Author's Guideline
   
 
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT
 
The Journal of Advanced Culture Technology is the official publication of the International Promotion Agency of Culture Technology. The instruction to authors not described thereafter follows the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to IPACT Journals: Writing and Editing for IJACT, which is prepared by IJACT Editors.
 
1. Content and publication type
It accepts original papers of research results and other invited papers on the undergraduate, graduate and continuing in the field of Culture Convergence and Technology Convergence. Letter to editor is always welcomed on the published articles.
 
2. Qualification as authors
The first author and corresponding author should be a member of the Institute of the International Promotion Agency of Culture Technology. If they are not members, they should apply to membership before submission. Please contact the IPACT office to become a member.
 
3. Research and publication ethics
Duplicate Publication: The papers already published to other scientific journals or periodicals are not considered for publication. The published paper to this journal should not be submitted to other scientific journal.

Authorship: Authors who meets all of following conditions can be listed: 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published.

Conflict-of-Interest Statement: If there are any conflicts of interest related to individual author’s commitments or project support, it should be clarified and described in the manuscript.

The manuscript should be first reviewed by Editorial Board and the recommendations should be processed by the Research Ethics Committee, if there are any ethical issues. And anyone who does not agree or accept the decision by the Research Ethics Committee in the process of ethical issues may be referred to the National Research Foundation of Korea (http://www.nrf.re.kr) or appropriate Committee of the corresponding institutes.
 
4. Submission of manuscript
Manuscript should be sent to the institution’s homepage(http://www.ijact.kr/) through online manuscript submission system, with copyright transfer agreement, author’s checklist, and brief Curriculum Vitae Samples of corresponding author via email only. Copyright transfer agreement should be signed by all co-authors. File for accompanying letters can be downloaded from the homepage(http://www.ijact.kr/).
 
5. Publication interval and receipt of manuscript
It is published twice a year in the last day of May and November. Manuscript can be received at any time. The manuscript that does not keep the instruction to authors may be rejected before review. Certificate of receipt of manuscript is issued to the corresponding author via email.
 
6. Peer review
Every manuscript received is circulated to three peer reviewers. The author’'s name and affiliation is not disclosed during review process to reviewers. The review process can be repeated till three times if the request of revision is suggested by reviewers. If the re-review is repeated more than three times, it may not be considered for publication. If two reviewers do not agree to accept the journal, it may not be also considered for publication. Usually the first review process ends within one month.

Manuscript Editing: The finally accepted manuscript will be reviewed by manuscript editor for the consistency of the format and the completeness of references. The manuscript may be revised according to the opinion of the manuscript editor.
 
7. Fee for peer review and page charge
Fee for peer review, US Dollar 50 for regular review or US Dollar 100 for express review should be sent to the IPACT office after receipt of the manuscript submission. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, in addition to the page charge of US Dollar 30 per page for regular fee or US Dollar 60 per page for express fee from 7~10th page, publication processing fee of US Dollar 150 for regular fee or US Dollar 300 for express fee should be paid by the corresponding author before printing.
 
The bank account for payment
Bank account No.: 103-00205-240-01
Name of Bank: Shinhan bank (http://www.citibank.co.kr/)
Account owner: The International Promotion Agency of Culture Technology
 
8. Role of the Editorial Board
The decision on the editing of the journal is made by the Editorial Board. The manuscript may be revised for the consistency of the editorial work as far as the content is not affected. Every manuscript submitted is not returned.
 
9. Copyright
The copyright and the transfer right of the digital content of the published paper and journal is owned by The International Promotion Agency of Culture Technology.
 
SPECIFIC GUIDELINE FOR WRITING MANUSCRIPTS
 
1. Writing manuscripts
Please refer to Paper Format document at (www.ijact.kr),submit your manuscripts.
 
2. Cover page and title page
In cover page, title, authors’' full name and affiliation should be written in English. If the authors are more than or equal to two, there should be comma between authors. If the affiliation of authors is not identical, the superscript number should be marked to the name and corresponding affiliation. MD and PhD should not be written. Bottom of cover page, the address of corresponding author including name, telephone, fax and email address should be described. In the title page, the title in English should be written. Additionally, the abbreviated title should be added. If necessary, presentation in the meeting may be described.
 
3. Abstract and Keywords
Abstract should be structured as followings: Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion in the order named. The subtitle should be constructed as one paragraph. The description should be sentences. The length of the abstract should be less than 250 words. In the next line of abstract, a list of 4-6 keywords for a subject index should be included on this page.
 
4. Text Body
  • The recommended format and the capitalization styles of major headings are as follows: Abstract, Keywords, INTRODUCTION, THEORY, EXPERIMENTS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, REFERENCES.
  • Leave a space between word and parenthesis. Special words of Latin or French origin should be in italic (e.g., in vitro, et al.).
  • References to published work should be indicated at the appropriate place using brackets (e.g.,[2,6-8]), numbered consecutively, and a list of references in numerical order should be provided at the end of the manuscript.
  • Sources of materials and instruments should be clearly presented together with the names of the appropriate cities and countries.
  • Units : The SI system should be used for all dimensional quantities. Leave a space between numbers and units except oC and % (e.g., 40 mg/L, 50%, 10 h).
  • Equations and symbols : Main symbols used in equations and text should be in italic. Equations must be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers.
  • Tables : Type each table on a separate sheet of paper. The table title should have the first letter of the first word capitalized. Details of all necessary additional information can be included in the table footnotes. Preferred font is Arial or Times New Roman with 10 pt. Table should not contain vertical linings and the captions should be understandable without referring the text.
  • Figures : Graphs, figures, and other illustrations should be drawn on separate sheets of paper. The uniformity in size of the figures should be maintained carefully. IPACT encourages both gray and color illustration as JPG/TIFF files. Use 600 dpi/1200 dpi for illustrations for better clarity. When a figure consists of more than one plot, designate each plot as (a), (b), (c), etc. on the upper left-hand side of the plot and refer to it in the text as Fig. 4(a), Fig. 4(b), etc. All figures and lettering must be of a size which remain legible after a 50% reduction of the original. In the figure caption, only the first letter of the first word in each sentence should be capitalized. Photographs will be accepted if essential to the paper, though an additional charge will be levied. A list of figure captions including explanations of legends should be supplied on a separated sheet at the end of the manuscript.
 
References
All references in this list should be cited at some point in the text. Abbreviate the journal titles as in IEEE Abstracts. References should be presented in the following style :

(1) Journal Articles
H.M. Kwon, V. Kumaran, and S. Gupta, “A New Broadcast Scheduling Scheme,” The Journal of the Institute of Webcasting, Internet and Telecommunication(JIWIT), Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 63-72, June 2011.

(2) Books
B. Sklar, Digital Communications, Prentice Hall, pp. 187, 1998.

(3) Proceedings/Abstracts
M. Franklin and S. Zdonik, “A Framework for Scalable Dissemination-Based Systems,” in Proc. 9th IEE SP Workshop on Statistical Signal, pp. 232-235, Sep.14-16, 2008.

(4) Dissertations
Han, K., A Study of Acetic Acid Formation in Escherichia coli Fermentation, Ph.D. Thesis. University of California, Irvine, CA, USA., 2010.

(5) Patents
Prudden, J. F., Method and agent for treating inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. US Patent 4,006,224, 2007

(6) Web URL
The Institute of Internet, Broadcasting and Communication, Submission of manuscript. http://www.iibc.kr. Note: Manuscripts in which references are not in this format will be returned without review.
 
   
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