The author who wants to submit a manuscript to the Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion (KJHEP) should follow the instructions below.
Aims and scope
The Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion is the official peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the Korean Society for Health Education and Promotion. The Journal aims to contribute to the advancement of health education and promotion theory and research and to represent emerging research trends and current affairs in practice and policy. The journal contains original (research) articles, review articles, opinion papers, case studies, news in briefs and book reviews.
The former English titles of the journal include “The Journal of Korea Society for Health Education (1987-1988)”, “The Journal of Korean Society for Health Education (1988-1998)”, “Journal of Korean Society for Health Education and Promotion (1999-2009)”, and “Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion (2009-current)”.
The Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion is published 5 times a year on March 31, June 30, September 30, October 1, and December 31. Its official abbreviated title is ‘Korean J Health Educ Promot’.
Research and publication ethics
1. Institutional review board approval
In studies of human subjects, the procedures should be in accordance with the ethical standards of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of authors’ institute and with the Helsinki Declaration in 1975 (revised in 2000). For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instruction, “Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals(
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2. Conflicts of interest
Conflict of interest exists when an author or the author's institution, reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence the work. The conflict of interest may occur during research process; however, important point is the disclosure itself. If there is a disclosure, editors, reviewers, and reader can approach the manuscripts after understanding the situation where the research work was processed. Any conflicts of interest related to the submitted work must be disclosed.
3. Originality, Plagiarism, and Duplicate Publications
It is postulated that all submitted materials are original and not being considered by other scientific journals. Plagiarism and duplicate publication is checked through Cross-Check and eTBLAST upon submission. Authors who are found to have engaged in plagiarism or duplicate publication can not submit a paper to this journal for three years. Secondary publication may be considered if the editors of both journals approve.
The Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion publishes the following types of manuscripts.
Original (research) article : an original research article in the broad field of health education and promotion including experimentation, surveys, evaluations and research on planning, policies and systems.
Review article : a review on the current trends on specific themes in the field of health education and promotion.
Opinion paper : a discussion on current challenges and solutions of specific topics in health education and promotion.
Case study : a description of successful or failed health education and promotion programs.
Short communication : a article on introducing current developments in the field of health education and promotion.
Book review : a review of recently published books related to health education and promotion.
Others : letters to the editors
Manuscripts submitted to the Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion should be in proper and clear Korean or English. Manuscripts should be written and numbered in the following sequence: title, main text, references, abstract, key words, tables and figure.
An abstract should be less than 200 words in length, and describe the objectives, methods, results, and conclusion of the study in a structured format. Original articles and brief reports should provide a structured abstract. Up to five key words should be listed at the bottom of the abstract.
Common headings in the main text are Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. The metric system for all measurements should be expressed in lowercase letters without periods (min, ml, etc.). Citation of references in the text should be made using the author/date method of citation in which the author's last name and the year of the publication are inserted in the actual text of the paper.
All references cited in the text must be listed in the reference section. List the references alphabetically by author's last name and include first and middle name initials for all authors.
Books : Heschl, A. (2001). The intelligent genome: On the origin of the human mind by mutation and selection. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.
Periodicals : Noonan, J. R., & Johnson, R. K. (2002). The misuse of the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in the forensic context. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 20(3), 5-19.
Dissertations : Kim, K. (1993). Social context effects on development patterning of drinking behavior from adolescence to young adulthood. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Kentuchy, Lexington, KY, USA.
Data found on the internet : Watson, P. (2008, October 19). Biofuel boom endangers orangutan habitat. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://www.latimes.com/
Tables and figures are placed at the end of the manuscript body and should be numbered in the sequence in which they appear in the text. Total number of tables and figures should be provided up to five in a manuscript.
All manuscripts submitted should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under consideration for publication in other journals or books. Manuscripts can also be submitted on line at http://scholar.kjhep.or.kr.
Authors should complete the“Author's Checklist” before submitting the manuscript. The form can be found at our website. Submit both your manuscript and the “Author's Checklist”.
All manuscripts are treated as confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers selected by the editor. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor’s decision to accept, reject, or request revision of manuscripts. When the final revised manuscript is completely acceptable according to the format and criteria, it is scheduled for publication in the next available issue. Rejected papers can be submitted after 3 months with major revisions.
The publication fee is KRW 250,000 up to 8 pages, and KRW 18,000 per additional page for manuscripts receiving funding. For non-funded manuscripts, the publication fee is KRW 200,000 up to 8 pages, and KRW 18,000 per additional page.
Copyright transfer agreement
The Korean Society for Health Education and Promotion holds the copyright of all articles published in the Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion. Once your article is accepted, you will be sent a copyright transfer agreement form. The form can be found at our website.
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