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Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources (Korean J. Food Sci. An) is an international, peer-reviewed bimonthly journal publishing original research articles and reviews on basic and applied aspects of the use of animal resources including the meat, egg, and dairy products.



The manuscripts submitted for publication must be previously unpublished research works, which are not being considered for publication elsewhere. All the authors must have agreed to the submission and to the order of their names on the title page. They must also have agreed that the corresponding author may act on their behalf throughout the editorial review and publication process. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining such agreement.

Editorial review and revision

All papers will be critically evaluated by at least two anonymous reviewers, selected for their competence in the subject area of the manuscript. Acceptance of the paper will depend upon its scientific merit and suitability for the journal. A paper may be accepted in its original form or subject to revision. The reviewers' (and editor's) suggestions will be informed to the author, who will have an opportunity to revise the paper.
Manuscripts written by authors who are unsure of proper English usage should be checked by someone proficient in the English language before submitting. Manuscripts failing to meet the standards, poorly written or formatted are editorially rejected without further review.


Galley proofs in PDF format for an accepted article will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author for the correction of any editorial errors, not for addition of new material or revision of the text. Excessive alteration of an article is not allowed during galley proof reading. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. The proofs should be corrected and mailed to the Editorial Office within 72 h.

Publication charges

The current charge for publication is 70 US dollars (or 70,000 Korean Won) per page. There are no page charges for overseas authors. Additionally, 100 US dollars (or 100,000 Korean Won) will be charged for color print per page for all authors. Invited review is exempt from page charges.


Reprints will be provided upon request. It will cost 50 US dollars (or 50,000 Korean Won) for 20 copies.


The corresponding author is responsible for signing a copyright transfer agreement on behalf of all authors. This agreement form is sent to the corresponding author when the manuscript is accepted and scheduled for publication.

Conflict of interest disclosure agreement

The Korean J. Food Sci. An requires that all authors must disclose all affiliations, funding sources, and financial relationships that might be perceived as potential sources of bias in their manuscript.


In principle, the first and corresponding authors should be member of the KoSFA for submission and consideration of manuscripts. Authors should submit their manuscript electronically by using online manuscript submission system ( The "date of receipt" that appears in the published paper will be the date when editorial office received the manuscript.


It is important that the files should be submitted as a format of the word document (.doc or .docx format) which is written in English. Manuscripts should be typed double spaced within 2.5 cm margins on all sides. The font size should be no smaller than 12 points and Times New Roman font is preferred. Special characters (e.g., Greek, symbols) should be inserted to use the symbols menu bar available in this font.
Every page of the manuscript should be page and line numbered. Lines must be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript, not per page. The title page file and manuscript file should be uploaded separately. The title page file should be included:

  • A concise and informative title
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • The affiliation(s) of the author(s)
  • A brief running title (not to exceed 10 words)
  • The name, affiliation, city, zip code, country, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address of the corresponding author
Place an asterisk after the name of the corresponding author. The affiliation address for each author except the first and corresponding authors should be indicated by superscript Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc). The manuscript file should not include the author's information. It must include the abstract, main text, references, and figure legends followed by tables and figures in a single word file for initial submission. Each figure should be labeled with a figure number. Figures can be uploaded in a separate file if it is necessary.


Manuscripts have four types; Articles, Notes, Short Communications, and Mini Reviews

I. Articles

Articles are reports of original, scientifically sound research. Articles should be structured under the section headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment(s), and References. The standard length of a published Article should be six printed pages long including tables and figures, which is approximately the equivalent of a Word document of 12 A4 pages of double-spaced 12 pt Times New Roman font. The organization shown below should be followed (in the order given):


Abstract should be less than 250 words. The abstract should contain important objectives, materials and methods, results, conclusion, and applications. Use complete sentences and standard terms. Use of abbreviations in the abstract should be avoided.

Key words

After the abstract, in a separate paragraph, list 3-5 key words or phrases that can be used for indexing purposes. They should be typed in lowercase letters and separated by commas. Please avoid general terms and abbreviations.


