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  • Posted in March 20, 2019

1. Website

  • The URL address of official journal web site is https://ekja.org.

  • 'Aims & Scope' statement: The aims of the Korean Journal of Anesthesiology are to publish high-quality clinical and scientific materials on all aspects of anesthesiology, critical care, and pain medicine. In addition to publishing original articles, KJA features reviews, editorials, case reports, and letters to the editor. The major consideration for publication includes clarity, uniqueness, and advancement in design, performance, and knowledge. KJA also features Statistical Round to provide educational fundamentals and practical implications for clinical and experimental statistics to its readers. Additionally, KJA gladly reviews and publishes negative results for which publication will benefit clinical practice and promote further research activity.

  • Readership: It is primarily for anesthesiologists who seek tailored information about anesthesiology, critical care, pain medicine, and medical statistics, but its readership can be expanded to other positions; Researchers have access to recent anesthesiology research topics and detailed research methods; Clinicians in the field have access to new information and recent anesthesiology, critical care and pain medicine for their patients; Medical teachers are able to access and adopt a variety of medical education data; Allied health professionals, including nurses, have access to recent information concerning the care of subjects with anesthesiology, critical care and pain medicine; Medical health students can learn about recent trends in the field and read about interesting cases; Policymakers are able to reflect on the article results and apply them in nationwide healthcare policies for subjects under anesthesia; The public, especially subjects who suffer from pain or scheduled for surgery, are able to read about the advancements in their anesthesia and pain medicine, increasing their knowledge and inspiring confidence in the clinicians and researchers' devotion.

  • Authorship criteria (https://ekja.org/authors/authors.php)
    According to the ICMJE guidelines, the authors of the paper must have met all of the following criteria:
    1) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, and/or analysis and interpretation of data
    2) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content
    3) Final approval of the version to be published
    4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved

    Authors should meet these 4 conditions.

  • Duplicate submission and redundant publication (https://ekja.org/authors/authors.php)
    The submitted manuscripts must be original. The manuscript may not be considered for publication in another magazine or journal. Additionally, no part of the manuscript may be published elsewhere without permission from the editorial board. In the event that a publishing violation has occurred, the journal will be notified, the offenders may be penalized, and the institutions affiliated with the authors will be notified.

  • pISSN: 2005-6419 eISSN; 2005-7563

2. Name of journal

The official journal title is Korean Journal of Anesthesiology. Abbreviated title is Korean J Anesthesiol.

3. Peer review process (https://ekja.org/authors/authors.php)

Under any circumstances, the identities of the reviewers will not be revealed and the reviewers will be blinded to the names of the authors and the institution from which the manuscripts have been sent. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by 2 or more experts in the corresponding field. The Editorial Board may request authors to revise the manuscripts according to the reviewer's opinion. After revising the manuscript, the author should upload the revised files with a reply to each item of the reviewer's opinion. The author's revisions should be completed within 30 days after the request. If it is not received by the due date, the Editorial Board will not consider it for publication again. To extend the revision period to more than 30 days, the author should negotiate with the Editorial Board. The manuscript review process should be finished the second review. If the authors wish further review, the Editorial Board may consider it. The Editorial Board will make a final decision on the approval for publication of the submitted manuscripts and can request any further corrections, revisions, and deletions of the article text if necessary. Statistical editing is also performed if the data need professional statistical review by a statistician. The review and publication processes that are not described in the Instructions for Authors will be incorporated into the Editorial Policy Statements approved by the Council of Science Editors Board of Directors, available at: www.councilscienceeditors.org/.

4. Ownership and management (http://www.e-agmr.org/about/sub01.html)

  • Information about the ownership: This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists (https://ekja.org).

  • Management team of a journal
    (https://ekja.org/about/editorial.php)

    Journal management team (2017~2019)
    • Journal Manager: Young Lan Kwak, Yonsei University
    • Manager of the Review Process: Dong Woo Han, Yonsei University; Sangseok Lee, Inje University; Hee-Pyoung Park, Seoul National University
    • Ethics Editor: Sangseok Lee, Inje University; Heezoo Kim, Korea University; Sung Yong Park, Ajou University; Jae Hang Shim, Hanyang University
    • Statistics Editor: Hyonggin An, Korea University; Yunhee Choi, Seoul National University; Sang Gyu Kwak, Catholic University of Daegu; Chi-Yeon Lim, Dongguk University; Hyunsun Lim, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital; JaeSeok Song, Kwandong University; Sung-Cheol Yun, University of Ulsan
    • Statistical Rounds Board: Eun-Jin Ahn, Inje University; Junyong In, Dongguk University; Hyun Kang, Chung-Ang University; Jong Hae Kim, Catholic University of Daegu; Tae Kyun Kim, Pusan National University; Dong Kyu Lee, Korea University; Sangseok Lee, Inje University; Jae-hong Park, Inje University; Francis Sahngun Nahm, Seoul National University
    • Manuscript Editors: Ji Youn Ha, The Korean Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Illustrated Editor: Yong Beom Kim, Gachon University of Medicine and Science
    • Website and JATS XML File Producers: M2 community, Korea

5. Governing body

The governing body is the journal's editorial board.

6. Editorial team and contact information

Editorial team https://ekja.org/about/editorial.php

Editorial office contact information
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology Editorial Office
101-3503, Lotte Castle President, 109 Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04146, Korea
Tel: +82-2-795-5129 Fax: +82-2-792-4089 E-mail: anesthesia@kams.or.kr

7. Copyright and Licensing (https://ekja.org/authors/authors.php)

  • Copyright policy: Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists (KSA). On behalf of co-author(s), corresponding author must complete and submit the journal's copyright transfer agreement, which includes a section on the disclosure of potential conflicts of interest based on the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/). A copy of the form (https://ekja.org/authors/copyright_transfer_agreement.php) is made available to the submitting author within the Editorial Manager submission process.

