『Brain, Digital, & Learning』 Author Guideline

Revised in April 30, 2015
Revised in January 01, 2017
Revised in January 01, 2018
Revised in February 01, 2019
Revised in March 20, 2021

Chapter 1. Regulations of Publication

Article 1. Aims

The aims of the Brain, Digital, & Learning are to promote the research and to exchange updated research results timely among education communities and interest groups by presenting the results of brain & digital education researchers. Also, the journal is to provide an administrative support for educational scholars & educators in the fields of the brain-based education, digital-based education, VR/AR-based learning, teaching & learning, and cognition & sociality.

Article 2. Number and Timing of Publication

1. The journal is published four times a year. [03. 31., 06. 30., 09. 30., 12. 31.]2. Research articles submissions is always possible throughout the year, and the journal is published on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year.

Article 3. Editorial Committee Regulation

1. The editorial committee should be composed around 40 members including the editor-in-chief, executive editor, section editors, and editorial board members.
2. The editor-in-chief of the editorial committee is the person appointed by the director of institute.
3. The executive editor and section editors are appointed by the editor-in-chief of this journal.
4. The editorial board members are appointed by the editor-in-chief with section editors’ recommendation, and a person who is faithful to research activities in the academic areas of the institute.
5. The term of the editorial committee member including the editor-in-chief is two years, but may be serve multiconsecutive terms.
6. The committee can have managing editors and research assistants who serve a general work of the editorial committee.
7. The editorial committee will deliberate all work related to the publication of the journal such as the number of publications, publication dates, manuscript receipt, and editing of the journal 『Brain, Digital, & Learning』.

Chapter 2. Contribution Regulation

Article 1. Types of Manuscripts

1. There are several different types of journal manuscripts, including research articles in the fields of the brain-based education, digital-based education, VR/AR-based learning, AI-based education, instruction, teaching & learning, and cognition & sociality.
2. Research articles include quantitative and qualitative research studies, experimental research studies, reviews of research, short reports and contents development concerned with the brain, digital, and learning fields.
3. The articles should provide evidentiary data that can objectify the researcher’s claims.
4. Manuscripts should be ordered into sections as follows:
1) Title, Name of Authors and Affiliations
2) Abstract and Keywords
3) Introduction
4) Research Methods
5) Results and Discussion
6) Conclusions and Implications
7) Acknowledgement
8) References

Article 2. Contribution Regulation

1. Manuscripts should be unpublished and the author must not submit a manuscript being under reviewed in any other place.
2. Manuscripts should be written either in Korean or in English and submitted to the editorial committee via online submitting system (http://submission.braindigitallearning.org:8080/).
3. An author should publish two or fewer articles per issue to this journal (including collaborative article).
4. Manuscripts should be submit according to the writing rules provided by the『Brain, Digital, & Learning』.
5. At the time of submitting the manuscripts, the author must submit a written form, Copyright Transfer Form, that the submitted manuscripts do not violate the research ethics and that the author(s) transfer the copyright from the author(s) to the journal ‘Brain, Digital, & Learning’. In the manuscripts, the text begins with the exception of personal information.
6. Author
1) The author writes the first author first, if there are two or more authors, they should be listed in order of their contribution in the research and manuscript writing. If authors’ affiliations are different, they are listed in order of author. Authors who have a different affiliation with the first author should use the superscript ‘1’, ‘2’ … and the name of the author and affiliated organization shall be indicated equally.
2) The corresponding author is the author who is responsible for the whole process from the receipt of a paper to the publication of the paper. The judgement decision sent to the corresponding author. If the corresponding author is not revealed, the editorial committee recognizes the first author as a corresponding author.
3) The corresponding author is marked with an asterisk (*) after the author’s name. At the bottom of the first page of the manuscript, the corresponding author is shown as name and email address.
7. The manuscript should be submitted through the journal online submission system
8. The submitted manuscript is not returned.
9. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed according to the standards and procedures of the 『Brain, Digital, & Learning』editorial committee.

Article 3. Publication Charge Regulation

1. Each manuscript decided to be published in the journal must pay $200(₩200,000) for the publication fee. If the number of total pages exceeds 15 pages, authors are requested to pay $10(₩10,000) for each additional page. However, in the case of research papers that receive a grant, the publishing fee must be doubled.
2. If quality of tables, figures, photos, etc. are poor and editing and reproducing are necessary, then, authors are requested to pay for it. (ex. $10 per figure)
3. If you print more than 3 degrees, the authors have to pay an additional printing fee.
4. Guest editorials, book reviews, and invited articles are exempt from publication fees.

Article 4. Copyright or License of the Publication Rights

The copyrights or license of the publication rights of all articles including abstracts published in this journal belong to the Institute of Brain based Education, Korean National University of Education. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article to the widest possible readership in print and electronic format as appropriate. The author of the manuscript accepted for publication in this journal should submit the copyright transfer consent form.

Article 5. Others

Incase or other issue, the editorial committee will consider and deal with them.

