Hip & Pelvis is an official academic journal of the Korean Hip Society. It is published quarterly at the first day in March, June, September, and December.
Papers to be submitted should address the field of orthopedics focused on the hip joint and the pelvis, and contribute to developments in diagnosis and treatments by virtue of their ingenuity. Types of papers may include original papers, review articles, editorials, technical notes, case reports, comments from editors and comments to editors and answers. All contents of the paper including figures and tables published on this journal are protected by local and international copyright laws.
Papers should be written in English. Use of abbreviations should be minimized. When an abbreviation is used for the first time, the complete word of the abbreviation should be expressed in the source language with the abbreviation in parentheses. Afterwards, only the abbreviation is used. All forms on papers are decided by Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf).
Upon receiving a paper, the editor-in-chief sends the paper, after deleting the name and title of the author, to three or more professionals in the relevant field of the paper, and asks them to assess the ingenuity, importance, level of contribution and form of manuscript. Based on the results of the professionals’ review, the editor-in-chief makes a decision using four ratings: ‘accept as it is’, ‘accept after minor revision’, ‘review after major revision’, and ‘reject’. According to this decision, the editor-in-chief may recommend the authors to revise and supplement. Upon completion of the revision based on the recommendations, the authors must re-submit the paper through the online submission system. In this case, the authors should submit a revision response file as an attachment to the revised edition. When submitting a revised version, the revisions should be added a point-by-point reply to the reviewers’ comments and also highlighted the changes to the manuscript by using yellow highlighting. The process of examination and revision of the paper is repeated until the publication is accepted or rejected, or authors decide to withdraw the publication. The final decision on the publication and the order to proceed with the publication are made by the editor-in-chief. Unless a special consideration is made, the first review on the paper is conducted within 2 weeks. If the answers to the editors’ comments and the revised file are not submitted by the author within 90 days after receiving the recommendation letter from the editor-inchief, the case is assumed to be cancelled, and review is terminated.
The publication fee is free. The reprint cost is US \$30 per 30 copies. For color printings, US \$100 per color page is charged to authors regardless of the membership. The publication cost is subjected to change according to the society’s financial situation.
Papers are submitted after confirming the following checklist and the author checklist. Any paper which does not meet the suitability required by the paper submission standards may be returned prior to the review process. In this case, the paper is assumed to be not submitted.
Regarding general items and checklists, please refer to those of original papers.
All authors must sign and scan a copy of the journal’s “Financial Disclosure and Copyright Transfer” form, which is available on-line on the submission page. The completed form should be submitted at the time of manuscript submission. The form is also available in the next page.