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  • Enactment December 27, 2013
  • Revision March 31, 2019

JOURNAL DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE

Aims and Scope

Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research (Ann Geriatr Med Res, AGMR) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to introduce new knowledge related to geriatric medicine and to provide a forum for the analysis of gerontology, broadly defined. As a leading journal of geriatrics and gerontology in Korea, one of the fastest aging countries, AGMR offers future perspectives on policymaking for older adults, clinical and biological science in aging researches especially for Asian emerging countries. Original manuscripts relating to any aspect of geriatrics, including clinical research, aging-related basic research, and policy research related to senior health and welfare will be considered for publication. Professionals from a wide range of geriatric specialties, multidisciplinary areas, and related disciplines are encouraged to submit manuscripts for publication.

General Information

The official journal title has been Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research since September 2016 which followed the Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society (1997-2016, pISSN: 1229-2397, eISSN: 2288-1239). It is the official journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society (http://www.geriatrics.or.kr/eng/) and the Korean Society for Gerontology (http://www.korea-biogerontology.co.kr). It is published in English quarterly on the last days of March, June, September, and December. The journal publishes original research articles, case reports, reviews, special contributions, and commentaries. Review board consists of members in 7 different countries. Articles are welcome for submission from all over the world. The contents of this Journal are indexed in Web of Science, EBSCO, DOAJ, KoreaMed, KoMCI, KCI, DOI/Crossref, and Google Scholar. It is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index (https://www.kci.go.kr) or National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event a journal is no longer published.

Subscription Information

For subscription and all other information visit our website available from: http://www.e-agmr.org. To subscribe to this journal or renew your current subscription, please contact us through Fax (+82-2-2269-1040) or E-mail (agmr.editorial@gmail.com). The printed journal also can be ordered by contacting our Editorial Office. The Korean Geriatrics Society regularly published about 300 copies of printed journals.

Open Access

This is an open-access journal distributed under the term of the Creative Common Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research adheres to the research and publication ethics policies outlined in International Standards for Editors and Authors (https://publicationethics.org/node/11184) and the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (http://icmje.org/recommendations/). Any studies involving human subject must comply with the principles of the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Clinical research should be approved by the Institutional Review Board, as well through patient consent. A patient’s personal information cannot be published in any form. However, if it is absolutely necessary to use a patient’s personal information, the consent of the patient or his/her guardian will be needed before publishing. Animal studies should be performed in compliance with all relevant guidelines, observing the standards described in the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Cases that require editorial expressions of concern or retraction shall follow the COPE flowcharts available from: http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts. If correction is needed, it will follow the ICMJE Recommendation for Corrections, Retractions, Republications and Version Control available from: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/corrections-and-version-control.html as follows:

Honest errors are a part of science and publishing and require publication of a correction when they are detected. Corrections are needed for errors of fact. Minimum standards are as follows: First, it shall publish a correction notice as soon as possible, detailing changes from and citing the original publication on both an electronic and numbered print page that is included in an electronic or a print Table of Contents to ensure proper indexing; Second, it shall post a new article version with details of the changes from the original version and the date(s) on which the changes were made through CrossMark; Third, it shall archive all prior versions of the article. This archive can be either directly accessible to readers; and Fourth, previous electronic versions shall prominently note that there are more recent versions of the article via CrossMark.

Registration of Clinical Trial Research and Clinical Data Sharing Policy

It is recommended that any research dealing with a clinical trial be registered with a primary national clinical trial registration site such as Clinical Research Information Service (http://cris.cdc.go.kr/), or other sites accredited by the World Health Organization ICTRP (http://www.who.int/ictrp/en) and ClinicalTrials.gov (http://clinicaltrials.gov/), a service of the United States National Institutes of Health.

This journal follows the data sharing policy described in “Data Sharing Statements for Clinical Trials: A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors”. The ICMJE’s policy regarding trial registration is explained at http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/clinical-trial-registration.html#two. If the data sharing plan changes after registration this should be reflected in the statement submitted and published with the manuscript, and updated in the registry record.

Statement of Informed Consent

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without an informed consent. Identifying information, including patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published.

Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, an informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

Exclusive Publication Statement

Manuscripts submitted to Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research must be original or review papers not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Neither the whole—nor any part of the text or illustrations of an original paper—should be (or have been) published elsewhere. The original raw data must be available for review by the Editor if necessary.

Authorship

Every author listed in a manuscript must have been responsible for one of the following: (1) designing the study or carrying out the collection/evaluation of data; (2) making a substantial contribution to writing, changing, or improving the manuscript; (3) approving the final version to be published; and (4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Authors are responsible for replying to all questions asked by reviewers or editors that relate to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work. All persons who have made a substantial contribution, but who are not eligible as authors, should be named in the acknowledgements. Authors are expected to consider carefully the way authors should be listed and ordered before submitting their manuscripts, and to provide a definitive list of authors with their original submission.

