pISSN: 1226-4717, eISSN: 2287-3880
Publisher: The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS)
(Formerly, the Korea Information and Communications Society)
(KICS homepage: www.kics.or.kr )
한국통신학회 논문지 홈페이지 (J-KICS Korean Homepage) : www.kics.or.kr/home/kor/article/committee.aspx
The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS) (formerly, the Korea Information and Communications Society) launched the Journal of Korea Information and Communications Society (J-KICS) (formerly, the Journal of Korean Institute of Communications Sciences) in 1976. During the early six years, this publication was published annually and now it is published monthly since 1990. This publication is printed in three parts such as part A (Communication Theory and Systems), part B (Networks and Services), and part C (Convergence Technologies) since 2001. During the last ten years, about 400 papers have been published yearly. The title of this publication has been changed from the Journal of The Korean Institute of Communication Sciences to the Journal of Korea Information and Communications Society in 2007, under the same ISSN of 1226-4717.
AIM AND SCOPE
The Journal of Korea Information and Communications Society is an official periodical journal published by the KICS. The official title is “The Journal of Korea Information and Communications Society” and the abbreviated title is “J. Korea Info. Commun. Soc.” (Shortly, “J-KICS” ). This journal was launched in 1976 and now is published monthly. The J-KICS is committed to publish original high-quality papers that advance the state-of-the-art and practical applications of information, communications, networks, and convergence technologies. Theoretical contributions presenting new concepts, techniques or analyses, applied contributions reporting on experiences and experiments, and tutorial expositions of permanent reference value are welcome. This journal covers all topics in the following three parts as: Part A covering communication theory and systems, part B covering networks and services, and part C covering convergence technologies. Potential keywords for each part (but not limited to them) can be found at the J-KICS website: J-KICS(A,B,C)_Keywords .
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
The manuscript should be written in Korean or English. For Korean manuscript, however, the keywords, references, and all captions and contents for tables and figures should be written or described in English; and in addition, the English title and English abstract are required.
Ethics for Publication
For information on the publication ethics bylaws and manuscript ethics bylaws, please download KICS Publication and Manuscript Ethics Bylaws .
Copyright Statement and Manuscript Declaration
It is the policy of the KICS to own the copyright to the publications of the technical contributions. Author(s) is(are) required to obtain company clearance before submission. The author(s) may make their papers available on their own websites, with acknowledgement of the KICS copyright. This manuscript should not have been published in the past and/or submitted to other academic journals with the purpose of publication. Nor should be there any plan for such submission.
At the initial submission time, author(s) will be asked to complete and submit by e-mail the
Request for Publication and Agreement to Copyright Transfer (RP&ACT) form .
Manuscript Classification and Submission Fee
The manuscript will be classified into four classes: the general manuscript, urgent manuscript, special issue, and express manuscript. The 1st-round reviews for the general, urgent(special), and express manuscripts shall be completed within two months, six weeks, and two weeks, respectively. Please see the J-KICS Guidelines for Submission and Publication for the detail of submission and publication fees.
Submission procedure proceeds totally online through the J-KICS submission and editorial system (hereafter, referred to as the system ). The system will guide you step-by-step during all the steps of submission procedure. All correspondences including notification of the editor‘s decisions and comments including the reviewers‘ comments, and requests for revision, take place by e-mail.
(1) Submission guides for the initial manuscript
※ Must-read: The author(s) who is(are) going to submit the manuscript for publication to the J-KICS published by
the KICS must read and understand the following three items:
- KICS Publication and Manuscript Ethics Bylaws
- J-KICS Guidelines for Submission and Publication
※ Please proceed the manuscript submission through the J-KICS submission and editorial system , in accordance
to stepwise guides and tips.
※ Once the manuscript submission has been completed, please fill the two forms such as the
Request for Submission (RS) form and the RP&ACT form , and send both of them to the J-KICS editorial office
(hereafter, referred to as the office.) by e-mail ( email@example.com ) or fax (+82-2-539-5588).
