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Thank you for choosing to submit your research to the Health & New Media Research. Authors should read the “Instructions for authors” on the journal’s page before making a submission. Manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy.

Preparation of Submission

About the Journal

Health & New Media Research (pISSN: 2671-4124, eISSN: 2951-2522) is an open-access, international, biannual peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Health & New Media Research Institute (HMRI) in South Korea. Please refer to our Aim & Scope (https://hnmr.org/about/index.php) for details about our areas of focus.

Author’s Checklist

Please make sure to consult our checklist before submitting your study (https://hnmr.org/authors/checklist.php). This checklist serves as a final review tool for your submission before it undergoes the review process. For more detailed information, please refer to the relevant section in this Instruction for Authors.

  • Data Availability Statement Requirement:
    • • The location of the data supporting your findings.
    • • The conditions under which the data can be accessed.
    • • Whether the data is available in a public repository that assigns a digital object identifier (DOI).

Ethics in Publishing

Health & New Media Research adheres to international standards of ethical scholarship, as outlined by respected academic associations such as COPE's Guideline on Good Publication (https://publicationethics.org) and the Recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (https://www.icmje.org/recommendations). For further details on ethical considerations for authors, please consult the Ethics for Authors section on the Publication Ethics page (https://hnmr.org/policy/ethics.php).

Authorship

Every author listed on a journal article is expected to have made a substantial contribution to the work described.

Contributions include:

  • Conceiving or designing the research, acquiring data, or analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Drafting the article or critically revising it for significant intellectual content.
  • Providing final approval of the version to be published.
  • Agreeing to be accountable for all aspects of the work, including the investigation and resolution of questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work.

Individuals meeting these criteria can be listed as co-authors on an article.

Among co-authors, one author will be designated as the corresponding author. The corresponding author takes on primary responsibility of managing all communication related to the article and ensures all the journal’s administrative requirements. The corresponding author is expected to remain accessible during the submission and peer review process, promptly addressing any inquiries from the editorial team. Furthermore, they should be readily available after publication to address any critiques or inquiries related to the work. In the event that questions about the paper arise post-publication, the corresponding author should be cooperative and responsive to any requests from the journal for data or additional information. In cases where all authors believe that their contributions are equal, co-corresponding authors and co-first authors are also acceptable.

Permission

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright owners when using lengthy quotations (500 words or more), tables, or figures published elsewhere. All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript prior to submission. Once a manuscript is submitted, it is therefore assumed that all authors have read and given their approval for the submission of the manuscript.

Peer Review Procedure

The review process is a critical stage in the publication of an article. It aids the editor in making decisions regarding the article and offers the author an opportunity to enhance their manuscript. HNMR employs a double-blind review process in which submitted manuscripts, with author identities removed, undergo at least two anonymous reviews. This process typically takes up to 8 weeks. The managing editor will convey the decision to the authors, which may include acceptance, revision, or rejection. Reviewer comments, with the reviewers' identities also concealed, will be shared with the author for their consideration.

The authority to "Accept" or "Reject" a manuscript rests solely with the editor. When a manuscript is "Accepted," an Acceptance Certificate is issued to the author(s), and the manuscript proceeds to the publication process. If a manuscript is rejected, the authors are promptly notified of the decision, and no further processing is undertaken. In cases where a manuscript requires revision, it is returned to the author(s) along with the editor's recommendations for further improvement. The editor subsequently makes the final decision to either "Accept" or "Reject" the revised manuscript.

Confidentiality

A submitted manuscript is a confidential material. Academic Journals will not disclose submitted manuscript to anyone except individuals who partake in the processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted). These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, actual reviewers, and editors. However, in suspected cases of misconduct, a manuscript may be revealed to members of Academic Journals’ ethics committee and institutions/organizations that may require it for the resolution of the misconduct.

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of interest (COI) exists when there is a divergence between an individual’s private interests (competing interests) and his or her responsibilities to scientific and publishing activities such that a reasonable observer might wonder if the individual’s behavior or judgment was motivated by considerations of his or her competing interests. If there is any conflict of interest, authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the development of the manuscript upon their submission. Reviewers also should disclose any conflict of interest and if necessary, decline the review of any manuscript they perceive to have a conflict of interest. Editors should also decline from considering any manuscript that may have conflict of interest. Such manuscripts will be re-assigned to other editors.

