Information For Authors

The manuscript should be written in Korean or English. For Korean manuscript, however, the keywords, references, and all captions and contents for tables and figures should be written or described in English; and in addition, the English title and English abstract are required.

Ethics for Publication

For information on the publication ethics bylaws and manuscript ethics bylaws, please download KICS Publication and Manuscript Ethics Bylaws .

Copyright Statement and Manuscript Declaration

It is the policy of the KICS to own the copyright to the publications of the technical contributions. Author(s) is(are) required to obtain company clearance before submission. The author(s) may make their papers available on their own websites, with acknowledgement of the KICS copyright. This manuscript should not have been published in the past and/or submitted to other academic journals with the purpose of publication. Nor should be there any plan for such submission.

Manuscript Classification and Submission Fee

The manuscript will be classified into four classes: the general manuscript, urgent manuscript, special issue, and express manuscript. The 1st-round reviews for the general, urgent(special), and express manuscripts shall be completed within two months, six weeks, and two weeks, respectively. Please see the J-KICS Guidelines for Submission and Publication for the detail of submission and publication fees.

Submission Procedure

Submission procedure proceeds totally online through the J-KICS submission and editorial system (hereafter, referred to as the system ). The system will guide you step-by-step during all the steps of submission procedure. All correspondences including notification of the editor‘s decisions and comments including the reviewers‘ comments, and requests for revision, take place by e-mail.

(1) Submission guides for the initial manuscript

※ Must-read: The author(s) who is(are) going to submit the manuscript for publication to the J-KICS published by the KICS must read and understand the following two items:

※ Please proceed the manuscript submission through the J-KICS submission and editorial system , in accordance to stepwise guides and tips.

(2) Submission guides for the revised manuscript

※ Please login the submission and editorial system again, and confirm the manuscript title and authors‘ information by clicking the concerned manuscript number.

※ Please proceed the submission of the revised manuscript through the submission and editorial system , in accordance with stepwise guides and tips. (*Notice: Even in the revised manuscript, delete any author-identifiable information. Any disclosure to any author-identifiable information may be subject to disadvantageous actions)

※ Please upload the separate “Response to the Request for Revision” file into “the Attachment Field” on the system.

(3) Submission guides for the final manuscript

※ Please login the submission and editorial system again, and confirm the manuscript title and authors’ information by clicking the concerned manuscript number.

※ In case of title and/or authors’ information changes, please edit the final manuscript as you want. But, you should submit the Reason to Change(s)” to the editor in charge and acquire an approval from the editor. (*Notice: Once the final manuscript has been submitted, further author change(s) shall not be allowed any more.)

※ Please upload the separate “Reason to Change(s)” file into “the Attachment Field” on the system again.

Guidelines for Submission

(1) The corresponding author of a manuscript should be an active KICS member in the year of submission.
(2)At the submission time, a substantial content of the manuscript should not be overlapped with one’s own manuscript already submitted or published to other publication(s).
(3)The submission date shall be designated as the date when, after manuscript submission through the submission and editorial system , and confirms the payment deposit for submission fee. (Notice: For submission on Saturdays or public holidays, the first subsequent weekday shall be considered as the submission date.) The payment should be made to [Woori Bank: 133-020392-13-002, KICS].
(4) Manuscript submissions should be made only through the system . A. Upload the Korean abstract within 600 characters or the English abstract within 200 words into the system , and upload the manuscript file (including the abstract) in a pdf or hwp format, into the system .
B. The filename should contain only English alphabets, numbers, and/or hyphens, without any author-identifiable information, for example 20390212.pdf or ATM.hwp.
(5) All correspondences including the confirmation to submission and any editorial decisions and comments will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. If the corresponding author’s information has been changed, the change(s) should be notified to the office.
(6) In case of resubmission after the revision, the resubmission date will be re-designated as the submission date.
(7) Manuscripts in violation of submission guidelines shall not be accepted.
(8) For all submission inquiries, refer to the J-KICS website , or contact the office by e-mail ( ) or phone(+82-2-3453-5555, ext. 2).

Checklist for Authors

At the initial submission time, author(s) also will be asked to complete and submit by e-mail the 'Request for Submission' form.

Manuscript Preparation

(1)The manuscript should be organized as follows.
A. Organize the manuscript in the order of the Korean/English title, Korean/English abstract, English keywords, introduction, main body, conclusion, appendices, and English references. The main body can be subdivided into two or more sections. There is no page limit. (The Korean/English captions for tables and figures should be included in the main body. All additional files for tables and figures should be compressed into a single file, and then the single file should be uploaded into the system. )
B. Describe all the contents of tables and figures in English and they should be readable on the publication.
C. Give the reference numbers in brackets of the main body, located at the right upper side of each citation (e.g., communications[2], networks[2-6], and services[1-2,7].)
D. Delete all author-identifiable information in the manuscript. (The author(s) shall take the responsibility for any disadvantages due to the disclosure of any author-identifiable information.)
(2) Submission for revised manuscript should adhere to the following:
A. Submit the revised manuscript with the ‘Response to the Request for Revision’ form along with the editorial decision and comments, which should include item-wise responses to comments and the corresponding corrections.
B. Indicate the corrections in the revised manuscript, in red or blue.
C. Designate the filename of the n-th revised manuscript as ‘(manuscript no.)_nth revision.(hwp or pdf)’ and the filename of the response letter as ‘(manuscript no.)_nth response.(hwp or pdf)’ . Upload both the files into the system or send them to the office by e-mail.
D. In case of not submitting the revised manuscript within the deadline, please send the “Reason(s) for Delays” and a possible submission date to the editor in charge, and acquire an approval for the delayed submission from him/her. In case of not submitting ‘Reason(s) for Delay’ within the deadline, the resubmission shall be considered as “withdrawn” .
(3) References should be cited in the main body, and listed in English in the manner shown below. Journal titles and book titles should be italicized. The references should include at least one paper published in Korean domestic conference proceedings or Korean domestic journals.
A. Journal: name(s) of author(s), “title,” journal title , volume, issue, page, month, year.
B. Book: name(s) of author(s), book title (Ed.), (city:)publisher, (page), year.
C. Conference proceeding: name(s) of author(s), “title,” in Proc. conference title , page, city, country, month, year.
D. Cyber-material: (name), title (year), “Retrieved” month, day, year, “from” URL.


A. Reference to a journal publication
[1] S. K. Oh and E. B. Goldsmith, “The better manuscript preparation for speedy publication,” J. Commun . Networks (JCN) , vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 10-16, Dec. 2011.
B. Reference to a book
[2] J. K. White, Communications and Networks , 2nd Ed., Seoul:KICS Press, 2010.
C. Reference to a conference proceeding publication
[3] K. B. Lee, S. Smith, and K. K. Silver, “Conference proceeding paper,” in Proc. KICS Int. Conf. Commun. 2010 (KICS ICC 2010) , pp. 201-205, Jeju Island, Korea, June 2010.
D. Reference to a cyber-material
[4] J. Park, A Guide to Journal Publication (2011), Retrieved Aug., 30, 2012, from