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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing is the official publication of the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society. It was launched in 1999 to promote development and exchange of the latest scientific knowledge that is directly relevant to all spheres of health in older adults. The Journal accepts manuscripts reporting quantitative, qualitative, methodological, philosophical, and theoretical research, meta-analyses, integrative and systematic reviews, and instrument development, with the aims of improving the wellness and quality of care of the older adult population. Manuscripts in other categories will be considered by the Editorial Board.

The official title of the journal is 'Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing' (pISSN 2384-1877, eISSN 2383-8086) and the abbreviated title is 'J Korean Gerontol Nurs'. The journal is published in April 30th, August 31th, and December 31th. All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed by three reviewers. The text may be written in Korean or English. The abstracts, acknowledgements, tables, figures, and references should be written in English. The articles in this journal are indexed in National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) database (Korea Citation Index). The circulation number is 100. Full text is available in the following URL address of the Journal: http://jkgn.org All rights reserved to the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society. No portion of the contents may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, with a margin of at least one inch on all sides, and should be prepared according to the Citing Medicine: The NLM (National Library of Medicine) Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 2nd ed. All manuscript pages are consecutively numbered throughout the paper (including references and tables). Original manuscripts should be no more than 20 double- spaced pages in length including tables, figures, and references. An abstract of less than 200 words, notes, references, tables, and figures should be on separate pages. Indicate the proper position of each table and figure in text. Illustrations submitted should be clean originals or digital files. The title page should include the name, academic degree, and affiliation of all authors. This page should also include a mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and acknowledgments. Information identifying the authors should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript. Text should include introduction and objectives, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion. References follow the NLM style. Reference should be numbered serially in the order of appearance in the text, with numbers in brackets ([ ]).

Prepare the reference list as follows:

  • Journal articles or books:
    Peate I. The student's guide to becoming a nurse. 2nd ed. Chichester WS: John Wiley & Sons; 2012. 660 p.
    Elham H1, Hazrati M, Momennasab M, Sareh K. The effect of need-based spiritual/religious intervention on spiritual well-being and anxiety of elderly people. Holistic Nursing Practice. 2015;29(3):136-43.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HNP.0000000000000083.
  • Technical and research report
    Perio MA, Brueck SE, Mueller CA. Evaluation of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus exposure among internal medicine housestaff and fellows. Health Hazard Evaluation Report. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah School of Medicine; 2010 October. Report No. HETA 2009-0206- 3117.
  • Electronic Media
    Wilcox LS. 2010 life tables for Korea. Biological Procedures Online [Internet]. 2005 Nov [cited 2007 Jan 5]; 8(1):194-215.
    Available from:
    http://kostat.go.kr/portal/korea/kor_nw/3/index.board?bmode=read&aSeq=252533

The manuscript should be prepared using MS word or HWP and submitted using online system (http://jkgn.org) or journal website (http://www.gnursing.or.kr/class/doc.php?tkind=2&lkind=48) linked with the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society homepage. In addition, the Copyright Transfer Agreement, the Self-review Form, and cover letter should be sent to the editorial board via email or fax:

Editor-in-Chief
Jun-Ah Song, PhD, RN.
Editorial office of the JKGN
College of Nursing, Korea University,
145 Anam-ro, Sungbuk-gu, Seoul 136-713,
Republic of Korea
Email: jasong@korea.ac.kr
Fax: +82-2-928-9108

Secretary of the Editorial Office
Jee Yon Kim
Tel: +82-2-3290-4910
Fax: +82-2-928-9108
Email: mossjon78@hanmail.net

Author and authorship

An author is considered as an individual who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study and whose authorship continues to have important academic, social, and financial implications. The ICMJE has recommended the following criteria for authorship: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition, 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 criteria 1, 2, and 3. These criteria are applicable to those journals that distinguish the authors from other contributors.

Conflict of interest

Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence his/her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing royalties). All authors should disclose their conflicts of interest, i.e., (1) financial relationships, (2) personal relationship, (3) academic competition, and (4) intellectual passion. These conflicts of interest must be included as a footnote on the title page or in the acknowledgement section. Each author should certify the disclosure of any conflict of interest with his/her signature.

Research and Publication Ethics

The Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing Editorial Board is sensitive to ethical responsibility and expects authors to respect and to be responsive to the rights of the research participants. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material form other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts become the property of the publisher. Authors have a due to pay for publication. You may find the following websites to be helpful: http://www.gnursing.or.kr/info/doc.php?tkind=1&lkind=53. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in these instructions, International standards for editors and authors by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors) can be applied.

Publication Type

Original article: These include full papers reporting original research on gerontological nursing.

Review articles: Invited and submitted review papers are accepted. The body of review article should be a comprehensive, scholarly evidence-based review of the literature, accompanied by critical analysis and leading to reasonable conclusions.

Editorials: These include comments by organizations or individuals on topics of current interest by invitation only.

Case report: Description of clinical cases should be unique and provide discussion that help advancement of nursing practice for better outcomes.

Review Process: All manuscripts are sent simultaneously to three reviewers for blind peer review. Authors will be received notification of the publication decision, along with copies of the reviews and instruction for revision.

Proofs and Page Charge: Page proofs will be sent to the designated author. They must be checked carefully and returned within 7 days of receipt. Fee for page charge: In addition to publication processing fee of Korean Won 50,000, the page charge of Korean Won 45,000 per page should be paid by the corresponding author, if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Reprints: The corresponding author of each article will receive free of charge, 30 offprints of his or her article and one complimentary copy of the issue in which the article appears at free of charge. Additional reprints may be ordered by using the special reprint order form.

Editorial Office
College of Nursing, Korea University
145 Anam-ro, Sungbuk-gu, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea
Tel : +82-41-550-0403   Fax : +82-41-550-2314   E-mail: mossjon78@hanmail.net
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