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Instructions For Authors

Enacted in February 1999, most recently revised in February 2019.

AIMS & SCOPE

Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science (JKBNS) is the official journal of the Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science and the abbreviated title is "J Korean Biol Nurs Sci". It was launched in 1999. It is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November with articles in Korean with English abstracts or in English.

JKBNS is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to promote the development and dissemination of nursing knowledge, particularly concentrated on the theory, practice, and education in the biological nursing disciplines. The types of manuscripts include original articles, review articles, and articles invited by the Editorial Board.

All articles in this journal are indexed in the Korea Citation Index (KCI), KoreaMed database, EBSCO Discovery Service Index, Academic Search Ultimate (ASU) database and Google scholar.

 

ETHICAL CONSIDERATION

1. Research Ethics

1) For studies to be conducted with human subjects, authors must include a statement that informed consent and patient anonymity be conformed under the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki

(https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/).

2) Studies to be conducted with animal subjects must state that the work was performed according to NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals_prepub.pdf). Experiments involving animals should be reviewed by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the Institution for the care and use of animal.

3) The authors must be able to state that the studies to be conducted with human or animal subjects has been approved by a Institutional Review Board (IRB, IACUC).

 

2. Authorship

Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credits should be based on the authorship criteria of ICMJE, 2013 (http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf), which means only substantial contributions to: (i) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; (ii) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (iii) final approval of the version to be published; and (iv) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the wok in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are investigated and resolved appropriately. Conditions (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) must all be met.

 

3. Conflict of Interest

Authors should declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest. The corresponding author is required to disclose the authors potential conflicts of interest possibly influencing their interpretation of data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interests of patent-licensing arrangements, and grants or other funding. A potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed to the Editor-in-Chief with disclosure form (http://www.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf).

 

4. Authors contributing papers to the journal shall be free from following fraudulence or unethical misconduct by following the standards (COPE, http://publicationethics.org) presented in the COPE Flowcharts:

1) Forgery: recording or reporting materials or research outputs which have been falsified.

2) Alteration: manipulating research materials, equipment or process and/or changing or omitting materials or research outputs, so as to render research records untrue.

3) Plagiarism: appropriating others ideas, processes, outputs or records in an unauthorized manner.

4) Expression of Improper Authorship: This refers to cases of not granting fair authorship to whom contributed scientifically or technologically to an accomplishment of each study, or granting an authorship to whom out of scientific or technological contribution to the accomplishment of each study.

5) Improperly Duplicated Publication: This refers to cases of authors published identical or papers similar to other or his/her previous works without expressing the original sources thereof with intentions to attain unlawful profits such as securing research grants or academic accomplishment etc.

6) Interference in Investigation on Fraudulence or Unethical Misconduct: This refers to an intentional interference in investigations on fraudulence or unethical misconduct including behaviors endamaging informants etc.

7) Other behaviors or practices seriously exceed the scopes commonly accepted in each discipline.

 

5. Avoid duplicate publication and simultaneous submission

1) Submission is not permitted as long as a manuscript is under review with another journal.

2) For the journal to carry any duplicated publication is not permitted regardless of whether part or all of them have been published, printed, recorded and/or registered in an academic journal in other languages, electronically or otherwise.

3) The editorial board will decide whether the relevant manuscript is duplicately published and examined. If duplicate publication or simultaneous submission related to the manuscript is detected, the authors will be not permitted to submit a manuscript to JKBNS for three years.

 

6.Treatment of Cases in Violation of Research Ethics

1) The cases in violation of research ethics found from examination or after publication of papers contributed to the Journal of Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science shall be deliberated and be treated with follow-up measures determined according to following procedure.

2) Editorial Committee of the Journal of Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science shall deliberate on violations of research &publication ethics and determine the presence of violation. On judgment of the violation of research & publication ethics, the Editorial Committee shall request author(s) of corresponding violation to withdraw contributed paper(s) remaining in the process of examination for publication. For papers of violation found after publication, the Editorial Committee shall revoke corresponding paper(s) and prohibit citation therefrom by its official authority.

3) If the Editorial Committee is in conflict of interests with the case(s) of violation of research &publication ethics, then the deliberation thereof shall be referred to the (IRB or Committee of Research Ethics) to deliberate and determine the presence of violation.

4) The follow-up measures for cases of violation of research & publication ethics are as follows:

(1) The revocation with reasons behind the revocation of corresponding papers of violation shall be specified clearly, be opened to public, and be preserved.

