This regulation aims to set forth the overall matters concerning the guidelines of paper submission in relation to publication of the journal based on the integrative medicine concept prescribed in Articles 2 (1), (2), and (3) of the articles of association in the Korean Society of Integrative Medicine (hereinafter referred to as KSIM).
The submitters and co-authors shall be in principle the members of the KSIM. Provided, that this provision shall not apply to invited papers.
Papers submitted shall be novel research papers without previous publication in other journals or expected to publish in the future.
The journal of KSIM is an academic journal of the KSIM that publishes integrative medicine-related papers in a range of musculoskeletal and nervous systems, psychosocial and health science, health sports etc.
The submitted papers are categorized into three types according to the characteristics: 1) Original articles, 2) Case study, and 3) Review.
The manuscripts shall be written in English as the Microsoft Word format using spelling checks via computers.
The above guideline is the basic format and more details are followed in the next example.
1) Paper Title is put first followed by Abstract, Introduction, Research Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and Reference with one line spacing respectively. The font should be Times New Roman. The definitions that are not mentioned in the below shall follow the default value in MS Word.
2) Paper Title
4) Main Body
5) Table, figure, and photo
|Cited reference||Referencing style|
|Main Body||One author||.....Reported this (Kim, 2018).|
|Two authors||....Reported this (Bae & Kim, 2017; Jang & Joo, 2016)|
|Three or more authors||....reported this (Kim et al., 2018; Jang et al., 2018).|
|References||Author name (publication year). Title. Journal name, volume (issue), first cited page-last cited page.||Kim JP, Joo SW, Bae WS, et al(2012). Relationship between sign and symptoms of mandibular dysfunction in adolescents a review. Community Dent Oral Epidermiol, 14(4), 225-230.|
To submit a manuscript, Word document containing figures and tables should be submitted using the paper submission system (https://ksim.jams.or.kr) in the KSIM website (http://www.ksim.kr). The ownership of submitted manuscripts should belong to the KSIM, and submitted documents are not returned to authors.
Submitters should undertake the education of research ethic for main authors and paper plagiarism check in the KSIM website http://www.ksim.kr) and submit the original paper manuscript and written pledge of research ethic along with certificates of research ethic education and paper plagiarism check (revised in February 27 in 2016).
Manuscripts that are deemed to be difficult in examination, editing, and printing due to papers that do not conform to the submission regulation, inclusion of blur or unclear photos will be returned to authors.
The reception date of submitted paper is deemed to be the arrival date to the KSIM. Submitted manuscripts are examined by examiners specialized in paper-specific subject matter according to the regulation and procedure of paper examination supervised by the Academic Editing Committee, which will decide publication or revision of papers according to the examination results.
Authors who are requested to revise papers may apply for re-examination request with an attachment of evidence documents and materials that prove the valid reasons. The Academic Editing Committee shall deliberate on the re-examination request and decide whether the paper is published or revised.
Authors should pay a certain charge of publication fee set by the KSIM.
The copyright of the published papers belongs to the KSIM.