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Enactment December 30, 1984
First revision April 20, 2011
Second revision May 22, 2012
Third revision July 17, 2013
Fourth revision April 22, 2014
Fifth revised December 23, 2014
Recently revised April 30, 2018

Editorial policy

Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine (YUJM) is the official journal of College of Medicine Yeungnam University and is published three times a year (January 31, May 31, and September 30). The goal of the YUJM is to publish high quality manuscripts dedicated to clinical or basic research. Any authors affiliated with an accredited biomedical institution may submit manuscripts of review articles, original articles, and case reports. Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are not under simultaneous consideration by any other publications, and that the authors realize that the identities of the reviewers are kept confidential. The editors reserve the right to make corrections, both literary and technical, to the papers. The agreement of copyright transfer from all the authors should be sent with the manuscript submission. A copyright transfer form is available at the journal homepage.


Any study involving human subject or human data must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the author's affiliated organization. Please refer to the principles embodied in the Declaration of Helsinki ( Animal studies should be performed in compliance with relevant guidelines and approved by the IRB. A statement regarding IRB approval should be included in the Materials and methods section.

Manuscript submission

Authors should submit manuscripts via the online submission system ( The main document with manuscript text and tables should be prepared with a Microsoft word program. Acceptance of manuscripts is based on many factors, including the importance, originality, and priority of the research. The Editor-in-Chief and an Associate Editor generally review manuscripts. Then the selected manuscripts are reviewed by at least two external peer reviewers. Upon completion of the review, authors will receive notification of the Editor's decision by e-mail with comments offered by the reviewers. Revised manuscripts must be submitted within 3 months of the date on the decision letter.

Review article

Review articles are usually solicited by the Editor-in-Chief. However, unsolicited Reviews will be also considered. Authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief in advance to determine the appropriateness of their review articles for publication. Unsolicited reviews will undergo peer review. An abstract is required whereas Materials and methods section and a Results section are not required. The length of review articles is limited to 5,000-8,000 words with a maximum of 100 references. Also, there should be no more than 3 authors.

Original article

Original articles should begin with the title page followed by an abstract; a list of key words; an Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, References, and tables and/or illustrations.

Title page
The tile page should contain the following information: (1) title (less than 150 characters, including spaces); (2) author list (first name, middle name, and last name); (3) name of the institutions at which the work was performed; (4) acknowledgement of research support; (5) name, address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author; (6) running title (less than 50 characters, including spaces).

Abstract must be organized and formatted according to the following headings: (1) Background; (2) Methods; (3) Results; and (4) Conclusion. The abstract length is typically 250 words.

List 3-6 keywords from the list provided in Index Medicus under "Medical Subject Heading (MeSH)."

The text of manuscripts must have the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Materials and methods; (3) Results; And (4) Discussion. The body of the manuscript should be written as concisely as possible. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered.

  • 1) Introduction
    This should provide a context or background for the study and states the specific purpose or research objective of or hypothesis tested by the study. This may include mention of papers most closely related to the article, and of the problem.
  • 2) Materials and methods
    Explanation of the experimental methods should be concise but sufficient to allow other workers to reproduce the results. This provides the technical information, apparatus (the manufacturer's name and brief address) and procedures. Give references and brief descriptions for the methods that have been published. Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.
  • 3) Results
    This should include a concise textual description of the data presented in tables and figures.
  • 4) Discussion
    This section includes the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions. The data should be interpreted concisely. Speculation is permitted, but it must be supported by the data presented by the authors.

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, with numbers as unparenthesized superscripts after any closing punctuation. They should be listed on a separate document under the heading "References," and double-spaced. Reference format should conform to that set forth in "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. 5th ed." (JAMA 1997;277:927-34). Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus style.

Reference style:

  • 1) Journal articles
    List all authors when six or less; when seven or more, list the first six and add et al.
    Vega KJ, Pina I. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996;124:980-3.
    Verbalis JG. Renal physiology of nocturia. Neurourol Urodyn 2014;33(Suppl 1):S6-9.
  • 2) Book
    Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
  • 3) Book chapter
    Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.
  • 4) Web resources
    Polgreen PM, Diekema DJ, Vandeberg J, Wiblin RT, Chen YY, David S, et al. Risk factors for groin wound infection after femoral artery catheterization: a case-control study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2007 Jan 5];27:34-7.
    Testa J. The Thomson Reuters journal selection process [Internet]. Philadelphia: Thomson Reuters; 2012 [cited 2013 Sep 30].

Tables should fit within a single page. The Table's legend may include any pertinent notes and must include definitions of all abbreviations and acronyms that have been used in the Table. For footnotes, the following symbols should be used in this sequence: a), b), c), d), e), f), g), h), etc. Authors are obligated to indicate the significance of their observations by appropriate statistical analysis.

Figures must be cited consecutively using Arabic numerals. Figures which are drawn or photographed professionally should be sent as JPG (JPEG) or TiFF file. Authors should review the images of such files on a computer screen to be sure they meet their own quality standard.

Legends for tables and illustrations
Typed legends that use double-spacing should start on a separate page with Arabic numerals corresponding to the Tables or Illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the Tables or Illustrations, they should be individually identified and explained clearly in the legend.

Authors should limit the use of abbreviations to an absolute minimum. Abbreviations are not to be used in titles. Abstracts may contain abbreviations for terms mentioned many times in the abstract section, but each term must be identified the first time it is mentioned.

Unit of measurement
Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperature should be in degrees Celsius. Authors must consult the information for authors for the particular journal and should report laboratory information in both the local and International System of Units (SI).

Case report

Case reports should consist of an Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Case, Discussion, and References (no more than 20). Case reports should have fewer than nine authors. The abstract should be concisely written (fewer than 250 words).


If any portion of a manuscript has been previously published, the original source must be acknowledged, and the written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material must be submitted.


Manuscripts that have accepted will be charged 200,000 won. The surcharge for color figures is none.

All correspondences, business communications and manuscripts should be mailed to:
Joon Hyuk Choi, M.D., Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief
Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine
Yeungnam University College of Medicine
170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea
Tel: +82-53-640-6832, Fax: +82-53-651-0394


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