pISSN 1225-8962
eISSN 2287-982X

Peer Review Policy

1. Registration for Submission

Manuscripts should conform strictly to Physical Therapy Korea style. Manuscripts with numerous errors will be returned to the author without review. Any manuscript registered is given a registration number; this will be e-mailed to the corresponding author.

2. Review

Manuscripts will be reviewed by 2 peer reviewers. The reviews will be blinded to the names of the authors and the institutions from which the manuscripts have been sent. The editors reserve the right to improve the style and, if necessary, return the manuscript for rewriting to the author. All authors who have been requested to revise their work should resubmit revised manuscripts using our online submission system. A covering letter must accompany all revised manuscripts and indicate clearly what alterations have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments. Satisfactory reasons should be given for noncompliance with any of the recommendations of the editors. Accepted manuscripts will be copyedited to make sure they conform to the journal’s style. The final version of the manuscript after copyediting will be sent back to the author only if specific queries need clarification.

3. Conclusion of Review

Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication in Physical Therapy Korea, a certificate of publication stating that the manuscript will be published can be issued on demand by the author(s).

4. Editorial Comment and Reply by Authors

With the decision of the editors, editorial comment can be attached to the manuscript. If the author(s) reply, the reply can also be published.

5. Erratum

If there is an error, a correction from the author(s) can be published.

6. Printing

The authors should proofread and edit their accepted manuscript carefully before printing, as they can still request additional corrections at this stage. The editorial board decides whether to publish the manuscript and the order in which the manuscript is published.

7. Feedback after Publication

If the authors or readers find any errors, or contents that should be revised, it can be requested from the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board may consider erratum, corrigendum, or a retraction. If there are any revisions to the article, there will be a CrossMark description to announce the final draft. If there is a reader’s opinion on the published article with the form of Letter to the editor, it will be forwarded to the authors. The authors can reply to the reader’s letter. Letter to the editor and the author’s reply may be also published.

8. How the Journal Handle Complaints and Appeals

The policy of Physical Therapy Korea is primarily aimed at protecting the authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher of the journal. If not described below, the process of handling complaints and appeals follows the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics available from:

Who complains or makes an appeal?
Submitters, authors, reviewers, and readers may register complaints and appeals in a variety of cases as follows: falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, duplicate publication, authorship dispute, conflict of interest, ethical treatment of animals, informed consent, bias or unfair/inappropriate
competitive acts, copyright, stolen data, defamation, and legal problem. If any individuals or institutions want to inform the cases, they can send a letter via E-mail: For the complaints or appeals, concrete data with answers to all factual questions (who, when, where, what, how, why) should be provided.

Who is responsible to resolve and handle complaints and appeals?
The Editor, Editorial Board, or Editorial Office is responsible for them. A legal consultant or ethics editor may be able to help with the decision making.

What may be the consequence of remedy?
It depends on the type or degree of misconduct. The consequence of resolution will follow the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics(COPE).