Publishing Policies

Editorial Policy


Only papers that report novel and significant scientific and technical findings in the multidisciplinary field of ecology and infrastructure engineering will be considered and accepted for publication in the Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure. Thus, any manuscript submitted to the Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure must report original research. The Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure accepts a submitted manuscript on the condition that the presented work has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


All authors must agree to be so listed and must have seen and approved the manuscript, its content, and its submission to the Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure. All authors of a manuscript are responsible for the entire paper and must have agreed that the corresponding author has the authority to act on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript. To avoid any possible dispute during the processing, changes to authorship during revision must be agreed upon by all of the authors and brought to the editor's attention in the cover letter submitted with the revised version.


For the policies on research and publication ethics that are not stated in these instructions, the Guidelines on Good Publication Practice can be applied (available from Please include at the end of the acknowledgements a declaration that the experiments have complied with the current laws of the country in which the experiments were performed. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the abovementioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements. CrossCheck (Plagiarism-prevention service provided by iThenticate) can be used to check and prevent plagiarism(availabe from


Detailed regulations of publication ethics are posted on the website of the Korean Society of Ecology and Infrastructure Engineering (


The acceptance regulations of a manuscript for publication automatically include the consent of the author(s) to transfer the copyright or license to the Korean Society of Ecology and Infrastructure Engineering. Authors will complete a Copyright Transfer Form (CTF) (available from at the time of proofreading. The corresponding author can sign on behalf of co-authors. Acceptance of this agreement will ensure full copyright protection and help to disseminate the article to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources. All articles of the Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure are Open Access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (availabe from https:// which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The publisher, editors, and reviewers do not assume any legal responsibility for errors, omissions or claims, nor do they provide any warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to information published in the Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure.



Authors must submit the manuscript file online via or via email ( to the Editorial Office of the Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure.
Submission of a manuscript implies that: 1) the work described has not been published; 2) it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; 3) its publication has been approved by all co-authors; and 4) research described in the manuscript was conducted in accordance with the laws of the country in which it was conducted.

Checklist for final submission

1) All authors have read and approved the final version submitted.
2) Manuscript is written in Korean or English using the wordprocessor program MS-WORD.
3) Manuscript has been spell-checked and grammar-checked.
4) Title, author(s)'s name(s) and affiliation(s) of manuscript in Korean are written in both English and Korean.
5) Correspondent footnote (mailing address, email, phone and fax) is included.
6) Abstract is about 250 words or less and in English.
7) Key words are provided.
8) The International System of Units (SI) is employed and negative exponents (g m-2) are used when unit(s) appears in a denominator.
9) All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
10) References are all in English and formatted according to the style required by the Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure.
11) Captions of tables, figures are written in English.
12) Line and page numbers are included on each page.

Author fee

Publication charge: 180,000 Korean Won per manuscript 
Over-page charge above 8 pages of the final PDF: 30,000 Korean Won per page
Proofreading charge: 50,000 Korean Won per manuscript in Korean

Editorial Process


When a manuscript is submitted to the Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure, the Editorial Office checks if the manuscript was prepared according to the guidelines, gives it a manuscript number (e.g., ERI15-01) and assigns it to one of the members of the editorial board for review. The manuscript number should be referred to in any subsequent communications between the corresponding author and the Editor or the Editorial Office. All manuscripts are reviewed confidentially by members of the editorial board or qualified reviewers. The reviewers operate under the Guidelines for Reviewers and are expected to complete their reviews as soon as possible.


The corresponding author is generally notified of the Editor's decision to accept, reject, or require modification or revision by the Editor or the Editorial Office within 2 weeks of submission. Manuscripts that have been rejected may be resubmitted once the major criticisms have been properly addressed. When a manuscript is returned to the corresponding author for modification or revision, it should be returned to the editor within 3months, or it may be considered withdrawn. The authors should supply the Response to the reviewers along with the modified or revised manuscript. When an editor has decided that a manuscript is acceptable for publication, the corresponding author and the Editorial Office will be notified. If necessary, the corresponding author will be asked to re-edit the manuscript to improve the English.

Appeals of decisions

Authors who wish to appeal a decision should contact the Editor-in-Chief, explaining in detail their reasons for the appeal. All appeals will be discussed with at least one other editor. If those editors do not agree, the appeal will be discussed at a full editorial meeting.


The Editorial Office will deliver electronic page proofs and a page charge form to the corresponding author. Page proofs should be corrected, signed by the corresponding author and sent back to the Editorial Office by e-mail within 3 days of receipt of the proofs. With the exception of typographical errors, incorrect data or updated information regarding references, no extensive changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript.