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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation (J Exerc Rehabil, JER)

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1. Website

The URL address of official journal web site is https://www.e-jer.org/.

Aims & Scope statement: https://www.e-jer.org/about/index.php

The purpose of the Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation is to identify the effects of exercise rehabilitation on a variety of diseases and to identify mechanisms for exercise rehabilitation treatment. The Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation aims to serve as an intermediary for objective and scientific validation on the effects of exercise rehabilitation worldwide. The types of manuscripts include research articles, review articles, and articles invited by the Editorial Board.
The Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation contains 6 sections: Basic research on exercise rehabilitation, Clinical research on exercise rehabilitation, Exercise rehabilitation pedagogy, Exercise rehabilitation education, Exercise rehabilitation psychology, and Exercise rehabilitation welfare.
Only articles that are scientifically identified and originally developed as the results of new, significant, and recent study on the medical information and knowledge associated with the above-mentioned fields can be published in this Journal. All articles should be conducted ethically and comply with policies of management of the Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation. Articles that have been already published or submitted for publication elsewhere cannot be submitted to this journal, and articles that have been published in this Journal cannot be published elsewhere without permission. The Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation holds all copyrights of all the manuscripts that have been submitted and permitted for publication in this Journal.

Authorship criteria: https://www.e-jer.org/authors/authors.php.

ISSN Information: pISSN: 2288-176X, eISSN: 2288-1778

2. Name of journal

The official journal title is Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation. Abbreviated title is J Exerc Rehabil.

3. Peer review process


Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation reviews all received materials. Manuscripts are sent to the three most relevant investigators, for reviews of the contents. The editor selects referees results of the review will be classified as follows;

Accepted: The manuscript will be forwarded to the publisher without further corrections.

Minor revisions: The author should address the comments from the reviewers, which will be confirmed by the reviewers before being sent to the publisher.

Major revisions: The author should address the comments from the reviewers and make the appropriate corrections for review by the three reviewers.

Rejection: When one out of the three reviewers rejects the manuscript, the final decision is made by the editorial committee.

4. Ownership and management

The journal is owned by the publisher, Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation. http://www.kser.co.kr/. The full names and affiliations of the members of the journal management team are displayed on the About (Journal managing team) tab of the journal homepage.

5. Governing body

The governing body is the journal's editorial board.

6. Editorial team and contact information


The Editorial team is available from https://www.e-jer.org/about/editorial.php page at the front part of the journal.

Contact information

Editor: Khae-Hawn Kim, Chungnam National University, Sejong, Korea
Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Department of Urology Chungnam National University Sejong Hospital 20, Bodeum 7-ro, Sejong 30099, Korea
Tel: +82-44-995-4701
Email: journal@kser.co.kr

7. Copyright and licensing

Copyright policy: All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation and permission must be obtained for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms.

Licensing information: This is an Open Access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

8. Author fees

There is no article processing charge or submission-related fees to author-side until there is a policy change.

9. Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct


When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and so on, the resolution process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board.

10. Publication ethics

Journal policies on authorship and contributorship


Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published (http://icmje.org/ethical_1author.html). Authors should meet these 3 conditions. If the number of authors is greater than 6, there should be a list of each author's role for the submitted paper. If any persons who do not meet above three criteria, they may be placed as contributors in Acknowledgments section. Description of co-first authors or co-corresponding authors is also accepted if corresponding author believes that their roles are equally contributed.

Corresponding author and first author: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation does not allow multiple corresponding authors for one article. Only one author should correspond with the editorial office and readers for one article. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation does accept notice of equal contribution for the first author when the study was clearly performed by co-first authors.

Correction of authorship after publication: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation does not correct authorship after publication unless a mistake has been made by the editorial staff. Authorship may be changed before publication but after submission when an authorship correction is requested by all of the authors involved with the manuscript.

How the journal will handle complaints and appeals
The policy of the journal is primarily aimed at protecting the authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher of the journal. If not described below, the process of handling complaints and appeals follows the COPE guidelines available from: https://publicationethics.org/appeals.

Who complains or makes an appeal? Submitters, authors, reviewers, and readers may register complaints and appeals in a variety of cases as follows: falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, duplicate publication, authorship dispute, conflict of interest, ethical treatment of animals, informed consent, bias or unfair/inappropriate competitive acts, copyright, stolen data, defamation, and legal problem. If any individuals or institutions want to inform the cases, they can send a letter via the contact page on our website: https://www.e-jer.org/about/contact.php. For the complaints or appeals, concrete data with answers to all factual questions (who, when, where, what, how, why) should be provided.

