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Submission of Manuscripts

1. Contributions can be made by the membership, but non-members can only contribute when:

  • 1) They study together with the membership of this association
  • 2) They are recommended by the director of this association

2. Manuscript not appropriate for this guidelines is not acceptable.

3. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, International standards for editors and authors ( can be applied.

4. Dissertation and master's thesis must be identified, and the first author should be degree granted.

5. Tools of research should be approved by the tool patent owners; all the responsibility related to tools relies on the researcher.

6. Manuscript types accepted

  • 1) Review articles
  • 2) Quantitative research
  • 3) Qualitative research
  • 4) Others: Concept analysis, Q-methodology, Meta-analysis, et al.

7. Online submissions are required.

  • 1) Manuscripts should be submitted via the website of the Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing ( Reviews are processed on first-come-first-served basis. For any questions regarding the submission, please contact the publication director via phone, fax or email. (Tel: +82-62-530-4942, Fax: +82-62-227-4009, E-mail:
  • 2) Check the Author's checklist before contributing the manuscript. For more details, visit the online website of the Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing 'guidelines for online submitting manuscripts system. Any inquiries on the system use should be made to the editorial office by telephone, fax or e-mail.
  • 3) For unsolicited manuscripts, the corresponding author is requested to pay a part of the publication processing cost. Processing charge is 50,000 won, and the publication charges are 40,000 won per page for the first 10 pages, 45,000 won pre page thereafter. Detailed information about the pricing has shown at website.
  • 4) For a manuscript which is accepted for publication, a written Copyright Transfer Agreement should be submitted through the association website.

8. Review process

  • 1) A submitted manuscript will be reviewed according to the manuscript review regulations, and confirmed for publication by the board of editors.
  • 2) The Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing is peer-reviewed journal. All manuscripts submitted to the Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing will be reviewed by three experts in the subject of the manuscript. After the process of peer review, the manuscripts will be reviewed by editorial board members and then final decision for publication will be made by Editor-in-Chief. This journal uses double-blinded review.

9. Crosscheck service : After the manuscript is accepted, the Similarity Check service for screening a plagiarism would be conducted.

10. After the manuscript is accepted for publication, it should be edited firstly by the author and then by the board of editors; and printed finally.

11. 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 Format

■ General Principles

1. The first author and authors' affiliation should be provided separately with a specified identification. The first author should be named first, authors' affiliation are followed next, corresponding authors also must be named.

2. Manuscripts are edited by the author fee for publication and special reprint should be paid by the author according to the journal regulations.

3. Guidelines for manuscript are followed by:

  • 1) Title should be written on the title page, name and identification(company, position) of researcher should be stated at the bottom, English name, the corresponding authors' name, identification(company, position), address and address number, telephone, fax number and e-mail address should be stated.
  • 2) Keywords are placed on the top of the page 1, titles are stated without authors' name, All pages should be numbered consecutively. The key words should be on the MeSH ( and less than five.
  • 3) Manuscripts should be prepared using Hangeul (hwp file) software and should not exceed 20 A4 pages(manuscripts exceeding 20 pages including English abstract are not acceptable). The margin settings of a page should be 30 mm for the top and 25 mm for the left, right and the bottom of A4-sized paper. The font style is Sinmyongjo, font size is 10 point and space between paragraphs is 200%.
  • 4) If the manuscript is in Korean, the abstract should be written in English; if the manuscript is in English, the abstract should be written in Korean. An English abstract should be less than 200 words; a Korean abstract should be less than 500 words.
  • 5) When using English abbreviations, define the abbreviation fully when first used in parenthesis.
  • 6) Standard abbreviations and unit are listed in Publication Manual of American Psychology Association.
  • 7) Though manuscript is submitted through the website, manuscript is only acceptable when it follows the submission guidelines.
  • 8) Information about financial support of the study is stated at the bottom of first page.

■ Manuscript Composition

1. The pages of the manuscript should be arranged as follows: title page, abstract (in English), main text (introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion), references, tables, and figures. The composition for Qualitative research can be various. Following the order I - 1 - 1) - (1) is suggested.

