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The author’s guideline for ‘Journal of Sleep Medicine (JSM)’ the official journal of Korean Sleep Research Society.

General Information

  • Authorship

    All authors should have contributed significantly, and take responsibility in the manuscript. The editorial board may question each author’s contribution in the writing of the manuscript, and design or implementation of the experiment or the analysis and interpretation of the data.

  • Publication Ethical Policy

    Authors should specify within the manuscript whether ethical standards were used in their research. The policies on the research and publication ethics for the ‘Journal of Sleep Medicine’ comply with ‘Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (http://kamje.or.kr/publishing_ethics.html)’. Research involving human subjects must comply with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). All manuscript involving experimental investigation in human or animal subjects, should describe the approval by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) on human or animal research, and the appropriate informed consent procedures for human subjects.

  • Conflict of Interest

    Authors should disclose any financial or other interests that could be potentially perceived to inappropriately influence author’s judgement.

  • Copyright Transfer

    The copyright of published manuscripts is held by the Korean Sleep Research Society. Any published data, tables, or figures cannot be reproduced elsewhere without permission from the copyright holder. All authors must agree and sign the authors ‘consent form’ regarding Copyright Transfer Agreement, Conflict of Interest, and Ethical Statement, which can be downloaded from the JSM online submission page (https://www.e-jsm.org/file/Copyright_Transfer_Form.pdf).

Manuscript Preparation

JSM publishes manuscripts pertaining to wide spectrum of clinical and translational investigations of sleep researches. Authors should follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Ann Intern Med 1997;126:36-47). Manuscript can be written in Korean or English language.

  • General Style

    JSM publishes Original Article, Reviews, Case Report, Pictorial Essay, and Letter to the Editor.

    1) Original Article

    The Original article present original research findings in the fields of sleep medicine and science. The Original article should include;
    (1) Title page: Title and authors and author affiliation, and corresponding author’s affiliation should be included.
    (2) Main body (Do not include Authors and Authors affiliation): It should be prepared in the order of Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement and References.
    (3) Table and Figure: Table with title and legend, and Figure with title and legend. Tables and Figures must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the manuscript.
    (Abstracts should not exceed 250 words, and references should not exceed 45 references. Keywords are limited to six or under.)

    2) Review

    The Review presents review of on a specific sleep related topic. The editorial board can select or request topic or author for publication. Review should include: Title page, Man body (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Main text, Conclusion and References), and Table and Figures (Abstracts should not exceed 250 words, and references should not exceed 60 references. Keywords are limited to 6 or under).

    3) Case Report

    Interesting case with unusual presentation, diagnose, treatment or first reported case can be presented. The report elaborate on the focus and should not be redundant. Case report should include: Title page, Man body (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Case, Conclusion and References), and Table and Figure (Abstracts should not exceed 150 words, and references should not exceed 10 references. Keywords are limited to 3 or under).

    4) Pictorial Essay

    Pictorial Essay aims to understand interesting images. One or two images can be presented, with case discussion (Image legend should not exceed 150 words, and case discussion 200 words. References are limited to 3 references).

    5) Letter to the Editor

    Letter to the Editor is for opinion and constructive criticism on recent publications of JSM within a year. JSM Editorial Board will review the manuscript for publication (Letter should not exceed 200 words. References are limited to 5 references).

  • Manuscript

    1) Title

    The Title should be short and elaborate to convey author’s point. Titles should be limited to 40 words in Korean language, and 20 words in English. For English titles, first letter of nouns and adjectives are capitalized.

    2) Title Page

    The Title page is considered the first page of the manuscript. It should contain the title, and authors’ information. The authors and authors’ affiliations should be written in consecutive order using lower case superscript numbers. Corresponding authors’ affiliations should induce, name, address, phone number, fax number, and E-mail address.

    3) Abstract

    The abstract needs to be in English language. All Original Article should be structured under Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The Review and Case Report should organize the abstract in a paragraph. The abstract for Pictorial Essay and Letter to the Editor is not necessary.

    4) Key Words

    Key Words are listed under abstract, and it can be selected from the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) of Index Medicus.

    5) Main Body

    Introduction
    State the purpose of the study with relevant background descriptions.

    Methods
    Describe in sufficient details including plan, subjects and methods, so that the work can be duplicated. Describe logically how the patient’s diagnosis was confirmed and how the data were analyzed. For instruments and pharmaceuticals, state the manufacturer, city and nationality in parentheses. All studies should describe the approval by an Institutional Review Board on human or animal research, and the appropriate informed consent procedures for human subjects.

    Results
    Describe results clearly, and in logical order. In the case of experiments involving biological measurement with large variation, the statistical analysis is required. The detailed description of the table is not required, but important points can be briefly described.

    Discussion
    Concisely interpret the results and relate them to previous work in the field. Clearly describe the results related to the purpose of the research. Do not rewrite the results, but emphasize the significant and important research results. Discuss the significance, and the limitation of the study.

