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Volume 3 August 2016
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Editorial
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Kihong Kim
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):65-66.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.68
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Review
Editing and publishing activities of the Korean Physical Society during the first fifty years since its inauguration in 1952
Yoon Suk Koh
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):67-79.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.69
Correction in: Sci Ed 2017;4(1):53
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This is a historical review concerning the development of the editing and publishing activities of the Korean Physical Society, unique in its kind in South Korea, during its first fifty years since inauguration. It was founded in 1952, in the midst of the Korean War, and issued its first publication only in 1961. Despite such a late start, the society made great efforts to boost its activities thereafter, developing five different periodicals, including two Science Citation Index-listed journals, established by 2002. It can be seen as a remarkable success story of the Korean physics community, having overcome many hardships, which included the meager human and material resources that it started with and also the social unrest and destruction owing to the Korean War and its aftermath. The development and progress of the Korean Physical Society during this period, with a main focus on its editing and publishing practices, are briefly described.
Original Articles
Increasing number of authors per paper in Korean science and technology papers
Hyunju Jang, Kihong Kim, Sun Huh, Hyungsun Kim
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):80-89.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.70
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We examined changes in the number of authors per paper for science and technology papers (agricultural sciences, engineering and technologies, medical sciences, and natural sciences) in Korea. We employed the Scopus database to examine the change in the number of authors in papers, which were published from 2000 to 2015 in the 234 Korean academic journals indexed on Scopus. We found that the global trend of growth in the number of authors per paper is evident in Korea as well. While there was little evidence of a correlation with the citation per paper, a positive correlation was found between with the field-weighted citation impact, another measure of a paper’s impact, in medical and natural science papers. In terms of the type of collaboration, we found that international collaboration papers had the highest number of authors, followed by national and institutional collaborations. The number of authors per paper was highest for those published in the top 10% journals by Source Normalized Impact per Paper, followed by Scopus-indexed journals, while papers published in Korea Citation Index had the lowest number of authors per paper. We propose that the rise in the number of authors per paper in Korean papers may be ascribed to many Korean research programs encouraging group research and the widespread availability of the internet, which has stimulated joint research efforts and encouraged international collaboration.

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Patterns of citation when Korean scientists cite other Korean scientists
Yeonok Chung, Kihong Kim
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):90-93.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.71
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Citation patterns of Korean scientists are investigated by analyzing the references of the papers authored by Korean chemists and published in two journals of different standing. Particular interest is given to how frequently Korean researchers quote the papers written by other Korean researchers and whether there is any difference in the citation pattern when Korean researchers publish their papers in a top international journal or in a domestic journal. Two journals in the category of multidisciplinary chemistry, the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, are chosen and a detailed analysis of the references of the papers written by Korean authors in 2015 was performed. The author self-citation rate is found to be much larger than the citation rate of other Korean authors. It is also found that the percentage of self-citations and the percentage of the references by Korean authors excluding self-citations are both significantly larger in the Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society than in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Interpretations of the results based on social exchange theory are proposed.

