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  • Author's Guide
  • Editor's & Reviewer's Guide

Journal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education Series E: Communications of Mathematical Education

ISO abbreviation of the journal title and Alternate title : Abbreviation of this journal title is J. Korean Soc. Math. Educ. Ser. E: Commun. Math. Educ. Alternate title is Communications of Mathematical Education.

Launching : It has been published since 1997.

Frequency : It is published quarterly, March, June, September, and December by the Korean Society of Mathematical Education.

Subscriptions : An individual KSME member with this journal subscription costs US$60 per year. An institutional member with this journal subscription costs US$108 per year. Inquiries regarding subscriptions, applications for membership and other correspondence 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 corner View-FullText in Communications of Mathematical Education.

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 Editor

Boeuk Suh (Chungnam National University)


Ho Kyoung Ko (Ajou University)
Jeom-Rae Kwon (Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation)
Young-Ok Kim (Kyungnam University)
Jihwa Noh (Pusan National University)
Jong Hoon Do (Seowon University)
Minyoung Ma (Andong University)
Chung-Hyun Yu (Hannam University)
Kwangsang Lee (Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation)
Kwangho Lee (Korea National University of Education)
Seunghun Yi (U1 University)
Yujin Lee (Kangwon National University)
Hosoo Lee (Jeju National University)
Haemee Rim (Kongju National University)
In Ho Jeon (Seoul National University of Education)
Seong Min Cho (Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation)
Nam-Kwang Choi (Daejeon Songchon Middle School)
In Ki Han (Gyeongsang National University)
Hyesuk Han (Dankook University)
  1. Submission is limited to members of the Society in principle. (If you are not a member of the Society, you must pay twice the publication fee.)
  2. Manuscripts are accepted at any time without any period of time, and all of them should have refereed pass (3 referees). At the time of reviewing manuscripts, all the names and affiliations of the authors are deleted and a fair review is conducted.
  3. Acceptance of the manuscript and the order of publication are subject to the resolution of the Editorial Board.
  4. Manuscripts should be sent to e-mail (address: using "Hangul" (paper size: A4, font: Shinmyungjo 9 points)
  5. Manuscripts should be written in Korean and follow the Ministry of Education Notice (1988), Standard Language (1988), and Foreign Language (1985).
  6. Please attach the title of the paper briefly so that the contents appear well. Please make sure that the first letter of the title is Korean. It is better not to attach subtitle. When you have to stick it, put a hyphen (-) before the subtitle. If your title (including subheadings) is longer than 30 characters including spaces, please put the Running Head within 30 characters.
  7. Attach Korean abstract briefly. Please put the Korean abstract in front of the main text.
  8. Attach the English abstract at the end of the paper (before the appendix). Please include both the title of the paper and the author's full name and address (including e-mail address) in English.
  9. Draw pictures using a computer, or draw them clearly on white paper and attach them directly in the text.
  10. All tables and figures should be numbered and have a simple title.
  11. Please follow the format of the American Psychological Association(American Psychological Association, 750 Frist Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, U.S.A.)'s Publication Manual (4th Ed., 1994) for the references of the manuscript, how to cite references in the text, and how to write papers.
  12. For the articles published in this journal, the publication fee must be paid. The publication fee is 100,000 won for the first 6 pages, and the additional portion is 10,000 won for each page. However, for research papers that receive grants, you must pay twice the publication fee.
  13. If several people have written a paper, write the main author first. In addition, one publication may be permitted to publish two articles of a particular author, but both publications are limited to being the first author. (In other words, if one is a first author, the other is a collaborator, not a first author.)
  14. In accordance with the amendment of the Guidelines for Securing Research Ethics, “Position” of all authors has been added as a mandatory item when publishing a submitted paper. If you have no any affiliation now, you are recommended to write your last affiliation, title, and school (affiliation) year. (Example) Author’s name(** University, Asso. Professor)
    (** University, Instructor), (** Institute, Researcher or Post Doc.) (** University, Graduate student), (** High School, Teacher) (** High School Student, Grade 11)
  15. Please send the manuscript sent to the author for correction to the secretariat by e-mail immediately after correction. Excessive proofreading may be delayed due to the need for review.

1. A manuscript is submitted to the Chief Editor and the KSME office by the online submit 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 an Associate Editor. The Chief Editor can allocate it to him/herself.

4. The selected Associate Editor chooses 3 qualified referees to review the manuscript. The Associate Editor him/herself
   may act as a referee.

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 6 weeks from the date of the initial review request or designated date.

7. Based on the reports, the Associated Editor makes a recommendation to the Chief Editor whether the 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 Associated Editor, the Chief Editor sends a decision letter to the corresponding

9. Manuscript needing revision will be returned to the author. The author(s) must submit a revised manuscript via the
   online submit system within a month.

10. The Associate 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 Associate Editor or the Chief Editor to check.

11. Final Decision by the Chief Editor is made within 3 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. Manuscript editor checks the sentences of the accepted manuscript and makes Galley Proof.

14. The members of the Editorial Board give valuable advises to the Chief Editor or the Associate Editors for better

15. Information which is not appeared in this regulation will be determined at the editorial committee.