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Appreciation to peer reviewers in 2022
So-Young Parkorcid
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2023;40(1):1-3.
Published online: January 13, 2023

Department of Physiology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

Corresponding author: So-Young Park, MD, PhD Department of Physiology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea Tel: +82-53-640-6923 • E-mail:
• Received: December 15, 2022   • Revised: January 2, 2023   • Accepted: January 6, 2023

Copyright © 2023 Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Yeungnam University Institute of Medical Science

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On behalf of the authors, readers, and our editorial board members, I wholeheartedly thank the reviewers for their contribution to publishing the Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science (JYMS) in 2022. We could not publish JYMS without the dedication of the reviewers, who have put considerable time and effort into the meticulous review process. Authors are mainly accountable for the quality of their articles, but they cannot do it alone. Reviewers play tremendous roles in improving the quality of articles by assessing the manuscript and providing helpful suggestions.
After changing the journal title from “Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine” to “Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science” in 2022, JYMS has continued to move forward as an academic platform for general medicine in Korea. In addition, the international influence of JYMS has dramatically grown. JYMS received 136 manuscript submissions in 2022, with 81 (59.6%) from Korea and 55 (40.4%) from foreign countries (Fig. 1).
Bibliometric statistics for the total citations are presented in Fig. 2 and Supplementary Table 1. Authors from 14 countries submitted articles. The submissions from overseas researchers dramatically increased from 13 (10.2%) in 2020 to 55 (40.6%) in 2022. The readership has expanded to 117 countries according to the access statistics in 2022 (Fig. 3). The number of total citations continuously increased. In 2022, JYMS was cited 295 times in the Crossref metadata, 245 times in Scopus, and 230 times in the Web of Science Core Collection. The manually calculated impact factor in Web of Science increased from 0.317 in 2020 to 1.274 in 2022 (135 citations 2020 to 2021/106 documents 2020 to 2021; calculated on January 2, 2023). The CiteScore manually calculated by Scopus increased from 0.25 in 2020 to 1.02 in 2022 (203 citations 2019 to 2022/199 documents 2019 to 2022; calculated on January 2, 2023). The overall acceptance rate decreased from 55.1% in 2020 to 44.6% in 2022 for submitted manuscripts. JYMS will steadily grow towards becoming a prestigious journal in general medicine. To achieve this, JYMS plans to invite active researchers from all over the world as reviewers in the near future.
Below are the names and affiliations of the reviewers in 2022. The editorial board would like to thank the reviewers again for their contribution and would appreciate their ongoing interest and support in 2023.
Boyapati Ramanarayana, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences; Hyun-Dong Chae, Hee Kyung Cho, Hyunsuk Choi, Jae-seok Jang, Eon-Ju Jeon, Dong Rak Kwon, Suk-Bong Koh, Geun Woo Lee, Jihyun Lee, Jung A Lim, Jung Min Ryu, and Ho Sang Son, Daegu Catholic University; Sung-Hoon Jung, Chonnam National University; Du Hwan Kim, Chung-Ang University; Chae Ha Yang, Daegu Haany University; Young-Eun Lee, Daegu Health College; Seoyon Yang, Ewha Womans University; Sang-Kyu Kim, Se Yun Kwon, Jae Yoon Park, and Jeong Ill Suh, Dongguk University; Mingyo Kim, Young-Ji Lee, and Jung Suk Yeom, Gyeongsang National University; Jay Chol Choi, Jeju University; Ju Yeon Cho, Yong Min Choi, Mi Hwa Heo, Ilseon Hwang, Ji Hye Jang, Kyung Tae Kang, Keun Tae Kim, Sang Pyo Kim, Yang-Tae Kim, Jung Jeung Lee, Kibeom Park, Sejin Park, Won Kyun Park, Wooyeong Park, Hung Youl Seok, and Ye Jee Shim, Keimyung University; Dong Wook Kim, Hahn Young Kim, and Kee Ho Song, Konkuk University; Kyunghee Chun, Konyang University; Jaechul Koh and Nack Hwan Kim, Korea University; Jung Hee Kim, Meyung Kug Kim, Minjeong Kim, and Young Lim Oh, Kosin University; Jin-Seok Byun, Ji-Rak Kim, Jin-Sung Park, Jae Yun Ahn, Jang Hoon Lee, Jae-Kwang Lim, Dong Ja Kim, Jong-Moon Hwang, Sujeong Kim, Yeo Hyang Kim, Yu Kyung Kim, Chul-hyun Kim, Hyun Jung Lee, Inuk Jung, Yong-Gun Kim, and Su-Kyeong Hwang, Kyungpook National University; Wonhee Hur, National Institute of Health; Su Bum Park, Ju-Youn Lee, Hyun-Joo Kim, Yoon Jin Lee, and Sojung Yune, Pusan National University; Ju Sun Oh, Seoul Medical Center; Mi Hae Seo, Hyung Mo Sung, Soonchunhyang University; Eun Jae Go, University of Ulsan; Yoon Mok Chun, Wooridul Spine Hospital; Sangwoon Bae, Young Kyung Bae, Hee Sun Baek, Jong Hyun Baek, Eun Kyung Choi, Joon Hyuk Choi, Kang Un Choi, Yoon Seok Choi, Kyu Jin Chung, Seung Min Chung, Kyung-oh Doh, Jian Hyuk Hur, Byung Ik Jang, Kyung Mi Jang, Hyun Jung Jin, Jiyoon Jung, Sung Mee Jung, Youngjin Jung, Min Kyu Kang, Seok Hui Kang, So Hee Kang, Hyuckgoo Kim, Jae Woon Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Kook Hyun Kim, Kyeong Ok Kim, Min Kyoung Kim, Saeyoon Kim, Sang Won Kim, Seong Ho Kim, Sung Bum Kim, Ung Kim, Yong Woon Kim, Zehwan Kim, Sung Ae Koh, Yu-Jin Koo, So Young Kwak, Doo Hyuk Kwon, Dae Hyung Lee, Dong Gyu Lee, Dong Hyup Lee, Dong Shik Lee, Gun Woo Lee, Jang Hoon Lee, Seok Soo Lee, Soo-Young Lee, You-Jung Lee, Young-Hwan Lee, Sungjun Moon, Youho Mun, Hyung Gyun Na, Jong-Ho Nam, Chan Ho Park, Chul Hyun Park, Chulyong Park, Donghwi Park, Eun Young Park, Hosun Park, Jong Soo Park, Jong Won Park, Jung Gil Park, Mee Young Park, Sang-Jin Park, So Hee Park, So-Young Park, Min Sagong, Young Beom Seo, Dong Hoon Shin, In-Hwan Song, Phil Hyun Song, Si Youn Song, Ji Sung Yoon, and Yu Ra Kim, Yeungnam University; Keun Jung Ryu, Yonsei Kim and Chung Hospital; Geu-Ru Hong and Duk Hwan Moon, Yonsei University.

Conflicts of interest

So-Young Park has been the editor-in-chief of Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science since 2021. Otherwise, no potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

Supplementary Table 1 can be found via
Supplementary Table 1.
The number of total citations of the Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science articles in Crossref metadata, Scopus, and Web of Science Core Collection from 2018 to 2022 (calculated on January 5, 2023)
Fig. 1.
The number of manuscripts submitted by countries to the Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science in 2022.
Fig. 2.
The number of total citations of the Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science articles in Crossref metadata, Scopus, and Web of Science Core Collection from 2018 to 2022 (calculated on January 5, 2023).
Fig. 3.
Top 10 countries with access to the Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science in 2022 (

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