Instruction For Authors


1. Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Korea is the official publication of the Mineralogical Society of Korea, dedicating to the publication of original scientific research in mineralogy and related field such as crystallography, geochemistry, and industrial and environmental mineralogy.

2. The journal accepts original article, short note, technical informations, and discussion and reply.

3. Manuscripts should be submitted by uploading at http:// or e-mail to

4. Authors should pay the publication fee of 30,000 won for each page for the funded article and 15,000 won for each page for unfunded one. For color pages, actual expenses will be charged. Fifty off prints will be supplied to the authors only if the authors request.

5. The copyright for the published paper belongs to the Mineralogical Society of Korea. The corresponding author should sign a copyright transfer agreement on behalf of all the authors, when the manuscript is accepted.

6. The authors should write entirely original works, and if the authors use the works and words of others, they should be cited or quoted. All different forms of plagiarism are unacceptable. For more research and publication ethics, see the guideline for authors in http://www.

7. The submitted paper will be reviewed by more than two peer reviewers who are designated by the assigned editor. The decision of accepting as it is, minor revision, major revision, major revision with another review, and rejection will be made by the assigned editor of the manuscript in 4 weeks based on the reviewer’s opinions. In case of revision, The authors should submit revised manuscript with a reply to reviewer’s comments.

8. The manuscript must be written in Korean or English in double-spaced or 200 % format with word processer (Hangul or MS Word) on A4 size paper. The margins should be 3 cm for left and right and 3.5 cm for top and bottom of the page.

9. The manuscript generally consists of title page, Korean abstract, English abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, appendices, tables, figure captions, and figures.

10. The title should connote the contents and conclusions of the manuscript. After title, the names of authors, their addresses of institutions, and e-mail address and telephone number of corresponding author should be given in title page. Both Korean and English abstracts should be also provided with about 5 key words. The characters in Korean abstract should be shorter than 600 and the words in English abstract shorter than 300.

11. All references, figures (including photographs), and tables should be mentioned or cited in the text.


12. All references cited in the text must be presented in a list of references in alphabetical order.

13. All the name of authors should be listed in references. In text, all the surname must be written if the number of authors is one or two. For more than three authors, only the surname of the first author should be shown (ex: MacEwan and Wilson, 1980; Bragg et al., 1965; Lee and Kim, 2004: Kim et al., 2009).

14. See the current issues of the journal for examples of reference format.
1) Journal Moon, Y.H., Choi, J.B., and Lee, B.I. (2001) Crystallography and layered structure of synthetic perovskite type minerals. Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Korea, 14, 73-84 (in Korean with English abstract). Potter, R.M. and Rossman, G.R. (1979) The tetravalent manganese oxide: identification, hydration, and structural relationships by infrared spectroscopy. American Mineralogist, 64, 1199-1218.
2) Book Kim, S.J. (1996) Mineral Science. Woosung, Seoul, 593p (in Korean with English abstract). Deer, W.A., Howie, R.A., and Zussman, J. (1978) Rock- Forming Minerals. Vol. 2A, Single-Chain Silicates (2nd Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 668p.
3) Published proceedings, monograph, and special issue article Kim, Y. (2001) Reaction of pollutants with natural zeolite. In: Natural Zeolite and Its Application, The 2nd Symposium of Industrial Mineral Bank, 73-84 (in Korean with English abstract). Von Dreele, R.B. (1989) Neutron powder diffraction. In: Post, J.E. and Bish, D.L. (eds.), Modern Powder Diffraction, Reviews in Mineralogy, Vol. 20, Mineralogical Society of America, 333-369.
4) Abstract Kim, Y., Lee, C.M., Gwak, H.Y., Kim, J.Y., and Jang, Y.S. (2012) Structural and geochemical characteristics of white precipitates in acid mine drainage. Proceedings of the Joint Annual Conference, the Petrological Society of Korea and the Mineralogical Society of Korea, Seoul, May 17-19, 56p (in Korean with English abstract). Hawthorne, F.C. and Liang J. (1995) Crystal chemical characterization of an NBS standard: fluorophlogopite. 1995 AGU Spring Meeting (Abstracts), Baltimore, Maryland, May 30-June 2, S154p.
5) Thesis Chang, S.J. (2004) Mineralogy and genesis of black coatings on speleothems in limestone caves. Ph.D. Thesis, Seoul National University, Seoul, 95p (in Korean with English abstract). Lee, J.H. (1984) Mineralogical studies of phyllosilicates in a slaty cleavage development in the Martinsburg Formation near Lehigh Gap, Pennsylvania: TEM-AEM study. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA, 221p.

Tables and Figures

15. All tables and figures (including photographs) should be listed at the end of the text file on a separate page, and figure captions should be numbered as the order appearing in the text.

16. The table and figure should fit in A4 size paper and be prepared by word processer or figure file.

17. Only English should be used in tables and figures and listed in the order mentioned in the text.

18. Table captions should be presented on the top of table and additional explanation at the bottom. The table should not exceed one page. Table starts with two horizontal lines and ends with one horizontal line. Vertical line is not used in table.

19. Scale should be used in a photograph.