Any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made before the manuscript has been accepted—and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for requesting a change in the list of authors; and (b) written confirmation (by e-mail or letter) from all authors to say that they agree with the addition, removal, or rearrangement.

Conflict of Interest

The corresponding author of an article is asked to inform the Editor of the authors’ potential conflicts of interest possibly influencing their interpretation of data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. A potential conflict of interest should be disclosed in the manuscript even when the authors are confident that their judgments have not been influenced in preparing the manuscript. The disclosure form should be the same as the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest (http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-ofinterest/).

Funding Source

For each source of funds, both the research funder and the grant number should be listed in the acknowledgements. Even if no participating author has a conflict of interest to disclose, it is still necessary to include a disclosure statement in the manuscript text.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Submissions to this journal must be made online. Please submit your manuscript directly to Jae-Young Lim, MD, PhD (Editor in Chief), using the online submission system (http://www.e-agmr.org). The manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes the corresponding author’s e-mail address, complete postal address, and telephone and/or fax numbers (with country and area codes).
Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research requires the corresponding author to sign a copyright transfer agreement on behalf of all authors. A complete title page should be submitted separately from the main document file, and the latter should contain no information that identifies the author or the author’s institutional affiliation. Manuscripts should be less than 10,000 words and have no more than 7 tables and figures in total.

Send all correspondence regarding submissions to:
Editorial Office of the Korean Geriatrics Society

Address: #401 Yuksam Hyundai Venturetel,
20, Teheran-ro 25-gil, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul 06132, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2269-1039, Fax: +82-2-2269-1040
E-mail: agmr.editorial@gmail.com
Homepage: www.e-agmr.org.

Editorial Policy

Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research adheres completely to the ethical guidelines for research and publication described in Guidelines on Good Publication (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (http://doaj.org/bestpractice). For issues not addressed in theses instructions, the author is referred to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” (http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf).

All authors of a manuscript must have agreed to its submission and are responsible for its content, including appropriate citations and acknowledgements; they must also have agreed that the corresponding author has the authority to act on their behalf on all matters pertaining to the publication of the paper. By publishing in this journal, the authors agree that the Korean Geriatrics Society has the right to protect the manuscript from misappropriation. Illustrations in published articles will not be returned to the authors.

Advertising Policy

Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research accepts advertising and sponsorship for its printed journal according to the following principles:

  • - Advertising is separate from content. Advertisers and sponsors have no advance knowledge of our editorial contents, nor do the editors have advance knowledge of advertisers. Content is never altered, added, or deleted to accommodate advertising. Advertisers and sponsors have no input regarding any of our editorial decisions or advertising policies.
  • - Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research reserves the right to decline or cancel any advertisement at any time.
  • - Advertisements for pharmaceutical products must conform to all regulations and policies of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Republic of Korea in every respect.

Copyright

All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Geriatrics Society. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Geriatrics Society. Permission must be obtained from the Korean Geriatrics Society for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms. This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Geriatrics Society (http://www.geriatrics.or.kr/eng/).

GENERAL GUIDELINES

All manuscripts must be written in clearly understandable English. Authors whose first language is not English are requested to have their manuscripts checked for grammatical and linguistic correctness before submission. Correct medical terminology should be used, and jargon should be avoided. The use of abbreviations should be minimized and restricted to those that are generally recognized. When using an abbreviated word, it should be spelled out in full on first usage in the manuscript, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Numbers should be written in Arabic numerals, but must be spelled out when placed at the beginning of a sentence. Drugs and chemicals should be referred to using standard chemical or generic terms. Measurements should be described using the metric system, and hematologic and biochemical markers using the International System of Units. All units must be preceded by one space, except for the following symbols: percentage (%), temperature (°C), and degree (°).

Peer Review and the Production Process

All manuscripts are considered confidential. They are peerreviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editor. We neither guarantee the acceptance without reviewing process nor very short peer review times for unsolicited manuscripts. Commissioned manuscripts will also be reviewed before publication. We adopt double-blind peer review in which case, not only authors but also reviewers do not know each other. The average time interval for an initial review process that involves both editorial and peer reviews is approximately 1 month; occasionally, there are unavoidable delays, usually because a manuscript needs multiple reviews or several revisions.

The corresponding author will be notified as soon as possible of the Editor’s decision to accept, reject, or ask for revisions. When manuscripts are returned for a revision, a cover letter from the Editor provides directions that should be followed carefully. When submitting the revised manuscript, authors should include a Response Letter, which describes how the manuscript has been revised. A pointby-point response to the Editor should be included with the revised manuscript. Authors who plan to resubmit but cannot meet this deadline should contact the Editorial Office. Manuscripts held for revision will be retained for a maximum of 90 days. The revised manuscript and the author’s comments will be reviewed again. If a manuscript is completely acceptable, according to the criteria set forth in these instructions, it is scheduled for publication in the next available issue.

