Instructions for Authors

❚ General Information

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Korea Water Resources Association is an interdisciplinary journal, launched in 1968 and published monthly by the Korea Water Resources Association. The journal is devoted to the publication of original scientific and technical papers, reviews, short communications, anddiscussions in the science of water resources. The scope of the journal encompasses development of new experimental, numerical, theoretical, and analytical approaches in water resources.

Submission of Papers

Manuscripts must be electronically submitted to The manuscript must be accompanied by a signed statement that it has been neither published nor currently submitted for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, checklist for original article and copyright transfer agreement should be submitted. Please include e-mail addresses and fax numbers in the cover letter.




Manuscript authorship should be restricted to those who meet and of the following conditions.
1) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
2) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
3) Final approval of the version to be published.
4) 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.


Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by three experts in the corresponding field. The Editorial Board may request that authors revise the manuscripts in light of the reviewers' suggestions. The authors should upload the revised files with a reply to each item in the reviewers' comments after revision of the manuscript. The authors should complete the revisions within 3 months after the request. If the authors want to extend the revision period to more than 3 months, they should negotiate with the Editorial Board. The manuscript review process should be completed after the second review. If the authors wish further revision, the Editorial Board may consider it. The Editorial Board will make a final decision on the approval for publication of the submitted manuscripts and can request any further corrections, revisions, and deletions of the article text if necessary. The review and publication processes that are not described in the Instructions for Authors will be incorporated from the Editorial Policy Statements approved by the Council of Science Editors Board of Directors (     

❚ Preparation of the Manuscripts

Length: The manuscripts must be in English or in Korean and typed with a double space in letter or A4 sized paper. The maximum length is 8 printed papered including figures and tables. The manuscripts exceeding 8 pages must be given special permission from the editor. The manuscripts should include an abstract less than 200 words and a list of key


Units: The use of System International(SI) units is mandatory as primary measurement unit.

Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should be consecutively numbered and headed with short titles. They should be referred to in the text as Fig. 1, Table 2, etc. Tables and figures should be prepared in separated sheets and attached at the end of the manuscript ready for photographic reproduction.

Equations: Equations should start on a separate line and must be identified with consecutive numbers in parentheses. The equations should be referred to in the text as Eq.(1), Eq.(2), etc.

References: References must be completed in the following order: last name(s) and initial(s) of first and middle name of the author(s), year of publication in parentheses, title of papers in “quotes”, name of the book or journal in italics, volume number, issue number, publisher, city and state or country of publication, and inclusive paper numbers. In the text, refer to publication by listing the lanst names of the authors and the year (e.g., Noris and Wilbur, 1960). The final section of the paper should be a list of references showing author(s) in alphabetical order. References should be in the following style:


Lewellen, W.S. (1977). “Use of invariant modeling.”Handbook of turbulence, Edited by Frost, W., Vol. 1, Plenum Press, New York, N.Y., pp. 237-280.


Rahuel, J.L., Holly, F.M., Chollet, J.P., Belleudy, P.J., and Yang, G. (1989). “Modeling of river bed evolution for bedload sediment mixtures.” Journal of Hydraulic Enigneering, ASCE, Vol. 115, No. 11, pp. 1521-1542.


Graves, A.L., and Gooch, R.S. (1986). “Central Arizona Project start up.” Proceedings Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution, ASCE, New York, N.Y. Vol. 1, pp. 546-551.

❚ Research and Publication Ethics

The editors and authors follow the KWRA regulation on research and publication ethics. International standards for editors and authors ( developed by Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) apply to the contents not stated in the regulation. If research misconduct not prescribed in the regulation is detected, the editors refer to the COPE Flowchart. The government law and regulation with respect to integrity apply to the contents on research integrity not stated in theregulation.     

❚ Copyright Transfer

All authors are required to sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement when a manuscripts is finally accepted for publication. The copyright and the transfer right of the digital content of the published paper and journal is owned by the Korean Water Resources Association.     

❚ Page charges

All published papers incur page charges at the following rate:

Regular Papers

Pages 1-8 ... 150,000 won

Pages 9-15 ... 20,000 won per page

Pages 16 and beyond Not Accepted

Urgent Papers

Pages 1-8 ... 250,000 won

Technical Note Policy Note

Pages 1-6 ... 100,000 won

Pages 7-10 ... 20,000 won per page

Pages 11 and beyond Not Accepted


❚  Instructions File Download for Authors

Instructions for Authors and Manuscript Example
Author's Checklist
Copyright Transfer Agreement Form