All manuscripts should be submitted through the web site of the Korean Journal of Pathology (http://www.koreanjpathol.org). Submitters are required to register, log-in and follow the right steps for electronic submission.
Inquiries about the manuscript submission and processing can be sent to Editorial Office, Korean Journal of Pathology, Room 1209 Gwanghwamun Officia, 163 Sinmunno 1-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-999, Korea; Tel: +82-2-795-3803, 3094, Fax: +82-2-790-6635, firstname.lastname@example.org, #406 Lilla Swami Bldg, 391-18, Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-130, Korea; Tel: +82-2-593-6943 Fax: +82-2-593-6944, email@example.com.
The corresponding authors must ensure to submit papers which fulfill the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/) on behalf of all authors. Experimental studies on human subjects must follow the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki and be reviewed by the institutional ethics committee.
The authors must state in the manuscript that the use of animals (mean all mammals and birds) in the experiment was approved by the institutional Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) or equivalent, in accordance to the article 14th of the Korean Animal Protection Law. Copies of the protocol approved by institutional AEC or equivalent should be available for review by editors, if necessary.
All authors are responsible for disclosing any conflict of interest that could influence the content of papers.
A submitted manuscript must be an original paper not previously published or under consideration for publication in other journals, and any published contents in the Korean Journal of Pathology are not allowed to appear in other publications (including on line publication) without the permission of the editorial board.
Manuscripts should be written in clear and grammatical English. Manuscripts from non-English speaking countries are recommended to be revised by professional reviewers. The medical terms are followed in accordance with the glossary published by Korean Medical Association. Abbreviations should be stated at their first use in the brackets after the full terms. Arabic numerals and CGS systems of weights and measures are encouraged. Generic and species names, words of the Latin derivation (et al, in vivo, etc), and gene names are italicized.
The editors may return the manuscript to the authors before the review process when the content, format and grammar of the manuscript are improper or when a breach of publication ethics is present. Received manuscripts would be sent to two or more relevant reviewers. Referees will complete the review and inform the editor of their opinions within the due time. All the procedures can be followed on line by submitters. The editors are responsible for keeping the review process confidential, reporting and mediating the referees' opinions to authors, and making final decisions of publication.
All manuscripts must adhere to the following instructions. All authors must sign and submit the journal's "Copyright Transfer" form to the editorial office via mail upon acceptance of the manuscript.
A 10 point serif font, preferably Times New Roman, is required. Entire text should be in a double-space electronic document (MS word or PDF) on A-4 (21x30cm) format with 3.0 cm margin on every side.
You may either insert figures in the text file or upload your figures separately.
Page number must start from the title page, at the bottom, middle section of the page.
Authors' names and institutions must appear only on the title page but not in any other sections.
All submissions must include the following components in a suggested order on a separate page.
1) Title page
The title page must include the full title; each author's full name (first name, middle initial, last name); the institutional affiliations of all authors (Indicate primary institution first, then list the others using superscripted Arabic numerals for each author.).
The title page also includes a running title (less than 10 words), and name and address for correspondence, including mailing address, fax number, telephone number, and e-mail address in the lower middle section. Grant support must be placed as a footnote.
2) Abstract/Key Words
Provide an abstract of not more than 200 words. It must consist of separate sections with subtitles of 'Background', 'Methods', 'Results', and 'Conclusions' in a single paragraph. List three to five Key Words, selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of Index Medicus.
Organize the manuscript into four main headings: 'Introduction', 'Materials and Methods', 'Results', and 'Discussion'. Define abbreviations at first mention in text and in each table and figure. For animals, apparatus, and reagents used, supply the manufacturer's name and address in parenthesis. Methods of statistical analysis and criteria of significance level should be described. If the manuscript contains human or animal studies, the Materials and Methods section must state that the studies have been reviewed and approved by an appropriate institutional review committee.
4) Acknowledgments (optional)
The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.
The use of EndNote or other reference manager programs is recommended. References are to be numbered in the order of citation within the article. Citations in the main text must appear as superscripted Arabic numerals at the end of the sentence or at the authors' name.
