Contents and publication type

Content and topics All submissions in the following categories will be deemed appropriate for consideration by the editors and editorial board: original research articles, review articles, editorials and invited papers related to educating individuals with physical, multiple and health disabilities and promoting their rights. Original articles are papers reporting the results of investigations that are sufficiently well documented to be acceptable to critical readers. Review articles provide reviews of subjects of importance to researchers written by experts in concepts or themes related to disabilities and quality of life, dealing with very active fields of research, current interests, fresh insights and debates.

Language, page / word limit The language of the manuscript should be either Korean or English. The length of manuscripts is not limited, but less than 20 pages on A4 papers, including abstract, tables, figures, and references, is recommended. More details on manuscript organization and text formatting is provided in the section ‘Organization of Manuscript.’ 

Manuscript submission All authors preparing manuscript submission are requested to follow the author guides specified below. Prior to submission, all authors are required to check their documents’ similarity through the Korea Citation Index (KCI). The similarity rate should be less than 10% based on criteria such as similarity in five-consecutive words, direct/indirect quotations (included), citations (included), and references (excluded). In case the similarity rate is over 10% due to use of technical term and commercial wording, please include a letter to inform the KJPMHD editor(s).

Qualification of authors

The first author and corresponding author should be members of the Korean Council of Physical, Multiple & Health Disabilities. If they are not members, they should apply for membership before submission. If needed, research articles or reports can be published upon the invitation of outside specialists/experts.


Organization of manuscripts

① Title Page On the title page include: title; first name, middle initial, and last names of each author, with academic degrees; name of department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed; disclaimer(s) (if any); name and address of author to whom requests for reprints should be sent. Acknowledgments of aid or criticism along with grantors may be listed in the title page.
② Abstract and keywords Abstract
The abstract must be written in both Korean and English, and it must be a clear and concise single paragraph that summarizes the main findings of the paper in less than 10 lines (approximately 600 words, one page in A4 papers). The following provides more detail for abstract structure and formatting.

  • - In the case of a Korean manuscript, an abstract should be provided in Korean and English on the last page. For English manuscripts, this order should be in reverse.
  • - An abstract in English or Korean on the last (separate) page is limited to 600 words in A4 papers.
  • - ‘Abstract’ in English should be left-justified, using 9-point SinMyungJo.
  • - Author name(s) in an English abstract should be listed as an order of last- and first name (e.g., Hong, Gil-Dong).
  • - In English abstracts, affiliation(s) should be listed followed by author name(s).
  • - Abstracts in both Korean and English should include the objectives of the study, methods, significant results, and major conclusions supported by detailed data.
The abstract should be accompanied by a list of three to five key words for indexing purposes; be very specific in your word choice.

③ Main-Text guideline Organize the manuscript in the following order: title, abstract and keywords, text, references, and abstract (English/Korean). Headings and subheadings should be provided in the methods and results sections, and, where appropriate, in the discussion section. Please keep the text clear and concise. The text of articles is usually divided into sections with the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion(s).


Start the introduction on a separate page. The introduction should supply sufficient background knowledge and information to allow the reader to understand and evaluate the value of the study. 


This section must include sufficient technical information to allow other researchers to be able to reproduce the results. The statistical procedures used should be explained. 


Present the results concisely in logical sequence in the text. Tables and figures can be used, but information presented in tables and figures should not be repeated in the text. Number tables and figures in the order in which they are cited in the text, and be sure to cite all tables and figures in the text. All statements concerning the significance of differences observed should be accompanied by probability values given in parentheses. The limitations of the study might be included in this section. 


The discussion section should provide an interpretation and explanation of the results in relation to existing knowledge. Emphasis should be given to important new findings and new hypotheses should be described clearly, but should not contain extensive repetition of the Results section or reiteration of the Introduction section. Articles may need subheadings within some sections to clarify their content. 

④ Tables/figures/references Tables and figures
  • - Tables should be provided in Arabic numerals and English, using serial numbering (e.g., , [Fig. I-1]).
  • - The title of each table should be placed on the upper-left side of each table and the title should be stated concisely using phrases or clauses in both English and Korean.
  • - The title of each figure should be placed on the bottom-center of each figure and the title should be stated concisely using phrases or clauses in both English and Korean.
  • - Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively in order of their citation in the text.
  • - When abbreviations are used, they should be spelled out at the bottom of their corresponding tables.
  • - The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text.
  • - References should be listed after the main text and numbered in alphabetical order.
  • - If journal articles, books and sources cited in the text are published in Korean, include references in both Korean and English.
  • - Korean authors should be listed last name first followed by their first names. The first letter of each first name should be capitalized for foreign authors following their last names.
  • - The first letter of foreign journal names should be capitalized; the first letter of each word of foreign book titles should be capitalized.