Instruction For Authors

Journal of Embryo Transfer (JET) is the official journal of the Korean Society of Embryo Transfer for the publication in the fields of artificial insemination, embryo transfer, reproductive biology, biotechnology, theriogenology and any other relevant fields of scientific research. The journal is published four times per year (31th March, 30th June, 30th September and 31th December). Korean or English articles are published for the March, and September issues, but only English articles are published for the June and December issue. Any authors may submit manuscripts and the copyright for articles which appeared in the Journal of Embryo Transfer is held by the Korean Society of Embryo Transfer. Submission of a paper implies that the results reported have not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere. Manuscripts are submitted through the year by e-mail or registered mail to the editorial committee, Journal of Embryo Transfer in HWP 2002 or MS-word 2000 word processors (or advanced versions).


Manuscript preparation

The Journal of Embryo Transfer publishes original articles, review articles, short communications and clinical reports. Original articles are to be arranged in the following order: Abstract (including key words less than five), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables, Figure legends and Figures. Results and discussion sections may be combined for short communications. Clinical reports are to be arranged in the following order: Abstract (including key words less than five), introduction, Clinical case, Discussion, References. Manuscripts must be typed in 160% (1.5 line) spacing on A4 size (210x280 mm) white paper, with a margin of 25 mm on both top and bottom, and 15 mm on both right and left sides. The lines of the text should be numbered every fifth line in the left margin starting from the title page and all pages should be numbered consecutively.

1. Title page: This should contain the title of the article, full name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation(s) and address(es), and a running title (less than 50 characters including spaces). The name and complete address including phone and fax numbers and e-mail address of corresponding author, and information concerning sources of financial support should be given.

2. Title: Title should be concise and clear, but informative. The initial letters of the each word except preposition and conjunction should be written in the capital letter.

3. Authors and Affiliation:: The full name(s) of author(s) should be indicated immediately below the title. The full name of institutions and subsidiary departments should be given, together with a useful address including postal code. If several authors and institutions are listed on a paper, it should be clearly indicated with which department and institution each author is affiliated. The affiliation address in each case should be indicated by superscript number. The corresponding author should be indicated by superscript "*".
e.g.)

Chul-Soo Kim1, Young-Hee Park2 and Gil-Dong Hong3,*
1Department of Animal Biotechnology, Hankook University, Seoul 112-111, Korea
2College of Veterinary Medicine, Daehan University, Busan 123-211, Korea
3Department of Dairy Science, Kyeongseo University, Chunchon 300-231, Korea


4. Running title: A brief running title should be provided, not to exceed 50 characters including spaces.

5. Abstract: Abstract should be concise less than 250 words and describe, in a paragraph, concisely purpose, methods, important results and conclusion of the study. Up to 5 key words should be listed at the bottom of the abstract to be used as index terms.

6. Introduction: This should acquaint the reader with the subject and justify the objective(s) of the research. There should be a clear description of the nature and extent of the problem to be studied, a presentation of the pertinent research by others in the field of the study, and a statement of how the authors' study challenge, expands or improves the known material.

7. Materials and Methods: This section must contain enough information to allow another scientist to duplicate the study. Materials must be named specifically, including the manufacturer, city and country where the equipment or supplies were obtained. The method of statistical evaluation must be stated.

8. Results: This section must contain sufficient information to fully describe the outcome of the research. The use of tables and figures is encouraged, but repetition of the same data in different forms should be avoided.

9. Discussion: This contains an explanation of the meaning of the results. The principles, relationships, and general truths shown by the results should be presented without retelling the results if at all possible. Agreement or disagreement with previous work should be shown.

10. References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in a Reference section.
1) References in the text should be cited in chronological order in brackets. If reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors the name of the first author should be used followed by "et al.". For example, (Hays and Renard, 1999; Kim and Choi, 2001; Hill, 2003; Park et al., 2004).
2) Articles in the Reference section should be arranged and listed in the alphabetical order, by the first author's surname, and number of the entries consecutively. Abbreviate the titles of periodicals mentioned in the list of references in accordance with BIOSIS Serial Sources, published annually by BIOSIS.
3) References should use the following style:
a. For periodicals
Schenk JL, Suh TK and Seidel Jr. GE. 2006. Embryo production from superovulated cattle following insemination of sexed sperm. Theriogenology 65:299-307. Yong HY and Lee E. 2007. Presence of intact cumulus cells during in vitro fertilization inhibits sperm penetration but improves blastcyst formation in vitro. J. Emb. Trans., 22:1-7.
b. For books
Barron DH and Jone SK. 1982. Manual of...Pathology. 3rd ed, Saunders, New York, pp. 142-192.
Betteridge KJ. 1993. Embryo transfer. In: King GJ (Ed.), Reproduction in Domesticated Animals, World Animal Science B9, Elsevier Science B. V., pp. 413-418.
c. Abstract and review
Brody S and Adolph JS. 1972. Tolerence to...in mice. Biol. Abst. 128:174-180.
Jukes TH. 1982. Avain Biochemistry. Ann. Rev. Biochem. 11:511-520.
4) Work accepted for publication but not yet published should be referred to as "in press". References concerning unpublished data and "personal communications" should not be cited in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text.

11. Tables: All tables should be referred in the text by consecutive Arabic numbers (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Tables should be typewritten separately from the text, and each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Any explanation essential to the understanding for the table should be given as a footnote at the bottom of the table.

12. Illustrations (Figures, Photograph): All illustrations should be referred by consecutive Arabic numbers (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.). Each illustration should have a caption. The captions to all illustrations should be typed on a separate page of the manuscript. Explanations should be given in the figure legend(s).

13. Abbreviations: Abbreviations in the text should be used after having been initially explained. Common recognizable abbreviations can be used without definition as follows: M, mM, m, cm, mm, μm, nm, cm2, l, ml, kg, g, mg, ng, pg, h, min, sec, Hz, cal, Kcal, ANOVA, BSA, DNA, FBS, IVF, PBS, RNA, SD, SEM etc.

14. Units of measurement should be reported in CGS system. A scientific names, gene names and Latin must be italicized.


Additional information

1. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed critically more than two reviewers. proper revisions are requested to take account of criticisms and comments made by referees. Authors must indicate clearly what alterations have been made in response to the referees comments point by point. Acceptable reasons should be given for noncompliance with any requirements of the referees.

2. Acceptance of the manuscripts submitted is decided by editorial board according to evaluations of the referees.

3. After being accepted, corresponding author should submit a final file of the manuscript by e-mail to the editorial committee, Journal of Embryo Transfer in HWP 2002 or MS-word 2000 word processors (or advanced versions).

4. Submission of manuscripts do not meet the requirement of the "Instructions to Authors" of the Journal of Embryo Transfer may delay or cancel the evaluations of the referees.

5. Fifty copies of reprints of an article will be sent to corresponding author free of charge. The author is responsible for print charge over fifty copies. Color printing will be charged.


Submissions should be sent to:

Online submission into Journal Website (embryo.jams.or.kr)