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 (30th June, 31th 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 https://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.
2) Language of Manuscript
All manuscripts must be written in clearly understandableEnglish. Authors whose first language is not Englishare requested to have their manuscripts checked forgrammatical and linguistic correctness before submission.Correct medical terminology should be used, and jargonshould be avoided. Use of abbreviations should be minimizedand restricted to those that are generally recognized.When using an abbreviated word, it should be spelled outin full on first usage in the manuscript followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Numbers should be written inArabic numerals, but must be spelled out when placed inthe beginning of a sentence.
Measurements should be reported using the metricsystem, and hematologic and biochemical markers shouldbe reported in International System (SI) of Units. All unitsmust be preceded by one space except percentage (%),temperature (°C), and degree (°)
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, https://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 The corresponding author submitting a manuscript must ensure that all authors listed are eligible for authorship. The Editors expect each author to have read the complete manuscript and to take responsibility for the content and completeness of the manuscript and to understand that if the paper, or part of the paper, is found to be faulty or fraudulent, then he/she shares responsibility with his/her coauthors. A statement that certain authors have contributed equally to the work may be included as a footnote on the title page.
All submissions are made online at the journal’s online manuscript submission site https://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 https://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 : Biannually
Cheuk Hung Lee, MBBS (HK), FHKAM (MED), FHKCP, MScPD (Cardiff), MRCP (UK), DPD (Wales), DipDerm (Glasgow), Kar Wai Alvin Lee, MBChB (CUHK), DCH (Sydney), Dip Derm (Glasgow), MScClinDerm (Cardiff), MScPD (Cardiff), DipMed (CUHK), DCH (Sydney), Kwin Wah Chan, MBChB (CUHK), MScPD (Cardiff), PgDipPD (Cardiff), PGDipClinDerm (Lond), DipMed (CUHK), DCH (Sydney), Kar Wai Phoebe Lam, MBCHB (OTAGO), MRCS (EDIN), MSCPD (CARDIFF), Tin Hau Wong, MBBS, MRCS (EDIN), MSCPD (CARDIFF)J Cosmet Med 2022;6: 1-7 https://doi.org/10.25056/JCM.2022.6.1.1
Hana Kwon, MEd, Raweewat Maschamadol, MD, Hosun Chang, MD, MS, Kyoungjin (Safi) Kang, MD, PhDJ Cosmet Med 2022;6: 20-26 https://doi.org/10.25056/JCM.2022.6.1.20
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