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As an open access journal, Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow (CiSE) 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 Editors (WAME).

Table of Contents

1. Website

The URL of official journal web site is

The CiSE team endeavors to make a good website. CiSE 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 Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow, the abbreviation of ISO is Clin Shoulder Elbow.

3. Peer Review Process

Type of peer review: Double-blind review

The CiSE has on online submission and peer review system at

The papers will be peer-reviewed by two accredited experts in the shoulder and elbow with one additional review by prominent member from our editorial board. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for final decisions regarding the acceptance of a peerreviewed paper.

4. Ownership and Management

This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society (

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

7. Copyright and Licensing

Copyright is owned by the publisher, the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society. Authors should transfer copyright to the publisher. This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

8. Author Fees

There are no author fees required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal since all cost is supported by the publisher, the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society until there is a policy change. Therefore, it is the so-called diamond open access journal.

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

In the event that a publisher or editors are aware of any allegation of research and publication misconduct relating to a published article in the journal - the publisher or editor follow COPE's guidelines ( in dealing with allegations if otherwise not described. Those are described more in the ‘Ethical Policies’ part.

10. Research & Publication Ethics

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

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

11. Publishing Schedule

CiSE published quarterly (the first day of March, June, September, and December).

12. Access

This is an open-access journal available without any restriction through journal homepage and a variety of databases. It is also searchable from Google Scholar. No subscription or pay per view is required for online version.

13. Archiving

CiSE provides electronic archiving and preservation of access to the journal content in the event the journal is no longer published, by archiving in the National Library of Korea. According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo (, authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e., pre-refereeing) but they can archive post-print (i.e., final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive the publisher’s version/PDF.

14. Revenues Sources

Revenue sources of journal are from the support of publisher (Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society).

15. Advertising

Products or services eligible for editorial display advertising should be germane to medical practice, medical education, professional development or health care delivery. Consumer products and nonfinancial services that are offered by responsible advertisers and that are of interest to readers such as for the member’s life plan may be eligible. Acceptance of the advertisement is determined by the editorial board. Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow follows to ‘Principles Governing Advertising in Publications of the American Medical Association ( Advertising_Principles_Feb2016.pdf) when reviewing and accepting advertising. No advertisement is recommended for use by readers of the journal. It is only for the propagation of the products, device, or any other information. The advertisement cost is followed by the Fair Competition Rules of the Korea Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.

16. Direct Marketing

There are no marketing activities since it is non-profit scholarly journal published by the non-profit organization publisher, the Korean Society for Elbow and Shoulder. No article is for profit purpose.


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