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Compliance of Child Health Nursing Research with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

(4th version, 2022)
Posted in April, 2023

Table of Contents

JOURNAL CONTENT

JOURNAL PRACTICES

ORGANIZATION

BUSINESS PRACTICES

JOURNAL CONTENT

1. Name of journal

The official journal title is Child Health Nursing Research. The abbreviated title is Child Health Nurs Res.

2. Website

  • The URL of the official journal website is https://www.e-chnr.org/.
  • Aims & scope statement: https://www.e-chnr.org/about/index.php
    Child Health Nursing Research aims to promote the health, development, and well-being of children and their families in Korea and all over the world by providing research on evidence-based practices.
    Its scope includes the most recent clinically and academically relevant topics in health care and nursing from the beginning of life to young adulthood, including both children and their families. The journal deals with articles that address research, theory, and practice in a wide range of child health nursing areas and relevant cultural issues. Its regional scope is mainly Korea, but it welcomes submissions from researchers and nurses worldwide.
    The primary readers of this journal are healthcare professionals, administrators and scientists serving newborns, infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families, including nurses, midwives, physicians, developmental specialists, public health workers, scientists, educators, epidemiologists, and other health caregivers.
    The ultimate goal of Child Health Nursing Research is to develop a body of knowledge on the health of newborns, infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families while improving the clinical field and community with evidence-based practices to promote the health of children and families all over the world.
  • Readership: https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/readership.php
    This journal is published for health care professionals and administrators serving infants, children, adolescents, and families, working to promote child care and welfare. Through Child Health Nursing Research, readers obtain information on the most recent clinically and academically relevant topics in health care and nursing for the life span from the beginning of life to young adulthood, including both children and their family members. Specifically, nurses, midwives, physicians, developmental specialists, and public health workers in the field can obtain the most recent information about health problems and nursing strategies for children and families. Administrators of healthcare facilities and public health centers can access various data regarding health problems and obtain insights into healthcare planning for children and families. Social scientists and epidemiologists can access and utilize data on recent health problems of infants, children, adolescents, and families. Child health educators can obtain the most up-to-date information on child health to convey that knowledge to students in the field of child health care and nursing. Researchers can learn about state-of-the-art research methodology for child health care.
  • Authorship criteria: https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/authors.php#2-5
    The practices of Child Health Nursing Research regarding research and publication ethics strictly follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html), and the Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals 4th Edition (ISMPP, 2022, https://www.ismpp.org/gpp-2022).

    1) Authorship credit
    All other contributors should be credited in the acknowledgments. After the initial submission of a manuscript, any changes whatsoever in authorship (adding author[s], deleting author[s], or re-arranging the order of authors) must be explained in a letter to the editor from the authors concerned. All authors of the paper must sign this letter. Every author must also complete a copyright assignment.

    2) Authorship Taxonomy
    The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the descriptions are accurate and agreed upon by all authors. The role(s) of all authors should be listed, using the above relevant categories. Authors may have contributed in multiple roles. CRediT in no way changes the journal's criteria to qualify for authorship. Please select the CRediT (https://credit.niso.org/) statements provided below during the submission process. This information will appear above references section of the published paper, as shown below as an example.

    Table 1. Authorship Taxonomy(https://credit.niso.org/)
    Term Definition
    Conceptualization Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims
    Methodology Development or design of methodology; creation of models
    Software Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components
    Validation Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/ reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs
    Formal analysis Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data
    Investigation Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection
    Resources Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools
    Data Curation Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse
    Writing Original Draft Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation)
    Writing Review & Editing Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary, or revision including pre-or post-publication stages
    Visualization Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/ data presentation
    Supervision Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team
    Project administration Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution
    Funding acquisition Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication

    3) Corresponding author and first author
    Child Health Nursing Research does not allow multiple corresponding authors for a single article. Only one author for each article should correspond with the editorial office and reviewers. Child Health Nursing Research does not allow multiple first authors for a single article.

    4) Correction of authorship after publication
    Child Health Nursing Research does not correct authorship after publication unless the editorial staff has made a mistake. Authorship may be corrected after submission and before publication if all authors involved with the manuscript request an authorship correction.

  • pISSN: 2287-9110, eISSN: 2287-9129

3. Publishing schedule

https://www.e-chnr.org/about/about.php
The journal is published quarterly in January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31.

