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Science Editing (Sci Ed) is the official journal of the Korean Council of Science Editors ( and Council of Asian Science Editors ( It aims to improve the culture and health of human being by promoting the quality of editing and publishing scientific, technical, and medical journals. Expected readers are editors, publishers, reviewers, and authors of the journals around the world, specially focused to those in Asia. Since scholarly journals in Asia are mostly published by the academic societies, universities, or nonprofitorganizations, Science Editing is sought to play a role in journal development. The number of publications from Asia is increasing rapidly and overpass that of other continents; meanwhile, the number of international journals and highly appreciated journals is yet to be coming forward. It is the task of Asian editors to pledge the journal quality and broaden the visibility and accessibility. Therefore, the journal's scope includes the following in the field of science, technology, and medicine.

  • • Policy of journal editing

  • • Data mining on editing and publishing

  • • Systematic reviews on medical journal publishing and editing

  • • Research ethics and medical ethics, including clinical registration, statements of human and animal health protection, and conflicts of interest

  • • Publication ethics, such as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and authorship

  • • CrossCheck

  • • Legal issues in journal publishing

  • • Peer review process

  • • Reporting guidelines for medical journals

  • • Medical and scientific literature databases

  • • Advanced information technology applicable to journal editing and publishing, including PubMed Central schemas, JATS schemas, DOIs, CrossMark, FundRef, ORCIDs, DataCite, QR codes, and apps

  • • International standard of journal editing and publishing, including the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ recommendations

  • • Reference styles, including Vancouver (NLM) style, APA style, IEEE style, and ACS style

  • • Digital publishing on the web and in apps

  • • Education and training of editors, reviewers, and authors

  • • Manuscript editing

  • • Journal evaluation

  • • Bibliometrics and scientometrics in the context of journal editing and publishing

  • • Finances of journal publishing

  • • History of scholarly journals

  • • Copyright and Creative Commons Licenses

  • • Open access and public access approaches

Its publication type includes original articles, reviews, case studies, essays, editorials, meeting reports, book reviews, announcement, correspondence, and video clips. Other types are also acceptable upon negotiation with the Editorial Board. All unsolicited articles are subject to peer review. Commissioned articles are reviewed by the Editorial Board.

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