Processing of Review
  • 1.  All manuscripts submitted are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief.
  • 2. Appropriate manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers who have relevant subject area expertise. The editorial board determines whether to publish a manuscript on the basis of the peer review. The board may also request manuscript revisions.
  • 3. The editor’s decision on whether to accept, reject or request revisions will be communicated to the corresponding author. Following revisions, manuscripts will be reviewed to ensure that the journal’s instructions were followed, a determination regarding acceptance will be made, and an anticipated date for publication will be arranged. Manuscripts that are rejected will not be re-reviewed.
  • 4. Manuscript checklists should be filled completely and frankly. If the checklist is incomplete or inaccurate, the manuscript will be returned to authors without review. Authors may resubmit after proper correction.
  • 5. The entire publication and review process is conducted through the online management system. When requested, authors should make manuscript revisions based on reviewer comments. Authors should upload a revised manuscript within 8 weeks for an original article and within 4 weeks for a case report. Otherwise, the manuscript is considered to be withdrawn and the review process is terminated.
  • 6. Editors may change the wording or formatting of the manuscript as long as the original meaning is not altered. Following editor revisions, manuscript proofs will be sent to authors for approval and should be returned immediately to the publisher. Publication occurs after final author confirmation of changes.
  • 7. Authors of original articles and case studies do not need to pay publication fees basically. However, the cost of the design, reprinting, or color images should be paid by the authors if needed.
  • 8. The copyrights for articles published in this journal belong to Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, but legal responsibilities are retained by the authors. Public announcement of article content prior to publication is not permitted except when essential in a public health emergency. In this situation, the editorial board may agree to lift the restriction. Publication for commercial purposes is not allowed.

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