Chapter 3. Manuscript Regulation

Article 1. Manuscript Writing Method

1. The manuscript should be written in MS Word or Hancom Office processor program.
2. Authors submit around 10 pages(A4) of manuscript.
3. Manuscript should be written either in Korean or in English but in case of using Korean, put the original word in ( ) only
if there is a possibility of confusion in meaning.
4. The foreigner’s name is written in English.
5. Paper and Margins
1) Paper : A4(210mm x 297mm, portrait)
2) Margins : Top 20mm / Left, Right, Bottom, Header, Footer 15mm / Binding 3mm
6. Letters and paragraph shapes
1) Font: Malgun Gothic is recommended.
2) The letters and paragraphs of each category are shown in the table below.
3) Line spacing : 1.6 (MS Word), 160% (hwp)
4) The main text consists of one-column.
5) Style : Do not use styles other than template styles for review and editing.
7. Title of each levels
1) There is a line between the title and the title, and a line between the title and the text.
2) The title is used up to level 3 and the numbers are not used.
– 1st level title : Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment, Authorship, References …
– 2nd level title : Participants, Procedure …
– 3rd level title : The first letter is upper case.

Category Size Type Array Indent Outdent
Title 16 Bold Center 0 0
Authors’ Name 11 Normal Center 0 0
Authors’ Affiliation 12 Normal Center 0 0
Title of abstract 16 Bold Left 0 0
Main text of abstract 11 Normal Justified 0 0
Keywords 11 Normal Justified 0 0
1st level title 16 Bold Left 0 0
2nd level title 14 Bold Left 0 0
3rd level title 11 Bold Left 0 0
Main text 11 Normal Left 0 0
Footnote 11 Normal Justified 0 0
Acknowledgement 11 Normal Justified 0 0
Reference 11 Normal Justified 0 0

Article 2. Abstract

1. An abstract of the manuscripts no exceed 300 words should be presented in English after the title of the manuscripts.
2. An abstract should include research purpose, methods, results, conclusion and implication
3. The keywords should be provided no exceed 10 words immediately following the abstract.

Article 3. Citation

1. Papers with one author
– Kessler (2003) found that among epidemiological samples.
– Early onset results in a more persistent and severe course (Kessler, 2003).
– In 2003, Kessler’s study of epidemiological samples showed that,
2. Papers with over two authors
1) Two authors : Include both authors’ names when quoted in the text.
– Lee and Kwon (2011) proposed a model that…
– Observation is important in scientific inquiry(Lee & Kwon, 2011).
2) Over 3 authors : In the first and subsequent citations, attach the year after the surname of the first author, followed by et al.
3. The same author with two or more papers in one year : Separate the years by suffixes such as a, b, and c, and repeat the year.
– (Kim & Kim, 2016a, b; Lieberman et al., 2004a, b)
4. More than one reference at the same point : Order the citation of two or more articles in alphabetical order according to the order in the bibliography.
– (Adolphs, 1999; Kim et al., 2016; Lee & Kwon, 2016; Zaki & Ochsner, 2012)

Article 4. Reference Writing

1. References should be presented at the end of the manuscript in English. References must be listed alphabetically, but cited in the text.
2. Some examples of reference format
1) Periodicals
– Knutson, B., & Cooper, J. C. (2005). Functional magnetic resonance imaging of reward predication. Current Opinion Neurobiology, 18, 411-417.
– Kwon, Y. J., Lee, J. K., Shin, D. H., & Jeong, J. S. (2009). Changes in brain activation induced by the training of hypotheses generation skills: An fMRI study. Brain and Cognition, 69, 391-397.
2) Books and book chapters
– Keller, J. M. (2009). Motivational Design for Learning and Performance: The ARCS Model Approach. New York, NY: Springer
– Kable, J. B., & Meece J. (1994). Research on gender issues in the classroom. In D. L. Gabel (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Science Teaching and Learning (pp.542-557). New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co.
3) Thesis
– Kwon, S. H. (2017). Development of a Biomimicry Focused Convergence Learning Model Based on the Brain Network (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). Korea National University of Education, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea.
4) Internet sources
– Greenemeier, L. (2015, December 8). Virtual reality for all, finally

. Scientific American. Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/virtual-reality-for-all-finally-video/
5) Technical and research reports
– U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2003). Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools (NIH Publication No. 02-2650). Bethesda, MD: Author

Article 5. Tables and Figures

1. Tables and figures must be written in English, The title of the table is shown at the top left, and the title of the figure is shown at the bottom. (e.g. Table 1, Fig. 1.)
2. Tables and figures must be completed and submitted by the author so that they can be printed as they are.
3. All tables should be written as follows, the top / bottom line of the table is a thick line, the left and right sides of each cell should be without lines. But, horizontal and vertical lines can be changed in some cases.

Article 6. Others

For others except the above, manuscripts should follow the style of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2009). In addition, all other issues are subject to the regulations or the editorial committee.

Article 7. Research Ethics and IRB Regulation

All the manuscripts submitted and published by the journal 『Brain, Digital, & Learning』must confirm to the codes of research ethics and IRB regulation of the 『Brain, Digital, & Learning』.

This code of conduct came into force on June 30, 2011.
These codes of conduct came into force on March 20, 2021