(2) Author(s) of the case(s) of violation shall be prohibited from contributing papers to the Journal of Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science at least more than three years.

(3) The case(s) of violation shall be notified through homepages of each institution affiliated and Journal of Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science.

(4) The National Research Foundation of Korea shall be informed of the details of the treatment of case(s) of violation of research &publication ethics.

(5) For case(s) of violation of paper(s) completed with the aid of research grant(s), the grantor(s) shall be informed of the details thereof.

(6) Author(s) (corresponding to behaviors of fraudulence or unethical misconduct) shall be alerted with written warning; the institutions affiliated shall be informed thereby.

5) Member(s) of the Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science, and paper(s), contributed to the Journal of Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science and found relevant to the violation of research & publication ethics, shall be treated according to follow-up measures determined by the deliberation thereon.

 

 

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

1. The first author and corresponding author should be a member of Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science, with the exception of non-Korean authors.

2. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the manuscript submission system of the website of the Korean Journal of Biological Nursing Science (http://www.bionursingjournal.or.kr) with cover sheet.

3. JKBNS publishes as the following types of papers.

Original Articles: These are full papers reporting of empirical findings from basic and clinical research studies within the scope of JKBNS. These include studies using diverse approaches such as qualitative research, development of instrument, survey research, experimental studies, and information-based studies.

Review Articles: These include critical presentations of topics of interest to those relevant to theory, practice, and education within biological nursing field. The details of the literature search methodology should be provided. These include meta-analysis or systemic review etc.

Invited Articles: These are written by an invited expert, which provide a review of a important theme in biological nursing field.

4. Any masters degree or doctoral degree thesis must be clearly presented in cover letter. The degree holder must be the 1st author of the thesis.

5. Any manuscript which do not meet the instruction for authors shall be not accepted. The authors cannot be changed and be added to authors list after manuscript submission.

6. If you have any questions, you can send e-mail to Dr. Gyeong Ju An, Editor-in-chief, Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science (antheresa@cju.ac.kr, Department of Nursing, Cheongju University, 298 Daesungro, Cheongwongu, Cheongju 28503, Korea. Tel: +82-43-229-8992, Fax: +82-43-229-7988).

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

1. Manuscripts should be written in Korean or English. The bibliography and abstract should be written in English.

2. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Style Guide for Authors (http://www.nlm.gov/citingmedicine).

3. The length of manuscript in Korean is 20 pages and that in English is limited to 6,000 words (excluding abstract, references, tables and figures).

4. All the manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced with Sinmyungjo of 10 font size in Hangul (.hwp) or Times New Roman of 12 font size in Microsoft Word (.doc), using margins of at least 25 mm.

5. Medical terms must be based on the recent edition of "Standard Nursing Terminology" published by Korean Society of Nursing Science and "English-Korean Medical Terminology" published by Korean Medical Association.

6. Expand all abbreviations at first mention in the text. Do not use abbreviations in the title.

7. Appliances and equipment should be mentioned with their model name, manufacturer, city (state) and nationality declared in parentheses.

8. A space is required between English text and the parentheses or between number and the parentheses. There is no space between Korean text and the parentheses.

 

COMPOSITION OF MANUSCRIPT

1. Organize the manuscript in the following order, the title of the article, English abstract, text, references, tables, and figures. Each section begins on a new page. The text of manuscript should not include any identifying information, such as the authors names or affiliations, to ensure a blind review.

 

2. Title page

The title page must include title of the manuscript, all authors names, affiliations and ORCID, contact information for corresponding author (name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address), acknowledgment (source of financial grant or thesis), and conflict of interest in Korean and English. The author must state that the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

 

3. Abstract

An abstract of no more than 250 words for articles (excluding tile of the article) should be typed double-spaced on a separate page. It should cover the main factual points, including purpose, methods, results, and conclusion. Three to five English key words should be accompanied with abstract based on Medical Subject Headings (MeSH, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html).

 

4. Text

The text of the article is usually divided into sections with the headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.

Introduction: Clarify the background of this study and purpose of the study.

Methods: Describe with subheadings the research design, samples, instruments, data collection procedure, ethical consideration, and statistical analysis (or data analysis) used. Ensure correct use of the terms sex (when reporting biological factors) and gender (identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and, unless inappropriate, report the sex or gender of study participants, the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex or gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases (e.g., prostate cancer). Authors should define how they determined race or ethnicity and justify their relevance.

Results: Describe the main outputs in a concise paragraph based on data analysis results.

