2. Name of journal
The official journal title is the Korean Journal of Pain. The abbreviated title is Korean J Pain.
3. Peer review process
Manuscripts are reviewed by the editorial office to make certain that the submission contains all the necessary parts. The editorial office will not accept a submission if the author has not supplied all parts as described in the instructions. The manuscripts are then forwarded to the Editor-in-chief. If the manuscript appears meritorious and appropriate for the journal, the editor-in-chief assigns the manuscript to an editor. The assigned editor handles the paper with two or more appropriate experts in the corresponding field for peer review. The journal uses a double-blind peer review process: the reviewers do not know the identity of the authors, and vice versa. The editor, weighing the views of the reviewers and his or her own impressions of the manuscript, forwards a decision letter to the editorial office. This decision letter is then sent to the author by e-mail. If the concerns of the reviewers are not satisfactorily addressed by the revision, it is at the discretion of editorial board whether or not to continue with the review process. The editorial board will make a final decision on the approval for publication of submitted manuscripts and can request any further corrections, revisions, and deletions of the article text if necessary. Statistical editing is also done if the data needs professional statistical review by a statistician. Editors never handle their own manuscript, even they are commissioned to write them. The KJP guarantees neither acceptance without review nor very short peer review times. Commissioned manuscripts are also reviewed before publication.
4. Ownership and management
Information about the ownership: This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Pain Society (http://painfree.or.kr).
Management team of a journal: https://www.epain.org/about/editorial.php
Journal management team (2022 - 2024)
- - Journal manager: Francis S. Nahm (Seoul National University, Korea)
- - Manager of the review process: Seong Ae Yoo (Korean Pain Society)
- Ethics editor:
Eun Soo Kim (Pusan National University, Korea)
Ho-Jin Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
Young Hoon Jeon (Kyungpook National University, Korea)
Jeong Gill Leem (University of Ulsan, Korea)
Kyung Hoon Kim (Pusan National University, Korea)
Hue Jeong Park (Catholic University, Korea)
Hwa Yong Shin (Choong-Ang University, Korea)
- Statistical editor:
Hyeseon Lee (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
Sang Gyu Kwak (Daegu Catholic University, Korea)
- - Manuscript editor: Hai Mi Koo (MEDrang Inc., Korea)
- - Website and JATS XML file producers: Eun Seok Chae (Inforang, Inc., Korea)
5. Governing body
The governing body is the journal’s editorial board.
6. Editorial team/contact information
- Editorial team: https://www.epain.org/about/editorial.php
Editorial office of The Korean Pain Society.
#1705, 240 Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06267, Korea
Tel: +82-2-6241-7582, Fax: +82-2-6241-8275,
7. Copyright and licensing
Copyright policy: Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Pain Society. Every authors must complete and submit the journal’s copyright transfer agreement. Permission must be obtained from the Korean Pain Society for any commercial use of materials.
Licensing information: Articles in the Korean Journal of Pain are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Deposit polity: The full text of the Korean Journal of Pain has been archived in PubMed Central since the 23(1) volume published in 2010. According to the deposit policy (selfarchiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk), authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e., pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e., final draft postrefereeing). Authors can archive the publisher’s version/PDF. The Korean Journal of Pain provides electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event that the journal is no longer published by archiving in PubMed Central.
8. Author fees
There is no submission fee or article processing charge. Also, color printing is free. The whole cost occurred during the publication process is provided by the Korean Pain Society, barring any change of policy.
9. Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
The 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, or other issues, the resolution process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board of the KJP will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. The KJP will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
11. Publishing schedule
The Koran Journal of Pain is published four times a year on the first business day of January, April, July, and October.
The Korean Journal of Pain is an open access journal of which articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/").
The full text of the Korean Journal of Pain can be accessible without barrier from PubMed Central (https://pubmedcentral.gov), KoreaMed (https://www.koreamed.org), the Korea Citation Index (http://kci.go.kr), Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.co.kr), and the National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event that the journal is no longer published.
14. Revenue sources
Revenue sources of the journal include the support of publisher (the Korean Pain Society), the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies, and advertising rates.
15. Advertising policy
KJP 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.
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.
For one print copy issue, the advertisement price for one whole page is KRW 700,000 (USD 700).
- - 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 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.