Instructions for Authors


(Enacted in 20 April 2000, most recently revised in 24 December 2019)


Original manuscripts containing new significant results in the fields of science and technology for pulp, paper and biomass utilization, and not scheduled for publication elsewhere will be considered for publication. Reviews and manuscripts based on preprints from conferences may also be accepted. All manuscripts will be refereed by two or more members of the KTAPPI Editorial Board who makes a critical appraisal of the substance and structure of the paper and recommends whether it should be published taking into consideration what is already published in the literature on the subject concerned.


Submission Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the following address.

Name Dr. Sung, Yong Joo

Address Chungnam National University, 99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 34134, Korea

Phone Number +82-42-821-5755

Fax Number +82-42-821-6159


Author check list and Copyright transfer can be found during the submission process via homepage.


Authorship and Ethical Issues

Duplicate Publication: The papers already published to other scientific journals or periodicals are not considered for publication. The published paper to this journal should not be submitted to other scientific


-Authorship: Authors who meets all of following conditions can be listed: 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; and 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content.

-Conflict-of-Interest Statement: If there are any conflicts of interest related to individual author’s commitments or project support, it should be clarified and described in the manuscript.


For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, International standards for editors and authors ( can be applied. If there are any ethical issues from the manuscripts, it should be first reviewed by Editorial Board and the recommendations should be processed by the Editorial Board. If anyone does not agree or accept the decision by Society in the process of ethical issues, those may be referred to the Journal of Korea TAPPI Editors ( or appropriate Committee of the corresponding institutes such as (


Forms of Publication

Original Papers: Manuscript represents original research articles.

Brief Communications: Short reports of original researches.

Technical/Case Reports: Descriptions or informations of new technologies and current situations in industries and related fields.

Reviews: Invited or submitted review papers on a specific topic.

Letters to the Editor: Critical comments are welcomed for correcting errors of published facts and for providing alternative interpretations of published data.



It is published bimonthly in February 28th, April 30th, June 30th, August 30th, October 30th and December 30th. Manuscript can be received at any time. The manuscript that does not keep the instruction to authors may be rejected before review. Certificate of receipt of manuscript is issued to the corresponding author via email.


Peer review process

Each paper submitted for peer review will be refereed by at least two reviewers of the Korea TAPPI Editorial Board. The author’s name and affiliation is not disclosed during review process to reviewers. Reviewers will make a critical appraisal of the substance and structure of the paper and recommend whether it should be published taking into consideration the novelty of the content and its significance to the readership of the journal. After review the Peer Review Editor will advise the author of the reviewer’s comments and whether the paper is rejected, accepted, or is still being considered awaiting author response to reviewer’s reservations. The author may be given an opportunity to revise the paper in accordance with the reviewer’s comments. If the paper is finally accepted, it will be edited for printing and then published, generally in order of final acceptance date.


Publication Charge

Fee for peer review, Korean Won 100,000 should be sent to the editorial office after receipt of the manuscript submission. Papers which are larger than 8 pages may be subject to an additional fee, Korean Won 10,000 per page.


Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript should preferably be submitted by e-mail or by other electronic copy. Figures and equations should be supplied on separate pages. KTAPPI is published in black and white, but only if asked by related authors, the relevant papers may be published in color with the payment of actual expenses.


Role of the Editorial Board

The decision on the editing of the journal is made by the Editorial Board. The manuscript may be revised for the consistency of the editorial work as far as the content is not affected. Every manuscript submitted is not returned.


English Language

The manuscripts must be written by MS words in good English, linguistically revised. The font style should be Time New Roman. Either American or British spelling may be used, but consistency is desired. Report your own work in past tense, for others’ work use present tense.


Title, Authors and Headings

The title must be short but shall contain essential information. It should not contain abbreviations. Authors’ names and affiliation follows the title.