Discussion: Make discussions based only on the identified results. Interpret these results through comparison them with previous research results and state the limitations of the research.

Conclusion: Describe the significance of the research based on research results and suggest for further study needed.

Conflict of interest: Conflict of interest should be presented after the main text and before the reference list.

 

5. Tables/Figures

1) Tables/Figures should be placed on a separate page and written in English, but not duplicate. The number of tables/figures in the manuscript should be no more than five.

2) The title of the table should be placed on the top of the table and first letters of important words should be capitalized (e.g., Table 1. Demographic Characteristics of Participants).

3) The line spacing of tables, title of tables, or title of figures shall be set either 100% or single-space.

4) Define abbreviations used in the tables/figures at the bottom of a table/figure (e.g., BP=Blood pressure; BT=Body temperature).              

5) Table footnotes should be indicated with superscript symbols (e.g., , , §,, , #, **) in sequence.

6) The significance level should be rounded off to three decimal places (e.g., p=.003). If a p-value is .000, it shall be indicated as p<.001. If p-values have to be reported using footnotes, *, ** shall be used (e.g., *p<.05, **p<.01).

7) Only if the number of statistical data can be more than 1, 0 shall be placed in front of the decimal point (e.g., t=0.26, F=0.92, p<.001, r=.14, R2=.61).   

8) Percentage(%) should be rounded off to one decimal place (e.g., 24.7%); a test statistic, such as t, F, x2, r, should be rounded off to two decimal places (e.g., t=0.26, F=0.98, R2=.61).         

9) The title of the figure should be placed below the figure with the first letter capitalized (e.g., Figure 1. Weekly body weight gain.).

10) The figures belonging to an identical number shall be distinguished by alphabetized suffixes. (e.g. Figure 1-A, Figure 1-B)

11) As for a microscopic photo of a tissue specimen, the site, dyeing method and magnification of the tissue shall be presented.

 

5. Appendix

Authors should submit an appendix to show the developed final measurement in the instrument development study and list of reviewed articles in systematic review or meta-analysis research.

 

7. References

1) Citation in text

In the text, citation of references should be conformed to Citing Medicine: The NLM(National Library of Medicine) Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers 2nd edition (2007) (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine). Reference should be numbered serially within in the order they appear (e.g., In the study by Norton et al. [23]...). When multiple references are cited together, use a commas (e.g.,2,5). When more than three references are cited to indicate series of inclusive numbers, use hyphen (e.g.,3-5). Even if you decide to include the author's name in the text, you should insert citation number after the author's name. If a work has one or two authors, you should insert all authors in your text (e.g., Jones [10], Jones and Smith [12]). If you want to name more than two authors in the text, you should insert the first authors last name followed by et al. (e.g., Jones et al. [3]).

2) Reference list

In the reference list, the references should be numbered and listed in order of appearance in the text. References should be listed in English according to NLM style (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html). Full journal name should be written with first letters of important words should be capitalized. If a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) has been assigned to the reference article, authors should include it end of the page numbers of reference article.

References examples form:

Journal articles

authors names (including all co-authors). title. journal full name. year;volume(issue):page numbers. DOI

Journal paper with up to six authors:

Won SJ, Chae YR. The effects of aromatherapy massage on pain, sleep, and stride length in the elderly with knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science. 2011;13(2):142-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.7586/jkbns.2011.13.2.142

 

Journal paper with more than six authors:

Lee KS, Jeong JS, Choe MA, Kim JH, An GJ, Kim JH, et al. Development of standard syllabuses for 4 subjects (structure and function of human body, pathogenic microbiology, pathophysiology, mechanisms and effects of drug) of bionursing. Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science. 2013;15(1):33-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.7586/jkbns.2013.15.1.33

 

Online articles not yet published in an issue

Fujita K, Xia Z, Liu X, Mawatari M, Makimoto K. Lifestyle and health-related quality of life in Asian patients with total hip arthroplasties. Nursing & Health Sciences. 2014. Forthcoming.

Books

authors name(s). title. number of editions. place of publication: publisher; year of publication. page numbers.

Entire book

Han MC, Kim CW. Sectional human anatomy. 3rd ed. Seoul: Ilchokak; 1991. p.85-161.

Gordon PH, Nivatvongs S. Principles and practice of surgery for the colon, rectum and anus. 2nd ed. St Louis: Quality Medical Publishers; 1992. p.102-105.

 

Chapter in a book

McCabe S. Psychopharmacology and other biologic treatments. In: Boyd MA, editor. Psychiatric nursing: Contemporary practice. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins; 2005. p. 124-138.

