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As an open access journal, Anatomy & Cell Biology(ACB) will follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (https://doaj.org/bestpractice) developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

  • 1. Website
    The URL of official journal web site is https://acbjournal.org/main.html The ACB team endeavors to make a good website. ACB 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.
  • 2. Name of Journal
    The official journal title is the Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition(ACB), the abbreviation of ISO is Anat Cell Biol.
  • 3. Peer Review Process
    The ACB has on online submission and peer review system at https://acbjournal.org/submission/Login.html/

    All papers, including those invited by the Editor, are subject to peer review. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript does not fit the aims and scope of the Journal or does not adhere to the Instructions for Authors, it may be returned to the author immediately after receipt and without a review. Before reviewing, all submitted manuscripts are inspected by Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/), a plagiarism-screening tool.

    The journal uses a double-blind peer-review process: the reviewers do not know the identity of the authors, and vice versa. Manuscripts are reviewed by at least 2 external experts and editors. ACB’s average turnaround time from submission to decision is 5 weeks. The editor is responsible for the final decision whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected.
  • 4. Ownership and Management
    This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Association of ANATOMISTS (KAA). (http://www.anatomy.re.kr/).
  • 5/6. Governing Body / Editorial Team and Contact Information
    The governing body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors and members of journal management team are displayed on the About (Editorial Board & Journal Management Team) tab of journal homepage, and the contact information for the Editor and editorial office is on the About (Contact Us) tab.
  • 7. Copyright and Licensing
    Copyright to all published materials is owned by the Korean Association of ANATOMISTS (KAA). All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.

    ACB is an open access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To use the tables or figures of ACB in other journals, books or media for scholarly, educational purposes, the process of permission request to the publisher of ACB is not necessary. All contents of the journal are available immediately upon publication without embargo period.
  • 8. Author Fees
    ACB uses the Open Access publishing model in which all published articles are freely available to readers directly from the Journal's website. This publishing model, however, is based on author fees. The submissions of a manuscript and peer-review process are free of charge. The processing fee applies only to manuscripts accepted for publication.
  • 9. Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct
    The editorial board of ACB have carefully examined all submitted manuscripts whether these are abided by the ethical guidelines of the ICMJE and COPE. The published articles have involved the statements of conflict of interest, 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 the COPE
    (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The editorial board of ACB will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. ACB will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
  • 10. Publication Ethics
    ACB follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (https://publicationethics.org), Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations), and Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (http://kamje.or.kr).

    Our publication ethics are displayed on the Editorial Policy (Publication Ethics) tab of journal homepage.
  • 11. Publishing Schedule
    ACB is published quarterly (the last day of March, June, September, December) a year.
  • 12. Access
    ACB is an open access journal. A free full-text service both in the XML and PDF formats is available immediately upon publication without embargo period.
  • 13. Archiving
    Full text of ACB has been archived in National Library of Korea (http://www.nl.go.kr). According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk), authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e., pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e., final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive publisher's version/PDF. ACB provides the electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event the journal is no longer published by archiving in National Library of Korea.
  • 14. Revenues Sources
    Revenue sources of journal are from the support of publisher (Korean Dysphagia Society) and advertising rates.
  • 15. Advertising
    ACB accepts advertisements. The policy of advertising is displayed on the Editorial Policy (Advertising Policy) tab of journal homepage.
  • 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.