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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF document file format.  If the submission is made with a PDF file, the author will provide an editable Microsoft Word or RTF file upon acceptance of the submission.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines above.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • A cover page is being submitted.  Follow the instructions above to include the required information in the cover page.
  • The submission has not been previously published.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF document file format. If the submission is made with a PDF file, the author will provide an editable Microsoft Word or RTF file upon acceptance of the submission.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines above.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • A cover page is being submitted. Follow the instructions above to include the required information in the cover page.

Author Guidelines

 

I. Submission and Peer-review

Length: Manuscripts should be between 6,000 and 25,000 words, including notes.

Cover Page: On the cover page, you must state:
1. your address;
2. your telephone number (including work, home, and cellphone numbers), fax number, and email address and your preference for communication;
3. a two-to-three (complete) sentence bio of each author, including the author's present title and institutional/corporate affiliation and any academic degrees and from what institutions they were received (please include full name, city, and state)

Submission: The manuscript and cover letter should be submitted electronically through this website.  The author should create a user account with the website, if he or she hasn't done so in the past.  This website is based on the Open Journal System, and for those not familiar with the Open Journal System, help can be found here and here.

Peer review: Decisions to accept or reject papers are based on the recommendations received during blind peer review. The evaluation process generally takes eight to ten weeks.

 

II. EDITING PROCESS

Editing: Authors will be consulted during the editing stage about any editorial changes to their texts. Minor standardizations (headings, alignments, references, minor punctuation revisions, applications of our stylebook, and so forth) will not be discussed. Authors will also receive final-stage proofs for review, at which time only significant corrections will be permitted.  The entire editing process can be followed by the author through this website.  The instructions can be found here.

Reference Format: The journal uses footnotes for references.  Because of its interdisciplinary appeal, the journal has decided to allow two reference formats -- either the Chicago Manual of Style or the Bluebook.  The author may choose either format but must adhere to the chosen format.

 

III. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Copyright forms: Authors are required to sign copyright forms prior to publication. No compensation is paid for articles published.

 

IV. INQUIRIES

Direct all inquiries to:

Won Bok Lee
Editor
The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics
Email: journal@eible.org

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