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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

Posted on March 10, 2023

Our journal adheres to Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (ver. 4, published September 15, 2022; developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). Sixteen checklist of compliance of the journal to the joint statement was as follows.



1. Name of journal

The official journal title is the Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives, the abbreviation of ISO is Osong Public Health Res Perspect.

2. Website

The URL of official journal web site is The PHRP team endeavors to make a high-quality website with accurate information and adherence to ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempts to mimic other journal/publisher websites. Information for authors and readers is described in detail on the journal website. Key information can be found by clicking on the headings below.

3. Publishing schedule

PHRP is published 6 times (the last day of February, April, June, August, October, and December) a year. Additional supplementary or special issues may also be published.

4. Archiving

Full text of PHRP has been archived in PubMed Central (PMC)/Europe PMC ( and National Library of Korea ( from the first volume, 2010. PHRP provides the electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event the journal is no longer published by archiving in PMC.

5. Copyright

Copyright to all published materials is owned by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process. Copyright information is indicated on all published papers (HTML and PDF) and on the PHRP website.

6. Licensing

PHRP is an open access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derives for non-commercial (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To use the tables or figures of PHRP in other journals, books or media for scholarly, educational purposes, the process of permission request to the publisher of PHRP is not necessary. All contents of the journal are available immediately upon publication without embargo period. Licensing information is indicated on all published papers (HTML and PDF) and on the PHRP website.


7. Publication ethics and related editorial policies

PHRP follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (, Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (, and Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (
Our publication ethics are displayed on the Editorial Policies (Research & Publication Ethics) tab of journal homepage.

The editorial board of PHRP have carefully examined all submitted manuscripts whether these are abided by the ethical guidelines of the ICMJE and COPE. The published articles have involved the statements of conflict of interest, institutional review board, informed consent, and human/animal rights.
When the Journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the COPE ( The editorial board of PHRP will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. PHRP will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

8. Peer review

The PHRP has on online submission and peer review system at Further details on peer review can be found under the Peer Review Policy section of the Editorial Policy page. The basic policy is as follows.

All papers, including those invited by the editor, are subject to a rigorous peer review process. PHRP has adopted a double-blind peer review policy, in which the identities of both the authors and reviewers are kept anonymous to each other throughout the review process. However, the editor managing the review process will have visibility of the authors and reviewers’ identities. The Editorial Board selects reviewers based on expertise, publication history, and past reviews. During the peer review process, reviewers can interact directly or exchange information (e.g., via submission systems or email) with only an editor, which is known as “independent review.” An initial decision will normally be made within 5 weeks of receipt of a manuscript. No information about the review process or editorial decision process is published on the article page.

All articles in PHRP include the dates of submission, revision, acceptance, and publication on their article page.

9. Access

PHRP is an open access journal. A free full-text service both in the XML and PDF formats is available immediately upon publication without embargo period.


10. Ownership and management

This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

11. Advisory body

The Editorial Board serves as the journal's advisory body. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are displayed on the About (Editorial Board) tab of journal homepage, and their detailed information can be accessed via links to their ORCID, Research ID, and Scopus ID profiles.

12. Editorial team and contact information

The full names and affiliations of the members of the Editorial Office are displayed on the About (Editorial Board) tab of the journal homepage. The contact information for the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Office can be found on the About (Contact us) tab.


13. Author Fees

There is no author’s submission fee and other publication-related fees as publication costs are shouldered by the publisher. Revenue sources of journal are from the support of publisher (KDCA).

14. Other revenue

Revenue sources of journal are from the support of publisher KDCA.

15. Advertising

PHRP does not accept any commercial product advertisements until policy changes otherwise. The policy of advertising is displayed on the Editorial Policy (Advertising Policy) tab of journal homepage.

16. 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.

In addition, we declare that these principles acknowledge the responsibility of publishers and editors in promoting accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of publication. Editorial decisions are based solely on scholarly merit, and should not be influenced by the authors' nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion. PHRP is committed to ensuring that its policies do not create an exclusionary environment and will regularly evaluate them for inclusiveness.

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