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Editorial Policy

  1. The Journal of Bacteriology and Virology (JBV) is published by the Korean Society for Microbiology and the Korean Society for Virology. The JBV publishes the manuscripts of Review articles, Research articles, Research Update (Mini-review), Communications, and Letters to the Editor that report novel findings of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms and their interactions with environments, including host.
  2. The following guidelines are offered to help authors be aware of general principles of authorship and conflict of interest.
    - Authorship: Authors who meet all of following conditions can be listed:
    • 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.
    - Conflict-of-Interest: If there are any conflicts of interest related to individual author's commitments or project support, it should be clarified and described in the manuscript.
  3. ll manuscripts are assigned to one of the editors, and then considered to be confidential for further review. Three external qualified reviewers entrusted by each editor review manuscripts. All referees who review a manuscript do not know the authors and also remain unknown to the authors. A decision is made as to whether or not they are acceptable for publication using this process based on scientific merit. At this time, the editorial board has the authority to ask for revisions or additional corrections for format, quality, originality, clarity, etc. if necessary.
  4. All manuscripts are assigned to one of the editors, and then considered to be confidential for further review. Three external qualified reviewers entrusted by each editor review manuscripts. All referees who review a manuscript do not know the authors and also remain unknown to the authors. A decision is made as to whether or not they are acceptable for publication using this process based on scientific merit. At this time, the editorial board has the authority to ask for revisions or additional corrections for format, quality, originality, clarity, etc. if necessary.
  5. Publication charges: Manuscripts less than six pages are currently charged 100,000 won, and 20,000 won for each additional page in excess of 6. Corresponding authors are required to pay an extra non-profit expense for color illustrations or special prints when required by authors. Reprints of the articles in multiples of 50 are available to the authors for a cost. Review papers are not subjected to page charge.
  6. When the manuscript is accepted and scheduled for publication, corresponding author(s) must transfer copyrights to the Editorial office by signing a copyright transfer agreement. The agreement letter signed by all authors should be returned before publication. A copy of this form is located at the journal home page (http://jbv.or.kr/sobis/jbv.jsp).
  7. PFor primary research manuscripts reporting experiments on live vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates, the corresponding author must confirm that all experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The manuscript must include a statement identifying the Institutional Review Board (IRB) approving the experiments in the methods section or at an appropriate place. For experiments involving human subjects, authors must identify the committee approving the experiments, and include a statement confirming the informed consent that was obtained from all subjects. For the polices the research and publication ethics of Journal of Bacteriology and Virology, 'Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (http://kamje.or.kr/intro.php?body=publishing_ethics.html)' or 'Guidelines on good publication (http://publicationethics.org/guidelines)' can be applied.
  8. Clearly describe the selection of observational or experimental participants (healthy individuals or patients, including controls), including eligibility and exclusion criteria and a description of the source population. Because the relevance of such variables as age, sex, or ethnicity is not always known at the time of study design, researchers should aim for inclusion of representative populations into all study types and at a minimum provide descriptive data for these and other relevant demographic variables. Ensure correct use of the terms sex (when reporting biological factors) and gender (identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and, unless inappropriate, report the sex and/or gender of study participants, the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex and gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases, (e.g., prostate cancer).” Authors should define how they determined race or ethnicity and justify their relevance.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission

  1. Manuscripts prepared in either Korean or English are both acceptable. In any cases, the abstract, figure legends, and tables should be written in acceptable English.
  2. The Manuscript should be prepared using a word processor (MS word), and typed in a font 10 of Batang for Korean and a font 12 of Times New Roman for English. Academic terms should follow the standards described in the Scientific Technical Terminology Editions of Education Ministry or the recent edition of the Medical Terminology of Korean Medical Association.
  3. The manuscript type should be double spaced throughout the references, tables, footnotes, and figure legends sections with a minimal margin of 2.5 cm all around an A4 size paper. All pages of the manuscripts should be numbered in sequence starting from the title page as number 1.
  4. Regular Articles: Start each section on a separate sheet and arrange the manuscripts in the following order:

    1) Cover letter: The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter including title of the manuscript, name of the corresponding author, complete names of institutes, addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and e-mail addresses of the corresponding authors and a short summary.

    2) Title Page: The title page should contain the title of the manuscript, names of the authors, corresponding authors indicated by asterisk, complete names of all institutes and their addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding authors with a short running title (less than 5 words).

