Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology, as the first peer-reviewed journal to be published under the auspices of the Korean Psychological Association, boasts a long history. Our journal publishes papers central to the topic of clinical psychology: evidence-based assessment and therapy, validation and standardization of assessment tools, etiology-based original works, and digital-based treatment and assessment. High quality papers will be accepted dealing with any aspect of psychopathology and assessment, including biochemistry, statistics, epidemiology, psychodynamics, classification, clinical studies, and any type of treatment.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
- Peer review
- Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. All submissions will be initially assessed by the editor-in-chief for suitability for publication. Submissions deemed to be appropriate are then assigned to an associate editor who then will request review from a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the manuscript. The editor-in-chief is responsible for the final decision concerning acceptance or rejection of submitted papers. The editor-in-chief and associate editors will not be involved in the review process of papers which they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or papers where there exist other conflict of interest.
- Ethical Considerations
- To verify that authors adhered to ethics in publication and in conduct of the study, authors will be asked to respond to relevant questions and when applicable, to submit additional forms.
- To verify that the study meets requirements, the following questions must be answered
- On behalf of the authors, I testify that in submitting the present manuscript to Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology, the following standards have been met.
- The contents of this manuscript have not been published elsewhere at any other time and is not being considered for publication in another journal.
- There exist no copyright violation concerning another article.
- All authors materially and specifically contributed to the study and manuscript preparation.
- Informed consent was obtained from all participants.
- The study was approved by the relevant Institutional Review Board.
- Copyrights of all measures and tools used in the present study were protected (e.g., all relevant measures and tools were officially purchased for use in the present study; consent to use the measure was obtained by the original developer/author).
- Ethical Standards and Informed Consent
- For studies involving human participants, please indicate in the online submission process whether “All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. Informed consent was obtained from all participants.” Please indicate in the Method section that the study was approved by the relevant institutional review board and that informed consent was obtained from all participants. In the case of special issues and review papers, IRB approval may be waived following agreement from the editorial board.
- Animal Studies
- For studies conducted with animals, please indicate in the online submission process whether “All institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.” If the authors did not conduct animal studies for the drafting of the manuscript, please check “No animal studies were carried out by the authors.”All studies conducted with animals must abide by the ethical standards pertaining to animal studies. Please indicate in the Method section that the study was approved by the relevant institutional review board.
- Disclosure of Interest
- Authors must provide details of any financial or personal relationships that might bias the work being submitted. In a section of the main body preceding the References section and in the title page, please provide a brief summary of the relevant information for each author. For example: “Author A has received speaker honoraria and a research grant from device company X. Author B serves on an advisory board of pharmaceutical company Y. Author C owns a share of the company whose employees and/or products served as study therapists and/or treatment protocol. Authors D, E, and F declare that they have no conflicts to report. A more detailed disclosure must be submitted in a separate Declaration of Interest form (here).
- Changes to Authorship
- Authors are requested to carefully check the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript. In the submission process, the first and corresponding author must be clearly indicated. Please provide a finalized list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors cannot be made once a manuscript has been submitted. However, if there exist circumstances (e.g., inclusion of new author or authors for the purpose of conducting additional experiment and/or data analysis at the request of reviewers), such authorship change must be reviewed and approved by the editorial board. Request for change to authorship must be made at the time of submission of the revised manuscript. To request such a change, the editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (1) specific reason for the change in author list and (2) written confirmation in the form of e-mail or letter from all authors that they understand and agree with the specific change. Confirmation from the author being added or removed must also be provided in written form. No authorship change is permitted following final acceptance of the article for publication.
- Once an article is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to complete a “Copyright Transfer Form”. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with the “Copyright Transfer Form” or a link to the online version of the form (here).
Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology accepts three types of manuscripts: original article, review article/meta-analyses article, and brief report.
Before finalizing your online submission, please check the relevant section of the Guideline for Authors and ensure that the following has been included in your submission:
- 1) Please check whether all files have been uploaded (cover letter, title page, main document, tables and figures, author contribution form, ethics form, IRB approval form when available).
- 2) Manuscript submission checklist:
- a. Check whether keywords have been indicatedat the time during which the research was conducted and manuscript was drafted in accordance with the Korean regulation concerning publication ethics.
- b. All figures (including figure captions)consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.
- c. All tables (including titles, description, footnotes if applicable)
- d. Check that all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
- e. Indicate whether color printing is needed in final publication
- f. Manuscript has been spell checked and grammar checked
- g. All references mentioned in the main body are included in the Reference list and vice versa
- h. If using copyrighted material from other sources (including the internet), permission has been obtained
- i. Even if the authors have no competing interests to declare, a competing interests statement is provided in the cover letter, title page, and in a section preceding the Reference section in the main body.
- j. Check whether indication that the study was approved by the institutional review board and that informed consent was obtained from all participants is provided in the Method section.
- 3) Referee suggestions and contact details must be provided in the process of online submission.