Submission Guidelines


Submission Guidelines

Instruction for authors of domestic and international journals

The requirements of the journal are different, but in general, please note the following.
  • General guidelines
    • Manuscript formatting : The manuscripts are usually written in MS Word 2003 or higher. Check your manuscript’s paper standards, margins, font type, font size, paragraph alignment, line spacing, as it may vary according to each journals
      (For example, use plain A4 paper or Letter 8.5 x 11 inch paper.)
      Ragged right margin: If you do not justify and tear the end of the right line
      If the file format is rtf: formatted text, etc
    • ·Type of manuscript : Ensure Number of words, reference number, number of figure and table limit according to original article, review, case report, letter etc.
    • Manuscript structure  : Clinical and experimental papers are mainly divided into sections.
      Title page, Abstract and Keywords, Text (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion), Acknowledgments, References, Figure legends, Tables, Figures (sometimes not included in the manuscript).
    • Literature and terminology : English is usually used, and in Korean, abstracts, responsible author contacts, key terms, acknowledgments, tables, figures, references, and title are written in English
    Medical terminology
    • The arithmetic codes ±, =, +, ─ (minus), etc. are spaced by one space (eg 24 ± 2.5)
    • The “-” between the non-Minus characters is not quoted (eg intra-operative)
      Write a single space after the “,” and “;” marks, and double space after “.” And “:”
    • Use [] when parentheses are enclosed in parentheses (for example, ([]))
    • A comma and semicolon “;” followed by a single space, a period, and a colon “:” followed by two spaces
  • Title Page
    • Title: Full title, short (running) title (abbreviated title above or below the page) Briefly and clearly written with attention to the number of words or the number of letters and abbreviations Running head is usually 40 ~ 50 letters Characters) inside and outside (distinguished from Words)
      • Order of authors: Order is usually expressed in order, the first author is the representative author of the paper, and the professor or the author at the end is as important as the first author
      • The authors contributing to other papers are usually in the Acknowledgments
      • Contact author : Name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the correspondent in charge of communication
      • If several research institutes or teams are involved: Set the author as the group name and list its members in the footnote of the cover
    • Authors, Institutions, City and Country of all co-authors
    • Affiliation : Write in the order described in the authors section, add superscripts or distinction marks to indicate the affiliation of the author
      Eg) ¹Department of the Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, (South) Korea
  • Abstract (Abstract)

    The abstract is a part that can grasp the contents of the research.

    • Type : References Citation, Tables, No Purpose, Purpose, Research Materials and Methods, Research Results, Conclusion (Purpose, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion)
    • Key Words : MeSH terms are used in general terms, and 5 to 6
      • oMeSH (Medical Subject Headings) : A standardized term for biomedical literature indexing and retrieval at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Acknowledgements

    If you are financially supported by authors, foundations, agencies, or pharmaceutical companies that are not co-authors

  • Citation and References

    It can be divided into author, year, number, and footnote. It can be easily created using programs such as EndNote and Refworks.

    ·Author quotation method
    • Author name: order of first and last name, whether or not to use initials
    • Number of Authors: All authors, three or six or fewer, then ‘et al.’ In accordance with the posting regulations.
    How to cite a journal name
    How to cite the page
    • If you write only the first page of the reference paper
    • If you omit the same page and write only the last page (for example, 386-9)
    • If you write the entire page (for example, 386-389)
    • Check if the end is taken at the end (for example, 386-389.)
    • American Medical Association citation and bibliographic forms
    • Mainly used in biotechnology, medicine, and healthcare
    • When quoting from the main text, write the number according to the quotation order.
    • AMA Style guide
    • Citation and Bibliographic Forms of the American Psychological Association
    • Used mainly in the fields of social science, biology, botany, earth science, etc.
    • The reference list is arranged in author alphabetical order at the end of the paper, and in the text, the author and the year
    • APA manual (online course)
    • Number + author year method
    • Write a list of references in the order of author names and indicate the number assigned in order of author names in the text.
    • Footnotes: Many uses in the humanities and the arts, such as history, philosophy, religion and theology
    • How to number the text in superscripts and identify the sources at the bottom of the page
    • The reference list is authored alphabetically and may not be a separate list.
    • University of Queensland Style manual
    • When quoting in the text, write the author and year, and the reference list should be in alphabetical order by author name
    • If you cite several references in the body, they are listed chronologically and separated by semicolons
    • If the same author has published the same year, the alphabet is added to the year
    • University of Queensland Style manual
    • When quoting from the main text, write the number according to the quotation order.
    • Most medical journals
  • Tables and figures
    Table writing

    The table is usually composed of a table number and a table title, a column subtitle, a horizontal subtitle, a table area, and a footnote.