  • Licensing information: 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/4.0/).

    Open access policy: KJA is an open access journal. Accepted peer-reviewed articles are freely available on the journal website for any user, worldwide, immediately upon publication without additional charge. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To use the tables or figures of KJA in other periodicals, books or media for scholarly, educational purposes, the process of permission request to the publisher of KJA is not necessary. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access. It also follows the open access policy of PubMed Central at United States National Library of Medicine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/). All the content of the journal is available immediately upon publication without embargo period.

  • Clinical data sharing policy: KJA accepts the ICMJE Recommendations for data sharing statement policy (http://icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf). All manuscripts reporting clinical trial results should submit a data sharing statement following the ICMJE guidelines from 1 July 2018. Authors may refer to the editorial, “Data Sharing statements for Clinical Trials: A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors,” in Annals on 6 June 2017 (http://www.icmje.org/news-and-editorials/data_sharing_june_2017.pdf).

8. Author fees (https://ekja.org/authors/authors.php)

There is no charge for submitting and processing a paper until policy change. But, the KJA charges a publication fee for each printed page of KRW. Publication fees are waived if the affiliation of first and corresponding author is outside Korea. An additional fee will be charged for color prints.

9. Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct (https://ekja.org/authors/authors.php)

The KJA editorial office screens all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism, using a sophisticated software program, prior to peer review. 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 the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board of KJA will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. KJA will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

10. Publication Ethics (https://ekja.org/authors/authors.php)

Neither page charge, article processing fee nor submission fee will be applied. It is the platinum open access journal.

  • Journal policies on authorship and contributorship
    1) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data
    2) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content
    3) Final approval of the version to be published
    4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved
    Authors should meet these 4 conditions.

  • How the journal will handle complaints and appeals
    KJA adheres to COPE guidelines regarding appeals to editorial decisions and complaints. For additional information, please visit https://publicationethics.org/core-practices

  • Journal policies on conflicts of interest / competing interests
    Conflict of interest exists when an author or the author’s institution, reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence or bias his or her actions. Such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties. These relationships vary from being negligible to having a great potential for influencing judgment. Not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. On the other hand, the potential for conflict of interest can exist regardless of whether an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, and paid expert testimony are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, or of the science itself. Conflicts can occur for other reasons as well, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion (http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/). If there are any conflicts of interest, authors should disclose them in the manuscript. The conflicts of interest may occur during the research process as well; however, it is important to provide disclosure. If there is a disclosure, editors, reviewers, and reader can approach the manuscript after understanding the situation and the background of the completed research.

  • Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility
    KJA accepts the ICMJE Recommendations for data sharing statement policy (http://icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf). All manuscripts reporting clinical trial results should submit a data sharing statement following the ICMJE guidelines from 1 July 2018. Authors may refer to the editorial, “Data Sharing statements for Clinical Trials: A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors,” in Annals on 6 June 2017 (http://www.icmje.org/news-and-editorials/data_sharing_june_2017.pdf).

  • Journal's policy on ethical oversight
    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, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. KJA will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when the misconduct is founded.

  • Journal's policy on intellectual property
    All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists.

  • Journal's options for post-publication discussions and corrections
    The post-publication discussion is available through letter to the editor. If any readers have a concern on any articles published, they can submit letter to the editor on the articles. If there founds any errors or mistakes in the article, it can be corrected through errata, corrigenda, or retraction.

11. Publishing schedule

https://ekja.org/about/index.php
It is to be published bimonthly.

12. Access (https://ekja.org/authors/authors.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/4.0/).

13. Archiving policy

It is accessible without barrier from PubMed Central (https://pubmedcentral.gov), KoreaMed (https://www.koreamed.org), Google scholar (https://scholar.google.co.kr) or National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event a journal is no longer published.

14. Revenue sources

Revenue sources of journal were from the support of publisher (the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists), the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies, and advertising rates

15. Advertising policy

It accepts advertisements on the following basis:

  • Eligibility of the advertised products or services
    All products or services should be safe and reliable, and not cause any harm to the health and welfare of humans. Advertisements may promote information and technologies relevant for authors, editors, reviewers, and readers. Pharmaceutical products may also be considered.
    - Advertising is separate from content. Advertisers and sponsors have no advance knowledge of our editorial contents, nor do the editors have advance knowledge of advertisers. Content is never altered, added, or deleted to accommodate advertising. Advertisers and sponsors have no input regarding any of our editorial decisions or advertising policies.
    - We reserves the right to decline or cancel any advertisement at any time.
    - Advertisements for pharmaceutical products must conform to all regulations and policies of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Republic of Korea in every respect.

  • Orders
    Any individuals or organizations who are interested in advertising their products or services in the print copies of the journal or on its website are encouraged to contact the editorial office. The acceptance of advertisement will be discussed by the editorial board and will be ultimately approved by the publisher.

  • Advertisement fee
    This academic journal and the advertisement price follow in accordance with the KRPIA Fair Competition Code and Working Guideline: http://members.krpia.or.kr/bbs/bbs_view.asp?num=540&bd_gubun=02.

  • Disclaimer
    Liability: Neither the publisher nor the editors will be legally liable for advertisements presented in the journal. In addition, they cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information provided.
    Endorsement: The publisher and the editors do not endorse any products or services that are advertised.
    Disclaimer: Neither the publisher nor the authors will be legally liable for any of the content of advertisements, so readers must keep this in mind when reading or seeing advertisements.

16. Direct marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal website 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.

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