    Acknowledgment
    List the person who have made substantial contributions to the research and/or manuscript (e.g., study conduct, data collection, data analyses, writing or editing assistance), but who do not fulfill authorship criteria. All persons listed in the Acknowledgments have provided the corresponding author with permission to be named in the manuscript.

    Conflict of Interest
    Authors should disclose any financial or other interests that could be potentially perceived to inappropriately influence author’s judgement. If there is nothing to disclose, declare ‘None’.

    References
    Reference format should conform with that specified in “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals-Vancouver style.”

    • References should be written in English language.
    • References should be numbered serially in the text using Arabic number as unparenthesized superscripts.
    • When three or more references are cited at one place in the manuscript, a hyphen should be used to join the first and last numbers of a series; commas should be used without spaces to separate other parts of a multiple-reference citation (e.g., 3-5 or 3-5,7).
    • Provide all author’s names when fewer than six; when six or more, list the first three and add et al.
    • For journal names, use abbreviations in italic type, as listed in the Index Medicus.
    • Personal communications, unpublished observations, and submitted manuscripts are not legitimate references for publication. They mush be cited in the text only as (Kim SB, personal opinion) or (Kim SB, unpublished observation).
    • “In press” citations must have been accepted for publication and the name of the journal or book publisher must be included.


    1. Journal article

    Ex-1) Lee KS, Choi IS. A clinical study of brain tuberculomas based upon 20 case records. J Korean Neurol Assoc 1985;3:241-253.

    Ex-2) Landrigan CP, Rothschild JM, Cronin JW, et al. Effect of reducing interns’ work hours on serious medical errors in intensive care units. N Engl J Med 2004;351:1838-1848.

    Ex-3) Currie LJ, Harrison HB, Trugman JM, Bennett JP, Wooten GF. Early morning dystonia in Parkinson’s disease. Neurology 1998;51:283-285.

    Ex-4) Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994;102 Suppl 1:275-282.

    2. Book

    Ex-1) Wyllie E. The treatmemt of epilepsy. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1997;97-98.

    3. Book chapter

    Ex-1) Calne CB, Duvoision RFC, McGeer E. Speculation on the etiology of Parkinson’s disease. In: Hassler RG, Christ JF. Advances in neurology. 2nd ed. Vol. 40. New York: Raven Press, 1984;353-360.

    4. Website

    Ex-1) Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5]; 1(1): [24 screens]. URL:http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm. Access date.

    6) Table

    Table must be submitted as separate files. English language is used for Table title and legend. Title should be written in phrase and the first letter of nouns and adjectives are capitalized. Legend should be written in sentences. Table must be self -contained and comprehensible without referring to the manuscript. Table should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the manuscript. Table should appear as ‘Table’ and number after a space. Table should include at least 4 rows, and limited under one page. All abbreviations used in a table must be defined in the table

    7) Figure

    Figures must be submitted as separate files saved in JPEG, TIFF, or PPT format. English language is used for Figures title and legend. Title should be written in phrase and the first letter of nouns and adjectives are capitalized. Legend should be written in sentences. Figures must be self -contained and comprehensible without referring to the manuscript. Figures must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the manuscript. Figures should appear as ‘Fig’ and number after a space. When more than two images for one figure, use Alphabet (e.g., Fig. 1A, Fig. 1B). All abbreviations used in a figure must be defined in the figure caption. (e.g., FT: frontotemporal, PO: parietooccipital). All symbols used in a figure must be defined for that figure (e.g., *, †, ‡, §, ∥, ¶, **, †† and ‡‡). Symbols may be defined in figure legend. The color print fee will be charged to the authors, when authors decide to color print the Figures.

    8) Manuscript Format

    Follow the medical terminology usage recommendations in the Korean Medical Association. If no proper medical terminology can be found, nouns, drug names, units, etc can be used in original language. If the translation term needs original language for further clarification, original language should be written in the parentheses when the term first appears, and then only the translation term is used. Please limit the use of abbreviations. When abbreviations are used it should be spelled out in parentheses when first used in the article. Numbers should be in Arabic numbers, and unites should follow International System of Unit (SI).

Review Process

The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors first review if a submitted manuscript is suitable for review and publication. Editorial board can immediately reject in cases of 1) unrelated topic to the aims and scopes of JSM, 2) have not followed author’s instructions, or 3) insufficient quality, novelty or importance to warrant publication. Manuscripts selected are then sent to two different reviewers. Third reviewer can be selected for conflicting recommendations. Reviews are blinded to the author’s information.

Proofreading

After acceptance of all manuscripts, page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for review and approval. Authors are responsible for conciseness, clarity, grammar, and spelling, but major editing is not allowed. Editorial board can make minor revision before the publication.

Submission

To submit a manuscript, please go here: https://submit.e-jsm.org



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