The Journal of Cosmetic Medicine (J Cosmet Med) is an
international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published by Korean Society of Korean Cosmetic Surgery and medicine (KSKCS & KCCS).
The Journal is first published in 2017 and publishes two issues per year (the last day of June and December).
The journal embraces all aspects of cosmetic medicine-cosmetic medical and surgical treatment, cosmetic material and device, cosmetic business, cosmetic medical policy, and cosmetic educational system based on the concept of beauty and anti-aging.
The scope of coverage includes basic science, experimental and applied research, and clinical practice. The journal is distributed to KSKCS & KCCS, and co-publishing associations’ members, medical schools, libraries and related individuals or institutes to pursue the academic advancement in cosmetic medicine and to enhance an active and continued communication between members.
The Korean Society of Korean Cosmetic Surgery and medicine (KSKCS & KCCS) is the owner of all copyright
to papers published in J Cosmet Med and has the right to publish, reproduce, distribute, and print the contents in other types of media.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the Copyright Transfer Form.
A letter of permission is required for any and all material that has been published previously.
It is the responsibility of the author to requestpermission from the publisher for any material that is being reproduced.
This requirement applies to text, illustrations, and tables.
This is identical to the Creative Commons(Attribution-Noncommercial) license available at
This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each submission to which Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) rankings are applicable at the bottom of the Abstract.
This excludes Review Articles, and manuscripts that concern Basic Science, Animal Studies, Cadaver Studies, and Experimental Studies. Author assignments may be subject to review and modification by the Editor-in-Chief.
For example (author should include entire phrase) at the bottom of the Abstract: “Level of Evidence: Level II, therapeutic study.” EBM ratings will be based on a scale of 1-5 as follows: Level I: Evidence obtained from at least one properly designed randomized controlled trial (RCT).
Level II: Evidence obtained from well-designed controlled trials without randomization. Level III: Evidence obtained from well-designed cohort or case-control analytic studies, preferably from more than one center or research group.
Level IV: Evidence obtained from multiple time series with or without the intervention, such as case studies.
Dramatic results in uncontrolled trials might also be regarded as this type of evidence.
Level V: Opinions of respected authorities, based on clinical experience, descriptive studies, or reports of expert committees.
No level of evidence for: Basic Science, Animal Study, Cadaver Study, and Experimental Study articles.
The manuscript guidelines for J Cosmet Med are based on the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals” published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE, http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/), and instructions which are not mentioned in the present guidelines are referred to the guidelines stated in the Recommendations.
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically at http://www.jcosmetmed.org/submission. Manuscripts should be submitted in MS word document only. Manuscripts received either incomplete or without the proper forms, or those that fail to follow these instructions will not be reviewed for publication.
The Copyright Transfer Form and Conflicts of Interest Form, available at the website, should be scanned and submitted with the manuscript.
The author can expect accepted manuscripts to be published within three months of acceptance. The Editorin-Chief has the final say on whether a manuscript is published.
This decision is based on peer reviews from assistant editors and reviewers. Most submissions that are eventually accepted first require revisions recommended by the reviewers.
Revising a manuscript does not guarantee its publication. Authors who respond rapidly to these revision requests will accelerate the peer review process. The editors may choose to solicit a senior commentary to accompany accepted manuscripts in print. The editors may also choose to publish some or all of a manuscript's content online only.
1) Categories of Manuscripts Manuscripts include Original Articles, Review Articles, Brief Communications (Case Reports and How We Do It), Video Articles (multimedia articles and dynamic manuscripts), and Letters to the Editor.
All manuscripts should be written with strict adherence to the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” of ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/, updated December 2018). Issues of ethical misconduct, plagiarism, and duplicate/redundant publication will be judged and dealt with according to the “Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals, 2nd” (https:// www.kamje.or.kr/board/view?b_name=bo_publication&bo_ id=7&per_page=). For all studies involving human subjects, the principles embodied in the Declaration of Helsinki (2013) (https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declarationof-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involvinghuman-subjects/) should be upheld, informed consent must be obtained from all participants, and must be approved by a recognized Institutional Review Board (IRB) or research ethics committee. The editor may request submission of copies of informed consents from human subjects in clinical studies or IRB approval documents.
Experiments involving animals should comply with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines for the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/ references/PHSPolicyLabAnimals.pdf) and/or be reviewed by an appropriate committee (e.g., Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, IACUC) to ensure the ethical treatment of animals in research. JCM will follow the guidelines by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, http:// publicationethics.org/) for settlement of any misconduct.
