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The authorship should be restricted to those who should meet any of following conditions; 1) substantial contribution to the conception and design of the study, or acquisition, interpretation and analysis of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for the important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. In studies of human subjects, the procedures should be in accordance with the ethical standards of the Institutional Review Board(IRB) of author's institute and with the Helsinki Declaration in 1975(revised in 2000). For the policies on the research and publication eyhics not stated in this instruction, "Guidelines on Good Publication(http://www." can be applied.



Original Articles are papers reporting the results of managerial investigations and researches that are sufficiently well documented to be acceptable to critical readers.
Case Reports deal with short application cases of health services management interest or innovation such as managerial method, application of management technology and theory.
Review articles provide reviews of subjects of importance to researchers written by experts in health services management, dealing with very active fields of research, current interests, fresh insights and debates.



All manuscripts are treated as confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers selected by the editor and associate editors. Letters to the Editor are reviewed and published on the decision of the editor; The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor's decision to accept, reject, or request revision of manuscripts. When the final revised manuscript is completely acceptable according to the KJ-HSM format and criteria, it is scheduled for publication in the next available issue. Rejected papers will not be peer-reviewed again.



The publication fee is ₩250,000 up to 10pages, and ₩20,000 per additional page. The publication cost is subjected to change according to the society's financial situation.



All references cited in the text must appear in the References section, and all items in this section should be cited in the text. References should be listed in order of citation in the text. Citations of abstracts and works in submission are not permitted. If inevitable, personal communications can be cited in the text, but not listed in the REFERENCES section. Papers in press can be cited when a proof has been produced. List all the author's names. abbreviate journal names according to those examples used in Index Medicus and PubMed. The sequence is author, title of papers, journal name, year published, and volume followed by pages. Follow the style shown by the examples below.

Journal articles

1. Y.K. Shin(2009), The New Trends of Hospital Management, Journal of Health Society, Vol.3(2);37-38.


1. M. Park(2009), Multi-Hospital Management, Health Pub, pp.4-10.


Recommendation of Appropriate Gender Study

Ensure correct use of the terms sex(when reporting biological factors) and gender(identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and, unless inappropriate, report the sex and/or gender of study participants, and describe the methods used to determine sex and gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases(e.g., prostate cancer). Authors should define how they determined race or ethnicity and justify their relevance.