(2) Submission guides for the revised manuscript
※ Please login the submission and editorial system again, and confirm the manuscript title and authors‘ information
by clicking the concerned manuscript number.
※ Please proceed the submission of the revised manuscript through the submission and editorial system ,
in accordance with stepwise guides and tips. (*Notice: Even in the revised manuscript, delete any
author-identifiable information. Any disclosure to any author-identifiable information may be subject
to disadvantageous actions)
※ Please upload the separate “Response to the Request for Revision” file into “the Attachment Field” on
(3) Submission guides for the final manuscript
※ Please login the submission and editorial system again, and confirm the manuscript title and authors’ information
by clicking the concerned manuscript number.
※ In case of title and/or authors’ information changes, please edit the final manuscript as you want. But,
you should submit the Reason to Change(s)” to the editor in charge and acquire an approval from the editor.
(*Notice: Once the final manuscript has been submitted, further author change(s) shall not be allowed any
※ Please upload the separate “Reason to Change(s)” file into “the Attachment Field” on the system again.
Guidelines for Submission
(1) The corresponding author of a manuscript should be an active KICS member in the year of submission.
(2)At the submission time, a substantial content of the manuscript should not be overlapped with one’s own
manuscript already submitted or published to other publication(s).
(3)The submission date shall be designated as the date when, after manuscript submission through
the submission and editorial system , the J-KICS editorial office receives the RS form and the RP&ACT form and
confirms the payment deposit for submission fee. (Notice: For submission on Saturdays or public holidays,
the first subsequent weekday shall be considered as the submission date.) The payment should be made to
[Woori Bank: 133-020392-13-002, KICS].
(4) After the manuscript submission and the payment deposit, complete and submit the RS form to the office by
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ) or fax (+82-2-539-5588).
(5) Manuscript submissions should be made only through the system .
A. Upload the Korean abstract within 600 characters or the English abstract within 200 words into the system , and
upload the manuscript file (including the abstract) in a pdf or hwp format, into the system .
B. The filename should contain only English alphabets, numbers, and/or hyphens, without any author-identifiable
information, for example 20390212.pdf or ATM.hwp.
(6) All correspondences including the confirmation to submission and any editorial decisions and comments will
be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. If the corresponding author’s information has been changed,
the change(s) should be notified to the office.
(7) In case of resubmission after the revision, the resubmission date will be re-designated as the submission date.
(8) Manuscripts in violation of submission guidelines shall not be accepted.
(9) When sending the RS form , complete the RP&ACT form as well and send it to the office by
e-mail ( email@example.com ) or fax (+82-2-539-5588).
(10) For all submission inquiries, refer to the J-KICS website , or contact the office by e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
or phone(+82-2-3453-5555, ext. 2).
Checklist for Authors
At the initial submission time, author(s) also will be asked to complete and submit by e-mail the 'Request for Submission' form.
(1)The manuscript should be organized as follows.
A. Organize the manuscript in the order of the Korean/English title, Korean/English abstract, English keywords,
introduction, main body, conclusion, appendices, and English references. The main body can be subdivided
into two or more sections. There is no page limit. (The Korean/English captions for tables and figures should
be included in the main body. All additional files for tables and figures should be compressed into a single file,
and then the single file should be uploaded into the system. )
B. Describe all the contents of tables and figures in English and they should be readable on the publication.
C. Give the reference numbers in brackets of the main body, located at the right upper side of each citation
(e.g., communications, networks[2-6], and services[1-2,7].)
D. Delete all author-identifiable information in the manuscript. (The author(s) shall take the responsibility for
any disadvantages due to the disclosure of any author-identifiable information.)
(2) Submission for revised manuscript should adhere to the following:
A. Submit the revised manuscript with the ‘Response to the Request for Revision’ form along with the editorial
decision and comments, which should include item-wise responses to comments and the corresponding
corrections. B. Indicate the corrections in the revised manuscript, in red or blue.
