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Final checklist for manuscript submission
Download the 'Copyright transfer agreement and disclosure of conflict of interest' and complete the forms. After completing these documents, they should be forwarded to the Korean Endocrine Society editorial office via FAX (+82-2-714-5103) or their scanned copies uploaded on submission site or sent via e-mail (endo@endocrinology.or.kr).
Financial sponsorship should be stated in the Conflicts of Interest.
All funding sources should be stated in the Acknowledgments.
In the case of human studies, a statement concerning IRB approval and consent procedures must appear at the beginning of the Methods section.
Animal research studies must state that the work was performed according to the National or Institutional Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the ethical treatment of all experimental animals must be observed.
Checklist for formatting of the manuscript
The manuscript should be organized in the following sequence: title page, abstract and key words, main body (introduction, methods, results, discussion), conflicts of interest, acknowledgments, references, tables, and figure legends.
The manuscript must be double-spaced in 12-point font with 3-cm blank margin on both sides, top, and bottom on A4-sized paper (21×30 cm) or North American letter-sized paper (8½ in×11 in).
1. Original article
The title page should be as follows: the title of the manuscript, a short running title less than 50 characters, names of all authors and their current affiliations.
The word limit for a title is 20 English words and the first letter of each word of a title must be capitalized.
Provide an abstract of not more than 250 words composed of background, methods, results, and conclusion.
The number of references should not exceed 40.
2. Review article
A review article should include an nonstructured abstract not exceeding 200 words and keywords.
The number of references should not exceed 150.
3. Editorial
No more than 4 pages (A4) with the number of references limited to 20 is allowed.
4. Brief report
These manuscripts should include a short nonstructured abstract (150 words maximum).
The total manuscript length should not exceed 1,200 words, excluding references and abstract.
Brief reports can include a maximum of 20 references and 2 figures or tables.
5. Case report
The word count of nonstructured abstract should be no more than 200 words.
The number of keywords is limited to 3.
The number of references is limited to 20.
6. Image
The manuscript should not be more than 1 page (A4).
The number of references is limited to 5.
7. Letter to the editor
The manuscript should not be more than 1 page (A4).
The number of references is limited to 5.
Detailed checklist for manuscript submission
Abbreviations should be used only when necessary and defined on first use.
- e.g., high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)
Clinical laboratory values and units should be in Système International (SI) form.
Leave a space before a unit, a number, a parenthesis.
- e.g., body weight 52 kg, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
1. References
Reference numbers in the text should appear in chronological order in normal type and in square brackets (e.g., “In the study by Norton et al. [23]...”).
The order should be as follows: authors’ names (list the first 6 authors and add “et al.”), title, journal name, the year, volume, and page numbers.
-Ex. 1) Jeong HS, Kim HJ, Kim HS, Kim SW, Shin CS, Park DJ, et al. Clinical characteristics for 132 patients with adrenal incidentaloma. J Korean Endocr Soc 2007;22:260-5.
-Ex. 2) Iitaka M, Momotani N, Ishii J, Ito K. Incidences of subacute thyroiditis recurrences after a prolonged latency: 24-year survey. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1996;81:466-9.
2. Tables
Tables should be numbered in the order of their appearance in a main body.
Tables should be double-spaced and inserted on a separate page.
The first letter of each word of the table title must be capitalized.
Only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized inside a table.
Unnecessary longitudinal lines should not be used.
The description of footnotes below the table should follow the order of that of the acronyms and symbols. Symbols should be marked with small alphabet letters in the order of usage, such as a, b, c, d, e, in superscript.
The explanation of footnotes should be separated from each other by a semicolon, without beginning a new line below the table.
When a table is cited in the main body, it should be presented as demonstrated: 'Table 1'.
3. Figures
Figures should be numbered in the order of their appearance in a main body.
The resolution of pictures and photographs should exceed 300 dpi.
In cases where more than two photographs are used in the same figure, alphabet characters should be used next to the Arabic numeral (e.g., Fig. 1A, Fig. 1B).
The legend for each microscopic image should indicate the stain used and the level of magnification.
- e.g., (H&E stain, ×400)
Figure legends should be clearly numbered and included at the very end of your main text document and not with the separate figure/image files.
Figure legends should follow the order of that of the acronyms and symbols. Symbols should be marked with small alphabet letters in the order of usage, such as a, b, c, d, e, in superscript.
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