Bibliographical characteristics of north Korean medical journals and articles

Shin Ha, Seok-Jun Yoon, Byung-Chul Chun, Kyeong Jin Kim, Seung Young Roh, Eun Joo Lee, Won Ho Kim, Sin Gon Kim, Yo Han Lee

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The aim of our work was to analyze the bibliographical characteristics of 9 North Korean medical journals and articles. All journals show only ten pieces of information, such as publication dates and table of contents, and do not provide submission guidelines and journal policy. Most of the journals were published four times a year. Editorials often share government policy. Research articles are very short and compressed. The journals often publish articles on oriental medicine and medical information useful to the public. In conclusion, the journals were published in their own unique style and format, which are far from the global standard.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere185
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 1


  • Medical journals
  • Medical research
  • North Korea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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