4. Archiving

https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/authors.php#6-3
All manuscripts published in Child Health Nursing Research are freely available through open access to read and download from any electronic link, including those found on the Child Health Nursing Research website (http://www.e-chnr.org/) immediately and permanently after publication. In the event Child Health Nursing Research is no longer published, previously published articles will continue to be available via the National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr), PubMed Central (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/4129/), and ScienceCentral (https://www.e-sciencecentral.org/journals/169/).

5. Copyright

https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/authors.php#VI

1) After the acceptance of the manuscript, the author must submit the copyright transfer agreement to the Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing. All authors should print their names and sign the copyright transfer agreement.

2) All manuscripts published in Child Health Nursing Research are protected by copyright. The copyright and the transfer right of the digital content of the published paper and journal are owned by the Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing. All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.

6. Licensing

https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/authors.php#VI
Child Health Nursing Research(CHNR) is an open-access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial - No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) license, which permits copying and distributing the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the Child Health Nursing Research. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access. It also follows the open access policy of PubMed Central at United States National Library of Medicine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/).
All articles published in the journal are freely available with open access for everyone to read and download from the Child Health Nursing Research website (http://www.e-chnr.org/) immediately and permanently after publication.

JOURNAL PRACTICES

7. Publication ethics and related editorial policies

https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/authors.php#II

  • Research Ethics

    1) Statements of Human and Animal Rights and Protection: Child Health Nursing Research endorses and follows international standards of ethical practice in human rights and protection and the principles addressed in the Declaration of Helsinki (Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf). According to the Bioethics and Biosafety Act of Korea and in order to meet international standards for ethical practice in human rights and protection, any research involving human subjects must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). When animals are used as research subjects, the study must be conducted in correspondence with related regulations, such as those of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs, https://ori.hhs.gov/education/products/ncstate/iacuc.htm), or National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals.pdf). Any treatment methods in conflict with the regulations must be described and may be grounds for rejection of the paper.

    2) Statements of Informed Consent: The researcher(s) must also obtain written voluntary informed consent from the participants or their parents or legal guardian. If the research involves a child or any vulnerable subject in any way, special and sensitive protection is needed to ensure the safety and human rights of the subject. When necessary, the editor of Child Health Nursing Research may ask the author(s) to present the relevant document(s) on the human rights and protection issues related to the manuscript, such as the informed consent form or the evidence for the IRB approval of the study.
  • Submission declaration and verification

    Duplicate publication or duplicate submission is prohibited in accordance with the ICMJE recommendations (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts/redundant-duplicate-publication-published-article). Manuscripts that have been published or are being submitted to other journal(s) should not be submitted to Child Health Nursing Research. Manuscripts that have been published or are currently under consideration for publication in Child Health Nursing Research must not be submitted to another journal. Upon notice of a duplicate submission, submission privileges to Child Health Nursing Research will be suspended for 2 years.

    1) Decision criteria for duplicate publication
    The manuscript has never been published in another language or any medium봯rint, electronic media, or an academic journal.

    2) The corresponding author must obtain approval from the editor-in-chief of each related journal if she or he wishes to reprint the published manuscript in another language.

    3) The editorial board will determine the nature and degree of the manuscript's duplicate publication or duplicate submission.

  • Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statements

    The publication and research ethics of Child Health Nursing Research strictly follow the ICMJE guidelines (http://www.icmje.org/).

    1) Reporting standards:
    Authors should report on their work accurately and objectively without inappropriate manipulation. Authors should describe their methods and procedures in enough detail and present sufficient references so that others can replicate the work. Authors should not produce, record, or report non-existent data and results and should not change or omit data. Authors should also avoid producing multiple publications ("salami slicing") from content that should be only one substantial manuscript. Manuscripts that do not follow the international ethical standards of research and publication (i.e., those that involve fabrication, falsification, salami slicing, plagiarism, or simultaneous/duplicate submission) will not be considered for publication in Child Health Nursing Research. The editorial board will adjudicate the specific reasons for rejection.

    2) Authorship of the manuscript:
    Authorship must be limited to those who have made a substantial contribution to the manuscript in terms of conception and design, as well as the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data. All authors should be involved in drafting and revising the manuscript and must approve the final version of the manuscript. The corresponding author should confirm that all appropriate persons are listed as authors in the manuscript, and all co-authors should approve the final version to be published.

