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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

Sixteen check list of compliance of the journal to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published September 15, 2022 (joint statement by Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ], the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association [OASPA], and the World Association of Medical Editors [WAME]; was as follows:



1. Name of journal

The official journal title is Health & New Media Research. Abbreviated title is Health New Media Res.

2. Website

The URL of the official journal website is The Health & New Media Research managing team endeavors to make a good website. Health & New Media Research website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.

3. Journal Schedule

Health & New Media Research is published two times a year (June and December).

4. Archiving

It is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index ( or National Library of Korea ( in the event a journal is no longer published.

5. Copyright

All published papers become the permanent property of the Health & New Media Research Institute. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Health & New Media Research Institute. Permission must be obtained from the Health & New Media Research Institute for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms (

6. Licensing

This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purpose (


7. Publication Ethics and Related Editorial Policies

  • Health & New Media Research follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE ( and Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (

  • Our publication ethics and related editorial policies are displayed on the Research and Publication Ethics tab ( and Instruction for Authors (Editorial Policy) tab ( of the journal website.

  • The Editorial Board of Health & New Media Research carefully examines whether all submitted manuscripts abide the ethical guidelines of ICMJE and COPE. The published articles should include the statements of conflict of interest, author's contribution, Institutional Review Board, informed consent, and human/animal rights.

  • When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by COPE ( The Editorial Board of Health & New Media Research will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. Health & New Media Research will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

8. Peer Review

  • Health & New Media Research has an online submission and peer review system at
  • Health & New Media Research reviews all manuscripts received. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript meets these two criteria, it is dispatched to three investigators in the field with relevant knowledge.
  • Health & New Media Research adopts double blind review, which means that the reviewers and authors cannot identify each others’ information. The authors’ names and affiliations are removed during peer review.
  • Assuming the manuscript is sent to reviewers, Health & New Media Research waits to receive opinions from at least two reviewers. In addition, if deemed necessary, a review of statistics may be requested. The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its scientific significance. Acceptance of the manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decision of the reviewers.
  • An initial decision will normally be made within 4 weeks of receipt of a manuscript, and the reviewers’ comments are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. The corresponding author must indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within 4 weeks of the editorial decision is regarded as a withdrawal. A final decision on acceptance/rejection for publication is forwarded to the corresponding author from the editor.
  • All manuscripts from editors, employees, or members of the editorial board are processed same to other unsolicited manuscripts. During the review process, submitters will not engage in the decision process. Editors will not handle their own manuscripts although they are commissioned ones.
  • We neither guarantee the acceptance without review nor very short peer review times for unsolicited manuscripts. Commissioned manuscripts also reviewed before publication.

9. Access

Health & New Media Research is an open access journal. A free full-text service, both in XML and PDF formats, is available immediately upon publication without an embargo period.


10. Ownership and Management

This journal is owned by the publisher, the Health & New Media Research Institute ( The journal is managed by the Management Team.

11. Advisory Body

The advisory body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are displayed on the About (Editorial Board) tab of the journal website.

12. Editorial Team and Contact Information

Editorial team is available from Editorial Board page at the front part of the journal.

Contact information
1 Hallymdaehak-gil, Chuncheon 24252, Republic of Korea


13. Author Fees

Neither page charge, article processing fee nor submission fee will be applied. Health & New Media Research is a platinum open access journal, meaning there are no fees on the author side.

14. Other Revenue

Revenue sources of journal were from the support of publisher (the Health & New Media Research Institute), Korea Government’s support, and advertising rates.

15. Advertising

Health & New Media Research accepts advertisements. The policy of advertising is displayed on the About (Advertising Policy) tab of the journal website.

16. Direct marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site and distribution of an introduction pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.

Health &
New Media

Print ISSN: 2671-4124
Online ISSN: 2951-2522

Editorial Office
1 Hallymdaehak-gil, Chuncheon 24252, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-33-248-3255    E-mail:                

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