Q1: How do I find out if my paper is in scope for a KIHSS journal?
A1: To establish whether your paper is suitable for the KIHSS journal, go to the website of the journal concerned, and then click on the"About the Journal" "Aims and Scope" button to display the scope of the journal.
Q2: How do I submit my paper to a KIHSS journal?
A2: All papers must be submitted through email or our online Paper Submission System, in which the paper status can easily be tracked. All figures and tables should be combined with the text as a single MS Word or PDF for submission. A new user should apply for a new group of Username & Password to submit.
Q3: Should I use the template for submission?
A3: You are suggested to format your manuscript according to our standard template. However, if you do not know how to do it, please just prepare your manuscript as required by the Guideline. Papers should be submitted to us through our Paper Submission System in MS Word or PDF version.
Q4: What type of file format do you accept?
A4: Papers in MS Word or PDF is the format for submitting your paper to our Paper Submission System.
Q5: Is there a word or page limit for papers published in a KIHSS journal?
A5: No, Quality is the most important criteria for the acceptance of a paper. However, for the benefit of peer-reviewers and readers papers should be as concise as possible.
Q6: How do I know if my paper submitted to KIHSS worked well?
A7: You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail as soon as you have uploaded the paper successfully. Your paper will then be checked and forwarded to the editors who will start the preliminary review. If there are any problems with your uploaded manuscript you will be contacted by the editors.
Q7: Do I need to submit a Cover Letter with my manuscript?
A8: Authors are welcome to submit a covering letter with the manuscript, for the Editors’ reference. Should you wish to provide one, please briefly summarise your manuscript, its findings, major themes, relevant discussion points and any disclosures including conflicts of interest the Editor(s) should be aware of.
Q1: How long will it take to peer review my paper?
A1: It usually takes about 4~8 weeks. Please contact the Editorial Assistant if you want to know the status of your paper.
Q1: How long will it take for my paper to be available online after the acceptance?
A1: We will try to publish your paper as early as possible, but the time between acceptance and the creation of the full text version depends on how quickly you provide your final version. Normally, it will appear online around 2 weeks after all the publication procedures are completed.
Article Processing Charges
Q1: Is there any publication fee charged for papers published in a KIHSS journal?
A1: Yes. All KIHSS journals are made freely available online, we guarantee that no university library or individual reader will ever have to buy a subscription or buy access through pay-per-view fees to access the papers published in KIHSS journals. In order to cover the costs of providing and maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journals, and processing the papers through peer-review and the editorial procedure, the journal charges a publication fee which is normally covered by the author's institution or research funds. The publication fee is required to be paid upon acceptance of an article for publication. KIHSS grants discounts on publication fees for authors of Lower- or Middle-Income Countries.
KIHSS reviewers: All reviewers receive a 50% discount on one article submitted within the ensuing 12 months.
Discounts cannot be combined to cover the fee for a single article. If authors on an article are eligible for various individual discounts, the largest discount is applied.
To help support researchers in low-to-middle income countries, all KIHSS journals automatically provide full and partial waivers of article processing charges for manuscripts based on the corresponding author's listed affiliation. Authors do not need to request these waivers, they will be applied at submission.
1)corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Low-Income Economies, who can apply for a 100% APC waiver.
2)corresponding authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Lower-Middle-Income Economies, who can apply for a 50% discount on the normal APC.
KIHSS is committed to providing transparency where possible to demonstrate the services and value we provide for authors.
Q2: When the APC is payable?
A2: Charges are payable once the article has been accepted for publishing (i.e. following successful completion of our pre-publication checks). An invoice will be sent upon acceptance and must be paid within 15 days of the final invoice date.
Q3: How do I pay the article processing charges to a KIHSS journal?
A3: You can make an APC payment via Paypal, Alipay, Bank Transfer, credit card. You can also ask the editorial assistant for any problems.
Q4: How do I find out if my article processing charges have been safely received by the KIHSS journal?
A4: Please notify and send your payment voucher via e-mail to the Editorial Assistant after your payment. The Editorial Assistant shall email you a confirmation letter after receiving the payment.
Q1: Do KIHSS journals have Impact Factors?
A1: The journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). We call this the JCR®JIF. No, currently none of KIHSS's journals have a JCR®JIF.
Q2: Do KIHSS journals have their citations tracked?
A2: Yes, KIHSS journals have their citations tracked with RISS, Google Scholar, NAVER Academic, AccessON.
Q3: Are KIHSS journals indexed?
A3: Yes, our journals are indexed by many databases. "Indexed" means here simply "included in the database". The index contains the metadata of KIHSS's articles. Most important metadata are authors, title, abstract, year of publication, and the link to the full paper at KIHSS.
Q1: What is ORCID?
A1: ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. It provides a persistent identifier for humans, similar to that created for content-related entities on digital networks by digital object identifiers (DOIs). The process of getting an ORCID iD is quick, easy and incurs no cost.
Q2: Why is ORCID good for you?
A2: ORCID allows identification beyond names. Globally, names can be very common, they can change, they can be transliterated into other alphabets and so reliably linking researchers with their research and organizations can be difficult - this is solved through a unique ORCID iD.
An ORCID iD also allows you to keep a constantly updated digital curriculum vitae. Individuals decide to register, which research activities to connect to their ID, which organizations to allow access, what information to make publicly available, what to share with trusted parties, and what to keep private. Individuals can control their profiles and can change these settings and permissions at any time.
*We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion. The KIHSS not discriminate on the basis of race, language, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age.