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Appreciation to peer reviewers in 2023
So-Young Parkorcid
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2024;41(1):1-3.
Published online: January 4, 2024

Department of Physiology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

Corresponding author: So-Young Park, MD, PhD Department of Physiology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea Tel: +82-53-640-6923 • E-mail:
• Received: December 10, 2023   • Revised: December 14, 2023   • Accepted: December 18, 2023

Copyright © 2024 Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Yeungnam University Institute of Medical Science

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Once again, I would like to thank all the authors, readers, and editorial board members for another successful year for the Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science (JYMS) in 2023. JYMS would not be where it is today without the dedication of the reviewers, who have put considerable time and effort into assessing the manuscript and supporting the authors with helpful suggestions. Reviewer devotion is always an essential part of the editorial process, and we are appreciative of all those who participated this year.
There was good news about JYMS in 2023. JYMS was finally accepted for indexing in Scopus (March 11, 2023) [1]. In addition, JYMS was accepted into the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) (September 20, 2023) [2]. The coverage in Scopus and ESCI begins with journal content published in JYMS, Volume 39 Issue 1, 2022. JYMS is currently indexed in the two databases.
JYMS published 95 articles in 2023, of which 82 (86.3 %) were by Korean authors, and 13 (13.7%) were by authors from 11 foreign countries (Fig. 1). Bibliometric statistics for the total citations are presented in Fig. 2 and Supplementary Table 1. Readership has expanded to 173 countries in 2023, according to access statistics (Fig. 3). The total number of citations has increased continuously. In 2023, JYMS was cited 381 times in the Crossref Metadata, 307 times in Scopus, and 313 times in the Web of Science Core Collection. The manually calculated impact factor in the Web of Science increased from 0.29 in 2020 to 1.29 in 2023 (137 citations/106 documents from 2021 to 2022; calculated on January 2, 2024). The CiteScore manually calculated by Scopus increased from 0.21 in 2020 to 0.93 in 2023 (235 citations/253 documents from 2020 to 2023; calculated on January 2, 2024). The overall acceptance rate for submitted manuscripts decreased from 55.1% in 2020 to 26.7% in 2023 (calculated on January 2, 2024).
JYMS is continuously growing towards becoming a prestigious journal in general medicine. To achieve this, the editorial board of JYMS will invite active researchers from all over the world as reviewers in 2024.
Below are the names and affiliations of the reviewers for 2023. The editorial board would like to thank the reviewers again for their contributions and would appreciate their ongoing interest and support in 2024.
India: Boyapati Ramanarayana, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences
Italy: Felice Galluccio, University of Florence; Vincenzo Ricci, Luigi Sacco University Hospital
