J Korean Soc Clin Pharmacol Ther.  2012 Jun;20(1):34-41.

An Analysis of Articles Published in the Journal of Korean Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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  • 1Department of Pharmacology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Korea. limyc@chonnam.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND
To grasp the status and future directions, an analysis was done on the articles published in the Journal of Korean Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics during recent 19 years.
METHODS
All the articles published from 1993 through 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. The number of articles and their language distribution were assessed. The articles were classified according to research types. Authors' affiliations and research fields of articles were also analyzed.
RESULTS
The Journal of Korean Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics as a semi-annual journal published 353 articles (3,659 pages in total) since its first issue in May 1993. A total of 37 issues were published with the average of 10.1 articles per issue. Most articles were written in the Korean language (94.9 %). In publication type of articles, 13.2 % were review articles, 66.7 % original articles, 18.0 % symposium articles, and the rest other types. In affiliation analysis, most authors were from the academia (91.0 %), next from the industry (5.8 %), and thirdly from the authority (2.3 %). The research field dealt with the highest (28.0 %) was Pharmockinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacometrics (PPP), core of clinical pharmacology. Many articles in PPP field contained the randomized controlled prospective clinical trials, which are the highest level of evidence, indicating high quality of articles.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that the Journal of Korean Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics reflects typically the specialized journal for clinical pharmacology. The internationalization efforts for our journal is also required.

Keyword

Journal of Korean society for clinical pharmacology and therapeutics; Article; Analysis
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