1) Originality and Duplicate Publication All submitted manuscripts should be original and should not be considered by other scientific journals for publication at the same time. No part of the accepted manuscript should be duplicated in any other scientific journal without the permission of the editorial board. If duplicate publication related to the papers of this journal is detected, the manuscripts may be rejected, the authors will be announced in the journal, and their institutes will be informed. There will also be penalties for the authors. 2) Authorship J Cosmet M ed follows the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” (http://www.icmje. org/recommendations/, updated December 2018) and the “Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals, 2nd” (https://www.kamje.or.kr/board/view?b_name=bo_ publication&bo_id=7&per_page=). Authorship is credited to those who have direct involvement in the study and have made significant contributions to (a) substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND (b) drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND (c) final approval of the version to be published; AND (d) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved as recommended by ICMJE. The primary investigator is designated the first author of the study, unless contested by the other authors. The corresponding author is directly responsible for communication and revision of the submitted manuscript. All persons who have made substantial contribution, but who are not eligible as authors should be named in the acknowledgments. In the case of change of authorship, a written explanation must be submitted. Change in either the first author or the corresponding author requires approval by the editorial board, and any changes in the other authors require approval by the editor-in chief. 3) Conflicts of Interest The corresponding author of an article is asked to inform the editor of the authors’ potential conflicts of interest possibly influencing their interpretation of data. A potential conflict of interest must be disclosed during the online submission process on the appropriate web page. Such conflicts may be financial support or private connections to pharmaceutical companies, political pressure from interest groups, or academic problems based on the “"ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest” (http://www.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf). The editor will decide whether the information on the conflict should be included in the published paper. Before publishing such information, the editor will consult with the corresponding author. In particular, all sources of funding for a study should be explicitly stated. 4) Registration of Clinical Trial Clinical trial defined as “any research project that prospectively assigns human subjects to intervention and comparison groups to study the cause-and-effect relationship between a medical intervention and a health outcome” is recommended
All submissions are made online at the journal’s online manuscript submission site http://www.jcosmetmed.org/ submission by the corresponding author. Submitted manuscripts are initially examined for format, and then appointed a submission number. For nonbiased peer review, authors’ names and institutional affiliations should not be mentioned in the text. The revised manuscript should be submitted through the same web system under the same identification numbers. The date of final review for the manuscript will be the date of acceptance for publication. If you have any questions about the online submission process, contact the Editorial Office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Copyright Transfer All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by the official Submission Application & Copyright Transfer Form of the KSKCS. The form must contain the title of the manuscript, date of submission, names of all authors, authors’ affiliations, and written signatures. Note the corresponding author and provide author's affiliation, e-mail, and ORCID. All published manuscripts become permanent property of the KSKCS and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from KSKCS. 2) Article Processing Charges The Article Processing Charge for the manuscript is 330 USD. It includes the minimum page cost for journal printing, color illustrations, and manuscript editing.
Use Microsoft Office Word (versions after 2003) and ensure correct spelling and grammar. Setup the MS Word document for 1-inch margins on letter or A4-sized paper.
The manuscript must be written in 12-point font (Times New Roman) and the sentences must be double-spaced, including tables and figure legends. Each page should be numbered in the middle of the lower margin, and all sentences must be numbered sequentially throughout the entirety of the manuscript, starting with the title page. All papers must be accompanied by a title page. The title page should contain the title of the manuscript, the authors’ names, academic degrees, positions, ORCID identifier, and respective affiliations.
The corresponding author must be identified, and his or her contact information (e-mail, ORCID) should be listed. The title should clearly describe the objective of the study and contain less than 20 words. Provide a short running title containing less than 10 words.
Original articles, Reviews, Video Articles and Case Reports should be typed double-spaced and structured in the following order: title page, structural abstract, text, tables and figure legends.
All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by the official Submission Application & Copyright Transfer Form of the Korean Society of Korean Cosmetic Surgery and medicine.
The Submission Application & Copyright Transfer Form must contain the title of the manuscript, date of submission, names of all authors, authors’ affiliations, and written signatures. Note the corresponding author and provide author’s affiliation, e-mail, and ORCID. For the copyrights of the contributions published in J Cosmet Med, see Creative Commons (Attribution-Noncommercial) at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0.
A brief cover letter should be included and point out any special circumstances that the editors should be aware of. The authors should indicate any commercial associations with any product(s) or device(s) described in the article.
Frequency : Quarterly
Tran Nguyen Giap, MD, Albert Fox, MD, FACSJ Cosmet Med 2020;4: 51-55 https://doi.org/10.25056/JCM.2020.4.1.51
Muhammad Ahmad, MD, ABHRSJ Cosmet Med 2020;4: 1-6 https://doi.org/10.25056/JCM.2020.4.1.1