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Journal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education Series D: Research in Mathematical Education

ISO abbreviation of the journal title and Alternate title : Abbreviation of this journal title is J. Korean Soc. Math. Educ. Ser. D: Research Math. Educ. Alternate title is Research in Mathematics Education.

Launching : It has been published since 1997.

Frequency: It is published quarterly, March, June, September(special issue), and December.

Subscriptions: An individual KSME member with a RME subscription costs US$100 per year. An institutional member with a RME subscription costs US$160 per year. Inquiries regarding subscriptions and applications for membership (see inside backcover) should be directed to:

The Korean Society of Mathematical Education,
Gwanak Century Tower #1305
1808, Nambusunhwan-ro, Gwanak-gu,
Seoul 08787, Korea
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The KSME publishes 4 other official journals, Series A, B, C, and D. Special rates for student, library, or life members, as well as information about other official journals are available from the KSME office.

Copyright : The submission of a paper to this journal means that it has not been published, or submitted for publication elsewhere. A Copyright Transfer Agreement is required before the publication of a paper in this journal.

Indexing : Articles published in this journal are indexed or abstracted in Korea Citation Index.

Availability of the full-text: Full-texts of papers in this journal can be accessed freely at the All Issues at the lower end of left.

This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST).

The Korean Society of Mathematical Education was founded in 1962 and one of the main academic society of Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Korea. We should mention that we use 'Korean' instead of 'Korea' in the names of the Society and journal from 2009.

Chief Editors

Jinho Kim (Daegu National University of Education, KOR)

Vice-chief Editor

Jihyun Hwang (Kangwon National University, KOR)

Members of Editors

JJerry P. Becker (Southern Illinois University, US)
David Kirshner (Louisiana State University, US)
Sunyoung Han (Sungkyunkwan University, KOR)
Mi Yeon Lee (Arizona State University, US)
Wee Tiong Seah (The University of Melbourne, AU)
Olivera Ðokic (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Ji-Eun Lee (Oakland University, US)
Na Young Kwon (Inha University, KOR)
Jodie Hunter(Massey University, New Zealand)
Kyongmi Choi(University of Virginia, US)
Dongjo Shin(Pusan National University, KOR)
Sunghwan Hwang (Seoul Jangpyung Elementary School, KOR)
Sheunghyun Yeo (University of Alabama, US)
  1. Manuscripts should be written in MS Word.
  2. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via The authors can trace the processes for their submitted paper in the e-Submission banner of the journal website. The questions about submission processes may be asked via email to or jksmed.ksme@gmail
  3. JKSMED requires all manuscripts including book reviews and commentaries to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA; so called the APA style), 7th edition. Research articles should not exceed 10,000 words excluding references and appendix. Book Reviews and Research Review are up to 5,000 words.
    • a) Title Page is to contain a running head (shortened title), a title, author(s)’ names, affiliation(s), a full address for correspondence, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address
    • b) A separate document called statements and declarations includes the followings: acknowledgements, ethics approval and consent to participate (if required), availability of data and materials, authors’ contributions, conflicts of interests
    • c) Main manuscript texts should be set to a normal, plain font, and 12-point Times Roman. Italics should be used for emphasis. The automatic page numbering function can be used to number the pages. Please use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. Please use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
    • d) Please provide an abstract of 100 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. In addition, please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
    • e) All tables should be merged into the main text in appropriate locations, not attached at the end of the manuscript. Following the APA 7th edition guidelines, all tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. A table title should be provided explaining the components of the table. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
    • f) Double quotation marks should be used and each quotation is followed by the corresponding page number. Quotations longer than 40 words should be indented half an inch without quotation marks.
  4. All manuscripts will be submitted to three reviewers for blind review. Notification of the status of your article will be sent within 4 weeks of reception of the article.
  5. There are page-charges associated with articles appearing in the Journal. The charges are US $200 for the first six pages or less and US $20 for each additional page. These charges are expected to be paid by the author’s institute, government agency or other organization. If the author or authors do not have access to such institutional support, these charges are waived. However, the Editorial Board will give some assignment to review articles submitted by others.
  6. All authors whose paper(s) appeared in Research in Mathematical Education become the members of the reviewer board.

  1. A manuscript is submitted to the Chief Editor and the KSME office by the online submission system.
  2. The Chief Editor handles all correspondence with the author(s). Submitted manuscript that does not follow the Author's Guide can be rejected to be resubmitted after revised.
  3. The Chief Editor allocates it to a member of Editors. The Chief Editor also can allocate it to him/herself.
  4. The selected Editor chooses 3 qualified reviewers to review the manuscript. The Editor him/herself may act as a reviewer.
  5. The chosen reviewers should check the Reviewer Invitation as Acceptance or Decline.
  6. If the reviewers accept the Reviewer Invitation, the reviewers who are always anonymous should examine the manuscript and report the review result within 2 weeks from the date of the initial review request or designated date.
  7. Based on the reports, the Editor makes a recommendation to the Chief Editor whether the reviewed manuscript should be accepted, rejected, or needs to be returned to the author(s) for major revision, minor revision.
  8. Based on the recommendation of the Editor, the Chief Editor sends a decision letter to the corresponding author.
  9. Manuscript needing revision will be returned to the author. The author(s) must submit a revised manuscript via the online submission system within a week.
  10. The Editor who handled its initial submission deals with the manuscript with major revision and sends it to same reviewers or him/herself to check the revisions. But, the manuscript with minor revision can be handled by the original Editor or the Chief Editor to check.
  11. Final Decision by the Chief Editor is made within 2 months from the time of the initial submission. But it depends on the time spent for review and revision.
  12. Publication date will be notified to the author(s) after the final version of manuscript is uploaded and accepted by the Chief Editor.
  13. The Chief Editor checks the sentences of the accepted manuscript and makes Galley Proof.
  14. The members of the Editorial Board give valuable advices to the Chief Editor or the Editors for better publication.
  15. Information which is not appeared in this regulation will be determined at the editorial committee.