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Posted Jul 24, 2020

Table of Contents

1. Website

The URL address of official journal web site is https://jkgn.org

i. Aims & Scope statement:
https://www.jkgn.org/about/index.php

Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing is the official publication of the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society. This journal provides up -to -date knowledge for nursing educators, practitioners , and researchers of gerontological nursing field in Korea where seen as one of the fastest aging societies in the world. The journal emphasizes articles on the issues most important to addressing emerging clinical issues in acute and long-term care for older people. In addition, this journal aims to contribute to the exchange of information and the spread of knowledge at the national and international level on the future prospects and countermeasures for the care issues related to aging. The Journal accepts manuscripts reporting quantitative, qualitative, methodological, philosophical, and theoretical research, meta- analyses, integrative and systematic reviews, and instrument development, with the aims of improving the wellness and quality of care of the older adult population. Manuscripts in other categories will be considered by the Editorial Board.

ii. Readership:
The Jouranl of Korean Gerontological Nursing (JKGN) is primarily for nursing educators, practitioners, and researchers of gerontological nursing field in Korea.

iii. Authorship criteria:
https://www.jkgn.org/authors/authors.php

An author is considered as an individual who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study and whose authorship continues to have important academic, social, and financial implications. Researchers should adhere to the authorship criteria of ICMJE, 2019 (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html), which state that “authorship credit should be met on all of the following: 1) substantial contributions to conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; 2) drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are investigated and resolved appropriately.” All other contributors should be listed in the acknowledgments section. These authorship criteria are intended to reserve the status of authorship for those who deserve credit and can take responsibility for the work. The authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process for other submitters’ manuscripts.

iv. ISSN Information: pISSN 2384-1877, eISSN 2383-8086

2. Name of journal

The official journal title is Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing. Abbreviated title is J Korean Gerontol Nurs.

3. Peer review process

https://www.jkgn.org/authors/authors.php

i. Similarity test: Submitted papers are examined for plagiarism by similarity test. If the submitted article has a high similarity, the editorial board may refuse to publish or request revision.

ii. Method of peer review
All manuscripts are sent simultaneously to reviewers for double-blind peer review. This means that both the reviewer and the author are anonymous. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to three of the independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles based on the reviewers’ comments. The editor's decision is final. Authors will be received notification of the publication decision, along with copies of the reviews and instruction for revision.

4. Ownership, journal management team, and publishing credentials

i. The journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). https://www.gnursing.or.kr/

ii. The management team is as follows (Jan 2019 – Dec 2020):

- Editor-in-Chief: Myonghwa Park, Chungnam National University, Korea
- Associate Editor: Kon Hee Kim, Ewha Womans University, Korea
- Board Members: Eun Sook Kong, Jesus University, Korea
          Geun Myun Kim, Gangneung- Wongju National University, Korea
          Hyun Ju Kim, Cheju Halla University, Korea
          Jinyoung Kim, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
          Yanamoto Noriko, The University of Tokyo, Japan
          Yeon-Hwan Park, Seoul National University, Korea
          Heeok Park, Keimyung University, Korea
          Yong Soon Shin, Hanyang University, Korea
          Soong-Nang Jang, Chung-Ang University, Korea
          Jane Chung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
          Anthony G. Tuckett, University of Queensland, Australia
- Statistics Editor: Hyongging An, Korea University, Korea
- English Editor : Harper ShawverHowwell, Editide, Inc., USA
- Managing Editor: Younghye Go, Chungnam National University
- Manuscript Editor: Beom Soo Kim, Medicallove (DESIGN MECCA), Co, Korea.

5. Governing body

The governing body is the journal's editorial board.

6. Editorial team and contact information

https://www.jkgn.org/about/editorial.php

The Editorial team is available from Editorial Board page at the front part of the journal.

Contact information
Editor-in-Chief: Myonghwa Park, PhD, RN, Chungnam National University, Korea
Editorial office of the JKGN
College of Nursing, 52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03760 Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-2-3277-6693
Fax: +82-2-3277-6693
Email: jkgneditor@gmail.com

7. Copyright and licensing

i. Copyright : Copyright to all published materials is owned by the Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing. All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.

ii. Licensing information: This is an Open Access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/). which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

8. Author fees

https://www.jkgn.org/authors/authors.php

Publication processing fee of 42 USD (approximately 50,000 Korean Won), the page charge of 42.0 USD (approximately 50,000 Korean Won) per page should be paid by the corresponding author, if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

9. Process to manage the research and publication misconduct

https://www.jkgn.org/authors/ethics.php

When the Journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiasm, fabricated data, changed in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics(https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Flowcharts). The Editorial Board of JKGN will discuss the suspected cases to reach a decision. In no case shall the Editorial Board of JKGN encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. JKGN will not hesitate to publish errate, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

10. Publication ethics

i. Journal policies on authorship and contributorship

https://www.jkgn.org/authors/ethics.php

Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, and/or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Every author should meet all of these four conditions. After the initial submission of a manuscript, any changes whatsoever in authorship (adding author(s), deleting author(s), or re-arranging the order of authors) must be explained by a letter to the editor from the authors concerned. This letter must be signed by all authors of the paper. Copyright assignment must also be completed by every author. All other contributors should be listed in the acknowledgments section.

Corresponding author and first author: Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing does not allow multiple corresponding authors for one article. Only one author should correspond with the editorial office and readers for one article. Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing does accept notice of equal contribution for the first author when the study was clearly performed by co-first authors.

