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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice

Table of Contents

1. Website

The URL of the official journal website is https://www.clinicalultrasound.org/. The Clinical Ultrasound managing team endeavors to make a good website. The Clinical Ultrasound website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.

2. Name of Journal

The official journal title is Clinical Ultrasound. The journal’s abbreviated title is Clin Ultrasound.

3. Peer Review Process

The Clinical Ultrasound has an online submission and peer review system at
https://submit.clinicalultrasound.org/.
All papers submitted to Clinical Ultrasound are reviewed by the editorial team before being sent out for an external peer review to rule out papers that have low priority, insufficient originality, scientific flaws, or the absence of a message of importance to the readers of the Journal. A decision about these papers will usually be made within two or three weeks. The remaining articles are usually sent to two reviewers. It would be very helpful if you could suggest a selection of reviewers and include their contact details. We may not always use the reviewers you recommend, but suggesting reviewers will make our reviewer database much richer; in the end, everyone will benefit. We reserve the right to return manuscripts in which no reviewers are suggested.

4. Ownership and Management

1) Information about the ownership
This journal is owned by the publisher, The Korean Association of Clinical Ultrasound (https://kacu.or.kr/).

2) Management team of a journal

  • • Journal Manager: Hyun Suk Yang, Konkuk University, Korea, Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Ultrasound
  • • Manager of the Review Process: Hyun Suk Yang, Konkuk University, Korea, Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Ultrasound
  • • Statistics Editor: Seungho Lee, Dong-A University, Korea
  • • Manuscript Editor: Jin Publishing, Korea
  • • Layout Editor: Jin Publishing, Korea
  • • English Editor: e-world Editing, Korea
  • • Website and JATS XML File Producers: M2PI, Korea

5. Governing Body

The governing body is the journal's editorial board.

6. Editorial Team and Contact Information

The Editorial team is available from the Editorial Board page at the front part of the journal (https://www.clinicalultrasound.org/about/editorial.php).

Contact information
The Korean Association of Clinical Ultrasound
#1711, Hanshin Building, 12, Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea 04175
TEL: +82-2-702-0041   FAX: +82-2-373-1106
E-mail: journal@kacu.or.kr

7. Copyright and Licensing

1) Copyright
All published papers become the permanent property of The Korean Association of Clinical Ultrasound. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by The Korean Association of Clinical Ultrasound. Permission must be obtained from The Korean Association of Clinical Ultrasound for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms (https://www.clinicalultrasound.org/authors/copyright_transfer_agreement.php).

2) Licensing
This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purposes (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

8. Author Fees

Neither page charge, article processing fee, nor submission fee will be applied. It is a platinum open-access journal.

9. Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

The Editorial Board of Clinical Ultrasound carefully examines whether all submitted manuscripts abide by the ethical guidelines of ICMJE and COPE. The published articles should include the statements of conflict of interest, author's contribution, 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 COPE (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board of Science Editing will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. Clinical Ultrasound will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

10. Research & Publication Ethics

Clinical Ultrasound follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (https://publicationethics.org) and Recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (https://www.icmje.org/recommendations).

11. Publishing Schedule

Clinical Ultrasound is published half-yearly on the 30th day of May and November in both online and printed versions.

12. Access

https://www.clinicalultrasound.org/about/open_access.php
Clinical Ultrasound is an open-access journal. A free full-text service, both in XML and PDF formats, is available immediately upon publication without an embargo period.

13. Archiving

It is accessible without a barrier from the National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event a journal is no longer published.

14. Revenue Sources

Revenue sources of the Journal were the publisher's support (The Korean Association of Clinical Ultrasound) and advertising rates.

15. Advertising

Clinical Ultrasound accepts advertisements. Please contact the editorial office for details.

16. Direct Marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal website and the 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.

Editorial Office
The Korean Association of Clinical Ultrasound
#1711, Hanshin Building, 12, Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea 04175
TEL: +82-2-702-0041, Fax: +82-2-373-1106, E-mail: journal@kacu.or.kr
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