Korea: Pyunggoo Cho, Ajou University; Min-Ho Hong, Catholic University of Pusan; Ho Goon Kim, Kyo Seon Lee, and Kyung Jin Oh, Chonnam National University; Du Hwan Kim, Chung-Ang University; Chang-Won Moon, Chungnam National University; Hyunsuk Choi, Jun Woo Cho, Yun-Ho Jeon, Jae-seok Jang, Chang-Yeon Kim, Jinkyung Kim, Geon Ho Lee, Young Soo Lee, Suk-Bong Koh, Joonsoo Park, and Jeong Eun Song, Daegu Catholic University; Young-Eun Lee, Daegu Health College; Sang-Kyu Kim and Jeong Ill Suh, Dongguk University; Hyo-Jeong Kim, Eulji University; Sun Jong Kim and You Gyoung Yi, Ewha Womans University; Seong-Uk Jeh and Young-Ji Lee, Gyeongsang National University; Jaeho Cho, Hallym University; Jay Chol Choi and Sang-Pil Yoon, Jeju National University; Jae Hong Lee, Jeonbuk National University; Mincheol Chae, Hochan Cho, Jang Hyuk Cho, Yong Min Choi, Ji Yong Ha, Mi Hwa Heo, Woo Sung Jang, Hye Ra Jung, Wonho Jung, Hee Cheol Kim, Mi-Young Lee, So Yun Park, Won Kyun Park, and Ye Jee Shim, Keimyung University; Chang Hee Kwon, Konkuk University; Jong Wook Kim and Nack Hwan Kim, Korea University; Chang Hoi Kim, Jiyoun Kim, and Young Lim Oh, Kosin University; Yong-Woon Im, Kyungdong University; Dong-Kuk Ahn, Yeung Woo Do, Jong-Moon Hwang, Namkyun Kim, Chul-hyun Kim, Yong-Gun Kim, Du-Hyeong Lee, Hui Joong Lee, Hyun Jung Lee, Jae-Mok Lee, Yu Rim Lee, Soo Yeun Park, Bum-Jin Shim, and Jinseok Yeo, Kyungpook National University; Eun Soo Kim, Sung Ae Son, and Jin A Yoon, Pusan National University; Dong-Il Chun, Jinmyoung Dan, Hyeonchul Kim, Seok Ju Seong, and Hyung Mo Sung, Soonchunhyang University; Jong Geol Do, Sungkyunkwan University; Donghwi Park, Ulsan University; June Hong Ahn, Chang Hoon Bae, Sangwoon Bae, Jong Hyun Baek, Seung Min Chung, Eun-Jin Cheon, Jong Soo Choi, Joon Hyuk Choi, Joon Hyun Cho, Kang Un Choi, Mi Jin Gu, Jian Hyuk Hur, Byung Ik Jang, Jong Geol Jang, Kyung Mi Jang, Min hye Jang, Ikchan Jeon, Jiyoon Jung, Sung Mee Jung, Tae Eun Jung, Min Kyu Kang, So Hee Kang, Hye-Geum Kim, Hyuckgoo Kim, Kyeong Ok Kim, Sang Won Kim, Ung Kim, Yeong Uk Kim, Yong Woon Kim, Yu Ra Kim, Eun Jung Kong, Young Hwii Ko, So Young Kwak, Dong Gyu Lee, Dong Hyup Lee, Gun Woo Lee, Jae Min Lee, Jang Hoon Lee, Jong Ho Lee, Jung-Hee Lee, Keun-Mi Lee, Seok Soo Lee, Young-Hwan Lee, Jun Sung Moon, Chulyong Park, Hosun Park, Jong Soo Park, So Hee Park, Yong-Eun Park, Dong Hoon Shin, Phil Hyun Song, Si Youn Song, Whee Sung Son, Chang Hoon Woo, Ji Sung Yoon, Dongwoo Yu, and Seokho Yun, Yeungnam University; Keun Jung Ryu, Yonsei Kim and Chung Hospital; Shinki An and Kyung Chul Oh, Yonsei University
Taiwan: Ke-Vin Chang, National Taiwan University Hospital

Conflicts of interest

So-Young Park has been the editor-in-chief of Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science since 2021. She was not involved in the review process of this manuscript. There are no other conflicts of interest to declare.

Supplementary Table 1 can be found at
Supplementary Table 1.
Number of total citations of Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science articles in Crossref Metadata, Scopus, and Web of Science Core Collection from 2019 to 2023 (calculated on December 5, 2023)
Fig. 1.
Number of articles published in Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science in 2023 according to the authors’ countries.
Fig. 2.
Number of total citations of articles published in Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science articles in Crossref Metadata, Scopus, and Web of Science Core Collection from 2019 to 2023 (calculated on January 2, 2024).
Fig. 3.
Top 10 countries with access to Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science in 2023 (
  • 1. Park SY. Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science is now indexed in Scopus, a great step closer to a journal’s goal. J Yeungnam Med Sci 2023;40:113–4.ArticlePubMedPMCPDF
  • 2. Park SY. Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). J Yeungnam Med Sci 2023;40:317–8.ArticlePubMedPMCPDF

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