    3) Abstract: The abstract should be written in English, contain no more than 250 words, and be presented succinctly and clearly for the purposes, methods and procedures, and significant results of the experiments. A list of less than five key words should also be included at the bottom of the abstract page.

    4) Introduction: The introduction should state a brief background, other works in the same field, and the purpose of the investigation. In order to report any personal designs for special experimental procedures, authors should justify their own techniques by elucidating related results or theoretical background. The introduction, however, does not need to include experimental results in detail.

    5) Materials and Methods: The materials and methods section should include sufficient technical information stated clearly to facilitate repeated experiments. For commonly used materials and methods, a simple reference of the original paper is sufficient. New methods should be described completely and sources, compositions, companies, and characteristics of unusual materials should be given in detail. The names of species, genotype, restriction enzymes, etc. should be typed in italics.

    6) Results: The results section should include clear experimental results and short conclusions that come directly from acceptable rationales. Reserve extensive interpretation of the results or expecting results based on the hypothesis for the discussion section of the manuscript.

    7) Discussion: The discussion section should provide a reasonable interpretation based on the experimental results to the conclusions in relation to previously published works. Authors are encouraged to describe the comparative analyses between the results and possible conclusions based on their rationale of the present study. It should not contain extensive repetition of the results section or reiteration of the introduction.

    8) Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should be placed in the title page of manuscripts. Acknowledge may contain financial assistance and personal assistance in short paragraphs.

    9) References: See section 7.

    10) Figure legend: See section 8.

    11) Figure: See section 9.

    12) Table: e section 10.

  5. Review Articles: It should contain more than 3,000 words in English, or more than 20 pages except references. It starts each section on a separate sheet and arranges the manuscripts in the following order:

    1) Cover letter: Same as in Regular Articles

    2) Title Page: Same as in Regular Articles

    3) Abstract: The abstract should be written in English, contain no more than 250 words, and be presented succinctly and clearly for the contents of the reviews. A list of less than five key words should also be included at the bottom of the abstract page.

    4) Introduction: The introduction should state a brief background, other works in the same field, and the purpose of the review.

    5) Body: The main part of the review article should provide topics of the reviews by organizing with subheadings and paragraphs.

    6) Conclusion: The conclusion section should provide the summary and answers to set in the introduction that integrates the points discussed in the review.

    7) Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should be placed in the title page of manuscripts. Acknowledge may contain financial assistance and personal assistance in short paragraphs.

    8) References: See section 10.

    9) Figure legend: See section 11.

    10) Figure: See section 12.

    11)Table: See section 13.

  6. Research Update (Mini-reviews): It should contain more than 1,500 words in English, or more than 10 pages except references. It starts each section on a separate sheet and arranges the manuscripts in the following order:

    1) Cover letter: Same as in Regular Articles

    2) Title Page: Same as in Regular Articles

    3) Abstract: The abstract should be written in English, contain no more than 250 words, and be presented succinctly and clearly for the contents of the reviews. A list of less than five key words should also be included at the bottom of the abstract page.

    4) Introduction: The introduction should state a brief background, and the purpose of the review. It should contain less than three paragraphs.

    5) Body: The main part of the review article should provide topics of the reviews by organizing with subheadings and paragraphs.

    6) Closing Remarks: The Closing Remarks should provide the summary and integrates the points discussed in the review. It should contain less than three paragraphs.

    7) Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should be placed in the title page of manuscripts. Acknowledge may contain financial assistance and personal assistance in short paragraphs.

    8) References: See section 7. The number of the references should not more than 30.

    9) Figure legend: See section 8.

    10) Figure: See section 9.

    11) Table: See section 10.

  7. Letters to the Editor: Letters to the Editors tends to be discussed with one or two published articles. It should contain more than 1,500 words in English, or more than 10 pages except references. It starts each section on a separate sheet and arranges the manuscripts in the following order:

    1) Cover letter: Same as in Regular Articles

    2) Title Page: Same as in Regular Articles

    3) Abstract: The abstract should be written in English, contain no more than 250 words, and be presented succinctly and clearly for the contents of the reviews. A list of less than five key words should also be included at the bottom of the abstract page.

    4) Introduction: The introduction should state a brief background, and the purpose of the review. It should contain less than three paragraphs.

    5) Body: The main part of the review article should provide topics of the reviews by organizing with subheadings and paragraphs.

    6) Closing Remarks: The Closing Remarks should provide the summary and integrates the points discussed in the review. It should contain less than three paragraphs.

    7) Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should be placed in the title page of manuscripts. Acknowledge may contain financial assistance and personal assistance in short paragraphs.