2. Title Page
Check the appendix 1.

3. Title
Title should be short as possible and English title and Korean title should be matched.

4. English Abstract
An English abstract should be stated as in purpose, methods, results, conclusions without separating paragraphs. English key words should be less than five at the bottom of the abstract. When using abbreviations, explanation must be followed each.

5. Main Text

  • 1) Introduction: purpose of the research should be stated simple and short, only description of background related to purpose should be included.
  • 2) Methods: research design, subjects, data collection, method of analyses should be described in a separate strapline.
  • 3) Results: results should be simple and short.
  • 4) Discussion: consideration about the results and other related data should be stated. Results should not overlap.
  • 5) Conclusion: method of research and results should not overlap; opinion and limitation should be stated, relating to the conclusion and the purpose of research.

6. Korean key words should be less than five at the top of the first page.

■ Table and Figure

1. Each table and figure should be written concisely in English, less than five, and the content of the tables and figure should not overlap.

2. Contents of tables, figures, pictures should be easily understood to readership.

3. Table Guidelines

  • 1) Every line is single lines; unnecessary longitudinal lines should not be drawn.
  • 2) Titles of the tables placed above the tables, with a capitalized- first letter.
    [ex] Table 1. Overall Responses to Question Types
  • 3) Tables should be in order as cited in the main text.
  • 4) An explanation of tables is placed in footnotes. All non-standard abbreviation should be defined at the bottom of every table.
    [ex] HR=heart rate; T=temperature.
  • 5) Footnotes are explained using symbols, explanation for mark(†, ‡, §, ‖, ¶, #, ††, ‡‡) should be stated at the left-bottom side of table.
    [ex] †Survival case; ‡Dead case.
  • 6) Age, body weight, the average height should be in the first decimal point.
  • 7) When the numeric value is above 1, put 0 before the decimal point, when it's not above 1, do not put 0 before the decimal point.
    [ex] t=0.26, F=0.92, r=.14, R2=.61, p<.05
  • 8) p-value indicating statistical probability is written as it is without footnotes. If p-value says ".000" then write as "p<.001." p should be written in capital italic type for the expression of statistical probability.
  • 9) 3 decimal points for significant level, 2 decimal points for standard deviation, 1 decimal point for all the other values should be stated.
  • 10) If p-value (significant probability) should be stated unavoidably, it should be stated like *, **, *** (ex) *p<.05, **p<.01, ***p<.001).
  • 11) In the case of spacing words in parentheses, a space when English or a number is placed before the parentheses and no space when Korean or auxiliary word is placed before it.

4. Figure

  • 1) Title of figure should be used in the order that the figures are quoted in the main text.
    [ex] Figure 1. Mean responses to questions by student grade categories.
  • 2) In cases where more than two photographs are used for the same number, alphabet characters should be used next to the Arabic numeral.
    [ex] Figure 1-A, Figure 1-B.

5. Tables and figures should be equal or smaller than A4-siezd paper (150 mm × 200 mm), printed in black and white clearly, explanation should be added.

■ References Citation in Text

1. Record all the references in English, read following contents for reference guideline. For more information, see Publication Manual of American Psychology Association (APA), APA format Pocket Guide (2007).

