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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

Sixteen check list of compliance of the journal to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published September 15, 2022 (joint statement by Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ], the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association [OASPA], and the World Association of Medical Editors [WAME]; was as follows:



1. Name of journal

The official journal title is Health & New Media Research. Abbreviated title is Health New Media Res.

2. Website

The URL of the official journal website is The Health & New Media Research managing team endeavors to make a good website. Health & New Media Research 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.

3. Journal Schedule

Health & New Media Research is published two times a year (June and December).

4. Archiving

Full text of HNMR has been archived in the National Library of Korea ( Authors are encouraged to self-archive, allowing them to deposit both the post-print (i.e., accepted version after peer review) and the final published version (publisher's version) in PDF format. When self-archiving, authors are required to furnish both the publisher's details and the digital object identifier (DOI) of the published article.

5. Copyright and Licensing

All published papers in Health & New Media Research are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Authors retain copyright of their work and grant HNMR and the Health & New Media Research Institute the right to distribute the work under the CC BY license. By signing the copyright transfer agreement, authors acknowledge and agree that their work will be distributed under these terms.


6. Publication Ethics and Related Editorial Policies

  • Health & New Media Research follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE ( and Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( Our publication ethics policies are transparently displayed on our website, and we commit to rigorously upholding these standards in all our practices.

  • Our publication ethics and related editorial policies are displayed on the Research and Publication Ethics tab ( and Instruction for Authors (Editorial Policy) tab ( of the journal website.

  • The Editorial Board of Health & New Media Research carefully examines whether all submitted manuscripts abide the ethical guidelines of ICMJE and COPE. The published articles should include the statements of conflict of interest, author's contribution, 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 editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by COPE ( The Editorial Board of Health & New Media Research will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. Health & New Media Research will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

7. Peer Review

  • Health & New Media Research has an online submission and peer review system at
  • Starting with Volume 8(2), 2024, our peer review process includes the verification of a Data Availability Statement in each manuscript to foster greater transparency and adherence to our data sharing policy.
  • Health & New Media Research reviews all manuscripts received. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript meets these two criteria, it is dispatched to three investigators in the field with relevant knowledge.
  • Health & New Media Research adopts double blind review, which means that the reviewers and authors cannot identify each others’ information. The authors’ names and affiliations are removed during peer review.
  • Assuming the manuscript is sent to reviewers, Health & New Media Research waits to receive opinions from at least two reviewers. In addition, if deemed necessary, a review of statistics may be requested. The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its scientific significance. Acceptance of the manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decision of the reviewers.
  • An initial decision will normally be made within 4 weeks of receipt of a manuscript, and the reviewers’ comments are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. The corresponding author must indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within 4 weeks of the editorial decision is regarded as a withdrawal. A final decision on acceptance/rejection for publication is forwarded to the corresponding author from the editor.
  • All manuscripts from editors, employees, or members of the editorial board are processed same to other unsolicited manuscripts. During the review process, submitters will not engage in the decision process. Editors will not handle their own manuscripts although they are commissioned ones.
  • We neither guarantee the acceptance without review nor very short peer review times for unsolicited manuscripts. Commissioned manuscripts also reviewed before publication.
  • Before reviewing, all submitted manuscripts are inspected by Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (, a plagiarism-screening tool. If a too high a degree of similarity score is found, the Editorial Board will do a more profound content screening. The criterion for similarity rate for further screening is usually 15%; however, the excess amount of similarity in specific sentences may be also checked in every manuscript. The settings for Similarity Check screening are as follows: It excludes quotes, bibliography, small matches of 6 words, small sources of 1%, and the Methods section.

8. Access

Health & New Media Research is an open access journal. A free full-text service, both in XML and PDF formats, is available immediately upon publication without an embargo period. As an open access journal, Health & New Media Research ensures immediate free access to all articles upon publication, with no embargo period, in support of spreading knowledge and fostering research worldwide.


9. Ownership and Management

This journal is owned by the publisher, the Health & New Media Research Institute ( The journal is managed by the Management Team.

10. Advisory Body

The advisory body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are displayed on the About (Editorial Board) tab of the journal website.

11. Editorial Team and Contact Information

Editorial team is available from Editorial Board page at the front part of the journal.

Contact information
1 Hallymdaehak-gil, Chuncheon 24252, Republic of Korea


12. Author Fees

Neither page charge, article processing fee nor submission fee will be applied. Health & New Media Research is a platinum open access journal, meaning there are no fees on the author side.

13. Other Revenue

Revenue sources of journal were from the support of publisher (the Health & New Media Research Institute), Korea Government’s support, and advertising rates.

14. Advertising

Health & New Media Research accepts advertisements. The policy of advertising is displayed on the About (Advertising Policy) tab of the journal website. Our journal maintains a strict policy of editorial independence from advertisements. Advertisements are selected based on relevance to our readership and are clearly separated from editorial content, ensuring unbiased scholarly dissemination.

15. 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. Direct marketing for manuscript submissions is conducted in alignment with the journal's academic focus, with an ethical approach that ensures the integrity of our editorial content.

Health &
New Media

Print ISSN: 2671-4124
Online ISSN: 2951-2522

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