Publication Charge

There are no article submission charges or article processing charges for Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research. Only reprinting cost will be charged to the authors. Reprints may be ordered directly from the publisher. An order form for reprints will be sent with the proofs to the corresponding author. Reprints are available in quantities of 50.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT

The manuscript sections should be presented in the following order: Cover Letter, Title Page, Abstract and Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figure Legends. Microsoft Word (MS) format is preferred for manuscript submissions. The manuscript must be typed and double-spaced (200%) with a margin of at least 2.5 cm on all sides. All pages should be numbered consecutively, starting from the title page. Provide only one table or figure per page. The manuscript should be less than 10,000 words, with no more than 7 tables and figures in total.

Essential Title Page Information

The Title Page should include only the following information:

Title: The title and the running title should be less than 20 and 8 words, respectively. Please consider the title very carefully, as these are often used in information-retrieval systems. Please use a concise and informative title (avoiding abbreviations where possible).

Author names and affiliations in the correct order: Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all institutional affiliations, including the city and country name, using lower-case superscript letters immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address.

Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of the refereeing and publication process and after publication. Provide the full postal address, including the city and country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author. When stating the author’s degree, do not place periods within “MD” and “PhD”. The e-mail address and ORCID of the corresponding author should be placed in the title page. Contact details must be kept up-to-date by the corresponding author. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifier must be also addressed. If the corresponding author did not have an ORCID identifier, it can be obtained through the website (https://orcid.org).

Conflicts of Interest Disclosures: Please include any such a declaration, just before the Acknowledgements, under the heading “Conflicts of Interest Disclosures:”. If no conflict exists, please state the following: “The researcher(s) claim(s) no conflicts of interest.”

Acknowledgements: This is the place to recognize individuals who provided help during the research, as well as funding sources—acknowledging funders or sponsors in whatever way they prefer to be mentioned. For each source of funds, both the research funder and the grant number should be listed in the acknowledgements. Even if no participating author has a conflict of interest to disclose, it is still necessary to include a disclosure statement in the manuscript text.

Article Structure

Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Each subsection is given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on a separate line.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract text should not be more than 250 words (150 words for case reports). Abstracts should include the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Author should specify the number of study participants. Emphasize clinical relevance in the abstract’s conclusion. Do not use the vague phrases such as “We believe that …” or “We suppose that …”. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential, must be defined the first time they are mentioned in the abstract. After the abstract, list 3-5 keywords, to be used for indexing. The keywords are from medical subject headings (MeSH) (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh). Editorials and Letters to the Editor do not require an abstract. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, and therefore must be able to stand alone.

Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or summary of the results.

Materials and Methods: Authors of empirical papers are expected to provide full details of the research methods used, including study location(s), sampling procedures, date(s) of data collection, research instruments, and data analysis techniques. Methods already published should be indicated in a reference; only relevant modifications should be described. For Case Reports, the case history or case description replaces the Methods section, as well as the Results section.

Any study using human subjects or materials should be approved by the Institutional Review Board, as well through patient consent. Affiliation name of Institutional Review Board and approval number must be clearly stated as the following: “This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of [Name of Affiliation] (Approval Number)”. Any study using animals should state the Institutional Animal Care approval and number. Any other ethics approvals should also be listed. If no ethical approvals were achieved or required, please state the reason (e.g., “In this study, the Institutional Review Board of [Name of Affiliation] approved the exemption and allowed authors to review the patient’s records with no need for the informed consents.”)

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).

Results: Results should be clear and concise. Excessive repetition of table or figure content should be avoided.

Discussion: This should explore the significance of the findings, rather than repeating them. Avoid extensive citations or a discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusion section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of the Discussion section.

References: The citation of references in the text should be made using consecutive numbers in parentheses (Vancouver style). They should be listed in the text in the order of citation, with consecutive numbering in this separate section. The style for papers in periodicals is as follows: the name and initials of all authors, the full title of article, the journal name abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus, the year and volume, and the first and last page numbers. If there are more than 7 authors, write the names of the first 6 authors, followed by “et al.” The style for a book chapter is as follows: author and title of the chapter, editor of the book, title of the book, edition, volume, place, publisher, year, and first and last page numbers. The style for a book is as follows: author, title of the book, edition, place of publication, publisher, and year of publication. The style for a website is as follows: title of the website, place of publication, publisher, year of copyright, and Internet address. All other references should be listed as shown in Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (http://icmje.org). Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references and for ensuring that their text citations are correct. Papers still in press may be listed among the references using the journal name and a tentative year of publication. Unpublished data and personal communications may be listed only with the author’s written permission.

