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  • Enactment January 1, 2004
  • First revision March 1, 2006
  • Second revision July 6, 2008
  • Last revision May 1, 2013

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General information

It is advised to read aims and scope section of this journal, which includes the information on the editorial policy and category of papers. The official titile of journal is "Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions" and its abbreviation is "J Educ Eval Health Prof". It is published immediately after the manuscript is accepted without any regular interval like paper journals. Everyone who has interested in the aims and scope of JEEHP is encouraged to submit the papers from all over the world. JEEHP follows Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (http://www.icmje.org/) if otherwise not describe below.

Research and Publication Ethics

For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, 'Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (http://kamje.or.kr/publishing_ethics.html)' or 'Guidelines on good publication (http://www.publicationethics.org.uk/guidelines)' can be applied. For the clinical studies of human subjects, there should be a certificate, agreement, or approvement by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of author's institute. It also should be done in accordance of the Helsinki Declaration in 1975 (revised in 2000). In the case of animal experiment, authors should keep the institutional or national guideline for animal experimentation. Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet above three conditions. If the number of authors is equal to or greater than six, there should be a list of each author's role for the submitted paper. If there is any conflict of interest on the content of submitted paper, it should be described in the manuscript.

Manuscript preparation

1. Style and language:

Every manuscript should be written in English. Medical terminology should be followed by latest version of Dorland's Ilustrated Medical Dictionary (Saunders(R)). Abbreviation should be fully described at first appearance in the text and should be described in the parenthesis. After that abbreviation can be used. The first letter of name, place and a proper noun should be typed in capital letter. Numeric should be described in Arabic letter. Weight and measurement should be written in CGS (centimeter-gram-second) method. Other units are in terms of the International Sytem of Unists (SI). Species name and name of gene should be typed in italic characters. The word of Latin origin such as et al., in vivo, etc needs not be typed in italic characters.

2. Organization of the manuscript

Research reports frequently omit important information. As such, reporting guidelines have been developed for a number of study designs that some journals may ask authors to follow. Authors are encouraged to also consult the reporting guidelines relevant to their specific research design. A good source of reporting guidelines is the EQUATOR Network (http://www.equator-network.org/home/) and the United States National Institutes of Health/ National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/research_report_guide.html).

3. Organization of the manuscript
1) Research article
(1) General points
Manuscript should be inputted in the following computer program: MS word 2000 or higher version, Open office and any word processor program with RTF format. Font size 10 points, double-spaced and blank space at least 2.5cm from every margin of A4 paper size. The arrangement of subtitles is as followings: Title page, abstract and key words, introduction, materials and methods, result, discussion, acknowledgement (if any), reference, tables and figures. Files are included separately. Page numbers should be included in the center of bottom.
(2) Title page
In this section, the title of manuscript, name of all authors and their affiliations, address of corresponding author, email, telephone, any financial assistance should described. Title should represent the content of manuscript lucidly. The title of phrase form is encouraged. The authors are recommended to list the name of equal to and greater than two appropriate reviewers not related to authors with their affiliation and email address. Corresponding author has full responsibility on the manuscript's exactness.
(3) The type of manuscript should be typed in the top right area of the title page
JEEHP has adopted the structured abstract format since May 2013, and that is composed of subheadings of purpose, methods, results, and conclusion. Word count of abstract should be equal to or less than 250. Keywords should be core terminologies that represent the content of the full text. The number of keywords should be equal to or less than five. It is recommended to use MeSH terms (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh) as keywords if possible, and the appropriate MeSH terms are available with MeSH on Demand search engine (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MeSHonDemand.html). Keywords should be arranged in alphabetical order. Country check tag should be added in the keywords. Only the first character of the first word of keywords should be in capital letter. A comma separates keywords from each other.
(4) Abstract is non-structured. Word count of abstract should be equal to or less than 250. Keyword should be a core terminology that represent the content of full text rapidly. The number of keywords should be equal to or less than 10. It is recommended to use MeSH term as keywords if possible, but not compulsory.
(5) Figures (Drawings and Pictures) and Tables
The drawing should be professional quality using computer program. The pictures are recommended to be colorful if possible. The size of widths of figures should be equal to or less than 8.2 cm. The contrast quality should be equal to or greater than 600 dpi. The format of the figure file is recommended to be in TIFF. In the table, there should be no vertical line and the horizontal line is only used for the field title and the bottom line. Line should be single. The legend for abbreviation should be written below the figures and tables.
(6) The description of the journal reference follows the below description. Otherwise it follows the NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (Patrias, Karen. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling, Daniel L., technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2008. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine).
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
2) Brief report
It deals with the pilot study, simple but interesting study, meaningful follow-up study of the previous works etc. may be described in this type. Sections of introduction, materials and methods, result, and discussion emerges into one section.
3) Case report
Interesting case report of the field of educational evaluation can be submitted in this type. Sections of materials and methods and result emerges into Case presentation section.
4) Review
Invited review will be published on the interesting or new topic. Also submitted reviews are welcomed for the easy presentation of any field. Sections of materials and methods, result, and discussion emerges into one main text section.
5) Editorial
An editorial is usually invited by the Editorial Board. It provides the brief review of the articles in the journal and comment on the recent development and events in the field of educational evaluation for health professions. Editorials also may deal with a change in the journal’s style and format and communication with an outside organization or professional. Also, a variety of topics shall be dealt by the Editorial Board. Divisions in the body of an editorial are not required. The total number of references is recommended to be equal to or less than 10. The word count of the main text should be equal to or less than 1,500.
6) Opinion
It is possible to propose new idea although there is no concrete database or analysis. Such a creative suggestion is determined to be interesting to many medical health teachers in the world, it may be considered to publish. No sectional division of abstract and keywords, introduction, materials and methods, result, and discussion is not required. Title author, affiliation, main text and the reference are required.
7) Technical report
t pursues the exposure of data analysis generated many nation-base or high stake examinations. This kind of data is not very easy to get. It may facilitate the international comparison of the evaluation data. It follows the format of the original article.
8) Software
The useful software for the education can be introduced. The program and its source are better to be opened to public. However, commercial program can be introduced. It follows the format of the original article or review article
9) Letter to editor
Any opinion or inquiry on the paper published can be lettered to editor. Title, author, affiliation, main text and the reference are required sections
10) Book review
The books on the educational evaluation of health professions can be reviewed. The books in non-English also can be introduced. Title of book, author name, affiliation, main text, reference are enough.
11) Educational/Faculty Development Material
The quality workshop materials that should include power point presentation, case studies, link to journal articles, program evaluation materials etc. are considered for publication. The manuscript format follows that of review article with materials.
12) Other publication types
Other publication types such as history article may be accepted. Recommended format can be discussed with Editorial Board.

Manuscript submission

Manuscripts must be submitted to JEEHP in the web (http://jeehp.org). There is no author's submission fee or other publication related fee since every cost for the publication process is supported by the publisher.

Peer review and publication process

Manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two reviewer, usually by three reviewers. If there is any request of revision of manuscript, the authors should do their best to revise the manuscript. At least two reviewer will be selected from the list of reviewers recommended by corresponding author. If the reviewer's opinion is not acceptable or is believed to mis-interpret the data, author should indicate it reasonably. The decision of the reviewers will be one of followings: Accept, accept after revision, re-review after revision, or rejection. If the manuscript does not keep the Instructions to authors, it may be returned to sender without review. If manuscript is accepted, the proofreading will be sent to corresponding author, that should be checked out again for any misspelling or errors by authors.

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