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Journal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education Series A: The Mathematical Education

ISO abbreviation of the journal title and Alternate title : Abbreviation of this journal title is J. Korean Soc. Math. Educ. Ser. A: Math. Educ. Alternate title is The Mathematical Education.

Aims and scope
The Mathematical Education is an international Korean or English language journal, publishing original refereed articles on all aspects of mathematics education. The aims of this Journal is to improve the quality of mathematics education environment by reviewing and publishing meaningful articles of studies involving empirical investigation and theoretical argumentation from which conclusions and implications can be drawn for future research and practice in mathematics education. Reports on thoughtful replications, new teaching aids and techniques being made in the teaching, learning, assessment and presentation of mathematics, Mathematical models arising from real situations, or critical reviews of Education policy and Mathematics curriculum are welcomed. The journal welcomes high-quality research in any methodological tradition and is open to innovative and unusual approaches.

Launching : It has been published since 1963.

Frequency : It is published quarterly, February, May, August and November, by the Korean Society of Mathematical Education.

Subscriptions : An individual KSME member with this journal subscription costs US$60 per year. An institutional member with this journal subscription costs US$108 per year. Inquiries regarding subscriptions, applications for membership and other correspondence should be directed to:

The Korean Society of Mathematical Education,
Gwanak Century Tower #1305
1808, Nambusunhwan-ro, Gwanak-gu,
Seoul 08787, Korea
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The KSME publishes 4 other official journals, Series B, C, D, and E. Special rates for student, library, or life members, as well as information about other official journals are available from the KSME office.

Copyright : The submission of a paper to this journal means that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. A Copyright Transfer Agreement is required before the publication of a paper in this journal.

Indexing : Articles published in this journal are indexed or abstracted in Korea Citation Index.

Availability of the full-text : Full-texts of papers in this journal can be accessed freely at the corner View-FullText in JKSMEA:ME

The Korean Society of Mathematical Education was founded in 1962 and one of the main academic society of Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Korea. We should mention that we use 'Korean' instead of 'Korea' in the names of the Society and journal from 2009.

Chief Editor

Dong Joong Kim (Korea University, Professor)


Na Young Kwon (Inha University, Professor)
Raeyoung Kim (Ewha Womans University, Professor)
Sun Hee Kim (Kangwon National University, Professor)
Hee-jeong Kim (Korea University, Professor)
Jihwa Noh (Pusan National University, Professor)
Jeongsuk Pang (Korea National University of Education, Professor)
Sheunghyun Yeo (Daegu National University of Education, Professor)
Ji Young Lee (Gongju National University of Education, Professor)
Hwayoung Lee (Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity, Researcher)
Woong Lim (Yonsei University, Professor)
Younjoon Joung (Korea Institute of Curriculum & Evaluation, Researcher)
Sunyoung Han (Sungkyunkwan University, Professor)
Hea-Jin Lee (The Ohio State University-Lima, Professor)
Ji-Eun Lee (Oakland University, Professor)
1. Contributions are limited to members of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education in principle.

2. All submissions are accepted at any time and blind peer-reviewed by more than 3 independent, anonymous expert referees. In reviewing the thesis, authors’ informations such as names and affiliations are deleted for the sake of fairness.

3. Adoption of manuscripts and order of publishing are subject to the editorial committee’s decision.

4. Submit your article with Research Ethics Checklist through online submission system.

5. When authors’ names are listed in the article, write the main author first.

6. You should download the Edit Form and Sample of the article of series A from the homepage and write the paper in accordance with this form. .

7. For accepted manuscripts, the publication cost will be charged.
It costs 200,000 Korean Won (200 US dollars) for 15 pages, and 10,000 Won (10 US dollars) will be added per additional page up to 24 pages.
Note that 30,000 Won (30 US dollars) will be added per additional page from 25 pages.
In the case of research papers with a grant, the publishing fee must be doubled. Editorial fees may apply if the quality of tables or figures is not suitable for publication.

8. For the publication of a paper in this journal, the authors should fill out a Copyright Transfer Agreement that
transfers all rights, interests, copyright and digital copyright to the Korea Society of Mathematical Education(KSME).

9. In accordance with the amendment of the Guidelines for Securing Research Ethics,
“Position” of all authors has been added as a mandatory item when publishing a submitted paper. If you have no any affiliation now, you are recommended to write your last affiliation, title, and school (affiliation) year.
(Example) Author’s name(** University, Asso. Professor) (** University, Instructor),
(** Institute, Researcher or Post Doc.) (** University, Graduate student), ** High School, Teacher)
(** High School Student, Grade 11)


*Editor's & Review's Guide

1. A manuscript is submitted to the Chief Editor and the KSME office by the online submit system.

2. The Chief Editor handles all correspondence with the author(s). Submitted manuscript that does not follow the Author's Guide can be rejected to be resubmitted after revised.

3. The Chief Editor allocates it to an Editor. The Chief Editor can allocate it to him/herself.

4. The selected Editor chooses 3 qualified referees to review the manuscript. The Editor him/herself may act as a referee.

5. The chosen reviewers should check the Reviewer Invitation as Acceptance or Decline.

6. If the reviewers accept the Reviewer Invitation, the reviewers who are always anonymous should examine the manuscript and report the review result within 2 weeks from the date of the initial review request or designated date.

7. Based on the reports of the reviewers, the Editor makes a decision whether the manuscript should be accepted, rejected, or needs to be returned to the author(s) for major revision, minor revision.

8. Manuscript needing revision will be returned to the author. The author(s) must submit a revised manuscript via the online submit system within a month.

9. The revised manuscript with major revision is sent to the same reviewers to check the revisions. But, the
manuscript with minor revision can be handled by the original Editor or the Chief Editor to check.

10. Final Decision by the Chief Editor is made within 1 months from the time of the initial submission. But it
     depends on the time spent for review and revision.

11. Publication date will be notified to the author(s) after the final version of manuscript is uploaded and accepted      by the Chief Editor.

12. Manuscript editor checks the sentences of the accepted manuscript and makes Galley Proof.

13. Information which is not appeared in this regulation will be determined at the editorial committee.