References with up to six authors must list all names; for more than six authors, list the first three names followed by et al. Periodical abbreviations should follow those used by Index Medicus. Limit the number of references not more than 30.
Individual references should be formatted in Vancouver style as follows.
1. Slebos RJ, Hruban RH, Dalesio O, Mooi WJ, Offerhaus GJ, Rodenhuis S. Relationship between K-ras oncogene activation and smoking in adenocarcinoma of the human lung. J Natl Cancer Inst 1991; 83: 1024-7.
2. Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC. Robbins pathologic basis of disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders-Elsevier, 2010; 79-86.
3. Frosch MP, Anthony DC, De Girolami U. The central nervous system. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, eds. Robbins pathologic basis of disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders-Elsevier, 2010; 1279-344.
4. Medicare now covers HIV tests [Internet]. Chicago: American Medical Association; c1995-2010 [cited 2010 Jan 28]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2009/12/21/gvsf1223.htm.
5. Epi Info [Computer program]. version 6. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 1994.
6. Nair V, Butany J. Heart transplant biopsies: interpretation and significance. J Clin Pathol 2009 Oct 26 [Epub]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jcp.2009.072462.
7. G-PDQ [Database online]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute; 1996. Updated March 29, 1996.
Each table should appear on a separate page with the title on the top, and footnotes in the bottom with appropriate column heads, and explanatory legends (including definitions of any abbreviations used).
Cite tables consecutively in the text, and number them in that order using Arabic numerals.
Create tables using the table creating and editing feature of your word processing software without using vertical lines. Alphabetical superscripts (a, b, c) should be used for footnotes.
7) Legends for Figures
Legends for Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text and should consist of sentences in the present tense.
Symbols, units, abscissas, ordinates and abbreviations used should be defined in the figure legend.
Denote magnification only for electron micrographs, and indicate the type of special stain used.
Authors must submit illustrations on electronic files. Images should be provided as PowerPoint (ppt) or JPG files. Each figure should be less than 30MB in size and in a good quality higher than 600 dpi resolution with good contrast and sharpness. The color space should be more than 24 bit for color images and 8 bit for black and white images. Make sure each figure is cited within the text in numerical order. Figures that are reproduced from other published sources require written permission from the authors and copyright holders.
1. Reviews and Editorials
Reviews and Editorials are by invitation of the editors. Authors who desire to submit such manuscripts must acquire the editors' approval.
The manuscripts must include followings: (1) title page, (2) abstract (not more than 200 words) and keywords, (3) introduction, (4) main text, (5) conclusion (one paragraph, not more than 100 words) (6) references (not more than 50). Title page and abstract should begin on a separate page. There are no restrictions in the number and the size of figures.
2. Case Reports
The manuscripts must include followings: (1) abstract (one paragraph, not more than 150 words) (2) introduction, (4) case description (5) discussion (6) references (not more than 20).
3. Brief case reports
Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this section must corroborate scientific and medical knowledge of very rare cases including previously reported but incompletely described ones. These reports are not more than five A4 pages in length, including illustrations (not more than three) and references (not more than seven).
4. Letters to the Editors
The editors welcome brief letters (not more than two A4 pages) commenting on articles appearing in recent issues, on general interests for pathologists, and personal opinions on specific topics. Those letters selected for publication will first be referred to the author of the paper in question, whose response may also be published. Tables, illustrations, or photographs and references (not more than three) can be included.
Corresponding authors must electronically submit the revised manuscripts and response letters detailing changes made in response to the reviews.
Corresponding authors will receive electronic page proofs to check them for the contents and typesetting errors. Corrections to proofs must be returned via mail or fax within 48 hours.
Page charges are $200 per 6 printed pages or less (original articles, review, perspective articles), $150 per 4 printed pages or less (case study, brief case report, letters), and $25 per additional page.
The surcharge for color figures is $100 per page. The charge for the supplement is $50 per printed 50 copies and the surcharge is $10 per additional copy.