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As an open access journal, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (APM) will follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing ( 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 Editor (WAME).

Table of Contents

1. Website

The URL of official journal web site is

The APM team endeavors to make a good website. APM 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 Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (herein “APM”), the abbreviation of ISO is Anesth Pain Med. Prior to launching APM thorough checks are made to ensure no journal of a similar name already exists.

3. Peer Review Process

  • • The APM has an online submission and peer review system at All submissions and peer review processes are done through the online submission system.
  • • Manuscripts to be reviewed: All submitted manuscripts are peer reviewed. Commissioned manuscripts are also reviewed. Research data or supplementary materials are subjected to peer review.
  • • Who conducts peer review: Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by 2 or more external experts in the corresponding field. The editor selects peer reviewers according to the recommendation of the Editorial Board members or from the external expert database maintained by the editorial office. Some publication types, including editorials, errata, corrigenda, retraction, withdrawal, and letters to the editor, are reviewed by the editorial board member without external peer review.
  • • Type of peer review: APM uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer's and author's identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this anonymous review, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. The names of reviewers are not posted in the published article.
  • • Screening before peer review and plagiarism check: The manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript does not align with 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. All submitted or invited articles are screened by the plagiarism check program, such as Similarity Check (Crosscheck). If a certain amount of the duplicate part is detected, it is returned to the authors.
  • • Duration for the first decision: The result of the first peer review is usually finished within two months. If there is no correspondence from the editorial office on the fate of the submitted manuscript two months after the submission, please get in touch with the editorial office at
  • • Revision process: The Editorial Board may request authors to revise the manuscripts according to the reviewer’s opinion. After revising the manuscript, the author should upload the revised files with a reply to each item of the reviewer’s opinion. Additions and amendments to the revised manuscript should be highlighted in red. The author’s revisions should be completed within 60 days after the request. If it is not received by the due date, the Editorial Board will not consider it for publication. To extend the revision period to more than 60 days, the author should negotiate with the Editorial Board. The manuscript review process should be finished with the second review. If the reviewers wish further review, the Editorial Board may consider it. Statistical editing is also performed if data need professional statistical review by a statistician. APM neither guarantees acceptance without review nor very short peer review times for unsolicited manuscripts.
  • • Final decision maker: The Editorial Board will make a final decision on the approval for publication of the submitted manuscripts and can request any further corrections, revisions, and deletions of the article text if necessary.
  • • The publication date is published with all published papers, including dates of submission, revision, and acceptance.
  • • Review of in-house manuscripts: All manuscripts from editors, staff, or editorial board members are subject to the same review process as other submissions. During the review process, they will not be involved in the selection of reviewers or the decision-making process. Editors will not handle their manuscripts even if they have been commissioned.

The review and publication processes not described in the Instructions for Authors will be incorporated into the Editorial Policy Statements approved by the Council of Science Editor Board of Directors, available at

4. Ownership and Management

1) This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists. However APM is the official scientific journal of Korean Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (KSNACC), the Korean Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (KSAP), the Korean Society of Obstetric Anesthesiologists (KSOA), the Korean Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists (KSPA), the Korean Neuromuscular Research Society (KNRS), the Korean Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiologists (KSCVA), the Korean Society of Transplantation Anesthesiologists (KSTA), the Korean Spinal Pain Society (KSPS), the Korean Society of Regional Anesthesia (KSRA), the Korean Society for Airway Management, and the Korean Society of Geriatric Anesthesia and Pain.

2) Management team of a journal (

Jun Heum YonPresident of the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists
Inje University, Korea
Hyun Kang Chung-Ang University, Korea
Associate Editor-in-chief
Min Kyoung Kim Chung-Ang University, Korea
Jun Hyun Kim Inje University, Korea
Hyun Kyo Lim Yonsei University, Korea
Editorial board
Hyunjoo Ahn Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Amany Ezzat AyadCairo University, Egypt
Randal S. BlankUniversity of Virginia, USA
Agnes Ng Suah BweeKK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
Ha Yeon Kim Ajou University, Korea
Seongtae Jeong Chonnam National University, Korea
Han Bum Joe Ajou University, Korea
Fauzia KhanAga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
Hee Young Kim Pusan National University, Korea
Kyu Nam Kim Hanyang University, Korea
Seung Hyun KimYonsei University, Korea
Yeon Dong Kim Wonkwang University, Korea
Young-Kug Kim University of Ulsan, Korea
Jeong-Rim Lee Yonsei University, Korea
Myeongjong Lee Konkuk University, Korea
Ayuko IgarashiMiyagi Children’s Hospital, Japan
Suraphong LorsomradeeChiang Mai University Hospital, Thailand
Raghuraman M.Sethuraman Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, India
Jung Hyun Park The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
Carolina S RomeroValencia University General Hospital, Spain
Peter D. SlingerUniversity of Toronto, Canada
In-Ae SongSeoul National University Bundang Hospital & Seoul National University, Korea
Rufinah TeoUniversity Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Stefano TuriSan Raffaele Hospital, Italia
Ayse Cigdem Tutuncu Medicine School of Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkiye
Weipeng WangQingdao Medical University, China
Laurence WeinbergUniversity of Melbourne, Australia
Fletcher A. WhiteIndiana University, USA
Byung Hoon YooInje University, Korea
Ethics editor
Young Yoo Korea University, Korea
Data editor
Young Sung Kim Korea University, Korea
Statistics editor
Eun-Jin Ahn Chung-Ang University, Korea
Boohwi Hong Chungnam National University, Korea
Junyong In Dongguk University, Korea
Jong Hae Kim Daegu Catholic University, Korea
Sang Gyu Kwak Daegu Catholic University, Korea
Dong-Kyu Lee Dongguk University, Korea
Chahyun Oh Chungnam national university hospital, Korea
Illustrated editor
Yong Beom KimGachon University of Medicine and Science, Korea
Manuscript editors
Nam Hong KimThe Korean Society of Anesthesiologists, Korea
Ji Hi JungMEDrang Inc., Korea