    • Table numbers: in the order quoted in the text
    • Row heading: Row headings should be written in line with each other.
    • Footnotes: Most *, †, ‡, §, ∥, ¶, #, **, ††, ‡‡ … And use it as superscripts in the order of
    • P Value: Usually use *, **, etc. In this case, footnotes are a, b, c … Marked with superscripts in orde
    • Interval: Usually written in double space and only using horizontal lines. If you need to create one table on a page and continue on the next page, add “continued” to the end of the title and redisplay the subtitles on the second page
    • Refer to the submission guidelines and make sure that the number of tables is not exceeded.
    • Figure numbers: in the order quoted in the text
    • Figure Legends: Collected on bibliography and written on a new page
    • Refer to the submission guidelines and make sure that the number of pictures specified is not exceeded.
    • When submitting an online submission, it is usually not included in the text but submitted as a separate file.
      • Picture size: Normal between 185 mm (7 inches) and 234 mm (10 inches) in length
      • 1 column: One side 75 to 90 mm (3 inches)
      • 1.5 column: one side 125 to 129 mm (5 inches)
      • 2 column: one side 174 to 185 mm (7 inches)
    • Book or Book Size Journals: 75 mm ~ 129 mm on one side, not exceeding 198 mm
    • Image mode and resolution
      • B / W half-tone: B / W mode usually 300 to 600 dpi
      • The CMYK mode is usually 300-600 dpi for the Print version, while RGB (Red, Green, Blue) and CMYK (cyan/magenta/yellow/black)
      • Graph, Line art: Usually requires 600 to 1,200 dpi
    • Picture format: Medium .jpg, .gif, .tif, .eps format
    • Picture Capacity: 2 ~ 4 Mega (Domestic Journal), 10 ~ 40 M (Overseas Journal)
    • Internal letters, lines: The smallest letters should be greater than 1.5 to 1.7 mm high, no shadows, and lines should be identifiable at print sizes from 0.15 to 1.5 pt.
    • Major publisher Figure regulations
  • Checklist before submission
    • Make sure the file format is * .doc (note that you do not save in Word 97-2003 format [* .docx]), or * .rtf format
    • Line spacing (usually double space), margin, word count
    • Ensure that all authors and institutions are listed on the Title page (they may also require an Abbreviated or Blind title page with no authors and institutions to avoid affecting the review)
    • Identify the number of words assigned to the type of paper, Abstract, and Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, etc. required in the journal.
    • Identify the abbreviation that was originally used in the Abstract and the text, and minimize the abbreviation
    • Check whether SI standard unit is used
    • Check digital image mode, size, and resolution
    • Ensure that the Author Contribution Form records the title, address, and contact details of each author.
    • Ensure that all authors sign the Copyright and Certifications Agreement
    • Check the reference style, check if the link link address of Reference is correct in the online edition of the journal
    • Even if you own a thesis, you should get permission from the original journals to see if the previously published pictures or tables can be re-published (usually in the “Rights and Permissions” section, and specify the source in Table or figure legends)
  • Required Forms

    It is a sample of various forms to attach together with the final completed paper.

    Includes previously reported part of the article elsewhere, simultaneous contributions to other journals, fund in conflict of interest, copyrights, all authors read and agreed to the manuscript, contact information to be contacted

    A ‘transfer consent’ is required to transfer the copyright to the society or the publisher when publishing a regular journal.

    All of the financial and personal interests of the author, editor, and judge should be disclosed so that they can not be judged fairly and appropriately 
    Eg) employment relationship, counseling, stockholding, personal friendship, publishing rights by financial support, etc.