2. In-text citation, the order should be described as follows; family name (the year).

  • ☞ example
  • 1) One or two authors should be marked every time when they are cited in text.
    [ex] Choi & Kim (1998) are...
           Affonso & Lee (1997) are....
  • 2) Three to five authors' first name should be marked when cited first time in text. When repeated references used, family name, etc, the year should be marked.
    [ex] Choi, Kim & Choi (1998) are … <firstly cited>
    Choi etc al.(1998) are … <repeatedly cited>
    Williams, Johnes & Smith (1995) are …<firstly cited>
    Williams et al. (1995) are …<repeatedly cited>
    (a) Authors with the same family name: in the case of authors with the same family name, family name and initial letter of name should be written together.
    [ex] Hospitalized stress (Volicer, K. A., 1974; Volicer, M. Y., 1974).
    Social support (Kim, N. C., 1998; Kim, C. J., 1998).
    (b) Complex citation
    • Citations of the same authors should be in order of date, space with ',', name of author should not overlap.
    [ex] Korean journal: (Kim, 1976, 1978).
    English journal: (Price, 1988, 1991).
    • In the case of the same authors with the same year, put a, b, c after the year, do not overlap.
    [ex] Korean journal: (Kim, 1980a, 1980b, publishing-a, publishing-b).
    English journal: (Price, 1980a, 1980b, in-press-a, in-press-b).
    • In the case of using the same contents with different authors, it should be in alphabetical order according to the first author's last name, using ',' between parentheses.
    [ex] Researches on the colostomy (Brown & Smith, 1978; Choi, 1988; Lee, 1975; Williams, 1991)

■ References List

1. References cited in the text must be included in the list of references. Cited references should be in English, less than 30. It should be in alphabetical order according to the author's last name, publication with the same author should be in chronological order.

2. Citation of references should follow the APA Guideline Pocket Guide, all in English. Journal name, book name, dissertation name, report name and volume should be written in Italic. In the case of book, only the first letter should be capitalized, in the case of magazine, every first letter of each word should be capitalized and the full magazine name should be stated.

3. List the first six authors followed by et al., if the number of authors is 6 or more.
[ex] Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., et al. (2000).

