Author Guidelines

1. Essentials for publishing in JILT

  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication with another journal.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if it has been completely rewritten and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. See our "Research publication ethics".
  • All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system. The corresponding author must sign a copyright agreement form after reading the explanatory notes below. It is herein agreed that: The copyright in and to the paper is transferred to Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade (JRI). This copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the paper, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online), or any other reproductions of similar nature.
  • Article Publishing Charge: In order to provide free access to readers and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article publishing charge (APC) of 400,000 KRW applies to each paper accepted after all the peer review process. The APC is waived only if the affiliations of both the first and corresponding authors are non-Korean institutes.

2. Paper preparation


  • Prepare your article in MS Word format. PDF as a sole file type is not accepted; a PDF must be accompanied by the source file.
  • Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).

Article title

  • The title should be concise and informative.
  • Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author details

Author names and affiliations:
  • Clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled.
  • Arrange the authors' names in the correct order for publication.
  • Present the authors' affiliations (where the actual work was done) below the names.
Corresponding author:
  • Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.
  • Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.


  • A concise and factual abstract is required.
  • Describe briefly the purpose of the research, methodology/approach, research results including research findings and implications, and major conclusions.
  • Avoid non-standard or uncommon abbreviations, but if essential, define them at their first mention in the abstract itself.
  • Maximum is 250 words in total.


  • Provide three to six keywords in the next line of the abstract.
  • Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.
  • The first word of the keywords should be capitalized.


  • Provide acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.
  • Do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.
  • Describe contributors who provided help during the research (e.g., financial support, providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Figures and tables

  • All figures and tables should be typed and included in the main body of the article.
  • All figures and tables should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.
  • Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table or figure.


Citation in the text:
  • Ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list, and vice versa.
Cite publications in the text:
  • (Kim 2010) using the first named author's surname or (Kim and Lee 2010) citing both names of two, or (Kim et al. 2010) citing three or more authors.
  • First alphabetically and then chronologically when groups of references should be cited, e.g., (Kim and Lee 2010; Lee 2010a, 2010b, 2011).
  • “Kim et al. (2010) have developed” when the subject in a sentence is a previous research.
  • References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically.
  • Two or more references from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., placed after the year of publication.
    • Article: Lee, J. Y., Wang, S., 2012. Inter-provincial railroad network in China. Journal of International Logistics and Trade 10, 61-75.
    • Book: Wooldridge, J. M., 2000. Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach. South-Western College Publishing, California.
    • Article in Book: Rimmer, P.J., 2002. Global Transport: Australia as a cul-de-sac, In: Shiel, C. (Ed), Australia and Globalisation. Evatt Foundation, Sydney, Australia.
    • Proceedings: Paflioti, P., Vitsounis, T. K., Tsamourgelis, I., Bell, M. G. H., 2014. Container seaports connectivity: A “concept” analysis. Proceedings of International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2014, Hong Kong, China.
    • Thesis: Dubey, H., 2013. Efficient and accurate kNN based classification and regression. Master Thesis, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India.
    • Report: American Trucking Association, 1987. Motor Carrier Annual Report. Alexandria, VA.
    • Internet: Kennedy, S., Parker, D. A., 2015. Building China’s ‘One belt, one road’. Available at: analysis/building-china%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cone-belt-one-road%E2%80%9D