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As an open access journal, the Journal of Wound Management and Research (JWMR) will follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (https://doaj.org/bestpractice) developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

1. Website

The URL of the official journal web site is http://www.jwmr.org.

The Editorial Office and Board of JWMR endeavors to make and maintain a good website. The website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.

2. Name of Journal

The official journal title is Journal of Wound Management and Research. The ISO abbreviation is J Wound Manag Res.

3. Peer Review Process

JWMR has an online submission and peer review system accessible at http://submit.jwmr.org/.

  • A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript does not fit the aims and scope of JWMR or does not adhere to the Instructions for Authors, it may be returned to the author immediately and without a review. Before reviewing, all submitted manuscripts are inspected by Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/), a plagiarism-screening tool.
  • All manuscripts will be evaluated by at least 2 peer reviewers who are selected by the editors. If the contents of the manuscript includes statistical analyses, a Statistics Editor specializing in biomedical statistics will also be asked to review the statistical context.
  • The journal uses a double-blind peer review process: the reviewers do not know the identity of the authors, and vice versa.
  • The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its clinical and scientific significance. An initial decision will be made by a designated Editor after the reviewers have submitted their comments, which will then be sent to the corresponding authors. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.
4. Ownership and Management

This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Wound Management Society (http://www.woundcare.or.kr/).

5/6. Governing Body / Editorial Team and Contact Information

The governing body is the journal's Editorial Board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors and members of journal management team are displayed on the About (Editorial Board) tab of the journal homepage (http://jwmr.org/about/editorial.php), and the contact information for the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Office is on the About (Contact Us) tab (http://jwmr.org/about/contact.php).

7. Copyright and Licensing

Copyright to all published materials is owned by the Korean Wound Management Society (http://www.woundcare.or.kr). All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.

JWMR is an open access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To use the tables or figures of JWMR in other journals, books or media for scholarly, educational purposes, the process of permission request to the publisher of JWMR is not necessary. For permission to use them for other purposes, please fill in the Reproduction Permission Request Form on the For Authors and Reviewers (Reproduction Request) tab (http://jwmr.org/authors/reproduction.php) and send it to the Editorial Office (office@jwmr.org).

All contents of the journal are available immediately online upon publication without any embargo period.

8. Author Fees

For unsolicited manuscripts, the corresponding author is asked to pay for a portion of the article processing costs. The processing charge for an article is 200,000 Korean won regardless of the type of article or length. Commissioned articles such as editorials, invited reviews, and book reviews are free of charge. Articles that are classified as "letters" or "communications" are also free of charge.

Article processing charges will not be requested from authors outside of Korea to encourage active submission from throughout the world. This policy is subject to change in the future.

9. Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

The Editorial Board of JWMR takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. This includes carefully examining all submitted manuscripts to check whether the ethical guidelines of the ICMJE and Cope have been abided by. In no case shall the Editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

In the event that the Editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in JWMR such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, data fabrication, undisclosed conflicts of interest, reviewer’s appropriation of 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 of JWMR, including Associate Editors of the Ethics Committee (http://jwmr.org/about/editorial.php), will discuss the suspected case(s) and reach a decision. JWMR will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

10. Publication Ethics

JWMR adheres to the ethical guidelines for research and publication described in Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (https://www.kamje.or.kr/board/view?b_name=bo_publication&bo_id=7), Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations) and Guidelines on Good Publication of COPE (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines).

The research and publication ethics are displayed on the For Authors and Reviewers (Research and Publication Ethics) tab of the journal homepage (http://jwmr.org/authors/ethics.php).

11. Publishing Schedule

JWMR is published triannually (28th of February, 30th of June and 31th of October).

12. Access

JWMR is an open access journal. A free full-text service both in XML and PDF formats is available immediately online upon publication without any embargo period. Readers or institutes who wish to subscribe the paid print version can inquire via the About (Subscription) tab of the journal website (http://jwmr.org/about/subscription.php).

13. Archiving

Full text of JWMR has been archived in the National Library of Korea (http://www.nl.go.kr/nl/search/bookdetail/onlineJour.jsp?contents_id=JNL-000000099653&topF1=title_author&kwd=Journal+of+Wound+Management+and+Research&dan=&yon=&disabled=&media=&web=&map=&music=&etc=&archive=&cip=&kolisNet=&korcis=) from the 13th volume, 2017. According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/), authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e. pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive the publisher's version PDF. Electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event the journal is no longer published is provided by archiving in the National Library of Korea.

14. Revenues Sources

Revenue sources of JWMR are from the support of the publisher (The Korean Wound Management Society), author fees, printed subscription fees and the support of the Korean government (Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) grant funded by the Korean government).

15. Advertising

JWMR does not accept advertisements for its printed version. Some helpful references for professional English editing/proofreading third party author service firms or individuals are available from the English Language Assistance tab on the journal website (http://jwmr.org/about/english_language_assistance.php). JWMR does not receive any monetary fees for these references, nor does it take responsibility for any services offered by these reference firms; the use of these firms is at the author’s own expense and risk, and does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

16. Direct Marketing

Journal propagation is done through the journal website and distribution of electronic and/or printed introduction pamphlets to researchers and clinicians in involved fields. Invitations and solicitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on members of the Korean Wound Management Society and associated organizations, and the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.

Editorial Office
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dankook University Hospital
201 Manghyang-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea
TEL: +82-41-550-6285   FAX: +82-41-556-0524   E-mail: office@jwmr.org
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