Correction of authorship after publication: Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing does not correct authorship after publication unless a mistake has been made by the editorial staff. Authorship may be changed before publication but after submission when an authorship correction is requested by all of the authors involved with the manuscript.

ii. How the journal will handle complaints and appeals
The policy of the journal is primarily aimed at protecting the authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher of the journal. If not described below, the process of handling complaints and appeals follows the COPE guidelines available from: https://publicationethics.org/appeals.

Who complains or makes an appeal?
Submitters, authors, reviewers, and readers may register complaints and appeals in a variety of cases as follows: falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, duplicate publication, authorship dispute, conflict of interest, ethical treatment of animals, informed consent, bias or unfair/inappropriate competitive acts, copyright, stolen data, defamation, and legal problem. If any individuals or institutions want to inform the cases, they can send a letter via the contact page on our website: https://www.jkgn.org/about/contact.php. For the complaints or appeals, concrete data with answers to all factual questions (who, when, where, what, how, why) should be provided.

Who is responsible for resolving and handling complaints and appeals?
The Editor, Editorial Board, or Editorial Office is responsible for them. A legal consultant or ethics editor may be able to help with decision making.

What may be the consequence of the remedy?
It depends on the type or degree of misconduct. The consequence of resolution will follow the COPE guidelines.

iii. Journal policies on conflicts of interest/ competing interest
The corresponding author must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the authors’ interpretation of the data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest are financial support from or connections to companies, political pressure from interest groups, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated.

iv. Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility;

https://www.jkgn.org/authors/ethics.php

This journal follows the data sharing policy described in "Data Sharing Statements for Clinical Trials: A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors" (https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2017.32.7.1051). As of July 1, 2018 manuscripts submitted to ICMJE journals that report the results of interventional clinical trials must contain a data sharing statement as described below. Clinical trials that begin enrolling participants on or after January 1, 2019 must include a data sharing plan in the trial's registration. The ICMJE's policy regarding trial registration is explained at http://www.icmje.org/about-icmje/faqs/clinical-trials-registration/. If the data sharing plan changes after registration this should be reflected in the statement submitted and published with the manuscript, and updated in the registry record.

All of the authors of research articles that deal with interventional clinical trials must submit data sharing plan of example 1 to 4 in Table 1. Based on the degree of sharing plan, authors should deposit their data after de-identification and report the DOI of the data and the registered site.

Table 1.   Examples of data sharing statements that fulfill these ICMJE requirements*

Element Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4
Will individual participant data be available (including data dictionaries)? Yes Yes Yes No
What data in particular will be shared? All individual participant data collected during the trial, after deidentification. Individual participant data that underlie the results reported in this article, after deidentification (text, tables, figures, and appendices). Individual participant data that underlie the results reported in this article, after deidentification (text, tables, figures, and appendices). Not available
What other documents will be available? Study protocol, statistical analysis plan, informed consent form, clinical study report, analytic code Study protocol, statistical analysis plan, analytic code Study protocol Not available
When will data be available (start and end dates)? Immediately following publication. No end date. Beginning at 3 months and ending at 5 years following the article publication. Beginning at 9 months and ending at 36 months following the article publication. Not applicable
With whom? Anyone who wishes to access the data. Researchers who provide a methodologically sound proposal. Investigators whose proposed use of the data has been approved by an independent review committee (“learned intermediary”) identified for this purpose. Not applicable
For what types of analyses? Any purpose To achieve aims in the approved proposal. For individual participant data meta-analysis. Not applicable
By what mechanism will data be made available? Data are available indefinitely at (link to be included). Proposals should be directed to xxx@yyy. To gain access, data requestors will need to sign a data access agreement. Proposals may be submitted up to 36 months following article publication. After 36 months the data will be available in our University's data warehouse but without investigator support other than deposited metadata. Not applicable
Data are available for 5 years at a third-party website (link to be included). Information regarding submitting proposals and accessing data may be found at (link to be provided).

ICMJE = International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
*These examples are meant to illustrate a range of, but not all, data sharing options.

v. Journal's policy on ethical oversight
When the Journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by COPE (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. We will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

vi. Journal’s policy on intellectual property;
All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Society.

vii. Journal's options for post-publication discussions and corrections
The post-publication discussion is available through letter to editor. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. If any readers have a concern on any articles published, they can submit letter to editor on the articles. If there founds any errors or mistakes in the article, it can be corrected through errata, corrigenda, or retraction.

11. Publishing schedule

https://www.jkgn.org/about/about.php

Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing is published quarterly on the last day of every February, May, August, November. Any supplementary or special issues may be published.

12. Access

https://www.jkgn.org/about/about.php

Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing is freely accessible from https://jkgn.org according to the Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/). The copyright, including the right of online transmission, is owned by the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society.

13. Archiving

Full text of JKGN has been archived in the National Foundation of Korea (NRF) database, the CINAHL Completes, Science Central, and Google Scholar. Author can archive publisher’s version/PDF. JKGN provides the electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event a journal is no longer published by archiving in National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr).

14. Revenues sources

Revenues sources of journal are from the support of the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) grant funded by the Korean government, and authors’ article processing charge.

15. Advertising

https://www.jkgn.org/about/advertising.php

Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing does not accept any commercial product advertisements until policy changes otherwise.

16. Direct marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal website and e-mail.



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