Reference Style

Journal article: Bekkers SC, Habets JH, Cheriex EC, Palmans A, Pinto Y, Hofstra L, et al. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening during transthoracic echocardiography in an unselected population. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2005;18:389-93.
Book: Fillit H, Rockwood K, Woodhouse K, Brocklehurst JC. Brocklehurst’s textbook of geriatric medicine and gerontology. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier; 2010. Korea National Statistical Office. Annual report on the cause of death statistics, 2005. Daejeon: Korea National Statistical Office; 2006.
Book chapter: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, and editors. Hypertension pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995; p. 465-78.
Website: AMA: helping doctors help patients [Internet]. Chicago: American Medical Association; c1995-2007 [cited 2007 Feb 22]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org

Tables and Figures

Tables should be submitted separately from the main body of the paper, and figure legends should be typed on separate sheets.

Tables: Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Avoid using vertical rules. Tables should be simple and should not duplicate information already presented in figures. Title all tables and number them using Arabic numerals in the order of their citation. Tables should be double-spaced, with each table on a separate sheet. Describe all abbreviations using footnotes. Table footnotes should be indicated using superscript markings in the following sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, and **. Each column and row should have an appropriate heading. The first letter of the first word in each column and row should be capitalized. Use Arabic numerals after “Table” in accordance with the order of citation, with a space between “Table” and the Arabic number. Mean and standard deviation (mean±SD) and numbers of subjects are included and the significance of results is indicated through appropriate statistical analysis. The p-value should be provided to 3 decimal places and the letter “p” in “p-value” written in lower case. Table footnotes should be indicated with superscript markings. All units of measurement and concentration should be designated. Exponential terminology is discouraged. The table should be drawn in MS word and not as an image file (JPG, GIF, TIFF, etc.).

Figures and Legends: Electronic art should be created/scanned and saved and submitted as either a TIFF (tagged image file format) or an EPS (encapsulated postscript) file. Figures must be cited in the text and numbered in order of first mention. Make sure to mark the figure number clearly on the figure or part of the electronic file name (i.e., Figure 1.tif). Line art must have a resolution of at least 1,200 dpi (dots per inch), and electronic photographs, radiographs, CT scans, and scanned images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Images should be supplied at a size that approximates the final figure size in the print journal. If fonts are used in the artwork, they must be converted to paths or outlines, or embedded in the files. Color images must be created/scanned, saved, and then submitted as CMYK files. Please note that artwork generated using office suite programs such as Corel Draw or MS Word, as well as artwork downloaded from the Internet (JPEG or GIFF files), cannot be used. Color photographs will be published if the Editor considers them absolutely necessary. The expense of reproducing color photographs/ designs will be passed on to the author. The author is responsible for submitting prints that are of sufficient quality to permit accurate reproduction, and for approving the final color galley proof.

All of the figure legends should be typewritten and double-spaced. Use a separate sheet for each legend. Figure legends should describe briefly the data shown, explain any abbreviations or reference points in the photographs, and identify all units, mathematical expressions, abscissas, ordinates, and symbols.

OTHER MANUSCRIPT FORMATS

General guidelines are same as for original articles.

Case Reports: Case reports are considered for publication only if they report rare conditions, atypical symptoms and signs, or novel diagnostic or therapeutic approaches. The manuscript is structured in the following order: Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References, Tables, and Figures. The abstract should be unstructured and limited to 150 words, with no more than 3 keywords attached. The introduction should briefly state the background and significance of the case. The actual case report should describe the clinical presentation and the diagnostic and therapeutic measures taken. The discussion should focus on the uniqueness of the case and should not contain an extensive review of the disease or disorder. The number of references is limited to 15. The maximum word count is 1,500 words, except references and figure legends, and tables.
A case report is an academic/educational activity that does not meet the definition of “research”, which is: “a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.” Therefore, the activity does not necessarily need to be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board.
However, patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without an informed consent. Identifying information, including patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, an informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

Letters to the Editor: Letters to the Editor comment on papers published in this journal or on other relevant matters and do not require an abstract. Manuscripts may be no longer than 500 words and may include only 1 figure or table. Subtitles should not be used, and any acknowledgements should be included in the body of the letter. Writing a letter is an academic/educational activity that does not meet the definition of “research”, which is: “a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.” Therefore, the activity does not necessarily need to be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board.

Review Articles: The text is structured in the following order: Title page, Introduction, Main text, Conclusion, and References, which should not exceed 100. Unstructured abstracts should contain no more than 150 words. Review article does not necessarily need to be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board.






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