Editing Rules

These rules describe in detail the editing process applied to all Society publications.

Appointment of Editing committee, Editor-in-chief

  1. The editing committee will gather for review of editing works.
  2. The editing committee will be composed of not more than 20 editors, including the editor-in-chief.
  3. The editor-in-chief will be appointed by the president and the editors will be co-appointed by the president and the chief editor in consideration of disciplinary field, geographical region, and contributions to their respective field.
  4. The term of editors will be three years, and they may be reappointed.

Roles of Editing Committee

The editing committee will review the following issues:
  1. Contribution rules of the journal
  2. Editing plan
  3. Review rules of manuscripts
  4. Any other issues related to the editing of Society publications


In principle, accepted manuscripts will be published in the order in which they accepted. Anything not described in these rules will be dealt with by the chief editor according to custom and will be reported to the editing committee.