The introduction presents the purpose of the studies reported and their relationship to earlier works in the field. It should not be a mini-review of the literature. Use only those references required to provide the most salient background to allow the readers to understand necessary information relevant to the study.

Materials and Methods

The materials and methods section should be brief but include sufficient technical information to allow the experiments to be repeated by a qualified readers. Cite previously published procedures in References. Source of unusual chemicals or manufacturers of equipment are given with model name, manufacturer name, and country (for example; gas chromatography (14B, Shimadzu, Japan)).

Results and Discussion

The results section should include design of the experiments as well as the results of the experiments. Results can be presented in figures, tables, and text. The discussion section should focus on the significance of the results rather than a repetition of the results.


Acknowledgment(s) of financial support, technical assistance and so on are given in a separate paragraph.


References should be given in the text as Boles and Shand (1998) or (Ardo, 2006; Montero et al., 2000); the first author with et al. is used for papers with three or more authors. Where necessary, papers are distinguished as Kim (2009a), (Ha et al., 2000a; Ha et al., 2000b). When several references appear together in the text, cite them in alphabetical order, and chronological within identical alphabet. The reference list at the end of the paper, is given in strict alphabetical order. Each reference should contain authors' names, with initials (in capitals), the publication year, the title of the paper, the name of the journal in abbreviation, the volume and the page range. Titles of articles originally published in another language should be given in English translation. References to books should include the publisher and the town of publication, with editor(s) and volume and edition number where appropriate. Authors should refer to the most recent issue for the format of references. References to papers accepted for publication but not yet published should show the journal name and, if known, the probable year of publication, and state "in press". The following types of references are not valid for listing in the References section; unpublished data, personal communication, and manuscripts in preparation or submitted. Abbreviate journal names according to the ISI Journals database. References should take the following examples:

[Journal articles]

  • Bach A. 2010. Effects of acarbose on ruminal fermentation, blood metabolites and microbial profile involved in ruminal acidosis in lactating cows fed a high-carbohydrate. J Dairy Res 77 (in press).
  • Huff-Lonergan E, Lonergan SM. 2005. Mechanisms of water-holding capacity of meat: The role of postmortem biochemical and structural changes. Meat Sci 71:194-204.
  • Song HP, Kim B, Choe JH. 2015. Improvement of foaming capacity in egg. Korean J Food Sci An 37:441-448.


  • Mendoca AF. 2002. Inactivation by heat. In Control of foodborne pathogens. 2nd ed. Juneja VK, Sofos JN (ed). pp 75-104. Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, USA.
  • AOAC. 2012. Official methods of analysis of AOAC International. 19th ed. AOAC International. Gaithersburg, MD, USA. p 931.
  • Lee S. 1998. Meat science and technology. Sun Jin Mun Hwa Sa, Seoul, Korea. pp 137-149.

[Thesis, patents, proceedings]

  • Yoo SH. 2009. Studies on the production of cheese whey protein based hydrolysates and development of health beverage containing bioactive peptide. Ph. D. thesis, Konkuk Univ. Seoul, Korea.
  • Meier D, Hiller K. 2001. Method and apparatus for conveying and separating of sausages or the like. US Patent 1,307,666.
  • Ehlermann DAE. 2001. Current situation of food irradiation in Europe. 11th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Expo Park, Seoul, Korea. pp 123-124.
  • SAS. 2008. SAS/STAT Software for PC. Release 9.2, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA.


  • Food and Drug Administration. Antibiotic resistance in livestock. Available from: Accessed at Jan 30. 2010.
  • Maburutse BE, Park MR, Oh S, Kim Y. 2018. Evaluation and characterization of milk-derived microvescicle isolated from bovine colostrum. Korean J Food Sci An. doi: 10.5851/kosfa.2017.37.5.646.

Figure legends

Figure legends should contain a brief description of the experiments so that the figure can be understood without reference to the body of the text. However, the legend should not repeat Materials and Methods or contain interpretive statements.


