INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS  

Journal of Biomedical Engineering Research (J Biomed Eng Res, JBER) is a peer-reviewed journal published bimonthly (the last day in the months, which are February, April, June, August,October and December) and devoted to the publication of original investigations concerned with all aspects of biomedical engineering and applied biophysics since 1980. Contents of JBER papers include experimental science and technological development in the biomedical field as well as clinical applications of new developments. Articles must contain original biomedical engineering content, defined as development, theoretical analysis, and evaluation/validation of a new technique.
Submission of Manuscripts: Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via online system (http://kosombe.jams.or.kr). If you have any questions for submission, please contact us at 02-921-8551 or koreabme@daum.net. There is no submission fee except fast review track (100,000 won/paper).

The cover letter, manuscript, and the result of manuscript similarity check should be uploaded to online system. The agreement of publication ethics policy and author checklist will be suggested by online forms. HWP or MS-WORD format will be also accepted. Visit our website (kosombe.jams.or.kr or www.kosombe.or.kr) to download samples of them.
The chief criteria for acceptance of papers are the significance, originality, clarity, and quality of the work reported. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that there are no issues related to any of fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, irrelevant authorship and duplicated publication, and that its submission for publication has been approved by all the authors and by the appropriate authority at the institution where the work has been carried out.
Forms of Publication: Please make sure to specify the paper type in your cover letter. The default type is full paper. In addition to regular papers, the journal also publishes Communications, Review Articles, and Letters to the Editor. Communications are preliminary accounts of works of special topicality and importance. In order to qualify for Communications, they must be concisely prepared not to exceed four in the number of publication pages. Review articles are scholarly reports on a field of particular interest to the journal's readership. Authors intending to submit a review article need the Editor's permission before preparing the manuscript. The purpose of the Letter to the Editor is to provide a forum for readers to critique papers in the journal. Once a Letter to the Editor has been accepted, a copy is mailed to the disputed paper's authors, who have the responsibility.
Ethical Issues: Authors who submit a paper for publication in Journal of Biomedical Engineering Research that reports investigations on human or animal subjects must have conformed to all the ethical guidelines or regulations of the institution or the country in which the investigations have been carried out and statements of conforming to the regulations must be included. Publication ethics instructions from KOSOMBE will be applied to all publications. 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 International standards for editors and authors (http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors) can be applied.
Peer-Review: All manuscripts are treated as confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers selected by the editor and editorial board members. After the review, the corresponding author is notified of the editor's decision to accept, reject, or request revision of manuscripts. Revised manuscripts need to be submitted within 2 months from invitation to revise. Otherwise, such revisions will be treated as new manuscripts. Rejected papers will not be peer-reviewed again.
Copyright Assignment: Authors submitting a manuscript are considered to do so with the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned both to author and Korea Society of Medical & Biological Engineering. If the manuscript is accepted, the author should submit the signed copyright transfer form. This form can be found at our website (kosombe.jams.or.kr or www.kosombe.or.kr) and please do not submit the copyright transfer form when the manuscript is submitted. Notwithstanding, articles and any other materials published in Journal of Biomedical Engineering Research represent the opinions of the authors and do not represent the opinion of the Editors, the Society, or the Publisher.
Form and Organization: Manuscripts should be typewritten and must be 1.5 spacing throughout on A4-sized papers with 2.5 cm margins on all sides and in a font of 11 point or bigger. All pages should be numbered consecutively, including references, tables, and figure legends. Manuscripts that fail to conform to the organization requirements will cause processing delays. Authors are requested to supply a total word count along with their manuscript.
Page 1 should contain the article title, author(s), and affiliation(s). At the bottom of the page, the name, complete mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address should be typed. Page 2 should contain a short abstract as well as the article title on top of it. Because the abstract will also be used by abstracting services, it must be self-contained, having no references to formulas, equations, or bibliographic citations that appear in the body of the manuscript. Up to five key words should be supplied at the end of the abstract.
Headings. Clearly indicate the organization of the paper by appropriate heading and subheadings.
Tables. Number tables consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of their appearance in the text. Type each table, double-spaced throughout and avoid vertical lines. Supply a short descriptive table legend (typed above the table). Type table footnotes, lettered a, b, etc., directly below the appropriate table. Every character or text in the tables should be written in English.
Figures. Figures should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Each figure must be submitted on a separate page. If a figure consists of several illustrations they should be labeled a, b, c, etc., Indicate the figure number and labels at the bottom of each page, but not within the figure frame. Figure legends should be provided on separate pages immediately following the text. All color illustrations will be reproduced at the author's expense. For best reproduction, clear and bright colors should be used. Every character or text in the figures should be written in English.
References. References should be cited in the text by a number in parentheses and listed at the end of the paper in numerical order. "Submitted" and "in preparation" are unacceptable in the reference list. Journal citations require full title of the article and include first and last page. All authors must be listed. Use of et al. is not accepted. Note the following styles for journal and book citations.
Journal Article
[1] M.H. Lee, S.Y. Lee, and K.W. Choi, "The paper title should be typed here," J. Biomed. Eng. Res., vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 537-551, 2004.

Book [2] M.H. Lee, S.Y. Lee, and K.W. Choi, Biomedical Engineering, Seoul, Korea: Univ. Press, 2004, pp. 101-110.

Conference proceedings [3] M.H. Lee, S.Y. Lee, and K.W. Choi, "The paper title should be typed here," in Proc. 10th Conference Name, Seoul, Korea, Jan. 2006, pp. 537-551.

- Style Manual of the American Institute of Physics as a reference for abbreviations.
- Equations. Mathematical equations or symbols must be typewritten. Number equations consecutively, with the number placed in brackets against the right margin. Refer to equations as Eq. [3] except at the beginning of a sentence, in which the word Equation should be spelled out. Punctuate equations to conform to their place in the syntax of the sentence. In both equations and text, all scalar mathematical Latin characters must be set in italic, whether they are variables or constants. Symbols representing vectors and matrices must be boldface Roman.
Post-Acceptance: Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author together with reprint price lists and order forms. Authors should indicate all corrections in the margins of the proofs. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be returned within 48 hours from receipt.
Page Charges and Reprints. After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be requested to pay a page charge as follows:

1-6 pages: 250,000 Won
7- pages: 60,000 Won/page.

Authors may order reprints by using the reprint order form that accompanies the proofs.
Electronic submission of final manuscripts. If the manuscript is accepted, the electronic version of the manuscript should be submitted to online system (http://kosombe.jams.or.kr). Failure to submit electronic versions of the accepted manuscript will result in a delay in publication. Files should be prepared with HWP or MS Word format. Electronic versions received in an unacceptable electronic format will result in major publication delays. Author-defined macros are unacceptable. Symbols and special characters should not be created graphically; instead, use the character set provided in your word processor. The journal is not responsible for errors in conversion of newly release software, characters generated in an equation editor, or special characters.
Electronic submission of graphics or figures. Images must be submitted in EPS, WMF, TIFF, GIF, JPEG and BMP format Failure to comply with these electronic submission procedures will result in a delay in publication. All images must be saved and submitted in final size. The final figure sizes are: 1 column ( 8.25cm) wide, 2 columns (17.15cm) wide. Figures should not exceed 21.6cm in height. All cropping and manipulation must be completed before the images are submitted to the publisher.

 

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