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■ Review Guidelines

Revised 2019.10.10.



All review process will be done on-line manuscript submission and review system. Submitted manuscripts are usually reviewed by 3 experts (editors and reviewers) for blinded peer review. The peer reviewers shall evaluate the manuscript within 14 days after review request. Review results of the “regular-track” manuscripts are notified manuscripts are decided within 8 weeks after the initial submission. The Korean Journal for Clinical Laboratory Science (KJCLS) Editorial Committee will make a final decision on the approval for publication of the submitted manuscripts and can request any further corrections, revisions, and deletions of the article text if necessary. Review and publication processes not described in the Instructions, will be incorporated into "Editorial Policy Statements approved by the CSE (http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/, Council of Science Editors, 2006)" can be applied.

  • 1. Review evaluation
    • 1) Suitability of the research topics (in agreement with the inauguration purpose of this Society)
    • 2) Quality and uniqueness of the study
    • 3) Research methods and the validity of logical development
    • 4) Suitability of paper arrangement
    • 5) Accuracy of references (citation in the main text, enumeration in references)
    • 6) Academic and social contribution by the study results
    • 7) Confirmity with the research ethics set by the Society
  • 2. Review results
    • 1) "Accepted" (Accepted for publication): The manuscript will be forwarded to the publisher without further corrections.
    • 2) "Minor revisions" (Open to acceptance after the suggested revision): The author should address the comments from the reviewers, which will be confirmed by the reviewers before being sent to the publisher.
    • 3) "Major revisions" (Resubmit after the suggested revisions): The author should address the comments from the reviewers and make the appropriate corrections for review by the reviewers.
    • 4) "Rejection" (Not accepted for publication): (1) When 2 out of the 3 reviewers rejects the manuscript; (2) If the authors fail to submit a revised manuscript within 8 weeks, the final decision is made by the Editorial Committee.
No. Results Primary
decision
Secondary
decision
Accept Minor Major Reject
1 3 0 0 0 Accept N
2 2 1 0 0 N
3 2 0 1 0 Accept
or
Minor
N or Y
4 2 0 0 1
5 1 2 0 0
6 1 1 1 0
7 1 1 0 1
8 0 3 0 0
9 0 2 1 0
10 0 2 0 1
11 1 0 2 0 Major Y
12 1 0 1 1 Y
13 0 1 2 0 Y
14 0 1 1 1 Y
15 0 0 3 1 Y
16 0 0 2 1 Y
17 1 0 0 2 Reject N
18 0 1 0 2 N
19 0 0 1 2 N
20 0 0 0 3 N