Tables should be typewritten, together with their title, separately from the main text and in an appropriate font size to preferably fit each table on a separate page at the end of text after the References. Their lay-out should be suitable for printing as either single column (7.5 cm) or double column (16 cm) width. Avoid vertical rulings (lines) and keep horizontal rulings to a minimum. Each table must be numbered with Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2). Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc), not symbols. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the footnotes.


Figures should be provided separately from the main text. Use Arabic numerals to number all figures (e.g., Fig. 1, Fig. 2) according to their sequence in the text. The figure number must appear well outside the boundaries of the image itself. Multipart figures should be numbered in uppercase and bold font letters (A, B, C, etc) without parenthesis, both on the figure itself and in the figure legends. Note that figures may have to be reduced in size to fit the one-column (7.5 cm) or two-column (16 cm) space of the printed page, as determined by the journal designer. The preferred symbols for graphs are ○, ●, □, ■, △,▲ , ▽, ▼. Where possible, the same symbol should be used for the same quantity in different figures. Blurred images will not be accepted. The author(s) will be required to pay for reproduction of color photographs. Any figures submitted in color will be reviewed and processed with the understanding that the figure will be published in color.

II. Notes

Notes are short reports for the presentation of brief observation that have insufficient material to fulfill the structure of a Article. They are intended for reporting preliminary studies or brief studies of a descriptive nature. Notes should be arranged in the same way as Full-length research articles. Research notes are preferable between 3,000 and 4,000 words.

III. Short Communications

Short Communications are short reports for the rapid presentation of new observation. Short Communications should be arranged in the same way as Articles. The standard length of a published Short Communications should be two printed page long including less than total of 3 tables and figures.

IV. Mini-Reviews

Mini-Reviews provide an analysis of a scientific or applied field, which include all important findings and bring together reports from a number of sources. Review articles are normally invited by the Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Board. Mini-Reviews should be structured under appropriate section such as Introduction, Main issue, Conclusion, and References. There is no length limitation for Mini-Reviews. Mini-Reviews are subjected to independent peer review, and the Editor-in-Chief may request changes, or decide not to proceed with publication.


Authors should consult a current issue for guidance. Always use Arabic numerals with units. All abbreviations should be defined at their first use in the text only; do not repeat the definition of abbreviations thereafter. SI and metric units should be used whenever possible. Please always leave a space between the number and the unit except %, ℃, and ; e.g. 100 mM not 100mM. If you use %, always state if this is v/v, w/v, v/w or w/w. Abbreviations are never made plural. Mixtures of solvents are given as chloroform/methanol (2:1, v/v) or methanol/water/acetic acid (60:35:5, by vol.). Followings are the example of unit style.

Unit Abbreviation Unit Abbreviation
nanometer 5 nm significant at p<0.05
micrometer 3 µm percent 35%
centimeter 4 cm concentration 30% (w/v), 0.15 mg%, 10 ppm
meter 5 m pressure 750 mmHg, Pa, Torr
microliter 7 µL pH pH 5.0
milliliter 2 mL centipoise 20 cp
liter 20 L water activity aw
milligram 6 mg deoxyribonucleic acid DNA
gram 35 g ribonucleic acid RNA
kilogram 15 kg immunoglobulin Ig
micromolar 3 µM lightness CIE L*
millimolar 7 mM redness CIE a*
molarity 1x10-2 M yellowness CIE b*
second 20 s gravity 12,000 g
minute 1.5 min count per minute 5 cpm
hour 4.5 h revolutions per minute 10 rpm
day 5 d kilo gray 7.0 kGy
week 2 wk range 2.5-6.5 mg
month 2 mon equation (a+b)/(c+d)
volt 12 V standard deviation SD
velocity 50 mm/min, 35 m/s optical density OD
temperature 45°C relative humidity RH
colony count 9.2x103 CFU/g, Log CFU/g calorie cal, kcal

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