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Author's Guide





The Korean Journal of Veterinary Pathology is the official publication of the Korean Society of Veterinary Pathology. The instruction to authors does not described thereafter follows the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication” prepared by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/index.html).


1. Content and Publication Type


It accepts original papers of research articles, short communications, case reports and reviews and other invited papers in the field of veterinary pathology. Total or a part of the articles in this Journal are abstracted in Korea Citation index and DOI/Crossref.


2. Qualification as Authors

The first author or corresponding author should be a member of the Korean Society of Veterinary Pathology. If they are not members, they should apply to membership before submission. However, there is an exception if editorial board admits. Please contact the Society office to become a member.


The Korean Society of Veterinary Pathology

79 Gobong-ro, Iksan 54596, Korea

Tel : +82-63-850-0960 Fax : +82-63-850-0910

E-mail: hscho@jbnu.ac.kr


3. Research and Publication Ethics

Duplicate Publication : The papers already published to other scientific journals or periodicals are not considered for publication. The published paper to this journal should not be submitted to other scientific journal. Secondary publication is only possible when it is compatible to the “Acceptable Secondary Publication” policy suggested in the “uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/): Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication updated February 2006"


Authorship : Authors who meets all of following conditions can be listed: 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published.


Conflict-of-Interest Statement : If there are any conflicts of interest related to individual author’s commitments or project support, it should be clarified and described in the manuscript.


Informed Consent : The manuscripts related to the veterinary subjects or samples drawn from animal should receive the informed consent according to the rule of Institutional Review Board of author’s institute.


Statement of Human and Animal Rights : Authors should keep the ethical and standard of Institutional Review Board of author’s institute and the Helsinki Declaration in 1975 (revised in 2000). In case of animal experiment, authors should keep the institutional or national guideline for the care and the use of laboratory animals.


For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in these instructions, “Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (http://kamje.or.kr/publishing_ethics.html)” or “Guidelines on good publication (http://www.publicationethics.org.uk/guidelines)” can be applied. If there are any ethical issues from the manuscripts, it should be first reviewed by Editorial Board and the recommendations should be processed by the Society. If anyone does not agree or accept the decision by Society in the process of ethical issues, those may be referred to the Korean Association of Veterinary Pathology Editors (http://www.ksvp.or.kr) or appropriate Committee of the corresponding institutes.


4. Submission of Manuscript

Manuscript should be sent to the following address with copyright transfer agreement, author’s checklist, and brief C.V. of corresponding author via email only. Copyright transfer agreement should be signed by all co-authors. File for accompanying letters can be downloaded from the homepage of the Society (http://www.ksvp.or.kr).


5. Publication Interval and Receipt of Manuscript

It is published biannually in June 30 and December 30. Manuscript can be received at any time. The manuscript that does not keep the instruction to authors may be rejected before review. Certificate of receipt of manuscript is issued to the corresponding author via email.


6. Peer Review

Every manuscript received is circulated to two peer reviewers. The author’s name and affiliation is not disclosed during review process to reviewers. The review process can be repeated till three times if the request of revision is suggested by reviewers. If the re-review is repeated more than three times, it may not be considered for publication. If two reviewers do not agree to accept the journal, it may not be also considered for publication. Usually the first review process ends within one month.


Statistical Review : If there are any complicated statistical analyses in the manuscript, it may be reviewed by statistical editor.


Manuscript Editing : The finally accepted manuscript will be reviewed by manuscript editor for the consistency of the format and the completeness of references. The manuscript may be revised according to the opinion of the manuscript editor.


7. Fee for Peer Review and Page Charge

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, publication processing fee of Korean Won 100,000 should be paid by the corresponding author before printing.


The bank account for payment

Bank account No. :

Name of Bank : NH BANK (http://www.nonghyup.com)

Account owner :


8. Role of the Editorial Board

The decision on the editing of the journal is made by the Editorial Board. The manuscript may be revised for the consistency of the editorial work as far as the content is not affected. Every manuscript submitted is not returned.


9. Copyright

The copyright and the transfer right of the digital content of the published paper and journal is owned by the Korean Society of Veterinary Pathology.