Vol.31 No.1

Editorial Office

Instructions for Authors

General guidelines for Manuscript
1. Scopes

The Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society reports on the microelectronics and packaging technology, while examining technical developments and theoretical studies in microelectronics and advanced packaging field. The journal contains technical papers detailing critical new developments in microelectronics and packaging field, as well as invited and contributed review papers on topic of current interest. It was launched in 1994. Journal of ISHM-Korea, The Microelectronics Society changed Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society in 1998. And year 1998, 1226-489X Print ISSN Number changed too 1226-9360. Year 2013 issued an Online ISSN Number 2287-7525. Total or a part of the articles in this Journal are abstracted in DOI/Cross ref, Asia Science and Technology Portal and KSCI. Full text is freely available from: http://journal.kmeps.or.kr/

There are 4 types of papers published in The Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society:

  • Research Paper: This form publication represents original research articles on microelectronics and packaging.
  • Review Paper: Invited or submitted review papers are accepted
  • Communication and Notes: The short research paper regarding groundbreaking research results can be submitted.
  • Comments and Reply: In general, other authors submit their comments on the paper already published in the Journal or about groundbreaking research results.

It contains Research Paper, Review Paper, Communication and Notes, Comments and Reply. It is published quarterly in March, June, September, December each year. Supplement numbers are at times published. All of the manuscripts are peer-reviewed.

2. Submission

The Papers can be submitted on the website of The Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society:

Correspondence concerning business matters should be addressed to Secretariat, KMEPS, Rm. 815, The Korea Science Technology Center The first building, 22, Teheran-ro 7 Gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06130, Republic of Korea (Tel: +82-2-538-0962, Fax: +82-2-538-0963, e-mail: kmeps@kmeps.or.kr).
Author check list and Copyright transfer can be found during the submission process via homepage and the journal.

3. General information

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Manuscripts should be typewritten on A4 (297210 mm) white paper, double spaced, including references, footnotes, and tables. Sufficient (2.5 cm) margins should be left at the top, bottom, and two sides of each page. All pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with a separate title page with the authors' names and their affiliations. The manuscript should be arranged as title page, abstract, introduction, main text and conclusions, followed by acknowledgements, references, tables, figures and figure legends. Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society, and may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part without the written permission of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society. We reserve the right to put on Internet the edited accepted copy of the manuscripts.

4. Manuscript preparation
Title page


  • The title page should include:
  • Manuscript title: a concise and informative title
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

An informative abstract of no more than 200 words should accompany each manuscript. Abstracts should not be divided into paragraphs, and should not be structured. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references

Key words

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.


It should be written mainly in three sections, entitled INTRODUCTION, MAIN TEXT, and CONCLUSIONS, followed by necessary figures and/ or tables.


Figures should be clear and simple. Figures should be cited in the text in a form of Fig. 1, Fig. 2… and the first word of the title and explanation in figure caption should be capitalized. Figures should be in .jpg, .tiff, .ppt(x), or .doc(x) format.


Tables should be written in form of Table 1, Table 2, and Table 3. The first word of the title and explanation in figure caption should be capitalized. Abbreviation in tables should be explained in its full name


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


References in the text must be included in Reference section and vice versa. Sufficient descriptions should be given to enable the reader to locate all publications referred to in the text. For references to items in periodicals, include the author, title, journal, volume, number, and year. For references to reports or proceedings, use the author's name and title of report, report number, source, editor and/or publisher as appropriate, city and state/country of publisher or full name of conference as appropriate, including date and pages. For references to books, use the author's name, title, publisher, city, state/country, year, page, or chapter. It is preferable that your references comprise only of published materials accessible to the public

The following are examples of entries for books, articles, proceedings, and websites:

  • 1. C. S. Kim, Y. H. Lee and K. H. Song, “Reaction between Sn-3.5Ag Solder and Thin Film Metallization”, J. Microelectron.Packag. Soc., 9(4), 39 (2002).
  • 2. J. Crank, The Mathematics of Diffusion, 2nd Ed., pp. 5-10, Clarendon Press, Oxford (1975).
  • 3. P. V. Robock and L. T. Nguyen, “Plastic Packaging”, in Microelectronic Packaging Handbook, R. R. Tummala and E. J. Ryrmaszewski, Eds., pp. 234-237, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York (1989).
  • B. D. Kim, “Effect of Current Crowding on Solder Electromigration”, in Ph.D. Thesis, pp. 50-70, Deahan University, Korea (1990).
  • D. Suh, C. Hwang, M. Ueshima and J. Sugimoto, “Material Design and Package-Level Reliability of a Novel LowTemperature Solder Based on Intermetallic Compound Phases with Superior High-Homologous Temperature Properties”, Proc. 58th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 1265, IEEE Component, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT) (2008).
  • J. Kanter, “CO2 Lebels for Motorbikes in Europe”, The New York Times, (Jan. 31, 2010) from http://www.nytimes.com.
  • Wikipedia, Wikipedia Foundation. lnc. Jan.(2010) from http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solder

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. The Korean Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society is the official Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society. Abbreviated title is “J. Microelectron. Packag. Soc.”.

Authorship and Ethical Issues

For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, International standards for editors and authors (http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors) can be applied.

Submission of manuscript

Manuscript should be submitted via the online Manuscript Central website (https://submission.kmeps.or.kr/html/).


All manuscripts are treated as confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the editor and associate editors. Letters to the editor are reviewed and published on the decision of the editor. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor's decision Accept, Publish after minor revisions, Re-evaluate after mandatory revisions or reject ofmanuscript. When the final revised manuscript is completely acceptable according to the KMEPS format and criteria, it is scheduledfor publication in the next available issue. Rejected papers will not be peer-reviewed again with the same content.

Publication Charge

All submitted manuscripts shall be reviewed according to the policy of the editorial board for publication by the KMEPS. After the review is complete and the editorial board decides to “accept” the manuscript for publication, the manuscript shall be published in the order in which it was received. The author of the paper shall pay the publication charge. The publication fee is 100,000 Korean Won up to 8 pages, and 30,000 Korean Won per additional page. Acknowledgement charge is 50,000 Korean Won. The publication cost is subjected to change according to the society's financial situation.