J Korean Med Sci.  2018 Jul;33(27):e185. 10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e185.

Bibliographical Characteristics of North Korean Medical Journals and Articles

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Public Health, Graduate School, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Services Department, Medical Library, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Preventive Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. k50367@korea.ac.kr
  • 5Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Ilsan Hospital, Dongguk University Medical Center, Ilsan, Korea.
  • 6Division of Respiratory Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 7Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 8Department of Healthcare and Medicine for Unified Korea, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 9Department of Preventive Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. vionic@hanmail.net

Abstract

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.

Keyword

North Korea; Medical Research; Medical Journals

MeSH Terms

Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Medicine, East Asian Traditional
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