Principles of Transparency and Best Practice

1. Website

The URL of official journal web site is https://www.jkema.org.

The editorial team endeavors to make a good website. Our website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.

2. Name of Journal

The official journal title is Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology (herein “JMST”), the abbreviation of ISO is J Musculoskelet Sci Technol.

3. Peer Review Process

The JMST has on online submission and peer review system at http://submission.jkema.org.

JMST adopts double-blind peer review and reviews all manuscripts received. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript does not fit the aims and scope of the Journal or does not adhere to the Instructions for authors, it may be returned to the author immediately after receipt and without a review. Before reviewing, all submitted manuscripts are inspected by Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/), a plagiarism-screening tool.

The manuscripts are sent to two or more most relevant investigators for review of the contents. The editor selects peer referees by recommendation of the Editorial Board members or from the specialist database owned by the Editorial Board. The peer review process takes usually 2 to 4 weeks after the manuscript submission.

4. Ownership and Management

This journal is owned by the publisher, the Academy of KEMA (http://kema-academy.com/).

5 Governing Body

The governing body is the journal's editorial board.

6. Editorial Team and Contact Information

The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors and members of journal management team are displayed on the Journal Info (Editorial board) tab of journal homepage, and the contact information for the editorial office is on the Journal Info (Contact information) tab.

7. Copyright and Licensing

Copyright to all published materials is owned by the Academy of KEMA. All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.

JMST is an open access journal. 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 use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To use the tables or figures of JMST in other journals, books or media for scholarly, educational purposes, the process of permission request to the publisher is not necessary. All contents of the journal are available immediately upon publication without embargo period.

8. Author Fees

There is no author's submission fee or other publication-related fee of author-side since the publication cost was underwritten by the Academy of KEMA..

9. Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and so on, the resolution process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board.

10. Publication Ethics

JMST follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (https://publicationethics.org).

Our publication ethics are displayed on the For Authors (Research and Publication Ethic) tab of journal homepage.

11. Publishing Schedule

JMST is published Biannually (June 30, December 31)..

12. Access

JMST is an open access journal. A free full-text service both in the XML and PDF formats is available immediately upon publication without embargo period.

13. Archiving

It is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index (https://kci.go.kr) or National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event a journal is no longer published. Authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e., pre-refereeing), and they can archive post-print (i.e., final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive publisher’s version/PDF.

14. Revenues sources

Revenue sources of journal are from the support of publisher (Academy of KEMA).

15. Advertising

JMST does not accept any commercial product advertisements until policy changes otherwise.

16. Direct Marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site 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.

한국연구재단 등재후보학술지 선정

KEMA학회 학술지인 'JMST(Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology)'가 2020년 한국연구재단의 학술지평가에서 등재후보학술지로 선정되었습니다.

등재후보지 선정을 위해 수고하고 애써주신 모든 분들에게 감사를 드리며, 아낌없는 헌신과 협조에 감사드립니다.

이번 등재후보학술지 선정을 새로운 도약점으로 등재학술지로의 승격을 위해 저희 KEMA학회는 더욱 노력하겠습니다.

현재 JMST는 연구자들의 부담을 줄이기 위해 논문 심사료와 게재료를 받지 않고 있사오니, 많은 관심과 양질의 논문 투고를 부탁드립니다.

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