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Editorial Policy

Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research adheres completely to the ethical guidelines for research and publication described in Guidelines on Good Publication (, Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals ( and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing ( 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" (

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.


It is primarily for physicians who care geriatric patients or older age group more than 65 years-old. They are able to obtain tailored information to adopt for their research and practice. Its readership can be expanded to other positions:

  • • Researchers can get the recent topics of clinical research in geriatrics field and detailed research methods;
  • • Clinicians in the field can get the new information and recent development for care of geriatrics patients;
  • • Medical teacher can access and adopt a variety of data in medical education;
  • • Allied health professionals including nurses are able to get the recent information for care of older persons with geriatric diseases;
  • • Medical health students can understand the recent trends of the field and interesting cases for their work;
  • • Policy makers are able to reflect the results of the articles to the nation-wide health care policies for older persons with geriatric diseases;
  • • The public, especially family of older patients with geriatric diseases are able to read the advancement in their family’s diseases so that they have a better knowledge on the diseases and a confidence in the physicians’ devotion to their family.

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.

Direct Marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site and distribution of an introduction pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.


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 (

Deposit Policy

According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo (, authors cannot archive pre-print, i.e. pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive publisher's version/PDF.

Data Sharing and Reproducibility

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 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.

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