For unsolicited manuscripts, the corresponding author is asked to pay for a portion of the article processing costs. The processing charge for an article is 200,000 Korean won regardless of the type of article or length. Commissioned articles such as editorials, invited reviews, and book reviews are free of charge. Articles that are classified as "letters" or "communications" are also free of charge.
Article processing charges will not be requested from authors outside of Korea to encourage active submission from throughout the world. This policy is subject to change in the future.
Fast Track Publication
A fast track review and publication process is available for authors who desire quick publication of their papers. The review process will be conducted as rapidly as possible. When and after the decision for acceptance has been made by the Editor-in-Chief, the editing and proofreading process proceeds just as for normal publications. The acceptance of fast track submission manuscripts will be decided solely based on scientific merits of manuscripts. Regardless of nationality, the corresponding author will be charged a non-refundable submission fee of 50,000 Korean Won (50 USD) per article for fast track submissions, and an additional article processing charge of 600,000 Korean Won (600 USD) per article for manuscripts accepted for publication.
Details on fast track submission and publication can be found at Fast Track Submission.