Council of Asian Science Editors

Science Editing, Vol. 3, No. 2, August 2016

Article Review 1

Increasing number of authors per paper in Korean science and technology papers
Hyunju Jang et al.

Changes in the number of authors per paper for science and technology papers in Korea have been examined. Scopus database was employed to examine the change in the number of authors in papers, published from 2000 to 2015 in the 234 Korean academic journals indexed on Scopus. Growth in the number of authors per paper is evident in Korea, following the global trend. A positive correlation was found with the field-weighted citation impact. The number of authors per paper was analyzed in terms of the type of collaboration.



Article Review 2

Patterns of citation when Korean scientists cite other Korean scientists
Yeonok Chung et al.

Citation patterns of Korean scientists are investigated by analyzing the references of the papers authored by Korean chemists and published in two journals of different standing. A detailed analysis of the references of the papers written by Korean authors in 2015 on two journals, the journal of the American Chemical Society and the Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, was performed. Interpretations of the results based on social exchange theory are proposed.



Article Review 3

Current status of Science Citation Index Expanded listing of Korean medical journals and effect of PubMed electronic publication ahead of print to their impact factors
Jae Jun Shim et al.

The current status of PubMed electronic publication ahead of print (EAP) was surveyed among Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) journals that are indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and the impact of this EAP on the improvement of the average journal impact factor was investigated.



Article Review 4

Status of digital standards in Korean medical journals in 2016
Geum Hee Jeong et al.

This study aimed to characterize the current status of a variety of digital standards in medical journals published in Korea in 2016. A total of 256 journals listed as member journals of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors were searched to evaluate the following items: an independent journal homepage domain; an e-submission system; the use of digital object identifiers (DOIs), CrossMark, and FundRef; the availability of text and data mining; the presence of Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) information, an open access declaration, and the language of the journal.



Article Review 5

Taiwan Government’s scientific journal supporting policy
Hsiu-Ching Hsu et al.

This report discloses the journal supporting policy in Taiwan. At the moment, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) not only gives financial support to each academic research projects but also plays an important role to the quality of many scientific journals. The MOST has established a competitive evaluation system to assess the quality of scientific journals. According to the policy of MOST, each academic association could apply financial support for one scientific journal. Around 60 journals receive support from MOST every year.