW for a library member of the Society. Membership fee for first-time subscribers is 20,000 KRW. If author want to get hard copy of the Journal, they required to pay membership fee.

All matters related to subscription and change in address shall be send to the following address.
Address: 1110, Huanghua Building, 320, Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06252, Korea
Tel: 02-566-0417 Fax: 02-566-4417
Website: (KOR) or (ENG)

15. All matters not prescribed in this instruction shall be dealt with at the editing committee.

16. Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety Research ethics and its authenticity rules (Jan 1, 2008)


Chapter 1. General rules

Article 1 (Purpose) The rules are to regulate the procedure that ensures research ethics and its authenticity of Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety and regulate formation and operation of Research Ethics Committee (hereafter as “committee”).

Article 2 (Application) The rules apply to papers submitted to the academic journal of the society and presentations of the academic symposiums.

Article 3 (Definition of fraudulent act in research) Fraudulent research acts means following acts done in the process of research proposal and execution, reporting and presentation of research findings:

① Fraudulent creation of non-existent data or research findings
② Distortion of research contents or findings through artificial manipulation of research material, equipment and process or through modification or removal of data
③ Plagiarizing other’s creative research contents or findings without legitimate approval or citation
④ Illegitimate paper author indication by not granting paper author qualification to a person who has scientifically or technologically contributed to research contents or findings, or by granting paper author qualification as an expression of gratitude or respect to a person who has not contributed
⑤ Acts that are overly beyond criteria that is usually tolerated in the academic circle
⑥ Fraudulent acts that require investigation or verification by the committee

Article 4 (Terminology) (1) “Informant” means a person who recognizes a fraudulent act and reports it to the society (or committee).
(2) “Person under investigation” means a person who is investigated on a fraudulent act based on the recognition of an informant or the committee, or a person who is investigated based on the assumption resulting from the investigation process that he or she has been involved in a fraudulent act.
(3) “Preliminary investigation” means a preliminary procedure that decides whether it is necessary to officially investigate a reported or recognized fraudulent act.
(4) “Actual investigation” means a procedure to investigate whether a suspicion on a fraudulent act is true.


Chapter 2. Formation and function of the committee

Article 5 (Formation) The committee consists of no more than seven members including a chairman. President appoints a chairman and members.
① Editor in chief and academic director of the academic journal of the society are mandatory positions and vicechairman is elected among the members.
② Term of the membership is two years and can be served consecutively.

Article(Chairman) (1) Chairman represents the committee and presides over meetings.
(2) Vice chairman assists the chairman and becomes an acting chairman when the chairman is absent.

Article 7 (Assistant administrator) The committee has an assistant administrator who handles overall administrative matters.

Article 8 (Meetings) (1) The chairman calls and presides over meetings of the committee.
(2) At a meeting, a majority of the members must be present and a majority of the attending members must agree to make a final decision.
(3) The committee meetings are closed meetings. If necessary, people in concern can attend and state opinions.

Article 9 (Function) The committee deliberates and decides the following:
① Revision of the rules
② Receipt and handling of fraudulent act reporting
③ Starting actual investigation, and decision, approval and re-deliberation on investigation findings
④ Protection of informant and person under investigation Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety Research ethics and its authenticity rules
⑤ Handling of result of research authenticity verification and follow-up measures
⑥ Other aspects regarding committee operation


Chapter 3. Reporting a fraudulent act and protection of rights

Article 10 (Reporting a fraudulent act) An informant can report a fraudulent act in writing or by email. Evidence must be submitted in writing and real name reporting is the principle.

Article 11 (Protection of informant) (1) The committee should not reveal personal information of the informant for protection unless it is necessary.
(2) The committee must take actions to protect the informant if the informant experiences illegitimate pressure or threat due to the fraudulent act reporting.

Article 12 (Protection of rights of person under investigation) Until the investigation on a fraudulent act is completed, the committee must be careful not to infringe upon rights or reputation of the person under investigation. If the person turns out to be innocent, it must make efforts to recover reputation of the person.