    8) References: See section 7. The number of the references should not more than 10.

    9) Figure legend: See section 8.

    10) Figure: See section 9.

    11) Table: See section 10.

  8. Submission: Authors should submit their manuscripts to the JBV Editor's Office online. Please log onto the site http://www.ksmkorea.org and upload manuscript following the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, authors may send the manuscript containing the whole text, figures and tables directly to Editor's Office by e-mail. However, on-line submission is recommended. The cover letter should be accompanied with the submission.
  9. Abbreviations and Unit: All abbreviations used in the text repeatedly should be fully described when used at first, and introduced in parentheses. Abbreviations are not allowed in the title. It is possible to use international or standard symbols or units without any additional descriptions (example: μl, ml, μg, U, h, min, sec, ℃, Ci, cpm, etc). Isotope-labeled chemicals or compounds should be typed in the chemical formula (e.g., 14CO2, [14C]-urea, [methyl-14C]-methionine).
  10. References: References should be numbered consecutively in the text as parenthesis (NLM style). They should be listed in the references section. Journal names in the references section should be abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus style. All other references should be listed as shown in "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals. 5th ed" (JAMA 1997;277:927-34). Unpublished data or personal communications can be listed only with the author's written permission.

    Follow the styles shown in the examples below: All authors should be listed for papers with up to six authors; for papers with more than six authors, the first six only should be listed, followed by 'et al' Journal articles: Bradidh CJ, Crawford LV. Interaction between viruses and their antisera. J Infect Dis 1960;11:48-51.
    Leurs R, Church MK, Taglialatela M. H1-antihistamines: inverse agonism, anti-inflammatory actions and cardiac effect. Clin Exp Allergy 2002;32:489-98. Book: Lennette EH. Diagnostic procedures for viral and rickettsial disease. 3rd ed. Washington D. C.: Am Publ Health Assoc, 1964.
    Book Chapter: Kozak CA, Rowe WP. Chromosomal mapping of ecotropic and xenotropic leukemia virus inducing loci in the mouse. In: Fields B, Jaemisch R, editors. Virology. 3rd ed. New York: Academic Press; 1980. p.171-80.
  11. Figure Legend: In any cases of manuscripts, figure legend should be described in English on a separate sheet according to the order of figures. Figure legends should contain a single key sentence and descriptions in detail. Every symbol should be defined.
  12. Figures: Place each figure on a separate page. Figures or photographs should be submitted at the highest quality. They should be well developed or printed on a high glossy photo paper for the best reproduction. When line drawing is necessary in figures, use standard symbols (○, ●, □, ■, △, ▲) in preference. Tag each figure with its own order number (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, ---). Attach the figures to the end of the original manuscript with special care for safe delivery..
  13. Tables: Tables are numbered in the order of appearance in the text. Every table should have clear and succinct headings on the top. Explanatory footnotes should be placed below the table and are designated by superscript lowercase letters in italics (a, b, c, d ---, listed in order of location when the table is read horizontally). Tables, very complex or hard to reproduce by hand typing, should be submitted in "camera-ready" form at the highest quality.
  14. The corresponding author is responsible for the revision and correction of the manuscript to minimize any typographical or grammatical errors before submission. When asked by the editor or reviewer, authors are responsible for any comments or suggestions for further revises or corrections, and must report all changes to the editorial board according to the format.

Editorial Policy

Editor-in-Chief: Woo, So-Youn,

Department of Microbiology
Ewha Womans University, School of Medicine
52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu,
Seoul 03760 Republic of S.Korea,

Phone : +82-2650-5737
Fax : +82-2653-8891
e-mail : soyounwoo@ewha.ac.kr

Associate Editors

Bacteriology: Lim, Jae Hyang

Department of Microbiology
Ewha Womans University, School of Medicine
52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu,
Seoul 03760 Republic of S.Korea,

Phone : +82-2650-5832
Fax : +82-2653-8891
e-mail : jlim19@ewha.ac.kr

Virology: Kim, Bum-Joon

Department of Microbiology
Seoul National University College of Medicine
103 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, S.Korea,

Phone : +82-740-8316
Fax : +82-743-0881
e-mail : kbumjoon@snu.ac.kr

Immunology: Jo, Eun-Kyeong

Department of Microbiology
Chungnam University, School of Medicine
266, Munhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon 35015, S.Korea,

Phone : +842-580-8243
Fax : +842-585-3686
e-mail : hayoungj@cnu.ac.kr