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논문 투고 규정

▸ Aims and Scope

  • Journal of Alternatives to Animal Experiments publishes original scientific research pertaining to the development of alternatives to experimental animals. Brief Communications documenting new and important findings are encouraged and will be reviewed expeditiously, as well as Review Articles covering important and timely topics in alternatives to animal experiments. Letters to the editor dealing with papers published in the Journal are welcome.

▸ Editorial Policy

  • Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that no substantial portion of the study has been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere and that its submission for publication has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out. Manuscripts can be prepared in Korean or English. Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if the manuscript is accepted for publication, copyright in the article shall be assigned exclusively to the Journal. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions to reprint previously published figures, tables, and other materials. Decision concerning acceptances, rejections, or revisions will be made by the editors after the peer review. Manuscript concerning review should be sent to through e-mail :

    Ki-Suk Kim, Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT), AAALAC, GLP, 141 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Rep. of Korea, E-mail : idkks@kitox.re.kr

▸ Preparation of Manuscript

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced and typed on A4 paper with ample margins on the top, bottom, left, and right sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively from the title page.
    The title page (page 1) must contain the article title, first and last names of author(s) (without degrees or titles), and affiliation(s). In addition, it should include the name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Page 2 should contain an abstract not exceeding 200 words except key words. The abstract must be written in English, and contain a concise summary of the objectives, results, and significance of the study. A list of three to five English key words that do not appear in the title should be provided immediately after the abstract for indexing.
    The following text format should be used.
    Introduction (서론): A concise and clear statement on the background, purposes, and significance of the work must be given.
    Materials and Methods (재료 및 방법): New methods or significant improvements of methods or changes in old methods must be described. Well-established methods and techniques may be identified by reference only. Any relevant safety precautions should be described, and details regarding animal housing conditions should be given.
    Results (결과): Detailed description of findings should be given. Duplication between the text of this section and the Discussion must be avoided. Tabular presentation of masses of negative data must be avoided and replaced with a statement in the text.
    Discussion (토의): Relationship of findings with current knowledge shall be described. Contribution of this study to the field can be indicated. Extensive literature reviews and highly speculative comments are discouraged.
    Acknowledgements (감사의 글): This section provides recognition of sources of funding and donations of materials, and including any thanks the authors may wish to accord for advisory, technical or other assistance, since authorship should be limited to those who have made a major contribution to the study and to the preparation of the paper. Authors are advised to obtain approval for the wording of any acknowledgement from those whose help is noted. All sources of funding should be declared as an acknowledgment.
    References: References cited should be listed in alphabetical order. Korean references should be listed first, followed by English or other languages references. The reference list should be typed double-spaced on a new page at the end of the text. All authors and inclusive pages are to be listed.
    References should be cited in the text by the author's last name and the year (e.g., 이, 2006; 김 등, 2006; Kim and Lee, 2006). For Korean references, references with one author and with more than two authors should be cites as the first and second example above, respectively. For English references, if there are two authors for a cited reference, show both of the authors for citation as the third example above. When there are more than three authors use the first author's surname followed by et al. (e.g., Lee et al., 2004).
    The order for multiple citations within parentheses in the text should be alphabetical. Unpublished experiments, personal communications, or papers submitted for publication should not be cited in the reference list but should appear parenthetically in the text.
    Papers accepted but not yet published may appear in the reference list with the name of the journal followed by the words "in press". Full journal titles are required in the reference list. The following style for the reference list should be used:
    김형아, 이경숙, 김경란, 김광호, 허용. (2005). 면역독성학적 분석에 의한 축산업 종사자들의 건강 유해성 평가. 한국독성학회지 21(2): 121-128.
    Heo Y, Saxon A, and Hankinson O. (2001). Effect of diesel exhaust particles and their components on the allergen-specific IgE and IgG1 response in mice. Toxicology 159: 143-158.
    Rogers JM and Kavlock RJ. (2003). Development toxicology. In Casarett & Doull's Essentials of Toxicology (Cutis D Klaassen and John B Watkins III, eds.), pp. 146-160. New York, NY, USA: McGraw-Hill.
    Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should be numbered, in Arabic numerals, in the sequence in which they are mentioned in the text. Tables must be typed double-spaced on a separate page with a short descriptive title typed directly above and with essential footnotes below. If footnotes are used, they should be labeled with superscript Arabic numerals. Figures should be sufficiently clear to withstand photographic reduction. Pre-scanned electronic images can be presented instead of camera-ready proofs, but these should be of a minimum of 300dpi (dots per inch) and should be in Tiff, EPS, PDF or JPEG format. Titles of figures or tables as well as its footnotes should be written in English (e.g. Table 1. or Fig. 1.). The net cost of publishing color figures should be paid by authors. Legends to figures should be typed double-spaced on a separate page.
    Abbreviations: Unit will be in general accordance with the International System (SI) as adopted by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures.
    Periods are not used after abbreviations. Other abbreviations should be explained in parentheses when first mentioned.
    Reprints may be ordered in multiples of 50. Order forms accompany page proofs.