Who is responsible for resolving and handling complaints and appeals? The Editor, Editorial Board, or Editorial Office is responsible for them. A legal consultant or ethics editor may be able to help with decision making.

What may be the consequence of the remedy? It depends on the type or degree of misconduct. The consequence of resolution will follow the COPE guidelines.

Journal policies on conflicts of interest / competing interests
The corresponding author must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the authors’ interpretation of the data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest are financial support from or connections to companies, political pressure from interest groups, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated.

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" (https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2017.32.7.1051). As of July 1, 2018 manuscripts submitted to ICMJE journals that report the results of interventional clinical trials must contain a data sharing statement as described below. Clinical trials that begin enrolling participants on or after January 1, 2019 must include a data sharing plan in the trial's registration. The ICMJE's policy regarding trial registration is explained at http://www.icmje.org/about-icmje/faqs/clinical-trials-registration/. 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.
All of the authors of research articles that deal with interventional clinical trials must submit data sharing plan of example 1 to 4 in Table 1. Based on the degree of sharing plan, authors should deposit their data after de-identification and report the DOI of the data and the registered site.

Table 1.   Examples of data sharing statements that fulfill these ICMJE requirements*

Element Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4
Will individual participant data be available (including data dictionaries)? Yes Yes Yes No
What data in particular will be shared? All individual participant data collected during the trial, after deidentification. Individual participant data that underlie the results reported in this article, after deidentification (text, tables, figures, and appendices). Individual participant data that underlie the results reported in this article, after deidentification (text, tables, figures, and appendices). Not available
What other documents will be available? Study protocol, statistical analysis plan, informed consent form, clinical study report, analytic code Study protocol, statistical analysis plan, analytic code Study protocol Not available
When will data be available (start and end dates)? Immediately following publication. No end date. Beginning at 3 months and ending at 5 years following the article publication. Beginning at 9 months and ending at 36 months following the article publication. Not applicable
With whom? Anyone who wishes to access the data. Researchers who provide a methodologically sound proposal. Investigators whose proposed use of the data has been approved by an independent review committee (“learned intermediary”) identified for this purpose. Not applicable
For what types of analyses? Any purpose To achieve aims in the approved proposal. For individual participant data meta-analysis. Not applicable
By what mechanism will data be made available? Data are available indefinitely at (link to be included). Proposals should be directed to xxx@yyy. To gain access, data requestors will need to sign a data access agreement. Proposals may be submitted up to 36 months following article publication. After 36 months the data will be available in our University's data warehouse but without investigator support other than deposited metadata. Not applicable
Data are available for 5 years at a third-party website (link to be included). Information regarding submitting proposals and accessing data may be found at (link to be provided).

ICMJE = International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
*These examples are meant to illustrate a range of, but not all, data sharing options.

Journal's policy on ethical oversight
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 (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. We will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
Upon discovery of misconduct in research and/or publication ethics, the following actions will be taken: A declaration of manuscript retraction and its reason will be made public via the journal and website and the incident will be shared with the funding agency as applicable, as well as the authors’ institution. A written warning will be issued to authors, who will be banned from submitting manuscripts for a minimum of 3 years. Authors’ membership to the Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation will also be cancelled.

Journal's policy on intellectual property
All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Society for Women Health Nursing. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Society.

Journal's options for post-publication discussions and corrections
The post-publication discussion is available through ‘Letter to the Editor’. If any readers have a concern on any articles published, they can submit letters to the editor on the articles. If any errors or mistakes in the article are found, it can be corrected through errata, corrigenda, or retraction.

11. Publishing schedule


Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation is published Bimonthly on the last day of every Fabuary, April, June, August, October and December.

12. Access

Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation is freely accessible from https://www.e-jer.org/ according to the Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The copyright, including the right of online transmission, is owned by the Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation.

13. Archiving

Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index (https://kci.go.kr) and is archived in the National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event the journal is no longer published.

14. Revenues sources

Revenue sources of this journal are from the support of the publisher (Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation),Korea Government’s support, and advertising rates.

15. Advertising

Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation 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.
• We reserve 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.

16. Direct marketing

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

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Editorial Office
Department of Urology, Chungnam National University Sejong Hospital
20, Bodeum 7-ro, Sejong 30099, Korea
Tel: +82-44-995-4701     FAX: +82-44-995-3209    E-mail: journal@kser.co.kr
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