The Association of Korean Geoscience Societies owns the copyright on all material published in Geosciences Journal.
The association obtains copyright ownership from authors as a professional service.
The association's holding the copyright centralizes the process and allows permission to be given even if the author(s) can no longer be located.
This also prevents materials from becoming unusable by the community because of uncertainty about who holds the copyright. Anyone wanting to reproduce articles, figures, tables, etc. need only contact the association for permission to do so.
There is no charge for reproducing materials in most cases.