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 editor and members of journal management team are displayed on the About (Editorial board) tab of journal homepage, and the contact information for the Editor and editorial office is on the About (Contact us) tab.

The editorial board meetings are held every month except for February, May, August, and November, resulting in a total of eight meetings per year. During these meetings, we discuss current and upcoming issues.

7. Copyright and Licensing

Copyright policy: Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists. On behalf of co-author(s), corresponding author must complete and submit the journal's copyright transfer agreement, which includes a section on the disclosure of potential conflicts of interest based on the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editor, "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" ( A copy of the form ( is made available to the submitting author within the submission process.

Licensing information: APM is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purpose (

Open access policy: Accepted peer-reviewed articles are freely available on the journal website for any user, worldwide, immediately upon publication without additional charge. To use the tables or figures of APM in other periodicals, books or media for scholarly, educational purposes, the process of permission request to the publisher of APM is not necessary. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access. It also follows the open access policy of PubMed Central at United States National Library of Medicine ( All the content of the journal is available immediately upon publication without embargo period.

8. Author Fees (

There is no submission-related fee. Article processing charge (APC) of KRW 300,000 (USD 250) per article will be issued to the corresponding author. APC is waived if the affiliations of the first and corresponding authors are outside Korea. APC for invited articles is also waived.
Our policy of article processing charge, even waived or issued, does not affect the entire review process.

9. Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

The editorial board of APM 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 editor, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the COPE ( The editorial board of APM will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. APM will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

10. Publication Ethics

APM follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (, Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editor (, and Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editor (

Our publication ethics are displayed on the Editorial Policy (Publication ethics) tab of journal homepage.

11. Publishing Schedule

APM is published 4 times (January, April, July, and October) a year. The e-pub versions of all articles have been promptly seen after the acceptance in the journal homepage.

12. Access

APM is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purpose ( 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 APM has been archived in National Library of Korea ( from the first volume, 2006. and deposited in PubMed Central ( from volume 14 (4), Oct 2019.
APM publications are also deposited in and available from multiple digital archives such as KoreaMed (, the Korea Citation Index (, Google Scholar (, Scopus (, and Directory of Open Access Journals ( APM provides the electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event the journal is no longer published by archiving in these sites.

14. Revenues sources

Revenue sources of journal are from the support of publisher (Korean Society of Anesthesiologists), author fees, and advertising rates.

15. Advertising

Eligibility of the Advertised Products or Services
All products or services should be safe and reliable, and not cause any harm to the health and welfare of humans. Advertisements may promote information and technologies relevant for authors, editor, reviewers, and readers. Pharmaceutical products may also be considered.

Advertising is separate from content. Advertisers and sponsors have no advance knowledge of our editorial contents, nor do the editor have advance knowledge of advertisers. Content is never altered, added, or deleted to accommodate advertising. Advertisers and sponsors have no input regarding any of our editorial decisions or advertising policies.

We reserve the right to decline or cancel any advertisement at any time.

Advertisements for pharmaceutical products must conform to all regulations and policies of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Republic of Korea in every respect.

Any individuals or organizations who are interested in advertising their products or services in the print copies of the journal or on its website are encouraged to contact the editorial office. The acceptance of advertisement will be discussed by the editorial board and will be ultimately approved by the publisher.

Advertisement Fee
For one print copy issue, the advertisement price for one whole page is USD 2,000. For banner advertisements on the website, the price is negotiable according to the duration of its exposure on the journal homepage. The price is usually greater than that for print copies.

Liability: Neither the publisher nor the editor will be legally liable for advertisements presented in the journal. In addition, they cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information provided.

Endorsement: The publisher and the editor do not endorse any products or services that are advertised.

Disclaimer: Neither the publisher nor the authors will be legally liable for any of the content of advertisements, so readers must keep this in mind when reading or seeing advertisements.

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.

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