4. Specific Notation

  • 1) Periodical
    (a) Journal: all of the authors' name (last name, initial). (the year). Title. Journal title, volume (number), first page-last page. Journal with new page for every number, number must be stated next volume.
    [ex] Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 3(2), 110-117.
    Comez, G., Otto, D., & Bealtsteen, A. (1977). Beginning nursing students can change attitudes about the aged.
    (b) Magazine
    [ex] Posner, M. I. (1993, October 29). Seeing in the mind. Science, 262, 673-674.
    (c) Newsletter articles
    [ex] Brown, L. S. (1993, Spring). Antidominations training as a central component of diversity in clinical psychology
    education. The Clinical Psychologist, 46, 83-87.
    (d) Newsletter articles
    [ex] New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure (1993, July 15). The Washington Post, p. 112.
  • 2) Book
    (a) General book: author (the year). Title (edition). Published country: publisher.
    [ex] House, J. S. (1981). Work stress and social support (2nd ed.). Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
    (b) Edited book
    [ex] Gibbs, J. T., & Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (1991). Children of color: Psychological interventions with minority youth.
    San Francisco: Jossery-Bass.
    (c) Book without author or editor
    [ex] Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam- Webster.
    (d) Reprinted book
    [ex] Rosenthal, R. (1987). Meta-analysis pro- cedures for social research (Rev. ed.). Newbury park, CA: Sage.
    (e) Encyclopedia or dictionary
    [ex] Sadie, S. (ed.). (1980). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians (6th ed., Vols. 1-20). London: Macmillan.
    (f) Translated book
    [ex] Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York,
    NY: Dover. (original work published 1814)
  • 3) Thesis in an edited book: author (the year). Title. Editor's name, book name(pages), published country: publisher.
    [ex] Miller, C. (1988). Women's access to health information. In C. J. Leppa & C. Miller (Eds.), Women's health perspectives: An annual review (pp. 1-13). Phoenix: Oxyx Press.
  • 4) Dissertation: author (the year). Title. Graduated school, country, doctoral dissertation is applied to a doctorate, master's thesis for is applied to bachelor's or master's course.
    (a) Doctoral dissertation
    [ex] Hwang, S. Y. (2003). Effects of problem based learning on the knowledge achievement, critical thinking ability, attitude and activation toward learning of nursing students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Chonnam National University, Gwangju.
    (b) Master's thesis
    [ex] Kim, E. K. (2003). Burden and social support in family caregivers of patient on dialysis. Unpublished master's thesis, Yonsei University, Seoul.
  • 5) Citing secondary source: secondary sources is cited in primary sources.
    [ex] If Seidenberger McClelland's research is cited in Coltheart's research, the reference will be written followed by?:
    Coltheart, M., Curtis, B., Atkins, P., & Haller, M. (1993). Models of reading aloud: Dual-route and parallel-distributed-processing approaches. Psychological Review, 100, 589-608.
    * In the main text, it is written like "in a Sedenberg & McClellan's research (cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins, & Haller, 1993)~".
    [ex] If Lee's research is cited in Kim's research, the reference will be written followed by:
    Kim, S. N. (1999). A structural model for quality of life in women having hysterectomies. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, 29(1), 161-173.
    * In the main text, it is written like "in Lee's research (cited in Kim, 1999)~"
  • 6) Research report: author (the year). Report title (report number). Published country: name of the report institution.
  • 7) A Science Council or symposium data(Proceedings)
    (a) Published symposium
    [ex] Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1991). A motivational approach to self: Integration in personality. In R. Dienstbier (Ed.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: Vol. 38. Perspectives on motivation (pp. 237-288). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
    (b) Non-published symposium
    [ex] Lankntree, C., & Briere, J. (1991, January). Early data on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C). Paper presented at the meeting of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, San Diego, CA.
    (c) Poster Session
    [ex] Ruby, J., & Fulton, C. (1993, June). Beyond redlining: Editing software that works. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the society for scholarly publishing, Washington, DC.
  • 8) Non-publication
    (a) Unpublished manuscript
    [ex] Stinson, C., Mibrath, C., Reidbord, S., & Bucci, W. (1992). Thematic segmentation of psychotherapy transcripts for convergent analysis. Unpublished manuscript.
    (b) University
    [ex] Depret, E. F., & Fiske, S. T. (1993). Perceiving the powerful: Intriguing individuals versus threatening groups. Unpublished manuscript, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
    (c) Manuscript which is still publishing or not yet accepted
    [ex] McIntosh, D. N. (1993). Religion as schema with Implications for the relation between religion and coping. Manuscript submitted for publication.
    (d) Raw data without title
    [ex] Bordi, F., & LeDoux, J. E. (1993). [Auditory response latencies in rat auditory cortex]. Unpublished raw data.
    Kim, S. J. (1999). [A structural model for health promoting behaviors in patient with chronic respiratory disease]. Unpublished raw data.
  • 9) Electronic media
    (a) Internet journal
    [ex] Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from
    (b) Website in university program
    [ex] Chou, L., McClimtock, R., Moretti, F., & Nix, D. H. (1993). Technology and education: New wine in new bottle: Choosing pasts and imagining educational futures. Retrieved August 24, 2000, from Columbia University, Institute for learning Technologies Web site:
    (c) Data on the website of institution
    [ex] Carnavie, Inc. (1997, September 27). Towards a Canadian health IWAY: Vision, opportunities and future steps. Retrieved November 8, 2000, from
  • 10) Others: E-mail, personal contact; publishing papers, abstract
    (a) Abstract from FTP
    [ex] Meyer, A. S., & Bock, K. (1992). The tip of-the-tongue phenomenon: Blocking or partial activation? [On-line]. Memory & Cognition, 20, 715-726. Abstract from: DIALOG File: PsycINFO Item: 80-16351.
    (b) Journal from FTP
    [ex] Central Vein Occlusion Study Group. (1993, October 2). Central vein occlusion study of photocoagulation: Manual of operations [675 paragraphs]. Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials [On-line serial]. Available: Doc. No.92.
    (c) from E-mail
    [ex] Funder, D. C. (1994, March). Judgmental process and content: Commentary on Koehler on base-rate [9 paragraphs]. Psycology [On-line serial], 5(17). Available E-mail: psyc@pucc Message: Get psyc 94-xxxxx.
    (d) Personal communication includes e-mail, telephone, memo or letter. They are not listed in references, but only in the main text.
    [ex] Meleis, I. A. (personal communication, April 30, 1993) is ~

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