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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
Posted in Jun 12, 2023
Sixteen check list of compliance of the journal to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published Jun 12, 2023 (joint statement by Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ], the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association [OASPA], and the World Association of Medical Editors [WAME]; https://doaj.org/apply/transparency) was as follows:
1. Name of journal
The official journal title is Korean Journal of Medical Education. Abbreviated title is Korean J Med Educ.
The URL of the official journal website is https://kjme.kr/. The Korean Journal of Medical Education managing team endeavors to make a good website. Korean Journal of Medical Education website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.
3. Journal Schedule
Korean Journal of Medical Education is published four times a year.
It is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index (https://kci.go.kr) or National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event a journal is no longer published.
All published papers become the permanent property of The Korean Society of Medical Education. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by The Korean Society of Medical Education. Permission must be obtained from The Korean Society of Medical Education for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms (https://kjme.kr/authors/copyright_transfer_agreement.php).
This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purpose (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/).
7. Publication Ethics and Related Editorial Policies
Korean Journal of Medical Education follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (https://publicationethics.org) and Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (https://www.icmje.org/recommendations).
Our publication ethics and related editorial policies are displayed on the Research and Publication Ethics tab (https://kjme.kr/authors/ethics.php) and Instruction for Authors (Editorial Policy) tab (https://kjme.kr/authors/authors.php) of the journal website.
The Editorial Board of Korean Journal of Medical Education carefully examines whether all submitted manuscripts abide the ethical guidelines of ICMJE and COPE. The published articles should include the statements of conflict of interest, author's contribution, Institutional Review Board, informed consent, and human/animal rights.
When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by COPE (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board of Korean Journal of Medical Education will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. Korean Journal of Medical Education will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
8. Peer Review
- Korean Journal of Medical Education has an online submission and peer review system at https://submit.kjme.kr/.
- Korean Journal of Medical Education reviews all manuscripts received. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript meets these two criteria, it is dispatched to three investigators in the field with relevant knowledge.
- Korean Journal of Medical Education adopts double blind review, which means that the reviewers and authors cannot identify each others’ information. The authors’ names and affiliations are removed during peer review.
- Assuming the manuscript is sent to reviewers, Korean Journal of Medical Education waits to receive opinions from at least two reviewers. In addition, if deemed necessary, a review of statistics may be requested. The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its scientific significance. Acceptance of the manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decision of the reviewers.
- An initial decision will normally be made within 4 weeks of receipt of a manuscript, and the reviewers’ comments are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. The corresponding author must indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within 4 weeks of the editorial decision is regarded as a withdrawal. A final decision on acceptance/rejection for publication is forwarded to the corresponding author from the editor.
- All manuscripts from editors, employees, or members of the editorial board are processed same to other unsolicited manuscripts. During the review process, submitters will not engage in the decision process. Editors will not handle their own manuscripts although they are commissioned ones.
- We neither guarantee the acceptance without review nor very short peer review times for unsolicited manuscripts. Commissioned manuscripts also reviewed before publication.
Korean Journal of Medical Education is an open access journal. A free full-text service, both in XML and PDF formats, is available immediately upon publication without an embargo period.
10. Ownership and Management
This journal is owned by the publisher, The Korean Society of Medical Education (https://www.ksmed.or.kr/?mod=eng). The journal is managed by the Management Team.
11. Advisory Body
The advisory body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are displayed on the About (Editorial Board) tab of the journal website.
12. Editorial Team and Contact Information
Editorial team is available from Editorial Board page at the front part of the journal.
Editor in Chief: Prof. Su Jin Chae
Address of Publisher:
The Korean Society of Medical Education
(204 Yenji-Dreamvile) 10 Daehak-ro, 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129, Korea
13. Author Fees
Article processing charges are required for publication in the Korean Journal of Medical Education. These cover some of the costs of publication as well as open access online editions in the journal website (http://kjme.kr) or in the PubMed Central. An invoice will be sent to the corresponding author when the submitted article is finally accepted. Article processing charges is different according the types of a manuscript.
- Original research/Review article: ￦450,000 (US$ 400.00) per article.
- Short Communication/Medical education in Asian Contexts: ￦320,000 (US$ 300.00) per article.
- Commentaries and opinions/Personal views/Teaching tips: ￦120,000 (US$ 100.00) per article.
- Correspondence: ￦100,000 per publication in case of Erratum.
The currency unit (￦) is Korean won.
This policy will begin on June 1st, 2019. Therefore, an article processing fee will be charged for a manuscript submitted and accepted after June 1st, 2019. It will be waived for a manuscript submitted by May 31st, 2019.
14. Other Revenue
Revenue sources of journal were from the support of publisher (The Korean Society of Medical Education), Korea Government’s support, and advertising rates.
Korean Journal of Medical Education accepts advertisements. The policy of advertising is displayed on the About (Advertising Policy) tab of the journal website.
16. Direct marketing
Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site and distribution of an introduction pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.