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JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science

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Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing

The sixteen-point checklist of compliance of the journal to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, published September 15, 2022 (joint statement by the Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ], Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association [OASPA], and World Association of Medical Editors [WAME]; is as follows:



1. Name of journal

The official journal title is Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science. Abbreviated titles are J Yeungnam Med Sci and JYMS.

2. Website

The URL of the official journal website is The JYMS team endeavors to create a good website. The JYMS website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempts to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.

3. Journal schedule

JYMS is published four times a year (January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31).

4. Archiving

JYMS is freely accessible from the Korea Citation Index (, PubMed Central (, or the National Library of Korea ( if the journal is no longer published.

5. Copyright

All published papers become permanent property of the Yeungnam University College of Medicine and Yeungnam University Institute of Medical Science. The copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Yeungnam University College of Medicine and Yeungnam University Institute of Medical Science. Permission must be obtained from the Yeungnam University College of Medicine and Yeungnam University Institute of Medical Science for the commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement form (

6. Licensing

This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purposes (


7. Publication ethics and related editorial policies

  • JYMS follows the Guideline on Good Publication of the COPE ( and Recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (

  • Our publication ethics and related editorial policies are displayed on the Research and Publication Ethics tab ( and Instruction for Authors (Editorial Policy) tab ( of the journal website.

  • The Editorial Board of JYMS carefully examines whether all submitted manuscripts abide by the ethical guidelines of the ICMJE and COPE. Published articles must include statements of conflict of interest, authors' contributions, Institutional Review Board approval, informed consent, and human/animal rights.

  • When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct, such as 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 follows the flowchart provided by COPE ( The Editorial Board of JYMS will discuss suspected cases and reach a decision. JYMS will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

8. Peer review

  • JYMS has an online submission and peer review system (
  • JYMS reviews all manuscripts received. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript meets these two criteria, it is sent to two (or more) relevant investigators available for review of the contents. The editor selects peer referees by recommendation of editorial board members or from the board's specialist database.
  • JYMS adopts a double-blind review, which means that the reviewers and authors cannot identify each other's information. The authors' names and affiliations are removed during peer review.
  • Assuming the manuscript is sent to reviewers, JYMS waits to receive opinions from at least two reviewers. In addition, if deemed necessary, a review of statistics may be required. The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its scientific significance. Acceptance of a manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decisions of the reviewers.
  • An initial decision is normally made within 4 weeks of receipt of a manuscript, and the reviewers' comments are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. The corresponding author must indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within 12 weeks of the editorial decision is regarded as a withdrawal. A final decision on acceptance/rejection for publication is forwarded to the corresponding author from the editor.
  • All manuscripts from editors, employees, or members of the editorial board are processed the same way as the other manuscripts. These manuscripts are not commissioned to the reviewers of the institution to which the authors belong but to reviewers from other institutions that are not related to the manuscript’s authors. During the review process, submitters do not engage in the decision process. Editors will not handle their own manuscripts, although they are commissioned ones.
  • We neither guarantee acceptance without review nor very short peer review times for unsolicited manuscripts. Solicited manuscripts are also reviewed before publication.

9. Access

JYMS is an open access journal. A free full-text service, in both XML and PDF formats, is available immediately upon publication without an embargo period.


10. Ownership and management

This journal is owned by the publisher, Yeungnam University College of Medicine and Yeungnam University Institute of Medical Science ( The journal is managed by the Management Team.

11. Advisory body

The advisory body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are displayed on the About (Editorial Board) tab of the journal website.

12. Editorial team and contact information

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

Contact information
Managing Editor: Eun-il Lee
Yeungnam University College of Medicine
170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea


13. Author fees

Page charges, article processing fees, and submission fees are not imposed. JYMS is a platinum open-access journal, meaning that there are no fees on the authors' side.

14. Other revenue

Journal revenue sources are provided with support from the publisher (Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Yeungnam University Institute of Medical Science).

15. Advertising

JYMS does not accept advertisements.

16. Direct marketing

Journal propagation has occurred through the journal website and the distribution of an information pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science