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About The Journal

Aims and Scope:  

JDS publishes original research on issues in distribution economics and distribution management. JDS is an international peer-reviewed journal, which is devoted to contemporary issues in distribution economics, logistics & SCM, distribution information technology, distribution science & innovation, distribution strategy & competitiveness, distribution channel management, traditional market development & management, material & acquisition management, consumer behavior & CRM, retail marketing and information management, manufacturing, wholesaling & retailing management, and social issues. JDS publishes monthly in English. The aim of JDS is to bring together the latest theoretical and empirical research on distribution in the world, and the journal welcomes scholarly/research articles from scholars, researchers and practitioners.


Print ISSN: 1738-3110 / Online ISSN: 2093-7717


Indexed/Covered by: SCOPUS, DOAJ, KCI, KOAJ, GIF, COAJ. 


The Journal of Distribution Science (JDS) was founded and published its first series of research articles in 1999. Since then, JDS continuously published research articles in the field of distribution and from 2010, focused strictly on quality and quantity to improve content and to increase the number of published research papers in order to become a world reputable scholarly journal. In 2015, JDS published more than 200 research articles and produced 12,000 copies of publications, both of which were the largest numbers in the field of social sciences in Korea. JDS is one of several journals currently published by Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA), the highest number of journals publish by a scholarly community/association in Korea. JDS is currently indexed in SCOPUS.

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Types of Paper:

Regular Article: This should describe new and/or carefully investigated findings, and research methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. Articles should be 5,000 - 7,000 words long to describe and interpret the work clearly. All regular research articles are peer-reviewed by minimum 3 referees.

Short Communication: This short communication is suitable for reporting the results of small investigations or giving details of new models, innovative methods or techniques. The style of main sections doesn’t need to conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications should be usually 2,000 - 4,000 words long. Short communication articles are also peer-reviewed.

Review and Perspective: Submissions of review and perspective covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged.


Fees and Charges of Publication(JDS): 600,000 won


Article Content Selection Policy:

JDS uses a double blind peer review process, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following: a title page including the title, author(s)' name(s), any affiliations, acknowledgements and declaration of interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address. The main body of the paper including the references, figures, tables, and any acknowledgements should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations. As the title of the Journal of Distribution Science (JDS) indicates, the journal selects papers in the order of content and geographic location.  Pertinent and trending issues that are relevant and appropriate for the current and future business environment in Asia or a specific country in Asia.


Self-Citation Restriction Policy:

The self-citation refers to when an author refers to the previous work written by him/her alone or in co-authorship and cites it. Self-cites are used to compare current results of the research with earlier findings when continuing to study the same subject. It seems that the only reasonable solution for the issues of self-plagiarism, research integrity, and originality is to limit the number of self-citations. JDS Self-Citation Restriction Policy regulates that the self-citation level should not exceed 10% for an author, 20% for co-authors together, and 15% for JDS. If the reference checker (software) finds that this rule has been broken, then the manuscript will be automatically rejected by the Desk Editor without further review.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

JDS Editorial Board respects and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by accepting submissions only on the basis of research and scholarly merit and integrity without considering race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, gender, religion, or financial means.


Research Involving Human Participants or Animal Subjects:

Any research that involves animal or human participants requires the author to ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. 


Open Access Policy:

The journal will permit the author to use the article elsewhere after publication, including posting the final post-acceptance manuscript version on the author’s personal web pages or in an institutional repository maintained by the institution to which the author is affiliated, in other works or for the purposes of the author’s teaching and research, provided acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of the publication.

KODISA applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) to works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code).

This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.


JDS Homepage:  http://www.jds.or.krKODISA Hompage

Off-prints Publishing Office: Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA)

Address: Hanshin Officetel Suite 1030, 2463-4 Shinheung-dong Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-city, Gyeonggi-do, KOREA (461-720), Tel: +82-70-8972--7292 Fax: +82-31-740-7361 / E-mail:

Bank Account Number(Beneficiary) :470-910012-72205 / Beneficiary Name: Korea Distribution Science Association / SWIFT Code: KOEXKRSE / Bank Name: KEB HANA BANK / Bank Address: 35, EULJI-RO, JUNG-GU, SEOUL, KOREA. KEB HANA BANK, HEAD OFFICE

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