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Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors at the forefront of improving the quality and indexing chances of its member journals

Issue: 38(4) November 2012. Essays Pages 95 – 96

Chang-Ok Suh
President, Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors; Department of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Se Jeong Oh
Chair, Planning and Journal Evaluation Committee, Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors; Department of Surgery, Incheon St. Mary Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea

Sung-Tae Hong
Vice President, Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors; Editor in Chief, Journal of Korean Medical Science; Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, 110-799, Korea hst@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

The article overviews some achievements and problems of Korean medical journals published in the highly competitive journal environment. Activities of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) are viewed as instrumental for improving the quality of Korean articles, indexing a large number of local journals in prestigious bibliographic databases and launching new abstract and citation tracking databases or platforms (eg KoreaMed, KoreaMed Synapse, the Western Pacific Regional Index Medicus [WPRIM]). KAMJE encourages its member journals to upgrade science editing standards and to legitimately increase citation rates, primarily by publishing more great articles with global influence. Experience gained by KAMJE and problems faced by Korean editors may have global implications

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