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Aims and scope

Fashion and Textiles aims to advance knowledge and to seek new perspectives in the fashion and textiles industry worldwide. We welcome original research articles, reviews, case studies, book reviews and letters to the editor.

The scope of the journal includes the following four technical research divisions:

  • Textile Science and Technology: Textile Material Science and Technology; Dyeing and Finishing; Smart and Intelligent Textiles
  • Clothing Science and Technology:  Physiology of Clothing/Textile Products; Protective clothing ; Smart and Intelligent clothing; Sportswear; Mass customization ; Apparel manufacturing
  • Economics of Clothing and Textiles/Fashion Business: Management of the Clothing and Textiles Industry; Merchandising; Retailing; Fashion Marketing; Consumer Behavior; Socio-psychology of Fashion
  • Fashion Design and Cultural Study on Fashion: Aesthetic Aspects of Fashion Product or Design Process; Textiles/Clothing/Fashion Design; Fashion Trend; History of Fashion; Costume or Dress; Fashion Theory; Fashion journalism; Fashion exhibition.

About The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles

The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles is a non-profit academic organization established to make professional contributions to the progress of scholarly research and development of related industries. The KSCT strives to take an active role in improving the wellbeing of human kind as well as to provide opportunities for individual members to further their professional and academic potential by establishing and vitalizing the networks among the academic and industrial members. The goals of the KSCT are as follows:

  • Development of the academic field of clothing and textiles by holding diverse academic programs.
  • Dissemination of academic research to the public.
  • Establishment as a hub for collaborative networks among academic and industrial organizations.
  • Globalization of the activities of the KSCT.
  • Networking between related academic organizations.
  • Leadership in providing a database for the knowledge and information in the clothing and textile field.

Open access

All articles published by the Fashion and Textiles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in the Fashion and Textiles you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

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Article processing charges (APC)

Authors who publish open access in Fashion and Textiles are required to pay an article processing charge (APC). The APC price will be determined from the date on which the article is accepted for publication.

The current APC, subject to VAT or local taxes where applicable, is: £1240.00/$1790.00/€1490.00

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Open access funding

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Springer Nature offers APC waivers and discounts for articles published in our fully open access journals whose corresponding authors are based in the world’s lowest income countries (see our APC waivers and discounts policy for further information). Requests for APC waivers and discounts from other authors will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be granted in cases of financial need (see our open access policies for journals for more information). All applications for discretionary APC waivers and discounts should be made at the point of manuscript submission; requests made during the review process or after acceptance are unable to be considered.

If you would like to check your eligibility of discount or waivers, please contact the society:


Indexing Services

All articles published in Fashion and Textiles are included in:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • SCImago
  • Korea Citation Index (KCI)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA
  • CNKI
  • Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Gale
  • Google Scholar
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  • Naver
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest Art, Design and Architecture Collection
  • ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database
  • ProQuest Arts Premium Collection
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Materials Science and Engineering Database
  • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  • ProQuest Technology Collection
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • Semantic Scholar
  • TD Net Discovery Service
  • UGC-CARE List (India)

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink. We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Fashion and Textiles will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Fashion and Textiles operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Citing articles in Fashion and Textiles

Articles in Fashion and Textiles should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Fash Text [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Fash Text 2009, 1:115.

1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Fashion and Textiles should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.

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Research Ethics Committee

Role and Composition

  • The Research Ethics Committee (the Committee) is responsible for verifying the compliance of society members and institutions with research ethics based on a review and examination of research ethics.
  • The Committee is to accomplish its mission declared by adhering to independent and fair standards, despite any affiliation to the KSCT (Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles).
  • The Committee is composed of up to 10 committee members including the chairperson, members of the KSCT and outside specialists.


  • The Committee is to be convened by the chairperson at the request of the president or when the chairperson recognizes the necessity for convocation.
  • Members who are involved in or have a close connection with a study that is the subject of the committee's call are not allowed to participate.
  • The Committee members are to keep all matters related to the committee convocation (as well as cases taken into deliberation) as confidential.

Investigation and Deliberation of the Research Ethics Committee

  • The chairperson is authorized to request research ethics violators or related persons to officially report or formally submit personal information and case-related materials (if necessary) for investigation.
  • The Committee is authorized to collect specific evidence in the presence (or in writing) of informers or witnesses for investigation.
  • The examinee who is subject to the research ethics violations should cooperate with investigations conducted by the Committee. Failure to cooperate in the investigation can be regarded as a violation of research ethics.
  • The Committee respects the opinions of the examinee's vocations, investigations and counterarguments against the results of deliberations, and confirms the case of violations based on objective facts and evidence.
  • The Committee is established by holding a majority of the members present and voted in favor of two-thirds of the present members of the Committee.
  • The result of the decision on the violation of the research ethics will be notified to the KSCT immediately, and the appropriate disciplinary procedures in accordance with the level of the research ethics violations are to be declared.

Regarding matters not mentioned, refer to the International Standards for Editors and Authors.

Springer Nature also has an internal team formed by experts who are committed to help our society partners when there are any ethical issues with their journals.

Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined in the BMC Editorial Policies.

Benefits of publishing with SpringerOpen

High visibility

Fashion and Textiles's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Fashion and Textiles offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Fashion and Textiles and SpringerOpen.


Online publication in Fashion and Textiles gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Fashion and Textiles are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Fashion and Textiles may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Fashion and Textiles


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Associated Society


Fashion and Textiles is affiliated with The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles


Fashion and Textiles is supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea (Ministry of Education).

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    3.7 - CiteScore
    1.407 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.545 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    29 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    192 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    147 Altmetric mentions