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Current status of Science Citation Index Expanded listing of Korean medical journals and effect of PubMed electronic publication ahead of print to their impact factors
Jae Jun Shim, Byung-Ho Kim
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):94-99.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.72
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This year marked the twentieth anniversary of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE). The number of member journals has increased from 105 to 257 since its inception in 1996. In the same period, the number of journals listed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) has increased from zero to 35. The average journal impact factor (JIF) that was initially 0.13 has now increased by more than tenfold on average to 1.45 as of 2014. Many KAMJE journals that are not indexed in the SCIE are putting their best effort towards eventual inclusion. Following listing with SCIE, however, editors have turned their attention towards the JIF and have shown interest in early online publication as a means of improving the JIF. The current status of PubMed electronic publication ahead of print (EAP) was surveyed among KAMJE journals that are indexed in the SCIE, and the impact of this EAP on the improvement of the JIF was investigated. Based on the survey, more than half of the members have started or are planning on implementing EAP. However, these efforts were found to be still in their infancy, and they have been insufficient to serve as a basis for scientific analysis. Since the sample size is too small and the implementation period too short to statistically analyze the effects of early publication on the JIF, a case-by-case approach was taken. Based on case studies, it is difficult to draw conclusions yet about whether online early publication enhances the JIF.
Status of digital standards in Korean medical journals in 2016
Geum Hee Jeong, Sun Huh
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):100-104.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.73
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This study aimed to characterize the current status of a variety of digital standards in medical journals published in Korea in 2016. A total of 256 journals listed as member journals of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors were searched to evaluate the following items: an independent journal homepage domain; an e-submission system; the use of digital object identifiers (DOIs), CrossMark, and FundRef; the availability of text and data mining; the presence of Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) information, an open access declaration, and the language of the journal. The search was carried out from July 29 to 30, 2016. Independent journal homepage domains were found for 190 of the 256 journals (74.1%). Of the journals, 216 were equipped with an e-submission system (84.4%), and 218 journals used DOIs (85.2%). CrossMark and FundRef were used in 105 journals (41.0%), text and data mining were available for 31 journals (11.1%), ORCID identifiers were present in 24 journals (9.4%), and an open access declaration according to a Creative Commons license was present for 199 journals (77.8%). The number of English-language journals was 130 (50.8%). Open access journals and English-language journals were found to have implemented more digital standards than non-open access journals and Korean-language journals respectively. The above results demonstrate that digital standards have been rapidly implemented by a considerable number of medical journals in Korea. In order to facilitate the more active promotion of journals to the international level, more journals should utilize these standards. The use of full-text JATS (journal article tag suite) XML is recommended for the easy adoption of DOIs, CrossMark, FundRef, and ORCID.

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Case Study
Taiwan Government’s scientific journal supporting policy
Hsiu-Ching Hsu, Wei-Hsing Tuan
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):105-108.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.74
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This report discloses the journal supporting policy in Taiwan. At the moment, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) not only gives financial support to each academic research projects but also plays an important role to the quality of many scientific journals. The MOST has established a competitive evaluation system to assess the quality of scientific journals. According to the policy of MOST, each academic association could apply financial support for one scientific journal. Around 60 journals receive support from MOST every year.

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Training Material
Using the Crossref Metadata API to explore publisher content
Rachael Lammey
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):109-111.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.75
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Crossref is a not-for-profit membership association for scholarly publishers, founded in 2000. It is the largest digital object identifier (DOI) registration agency and provides publisher members with the capacity to deposit DOIs and their associated metadata to support persistent linking between different types of academic content. In a previous paper in Science Editing [1], Crossref mentioned a newly-created interface (http://search.crossref.org) that allowed publishers, libraries and researchers to search across nearly 50 million Crossref metadata records for items such as journal articles, books and conference proceedings. Since that paper was published, the search service has graduated into a live production service covering over 81 million DOIs, and Crossref has documented and made available the application programming interface used to build and support the search interface. This paper will provide information on this Crossref Metadata API, which is being widely adopted and used by many different stakeholders in the scholarly community, and give examples of how it is being employed by these parties.

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Essay
Scientific publishing in the Asian century: an international perspective
Youngsuk Chi
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):112-115.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.76
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    Sun Huh
    Blood Research.2018; 53(2): 95.     CrossRef
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Meeting Reports
Report on the 2016 Short Course for Journal Editors at the Council of Science Editors annual meeting
Soo Young kim
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):116-118.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.77
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International Society of Managing and Technical Editors’ Asian Conference 2016
Hyun Jung Yi
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):119-121.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.78
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What can Asian editors contribute to European editors?
Sun Huh
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):122-124.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.79
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Science Cartoon
Big lab vs. small lab
Beom Sun Chung, Jungsik Park, Min Suk Chung
Sci Ed. 2016;3(2):125-127.   Published online August 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.80
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