C. Designate the filename of the n-th revised manuscript as ‘(manuscript no.)_nth revision.(hwp or pdf)’ and the
filename of the response letter as ‘(manuscript no.)_nth response.(hwp or pdf)’ . Upload both the files into
the system or send them to the office by e-mail.
D. In case of not submitting the revised manuscript within the deadline, please send the “Reason(s) for Delays”
and a possible submission date to the editor in charge, and acquire an approval for the delayed submission
from him/her. In case of not submitting ‘Reason(s) for Delay’ within the deadline, the resubmission shall be
considered as “withdrawn” .
(3) References should be cited in the main body, and listed in English in the manner shown below. Journal titles and
book titles should be italicized. The references should include at least one paper published in Korean domestic
conference proceedings or Korean domestic journals.
A. Journal: name(s) of author(s), “title,” journal title , volume, issue, page, month, year.
B. Book: name(s) of author(s), book title (Ed.), (city:)publisher, (page), year.
C. Conference proceeding: name(s) of author(s), “title,” in Proc. conference title , page, city, country, month,
D. Cyber-material: (name), title (year), “Retrieved” month, day, year, “from” URL.
※ EXAMPLE ※
A. Reference to a journal publication
 S. K. Oh and E. B. Goldsmith, “The better manuscript preparation for speedy publication,” J. Commun .
Networks (JCN) , vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 10-16, Dec. 2011.
B. Reference to a book
 J. K. White, Communications and Networks , 2nd Ed., Seoul:KICS Press, 2010.
C. Reference to a conference proceeding publication
 K. B. Lee, S. Smith, and K. K. Silver, “Conference proceeding paper,” in Proc. KICS Int. Conf. Commun. 2010
(KICS ICC 2010) , pp. 201-205, Jeju Island, Korea, June 2010.
D. Reference to a cyber-material
 J. Park, A Guide to Journal Publication (2011), Retrieved Aug., 30, 2012, from
(1) When a manuscript has been accepted for publication, all author(s) must submit person-wise photos, research
interests, and brief biographies. The final manuscript should be prepared according to
the J-KICS publication guideline.
(2) For publication of the accepted manuscript, the first and corresponding author(s) should be active KICS
member(s) in the year of publication. The final manuscript should include the author information as follows.
A. In the first page: below the title.
B. In the last page: in author's biographies.
(3) For publication of the accepted manuscript, one of the first and corresponding author(s) should pay the
publication fee below and other expenses. Other expenses will be determined by the editorial board.
(4) The publication fee will be charged to the first and corresponding author(s) after the first editing of the final
(1) One copy of the printed journal and 20 reprints will be given to the paid author(s). The journal copy and
reprints will be mailed to the address of the corresponding author.
(2) Additional fees may be charged to the first and corresponding author(s) in case of the following.
A. If errors are found after editing and proofreading by fault of the author(s).
B. If some additional work is required for editing and proofreading.
C. If more than 20 reprints are requested.
*All the subscribers are required to become a member of KICS before subscription
All submitted manuscripts are blindly peer-reviewed by three qualified reviewers. An editor on Editorial Board below is in charge of selecting three reviewers in consideration of subject fields, collecting at least two reviewers’ reports from them in order to make the 1st-round decision, and informing to the author(s) of the 1st-round editor’s decision with some editor’s comments. All the comments and questions from the reviewers also are sent to facilitate the revision for the final version or the 2nd-round review version of the manuscript. However, the names of reviewers are not revealed to the author(s).
The full-text documents published in the J-KICS are available on the websites in English and in Korean.
INDEXING AND FUNDING
- Indexed in the Korea Citation Index (KCI)
- Indexed in the Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)
- Indexed in the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST)
- Partially funded by the KOFST Grant funded by the Korean Government (MEST)
All inquiries must be directed to:
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