Guide for Authors

Economic and Environmental Geology (E2G) is an official bimonthly journal of the KSEEG (Korean Society of Economic and Environmental Geology) and publishes original research articles, communications, and reviews in a broadly defined area of geology with emphasis on natural resources and environmental issues.

Economic and Environmental Geology welcomes following forms of contributions:

  • Research Article: This form of publication represents original research papers within the journal scope.
  • Communication: Rapid and brief publication of urgency and timeliness within the journal scope.
  • Review: Comprehensive overview on up-to-date research theme within the journal scope. Other forms are possible upon approval by the Editor-in-chief as followings.
  • Letter to the Editor: Critical comments for correcting errors or for providing alternative interpretations of earlier publications.
  • Book Review: Invited reviews of newly published book related to the scope of the journal

In addition, E2G encourages Special Issues, which offers a unique means to focus on a specific subject area within the journal scope. Special issues are to be discussed with the Editor-in-chief for its feasibility. All contributions will be subjected to the same vigorous review process as applied to regular papers.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.


Please write your text either in Korean or English (In the case where the main texts are written in English, Korean abstract is not needed). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use some English Language Editing services.


Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. The system automatically converts source files to a single PDF file of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF files at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail removing the need for a paper trail.

Submit your article

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Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three potential referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

Use of word processing software

Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision you must provide us with an editable file of the entire article. The electronic text should be prepared as Han Words and MS Words files. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.

Formatting requirements

Manuscript should be typed in double spacing on one side of A4 paper. All margins should be at least 3 cm wide. There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript in the following order; Title page, Abstract, Key words, Research Highlights, Introduction, Experimental/Theoretical methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, References, Figure Captions, Figures, Tables, and Appendices.

Title page must be provided as a separate file from the rest of the contents as the main text file. All pages should be numbered consecutively, including pages with acknowledgments, references, appendices, and figure and table captions. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Title page (as a separate file)
  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. A short running title of less than 40 characters is also needed for the manuscript written in English.
  • Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
Research highlights (thereafter as a main text file)

Three bullet point lines of less than 85 characters (with space) that help to understand the research outputs.


Concise and factual English and Korean abstracts are required. The English abstract should be less than 400 words, and the Korean one should be less than 1,000 characters. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Immediately after both English and Korean abstracts, provide a maximum of 5 keywords using both languages, and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

  • Citation in text. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of this journal. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
  • Reference formatting examples.
    • - Reference to a journal publication:
      Park, S.Y. and Kim, J.S. (1980) Studies on the paragenesis of quartz and feldspar. Jour. Korean Inst. Mining Geol., v.15, p.125-149.
    • - Reference to a book:
      Helgeson, H.C. (1964) Complexing and hydrothermal ore deposition. Pergamon Press, New York, 129p.
    • - Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
      Helgeson, H.D. (1967) Solution chemistry and metamorphism. In Abelson, P.H.(de.) Researches in geochemistry.
      2nd(ed.), John Wiely, New York, p.362-404.
Figure and Table Captions

Figure and Table cations are listed in the separate page following references.


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.


General points
  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • Preferred fonts: Arial (or Helvetica), Times New Roman (or Times), Symbol, Courier.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Indicate per figure if it is a single, 1.5 or 2-column fitting image.
  • For Word submissions only, you may still provide figures and their captions, and tables within a single file at the revision stage.
  • Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be provided in separate source files.
  • Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print, or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print.

Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):

  • EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as 'graphics'.
  • TIFF (or JPG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • TIFF (or JPG): Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
  • TIFF (or JPG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.
Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Citation in text

Citations of figures in the text or parentheses are abbreviated, e.g., Fig. 1, Figs. 1, 2, Figs. 1-3, (Fig. 1), (Figs. 1, 2), (Figs. 1-3). When the text refers to both figures and tables, they should be mentioned in parentheses, e.g., (Table 1; Fig. 2) and (Tables 1-3; Figs. 4-6).


Each table should be prepared on a separate page. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Tables should have a concise and informative title with the table content between horizontal lines. Vertical lines are no used. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. A table should not exceed one page when printed.

Submission checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item. Ensure that the following items are present:

  • Manuscript is typed in double spacing with margins of 3 cm on one side of A4 paper.
  • Separated title page with concise title, author names and affiliations, details of corresponding author, including e-mail, telephone, and postal address is prepared.
  • Abstracts are written in both of Korean (limited to 1,000 character) and English (limited to 400 words) with 5 keywords of each language.
  • Organization of major sections in text includes introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement, references and figure and table caption list.
  • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked’,
  • References are listed in alphabetical order by authors’ surname and year published.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • All figure captions are written in English.
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes) are prepared in English.
  • If only color on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes.

All manuscripts are treated as confidential. They are peer-reviewed by 1 editor of the selected field by the corresponding author, and 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the editor. Letters of reviewers to the Editor are reviewed and the final decision for publication is performed b the editor, or Editor-in-chief. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor's decision to accept, reject, or request revision of manuscripts. When the final revised manuscript is completely acceptable according to the EEG format and criteria, it is scheduled for publication in the next available issue. Rejected papers will not be peer-reviewed again.

Availability of accepted article

This journal makes articles available online as soon as possible after acceptance. This concerns the accepted article (PDF format), which has not yet been copyedited, typeset or proofread. The article's PDF also carries a disclaimer stating that it is an unedited article. Subsequent production stages will simply replace this version.

Proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail allowing annotation and correction of proofs. You can directly type your corrections and comment on figures/tables, and, if possible, send back to us within 48 hours.. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.


The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. For an extra charge, paper offprints can be ordered via the offprint order form which is sent once the article is accepted for publication. Both corresponding and co-authors may order offprints at any time via KSEEG’s office.

Apr 30, 2024 Vol.57 No.2, pp. 107~280

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