    3) Originality and plagiarism:
    Authors are required to submit original manuscripts and confirm that they have cited or quoted others' ideas and texts appropriately and accurately. Plagiarism means the appropriation of another person's ideas, research processes, results, or text as one's This includes using previously published material of oneself or any other author without citing the references. The editorial board of Child Health Nursing Research uses the Crossref Similarity Check tool to check for plagiarism. If plagiarism is discovered in the manuscript, the manuscript will not be published.

    4) Multiple, simultaneous, or duplicate submission:
    Authors should not submit the same research to more than one journal and should not publish the manuscript in different languages. If authors wish to pursue a secondary publication of the manuscript in another language, they should obtain approval from the editor-in-chief of both related journals. The editorial board will determine the nature and degree of duplicate publication or duplicate submission for the manuscript.

    5) Data access and retention:
    Authors should retain research data and be prepared to allow access to the data in case the editorial board asks them to provide the raw data in connection with the editorial review.

    6) Disclosure and conflict of interest:
    Authors are required to disclose commercial or similar relationships to products or companies mentioned in the article being submitted or related to its subject matter.

    7) Acknowledgment of sources:
    Sources of funding for the manuscript should be acknowledged. Authors should use or report the information obtained privately with explicit, written permission from sources.

    8) Fundamental errors in a manuscript:
    When authors find a fundamental error in a published manuscript, they should immediately inform the editor and cooperate with the editor to correct or withdraw the manuscript.

    9) Process for managing publication malpractice:
    When reviewers or readers suspect publication malpractice such as fabrication, falsification, salami slicing, plagiarism, or simultaneous/duplicate publication; inappropriate 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 process of resolution will be initiated following the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The ethics committee will discuss and adjudicate cases of suspected publication malpractice, as well as complaints and appeals against editors. Child Health Nursing Research will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, apologies, and expressions of concern when needed.

  • Conflict of Interest

    An article's corresponding author is required to notify the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that might have affected the study's findings or the way the data were interpreted. Even when the authors are certain that their respective judgments were unaffected when producing the article, a potential conflict of interest should be stated on the title page and at the conclusion of the main text. Conflicts of interest can include ties to pharmaceutical corporations on a personal or financial level, political pressure from special interest organizations, or issues in the classroom. The ICMJE Uniform Disclosure Form for Potential Conflicts of Interest (https://www.icmje.org/disclosure-of-interest/) should be used as the model for the disclosure form. The editor will determine whether the conflict of interest disclosure should be made in the final version of the work. All funding sources for a study should be specifically identified. Before assessing a particular paper, Child Health Nursing Research requests that referees notify the editor if they have any conflicts of interest. All article submissions from editors, staff members, or editorial board members are handled in the same manner as unsolicited submissions. They will not participate in the decision-making or reviewer selection process. Even for commissioned manuscripts, editors will not handle their own work.

8. Peer review

https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/authors.php#4-2

1) Number of reviewers
Two or more reviewers and the editor will conduct a double-blind peer review of each of these manuscripts.

2) Peer review process and the author's response to the reviewers' comments
There is a two-week peer review period, and the first decision is made after the evaluation is finished. Following the review, the Editorial Board will decide between the options: acceptable options include minor revision, major revision, or rejection. The Editorial Board may request authors to make changes to the manuscript in response to reviewers' comments. The author should reasonably indicate if the reviewer's opinion is unacceptable or if the reviewer is thought to have misinterpreted the data. The authors should try their best to comply with any requests made by the reviewers to modify the manuscript.
After making changes to the manuscript, the author should upload the updated files along with a response to each reviewer's comment. Revisions from the author must be finished within 15 days of the request. The Editorial Board will inform the author if it is not received by the deadline. The author should discuss an extension with the Editorial Board if they want to prolong the revision window past 15 days. Up to two rounds of the manuscript evaluation process may be offered. The Editorial Board may consider further review if the authors request it. The Editorial Board will ultimately decide whether to approve the submitted manuscript for publication and may, if necessary, ask for additional alterations, edits, and deletions to the article text. Statistical editing is also done if a statistician needs to review the data professionally.
The editor-in-chief of Child Health Nursing Research will make the final decision regarding the manuscript's publication based on the reviewers' comments and the scientific merits of the manuscript. Any potential or existing conflict and issues in the manuscript must be discussed in detail with the Editorial Board.
All manuscripts from editors, employees or editorial board members are processed the same way as other unsolicited manuscripts. Editors will not handle their own manuscripts even if they are commissioned ones. During the review process, they will not engage in the selection of reviewers and the decision process.