Headings, sub headings and sub sub headings should be written as follows;

1. Introduction

2. Materials and Methods





The summary at the beginning of the paper should be informative, not merely indicative. It should contain the purpose of the work, the outline of experiments or investigation, the significant results and the brief conclusions. It should be more than 150 words. Abbreviations and acronyms should be avoided.



Keywords should be given to help abstracting services to classify the paper.


Address(es) of the Author(s)

Addresses (including corresponding author’s e-mail) and position (occupation such as professor, student, researcher, manager et al.) at the time of the publication are given for each author in a footnote. For example:

*1Department of Forest Products, Gyeongsang National University, Gazwa-dong, Jinju, 52828, Republic of Korea, Professor.

*2Ahlstrom Machinery Inc., 101 Ridge Street, Glen Falls, New York, USA, Senior Researcher.



Scope of the problem investigated, Review of pertinent literature, Method of investigation, State the aim of the work.


Materials and Methods

Give full details of all the experiments, so that they can be repeated. Results should not be reported here


Results and Discussion

Representative data shall be presented. Methods shall not be described here. Discuss principles and relationships, point out exceptions. Show agreement with published research work. The significance of the work or conclusions should be presented in the end of the discussion or in a separate section.



The SI system (metric system) shall be used throughout. Each equation should be set on the separate line and numbered with square brackets ‘Eq. [X]’. Use arabic numerals. All mathematical symbols must be explained.



Wherever tables are mentioned, write ‘Table X’. A short heading should be provided for each table. Tables should be consecutively numbered with arabic numerals like ‘Table X’. Units should preferably be given in column headings. Use capital letters sparingly.



Wherever figures are mentioned, write ‘Fig(s). X’. Figures should be consecutively numbered with arabic numerals with a short heading. The lines of the figures, on separate sheets, must be sufficiently heavy to be readily legible and the letters and symbols sufficiently large. The minimum resolution of pictures must be 300 dpi (10 cm width). Units should be given on the axes. Photographs must have good contrast when printed. Magnification of photomicrographs must be indicated e.g. with a scale line.



The conclusions of the work should be clearly stated in a separate section.


Acknowledgements and Appendix

Special thanks and information can be given as an Acknowledgement and Appendix.


Literature Cited

References should not include unpublished works. They should be indicated in the text by numbers in parentheses and the order of the numbers must be the order in which they appear in the text. They list must be in numerical order. They style to be used is exemplified by the following:


For Journals:

1. Choi, G. S., Noh, J. H., and Sung Y. J., Preparation of Sheet-like composite by using Fallen Leaves, Journal of Korea TAPPI 52(5):127-134 (2020)..

2. Covey, G. H. and Nguyen, K. L., Chloride management in a closed ECF bleach plant, Appita J. 49(5): 332-338 (1996).


For Books:

1. Padanyi, Z. V., Physical aging and glass transition: effects on the mechanical properties of paper and board, In Products of Papermaking, Baker, C. F. (ed.), Pira, UK, pp. 521-530 (1993).

2. Fowkes, F. W., Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Biomedical Polymers, Anderade, J. D. (ed.), Vol. 1, Plenum Press, New York, p. 337 (1985).


For Conferences and Conference preprints:

1. Lloyd, J., Allison, R., and Horne, C., Laboratory kraft pulping with low dissolved solids concentrations, Proc. 51st Appita Ann. Gen. Conf., Melbourne, p. 565 (1997).

2. Sanders, N. D. and Schaejier, J. H., Zeta potential distributions in pulp/PCC mixtures, 1989 Papermakers Conference Proceedings, TAPPI Press, Atlanta, pp. 69-74.


For Patents:

1. Wallis, A. F. A. and Wearne, R. H., Chemical cellulose, Aust. Pat. Appl. PJ 3803/98 (1989).


Submission of Paper

Papers may be submitted directly to Chief Editor as follows:


Dr. Sung, Yong Joo

Department of Biobased Materials, Chungnam National University,

99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 34134, Korea

Tel: +82-42-821-5755

Fax: +82-42-821-6159