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(사)한국바이오칩학회 The Korean BioChip Society

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학술지 소개

BioChip Journal (BioChip J.), llaunched on 2007, is owned and published by the Korean BioChip Society. It is published four times a year on March 20, June 20, September 20, December 20 in printed and electronic versions. Its editorial policies are the responsibility of the editor, the associate editors, and the editorial board under the general authority of the Publications Committee and the Council. BioChip Journal is abstracted in Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, INSPEC, EMBASE, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, Academic OneFile, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, EI-Compendex, OCLC, SCImago, and Summon by Serial Solutions.

Scope of Journal

BioChip Journal is a quarterly international journal publishing original research and development in emerging fields of science and technology. The scope of BioChip Journal encompasses the fields of biochip and biosensing technology, including protein chip, DNA chip, cell chip, lab-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip, bio-MEMS, microfluidics, advanced biosensors, and other multidisciplinary methods that have strong links to academic disciplines that include genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, healthcare & medical science, biomedical engineering, analytical chemistry, environmental science, and micro/nano technology. BioChip Journal is committed to rapid peer review to ensure publication of the highest quality original research and review articles.

Types of papers

Three types of papers may be submitted, full-length papers, reviews and perspectives (invitation only). Authors are urged to keep the length of papers below eight printed pages (manuscripts of 24 typed double-spaced pages, including figures and tables). Language of papers: All manuscripts should be written in English. Authors whose first language is not English are requested to have their manuscripts checked carefully for linguistic correctness before submission. All manuscripts submitted for publication will be screened for English by the professional English editor in the Korean Bio Chip Society.

Publication charges

Authors will be assessed a fee of 50.00 USD per page (KRW currency is also acceptable) for all manuscripts published.

Color charges

Biochip Journal is published in color and there are no additional color charges.


As a condition of publication, all authors must transfer copyright to the Korean BioChip Society.
Authors should submit a Copyright Transfer Agreement at the time a paper is submitted.
Material transfer: Authors of papers published in BioChip Journal are obligated to honor any reasonable request by qualified investigators for unique propagative materials, such as cell lines, proteins, and DNA clones, which are described in the paper.
Review protocol: All manuscripts submitted to BioChip Journal are reviewed critically, and it is the responsibility of the editor, the associate editors, and the editorial board to determine their suitability for publication. After receipt of a manuscript by the editor, it is sent to an associate editor who will usually assign it to a member of the editorial board. The board member then makes a definitive recommendation for acceptance, revision, or declination based on the scientific merit and technical quality of the study reported. Referees may be consulted when additional expertise is required. All board members and referees who review a manuscript remain unknown to the authors. Every manuscript is treated by more than two reviewers as a privileged communication.

Manuscript submission

All manuscripts submitted should contain original research that has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. A digital file should be submitted that includes high quality graphics prepared in appropriate formats. A letter must be included indicating the address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Microsoft Word is preferred, although other formats are generally acceptable, except PDF. Manuscripts and supporting materials will not be returned unless specifically requested. Submit manuscripts and cover letters to: www.biochipjournal.org or www.editorialmanager.com/bicj/.

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Research Ethics of the Korean BioChip Society

Established in March 20, 2013
Amended on January 31, 2020
  • Code 1 (Object) We, the Korean BioChip Society, establish this code of research ethics to avoid scientific misconduct and to encourage implementation of research integrity in the leadership and organizations of science. Furthermore, we will take appropriate actions according to the procedure of these research ethics if any ethical issue is found.
  • Code 2 (Subject) We are to apply research ethics to all the researchers and articles that are submitted to our journal, BioChip Journal, and to any symposium or conference reports by the Korean BioChip Society.
  • Code 3 (Definition of Scientific Misconduct) We strongly are against scientific misconduct defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism (FFP) in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.2 Also authors should declare that the study was not presented and/or submitted to other scientific journals, in part or as a whole. In cases where all or parts of the research materials were previously reported, researchers should mention this in the manuscript with appropriate citations.
  • Code 4 (Research Ethics Committee) We have established a research ethics committee composed of associate editors, and they are authorized to monitor and control research ethical issues.
  • Code 5 (Peer Review) We have an active peer review process by which an author or authors submit a written manuscript or article to BioChip Journal and by which the journal editor distributes the article to reviewers who are working in the same or similar scientific area. When suggesting reviewers for a submitted manuscript, authors should not suggest reviewers who might cause prejudice to the manuscript because of a personal or professional connection.
  • Code 6 (Animal Welfare Act) Researchers must take responsibility for protecting the animals used in testing and teaching. In addition, they have to insure that tested animals are for the study of human care and treatment.3 Prior to conducting a study using animals, researchers should consider the 3R principle: Replace, Reduce, and Refine.4 The research protocol should be approved by local or public ethical committees.
  • Code 7 (Research with Human Subjects and/or Human Derived Materials - informed consent) First, all the researchers have to respect human beings. According to this principle, research participants must voluntarily give informed consent to research participation. When it is not possible to get informed consent, researchers should follow appropriate guidelines to conduct the research. Subjects need to know what they will be involved in before they commit and must consent after being informed of the research to be done. All research using human subjects and/or human derived materials must be approved by ethical committees with the appropriate authorities and capabilities. Researchers should present documents regarding subject approval on reasonable request from the editorial board.
  • Code 8 (Research with Human Subjects and/or Human Derived Materials - Privacy and confidentiality) Privacy and confidentiality are very important components of research involving human subjects. To protect human subjects, information gathered from research participants must be treated with strict confidentiality and then discarded after completion of the study according to approved procedures.
  • Code 9 (Data Management) In respect to research ethics, all data have to be the Research Ethics of the Korean BioChip Society result of truthful collection of reliable data and have to be retained and shared with colleagues and the public on reasonable request.
  • Code 10 (Authorship) All authors should contribute to the study based on the following criteria5: 1) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; 2) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) Final approval of the version to be published; and 4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Anyone who does not meet the criteria should not be claimed as author and anyone who meets the criteria should not be excluded from authorship. The corresponding author(s) is primarily responsible for the integrity of all the data, completion of research, ethical issues, and all financial issues related to the research.
  • Code 11 (Conflict of Interest) The corresponding author(s) should disclose any conflict of interests in designing, conducting, and publishing the study in financial, emotional, personal and/or professional domains. These issues should be addressed in a separate disclosure form.
  • Code 12 (Research Purpose) Ultimately, all research must contribute to the good of society.
More Resources
Research Ethics of the Korean BioChip Society : Download
1 : The Office of Scientific and Technology Policy website. Webpage (Accessed 3/4/2013)
2 : University of Minnesota the Academic Health Center website. Download (Accessed 2/7/2013)

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