9. Access

https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/authors.php#6-2

Child Health Nursing Research is an open-access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial - No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) license, which permits copying and distributing the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the Child Health Nursing Research. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access. It also follows the open access policy of PubMed Central at United States National Library of Medicine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/).
All articles published in the journal are freely available with open access for everyone to read and download from the Child Health Nursing Research website (http://www.e-chnr.org/) immediately and permanently after publication.

ORGANIZATION

10. Ownership and management

  • Information about the ownership of the journal: This journal is owned by its publisher, the Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing (http://www.childnursing.or.kr/).
  • Management team of the journal: https://www.e-chnr.org/about/editorial.php
  • Journal management team (2022~2023)
    • Journal Manager: Yunsoo Kim, Catholic Kwandong University, Republic of Korea
    • Ethics Editor: Shin-Jeong Kim, Hallym University, Republic of Korea
    • Statistics Editor:
      Yong Gyu Park, Catholic University of Korea, Republic of Korea
      Seongyong Kim, Hoseo University, Republic of Korea
      Eunmi Lee, Hoseo University, Republic of Korea
    • Manuscript Editor:
      Hyunju Ha, MEDrang Inc, Seoul, Republic of Korea
      Jung Hwa Kang, Catholic Kwandong University, Republic of Korea
    • Layout Editor: Beom Soo Kim, MedicalLove Co., Republic of Korea
    • English Editor: Andrew Dombrowski, Compecs, Inc., Republic of Korea
    • Website and JATS XML File Producer: Min Young Choi, M2PI, Republic of Korea

11. Advisory body

https://www.e-chnr.org/about/editorial.php
The governing body is the journal's editorial board.

12. Editorial team/contact information

BUSINESS PRACTICES

13. Author fees

https://www.e-chnr.org/authors/processing_charge.php
An article-processing charge (APC) of 600 USD (600,000 Korean Won) per article is requested to the corresponding author upon acceptance.
Authors in developing countries may be exempt from author fees after the negotiation with the Editorial Board.
If at least one of the authors is a member of the Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing, the paper will qualify for a discounted publication fee structure.

14. Other revenue

The revenue sources of the journal are support from the publisher (the Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing).

15. Advertising

https://www.e-chnr.org/about/advertising_policy.php
Child Health Nursing Research does not currently advertise or permit advertising. However, we adhere to the following principles regarding advertisements. Our advertising policy is in agreement with the principles presented in Recommendations on Publication Ethics Policies for Medical Journals, which was issued by the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) (https://wame.org/recommendations-on-publication-ethics-policies-for-medical-journals).

  • All advertisements must receive written approval from the publisher (the Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing) and Child Health Nursing Research, and the publisher always retain the rights to refuse or cancel any advertisements that are incompatible with the mission of the organization.
  • The advertiser shall agree to reimburse the publisher, officers, and employees for any costs of publishing the advertisement (including legal fees) and for any losses (defamation, invasion of privacy, infringement of copyright, or claim or lawsuit of plagiarism), and to indemnify the journal against any claims. The publisher shall not bear responsibility for incidental or consequential losses caused by errors occurring in the process of displaying or printing an advertisement.
  • In all advertisements, it should be possible to clearly identify the advertiser through a noticeable trademark or signature, and advertisements should therefore be clearly and immediately distinguishable from editorial content.
  • All advertisements shall be nondiscriminatory (sex, age, race, religion, marital status, physical handicap, etc.) and shall comply with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Advertisements that promote substances or activities that are harmful for health shall not be allowed, including any advertisements dealing with the following subject matter:

    - Alcohol
    - Tobacco
    - Weapons, firearms, and ammunition
    - Fireworks
    - Gambling and lottery
    - Pornography or related themes
    - Political and religious advertisements
    - Advertisements that claim to have a 쐌iracle cure or method
    - Advertisements that make unsubstantiated health claims for the products advertised
    - Advertisements directed at children

  • The publisher shall not endorse any products or organizations and shall not bear responsibility for the content promoted in advertisements.
  • Child Health Nursing Research shall not permit advertisements to influence editorial decisions.

16. Direct marketing

Journal propagation is done through the journal셲 website. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually offered to presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.

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