 

Translated book

Stuart G. Principles and practice of psychiatric nursing. 9th ed. Kim SS, Kim KH, Ko SH, translators. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby; 2008. p.520-522.            

 

Government reports

authors name(s). title. type of report. place of publication: publisher; year of publication. report numbers.

Smith P, Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX): Dept. of Health and Human services (US), Office of Evaluation and Inspections; 1994 Oct. Report No.: HHSI-GOEI 69200860.

 

Dissertations and Theses

authors name. titletype of certificate. place of publication: university; year of publication. total page numbers.

 

Doctoral dissertation        

Choi YJ. A study of utilization of alternative complementary medicine by cancer patients dissertation. Seoul: Seoul National University; 1998. 108 p.

 

Masters thesis   

Kwon IS. Effect of music therapy on pain, discomfort and depression for fracture patients in lower extremitiesmasters thesis. Daegu: Keimyung University; 2003. 50 p.

 

Cited from secondary materials       It shall be declared that secondary materials are cited from primary materials.

Gordis E. Relapse and craving: A commentary. Alcohol Alert. 1989;6:3. Cited by Mason BJ, Kocsis JH, Ritvo EC, Cutler RB. A double-blind, placebo controlled trial of desipramine for primary alcohol dependence stratified on the presence or absence of major depression, JAMA. 1996;275:761-767.

 

Conference papers

Oral session presentation

author(s). paper title. Paper presented at: conference title, the year, place, place.

Lanktree C, Briere J. Early data on the trauma symptom checklist for children. Paper presented at: The meeting of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children; 1991 Jan 23-25; San Diego, CA.

 

Poster session presentation

author(s). paper title. Poster session presented at: conference title, the year, place, place.

Ruby J, Fulton C. Beyond redlining: Editing software that works. Poster session presented at: The annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing; 1993, Jun; Washington, DC.

 

Web sites

author(s). title [Internet]. place of publication: publisher; year of publication [date of citation]. Available from URL.

Hooper JF. Psychiatry & the Law: Forensic Psychiatric Resource Page[Internet]. Tuscaloosa(AL): University of Alabama, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology; 1999 Jan 1 [cited 2007 Feb 23]. Available from: http://bama.ua.edu/~jhooper/.

 

 

REVIEW AND ACTION

All submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by journal editor-in-chief. If a manuscript fails to comply with the submission guidelines or the checklist, it will be rejected for review and then returned to the author, to be re-written and re-submitted according to the submission guidelines.

 

Review process

All manuscripts are sent simultaneously to three reviewers for blind peer review. Authors will receive notification of the reviewers comments with the publication decision (accept, accept with minor revision, review after major revision, reject).

 

Submission of revised manuscript

According to the reviewers recommendations, the authors should revise the manuscript with presentation in red and submit revised manuscripts with table for reaction to the reviewers recommendations via online submission system within 3 months. If the revised manuscript is not returned within 6 months, it will be deemed that the author has decided not to pursue publication. If necessary, the Editorial Board may consult statisticians during the review process. Rejected papers may have one more chance to have peer-review process if author resubmit the paper after complete revision.

 

PUBLICATION PROCESS

Manuscript editors review

The finally accepted manuscript will be reviewed by manuscript editor of JKBNS for the consistency of the format and the completeness of references.

 

Proofreading

Before publication, the proof will be sent via email to the corresponding author for approval. The proof must be returned after approval of the corresponding author within 48 hours.

 

Copyright

When the publication is approved by the Editorial Board after reviewing, written consents for copyright transfer containing all the authors' signatures on the Copyright Agreement form should be submitted to the Editorial Board (email: bionursing@naver.com, FAX: +82-43-229-7988). For the copyrights of all material published in JKBNS, identify Creative Commons (Attribution-NonDerives. http://creativecommons.org).

 

Reprints

Twenty reprints are supplied free of charge to the corresponding author. Additional reprints can be purchased through the publisher.

 

Publication fee

The publication fee is US $40 each page. If the research fund were presented in acknowledgement, US $50 will be charged additionally.

 

SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES

If you are interested in subscribing JKBNS, mail to bionursing@naver.com

 

 

Enacted Feb. 1999

Revised Dec. 2007

Revised Jan. 2010

Revised May 2012

Revised May 2013

Revised Dec. 2014

Revised Nov. 2015

Revised Nov. 2017

Revised Apr. 2018

Revised Feb. 2019

 

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