Journal of Welding and Joining



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Submission of your paper for publication is understood to imply that the article has not been published previously nor is it being considered for publication elsewhere. If parts of the material, e.g., text, figures or tables, have already been published elsewhere, permission for their reproduction must be obtained from the copyright owner and full acknowledgment made in the manuscript. The manuscript shall be submitted free of copyright charges.
Formal written transfer of copyright on each article from the author(s) to the publisher is required. This transfer enables the publisher to provide the widest possible dissemination of the article through activities such as distribution of reprints; authorization of reprints, translation, or photocopying by others; production of microfilm editions; and authorization of indexing and abstracting services in print and data base formats. Without this transfer of copyright, such activities by the publisher and the corresponding spread of information are limited.

Author agreement:

Title of article for which copyright is being transferred:
Manuscript Number:       JWJ-00-000       Authored by:
to be published in the Journal of Welding and Joining.

The copyright is hereby transferred to the Korean Welding and Joining Society (KWJS), effective if and when the article is accepted for publication.

The author(s) reserve(s) the followings:

  • 1. All proprietary rights such as patent rights.
  • 2. The right to use all or part of this article in future works of their own, such as lectures, press releases, reviews or text books.
  • 3. The rights of reproduction and limited distribution for own personal use or for company use for individual clients, provided that source and copyright are indicated and copies per se are not offered for sale.
In case of republication of the whole article or parts thereof by a third party, written permission should be obtained from The Korean Welding and Joining Society(KWJS), to be signed by at least one of the authors(who agrees to inform the others, if any) or, in the case of a “work made for hire” by the employer.
This form must be completed and signed by the all authors or corresponding author on behalf of the others, and received by the editorial office of the KWJS, before the article is published. In the case of an article commissioned by another person or organization, or written as part of duties as an employee, an authorized representative of the commissioning organization or employer must sign instead of the author(s).
After submission of the Copyright Transfer Statement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by KWJS.

Corresponding Author’s
(if not signed by author)
Print Name:

Other Authors’

Print Name(s):
As the form is being signed by the corresponding author on behalf of the others, the following additional statement must be signed by the author signing for the co-authors: “I represent and warrant that I am authorized to execute this transfer of copyright on behalf of all the authors of the article named above.”
Date: Corresponding Author’s Signature:
Please send this form to the editorial office of the KWJS by e-mail at or fax at +82-2-503-6510.

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