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The Sleep Medicine Research is an open access journal, and will follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (https://doaj.org/bestpractice) 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).

- 1. Website
- 2. Name of journal
- 3. Peer review process
- 4. Ownership and management
- 5. Governing body
- 6. Editorial team and contact information
- 7. Copyright and licensing
- 8. Author fees
- 9. Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
- 10. Publication ethics
- 11. Publishing schedule
- 12. Access
- 13. Archiving
- 14. Revenue sources
- 15. Advertising
- 16. Direct marketing

1. Website

The official journal web site of Sleep Medicine Research is https://www.sleepmedres.org.

The Sleep Medicine Research journal website demonstrates the effort to ensure high ethical and professional standards, and does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher셲 site. For that, the team endeavors to make a good website.

2. Name of journal

The official journal title is Sleep Medicine Research, the abbreviation of ISO is Sleep Med Res. Prior to launching the SMR thorough checks are made to ensure no journal of a similar name already exists.

3. Peer review process

- Type of peer review: Double-blind review

The Sleep Medicine Research has on online submission system https://submit.sleepmedres.org/. The peer review process also will be done through the submission system.

We reviews all manuscripts received. The editor-in-chief first reviewed a manuscript received for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript does not fit, it may be returned to the author immediately after receipt and without a review. Before reviewing, all submitted manuscripts are inspected for plagiarism.

The manuscripts are sent to two or more most relevant reviewers for review process. Peer reviewers will be selected by recommendation of the Editorial Board members or from the specialist database owned by the Editorial Board. The peer review process takes usually 4 to 6 weeks after the manuscript submission.

4. Ownership and management

This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Society of Sleep Medicine (https://www.sleepmed.or.kr).

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 journal셲 editors and members of journal management team are displayed on the About (Editorial Board & Journal 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 to all published materials is owned by the Korean Society of Sleep Medicine. All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.

Sleep Medicine Research is an open access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To use the tables or figures of SMR in other journals, books or media for scholarly, educational purposes, the process of permission request to the publisher of SMR is not necessary. All contents of the journal are available immediately upon publication without embargo period.

8. Author fees

Article processing charges are not required for publication in Sleep Medicine Research.

9. Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

The editorial board of Sleep Medicine Research 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 author셲 idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the COPE (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The editorial he suspected cases and reach a decision. Sleep Medicboard of Sleep Medicine Research will discuss tine Research will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

10. Publication ethics

Sleep Medicine Research follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (https://publicationethics.org), Recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations), and Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (http://kamje.or.kr).

11. Publishing schedule

Sleep Medicine Research is published 4 times (the last day of March, June, September, and December) a year. The e-pub versions of all articles have been promptly seen after the acceptance in the journal homepage and the PubMed Central.

12. Access

Sleep Medicine Research is an open access journal. 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 Sleep Medicine Research has been archived in SCOPUS (https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100867371) and KCI. According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk), authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e., pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e., final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive publisher's version/PDF.

14. Revenue sources

Revenue sources of journal are from the support of publisher (The Korean Society of Sleep Medicine) and advertising rates.

15. Advertising

Sleep Medicine Research accepts advertisements. The policy of advertising is displayed on the Editorial Policy (Advertising Policy) tab of journal homepage.

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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