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Please check each item for manuscript submission and mark ✓ in ☐.

1. Cover page
  • ☐ Input an accurate name, institutional affiliation, address and contact number (telephone number, fax number and e-mail address) of corresponding author in.
2. Contents of main body
  • ☐ Abstract in 250 words or less should state purpose, methods, results and conclusion.
  • ☐ First characters of five or less key words should be capitalized.
  • ☐ Manuscript should be written at 10 points fonts in double space texts using MS-Word.
  • ☐ Introduction should provide specific background and purpose.
  • ☐ Subjects should be composed of homogeneous groups and methods should provide proper reasons and standards for being chosen in the research.
  • ☐ Results should describe only findings coinciding with purpose of the research objectively and should avoid duplication of contents of a table if a table is presented.
  • ☐ Discussion should deal with whether the results coincide with purpose or hypothesis of the research and emphasize new and important findings. It should present rationality and accuracy of the results by comparing with findings of other researchers.
  • ☐ In the discussion facts not related with the study should not be cited.
3. Writing main body
  • ☐ Numerals should be used as Arabic ones and weights and measures should be expressed with the metric system. All units should use SI system.
    (Ex.) cm, kg, mL, mmHg, sec., etc.
  • ☐ The names and locations (city, state, and country) of manufacturers should be included in parentheses when mentioning instruments, reagents, drugs, etc.
  • ☐ Leave a space between numerals and units.
    (Ex.) 60 mL, 170 cm.
  • ☐ Leave a space between English and parentheses or numerals and parentheses.
    (Ex.) tumor necrosis factor (TNF), 36 women (11 percent), 1/41 (2.4%), prolapse (n=12).
  • ☐ References cited in the text should be numbered by means of Arabic numbers in the order of their appearance and the Arabic numbers should be written after family names of authors or ends of sentences (periods) with brackets.
    (Ex.) Min [1] reported ---, --- significant [2], --- environment[3-7].
  • ☐ When authors are one or two, write family names of all authors. When they are more than two, write ‘‘et al.’’ after family name of first author.
    (Ex.) Hwang and Mun [3] found ---, Sim et al. [4] said ---, Wong and Pemberton [3] determined ---, Rothenberg et al. [4] reported ---
4. References
  • ☐ Only references cited in the text should be numbered in the order of their appearance.
  • ☐ References should be no more than 30 principally.
  • ☐ A same reference should not be cited with different numbers.
  • ☐ Even local literatures also should be written in English.
  • ☐ For overseas literatures the first letter of name of author following his or her family names should be capitalized.
  • ☐ All of no more than 6 co-authors should be written. When co-authors are more than 6, end with ‘‘et al.’’ after sixth author.
  • ☐ Abbreviations of journals should conform to the ‘‘List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus’’ and ‘‘List of journals Indexed in KoreaMed’’ including the latest abbreviations.
  • ☐ References should be presented according to Submission Requirements.
5. Tables
  • ☐ Tables should be numbered in the order of their appearance in the text and Arabic numerals in separate pages.
  • ☐ Tables should be descriptive enough by themselves and the text should not duplicate contents of the tables.
  • ☐ Horizontal lines are a single line and vertical lines do not exist.
  • ☐ The titles of table should be written in clauses and phrases and only the first letters of the titles should start with capital letters. Within tables only the first letter of each item should be capitalized.
  • ☐ Abbreviations should be explained below without changing lines.
    (Ex.) PCR, polymerase chain reaction; SD, standard deviation.
  • Symbols should be used in the order of a, b, c, d, and e.
    (Ex.) aStatistically significant.
  • ☐ Check the accuracy of numbers in tables again.
6. Drawings and figures (Fig.)
  • ☐ Drawings and figures should be numbered in the order of their appearance in the text and presented clearly with Arabic numerals.
  • ☐ Image files should be attached in jpg or gif formats with less than 6 megabytes and more than 3 megapixels.
  • ☐ Line drawings should be original. When drawings of other papers are cited, provide permission of the original author(s) principally.
  • ☐ Explanation on figures should be numbered on other page and their titles and explanations should be presented in clauses and in complete sentences respectively.
  • ☐ When several drawings or figures are numbered with a same numeral, they are identified with characters of A, B, and C after Arabic numerals.
    (Ex.) Fig. 1A ---, Fig. 1B ---
  • ☐ Microscopic pictures should be associated with their staining methods and magnification.
    (Ex.) H&E, × 400.

(☑ Please check the boxes above.)



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