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EDITORIAL POLICY

Manuscripts may be submitted in the form of Research Articles. Research Notes describing new techniques or equipment are welcome; they should include data that illustrate the usefulness of the technique. Reviews are generally solicited, but interested authors are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief. Authors should make appropriate depositions of materials to accession services (e.g., culture collections, herbaria, GenBank, etc.) to permit future work by the scientific community.

Manuscripts submitted for publication are independently reviewed by at least two referees. However, manuscripts that clearly do not meet the criteria for publication may be rejected by the Editor-in-Chief and/or the Associate Editor concerned without being sent for review. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for all decisions regarding publication. In most cases, a decision will be made in consultation with an Associate Editor. The manuscript must be prepared according to the instructions that follow; those that do not conform or are incomplete may be returned for correction prior to review.

Copyright

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 Phycology. Authors will complete a Copyright Agreement Form (CAF) at the time of proofreading. The corresponding author can sign on behalf of co-authors. The CAF can be downloaded from the Manuscripts Center (http://www.e-algae.kr/), or contact the editorial office (ALGAE Editorial Office, Department of Oceanography, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Korea) to obtain a form. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure full copyright protection, and disseminate the article to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

Disclaimer

Publisher, editors, reviewers and authors do not accept any legal responsibility for errors, omissions or claims, nor do they provide any warranty, express or implied, with respect to information published in ALGAE.

ETHICS

Research published in ALGAE must have been conducted in accordance with institutional, national and international guidelines concerning the use of animals in research and/or the sampling of endangered species. 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: http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines).

Authorship

All authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation. Individuals listed as authors must: (1) agree to be listed; (2) have contributed to the research reported; (3) approve the submitted version of the manuscript. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The corresponding author must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the authors’ interpretation of the data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest are financial support from or connections to pharmaceutical companies, political pressure from interest groups, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated.

Originality and Duplicate Publication

All submitted manuscripts should be original and should not be under consideration by other scientific journals for publication at the same time. No part of the accepted manuscript should be duplicated in any other scientific journal without the permission of the Editorial Board. If duplicate publication related to the papers of this journal is detected, the authors will be announced in the journal their institutes will be informed, and there will be penalties for the authors.

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