Protection of Human Right

In the reporting of studies that involve human participants, it should be stated that the study was performed according to the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 (revised 2013) (Available from https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/ ) and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the institution where the study was performed. Copies of written informed consent documents should be retained for studies involving human participants. For this purpose, HNMR may request 1) copies of these documents to address any queries related to human right, and 2) the inclusion of IRB approval (or waiver) and informed consent statements in the methods section.. A participant’s identifiable details, such as name, initial of name, ID numbers, or date of birth, should not be published. Studies that do not meet the Helsinki Declaration will not be considered for publication.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted via e-submission system (https://submit.hnmr.org/).

Upon submission, authors should submit separately the following files: (1) a title page that includes the manuscript’s title, author(s)’ names, affiliation, emails, postal addresses, the acknowledgement, and declaration of conflict of interest, and (2) an anonymized manuscript file with the full text of the article (i.e., abstract, main text, references, figures, tables, footnotes, and appendixes). Any information in the Acknowledgement and Declaration of Conflict of Interest that may lead to the uncovering of the identity of the author is also removed from the manuscript prior to sending it to reviewers. A cover letter that contains any comments to the editor either can be submitted as a file or directly included in the e-submission system. These documents will only be accepted in Microsoft Word document format (.doc or .docx). Only original manuscripts submitted to the Health & New Media Research will be considered for publication. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal must not simultaneously submit them to another journal.

Style Guideline

Formatting

Please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) for formatting of tables and other style issues (https://apastyle.apa.org/jars). The journal requires that your manuscript is submitted with double spacing applied. References need to be double-spaced as well as for the main text. Every manuscript must contain all essential elements such as abstract, keywords, introduction, literature review, materials, methods, results, discussion, artwork, and tables with captions. If an article includes any videos and/or other supplementary material, this should be included in the initial submission for peer review purposes. Divide the article into clearly defined sections. The manuscript file should also include a shortened version of the title (50 characters or less, including spaces) for use as a running head. Define any abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used.

Templates

Authors may refer to sample papers and templates provided by APA, including literature review studies (https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/paper-format/literature-review-professional-paper.docx), qualitative studies (https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/paper-format/qualitative-professional-paper.docx), quantitative studies (https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/paper-format/quantitative-professional-paper.docx).

Length

A manuscript should be less than 5,000 words, excluding abstract, tables, figures, references, and any disclosure statements. Longer papers will be considered when adhering strictly to this limit significantly compromises the study's scientific value.

Structure

  • Title page. A title page must contain the study's title and author details. This includes full names and affiliations for all authors, with the inclusion of ORCID recommended if possible. One author should be designated as the corresponding author and provide their contact information. It's important to note that affiliations cannot be modified after acceptance.
  • Abstract. An abstract should not exceed 200 words.
  • Keywords. Authors are required to provide a list of three to five keywords.
  • Manuscript. A manuscript should follow APA 7th style with appropriate section headings. The standard structure of most research papers typically includes the following format: Introduction, Literature Reviews, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions. However, adjustments can be made as needed to suit specific requirements.
  • Figures. High-resolution .TIFF or .EPS figure files are preferred for submission. A legend and in-text citation should be provided for each figure.
  • Tables. Tables should offer fresh insights, not duplicate text. They must have clear titles, be cited in order using parentheses, and be editable for publication.
  • Supplemental online material. A manuscript may include supplemental materials, such as videos, data sets, file sets, sound files, or anything which supports (and is pertinent to) your paper.
  • References. Health and New Media Research uses APA 7th reference style (https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples).
  • Acknowledgments.
  • Using Third-Party Material. Authors are responsible for obtaining the required permissions to use third-party material in their articles. Any material used in the manuscript that the authors do not hold the copyright must have written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.

Anonymization

Please ensure that the manuscript is appropriately blinded. Authors should not contain any clues to the author's personal identity or institutional affiliation outside of the title page. Please double-check your manuscript for:

  • Self-citations "in press";
  • Self-referential citations including author identity
  • Institutional affiliation (often in the Methods and Acknowledge sections)
  • Any indicator of either author(s) or institution(s) in the title of the
  • manuscript file, eg., "YourName_Manuscript.doc."

Production Procedure

After a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to submit a final version of the manuscript. Files are copyedited, typeset into page proofs, and e-mailed to the authors. Authors are responsible for the reading of proofs and for correcting errors and answering editors’ queries.

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



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