Article 13 (Raising an objection and protection of defense right) The committee must ensure an informant and the person under investigation have equal rights and opportunities of opinion statement and objection. Such procedure must be informed beforehand.


Chapter 4. Preliminary investigation

Article 14 (Formation of committee) Preliminary investigation committee is formed within ten days from reporting and is composed of no more than three members including the chairman.

Article 15 (Period and methods of preliminary investigation) (1) Within 30 days from formation of the preliminary investigation committee, it must decide whether an actual investigation should be conducted.
(2) If it has been more than three years since a fraudulent act is committed, the reporting is not handled.
(3) Through preliminary investigation, the following is reviewed:
① Whether the reporting applies to the fraudulent acts specified by the Article 3
② Whether reporting is specific and clear enough to lead to actual investigation
③ Whether more than three years has passed since a fraudulent act was committed

Article 16 (Report and notice of the preliminary investigation result) (1) Result of the preliminary investigation is notified to the informant and the person under investigation within ten days from the committee’s decision and reported to the president of the society.
(2) The result report of the preliminary investigation must include the following:
① Specific information regarding the suspicion
② Facts on the fraudulent act suspicion
③ Grounding for decision on whether to conduct an actual investigation


Chapter 5. Actual investigation

Article 17 (Beginning and duration of an actual investigation) (1) A actual investigation starts within 30 days after the result of a preliminary investigation. During the period, a committee (hereafter as “investigation committee”) must be formed to conduct an actual investigation.
(2) The actual investigation must be completed within 90 days.
(3) If investigation committee decides that it cannot be completed within the specified period, it can explain the reason to the committee and request a 30 day extension. (one time only)

Article 18 (Formation of an investigation committee) (1) An investigation committee is composed of at least five members.
(2) Formation and duration of an investigation committee are decided by the committee. Chairman of the investigation committee is elected among the investigation members.
(3) The investigation committee must include at least two members with specialized knowledge and experience in the matter. For objectivity and fairness, at least two people must be appointed from outside the society.
(4) A person who has a stake in this matter should not be included in the investigation committee.

Article 19 (Request for appearance and document submission) The investigation committee can demand that the person under investigation, informants and testifiers appear for testimony.

Article 20 (Submission of the investigation result) (1) The investigation committee must submit the result to the committee within the actual investigation period.
(2) The result must include the following:
① Specific detail of the suspicion
② Facts on suspicions of the fraudulent act
③ Evidence, witness and affidavit
④ Investigation result
⑤ Other data useful for decisions


Chapter 6. Decision and action

Article (Decision) (1) Decision must be made within six months from the beginning of the preliminary investigation.
(2) The committee reviews the result report of the investigation committee and suggests warning, restriction on paper submission, suspension or disqualification of membership to the head of the society and notifies the result to the informant and the person under investigation.
(3) If the informant or the person under investigation refuses to accept the decision, he or she must submit a re-deliberation request to the chairman of the committee within 30 days from receipt of the result notice.

Article 22 (Re-deliberation) (1) The committee must decide whether to conduct re-deliberation within 10 days since a redeliberation request form is received.
(2) Re-deliberation procedure and method are decided by the committee.

Article 23 (Action) The head of the society must inform the final decision to the head of the organization of the person who committed the fraudulent act.


Chapter 7. Keeping the record and confidentiality

Article 24 (Keeping the record) All the records coming from the preliminary and actual investigations are kept at the secretariat of the society for five years.

Article 25 (Confidentiality) All the facts on research ethics and authenticity investigation must be remain confidential and people involved in the investigation must not reveal the information obtained during the process. If there is need to disclose the information, the committee can vote to make such a decision.


Supplementary provision

These rules are effective from January 1, 2008.

(Established in November 1986)
(1st Revised in March 1987)
(2nd Revised in November 1995)
(3rd Revised in January 2005)
(4th Revised in December 2006)
(5th Revised in September 2013)(6th Revised in June 2015)
(7th Revised in December 2015)
(8th Revised in April 2016)
(9th Revised in February 2019)