JOURNAL OF GINSENG RESEARCH
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Journal of Ginseng Research (JGR) is an official, open access journal of the Korean Society of Ginseng
and is the only international journal publishing scholarly reports on ginseng research in the world.
The journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed publication featuring high-quality studies related to basic,
pre-clinical, and clinical researches on ginseng to reflect recent progresses in ginseng research.
JGR publishes papers, either experimental or theoretical, that advance our understanding of ginseng
science, including cultivation, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, biochemistry,
manufacture, and clinical study of ginseng since 1976. It also includes the new paradigm of integrative
research, covering alternative medicinal approaches. Article types considered for publication include
review articles, original research articles, and brief reports.
JGR helps researchers to understand mechanisms for traditional efficacy of ginseng and to put their
clinical evidence together. It provides balanced information on basic science and clinical applications
to researchers, manufacturers, practitioners, teachers, scholars, and medical doctors.
2015: 3.898 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2016
ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING
Science Citation Index Expanded
Jae Youl Cho, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
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Hyeyoung Min, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Mi-Yeon Kim, Soongsil University, Korea
Xiaolei Zhu, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, LA, USA
Edmund Lui, Western University, Canada
Man-Sau Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Hye Lim Lee, Gachon University, Korea
Ujjal K. Bhawal, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Japan
Hyun-Jeong Ko, College of Pharmacy, Kangwon National University, Korea
Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, and alternative medicine
Ricky Ngok-shun Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Ki Sung Kang, Gachon University, Korea
Byong Chul Yoo, National Cancer Center, Korea
Jongsun Park, Chungnam National University, Korea
YoungJoo Lee, Sejong University, Korea
Jaehwi Lee, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Jongsung Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Yuwen Li, Department of Pharmacy, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University,China
Ying-Hua Jin, College of Life Science, Jilin University, China
Young-Su Yi, Cheongju University, Korea
Su-Nam Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Tong Ho Kang, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Yong Kee Kim, Sookmyeong Women's University, Korea
Kyung-Hee Kim, National Cancer Center, Korea
Hyo-Eon Jin, Ajou University College of Pharmacy, Korea
Jong-Hoon Kim, Chonbuk National University, Korea
Man-Hee Rhee, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Paulrayer Antonisamy, Entomology Research Institute, India
Geun-Shik Lee, Kangwon National University, Korea
Ik-Hyun Cho, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Jeongmi Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Ki Hyun Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Jikai Liu, Kunming Institute of Botany, China
Lee Suan Chua, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Eun Ju Jeong, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology, Korea
Junseong Park, Amorepacific R&D Unit, Korea
Shao-Qing Cai, Peking University, China
Tae-Jin Yang, Seoul National University, Korea
Yi Lee, Chungbuk National University, Korea
Ok Ran Lee, Chonnam National University, Korea
Gyeongho Han, Gyonggi University, Korea
Nicole L Waterland, West Virginia University, USA
Hyoung Seok Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Yeisoo Yu, Phyzen Genomics Institute, Korea
Young Min Kang, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine(KIOM) & University of Science and Technology(UST),
Republic of Korea
Chang-Won Cho, Korea Food Research Institute, Korea
JaeHwan Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Editorial Board Members
Jae Joon Wee, Korea Ginseng Corp, Korea
Nam-In Baek, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Sung Hyun Chung, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Jae-Ha Ryu, Sookmyung Womens's University, Korea
Dong-Hyun Kim, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Seung-Yeol Nah, Konkuk University, Korea
Se-Won Park, Konkuk University, Korea
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Myeong Soo Lee, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Korea
Boo-Yong Lee, Cha University of Medicine and Science, Korea
Sang-Kook Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Man-Jin In, Chungwoon University, Korea
Yong-Pyo Lim, Chungnam National University, Korea
Eun-Kyeong Jo, Chungnam National University, Korea
Suhkneung Pyo, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Chul Park, Chonbuk National University, Korea
Sang-Moo Kang, Georgia State University, USA
David O. Kennedy, Northumbria University, UK
Tong H. Lee, Duke University, USA
Abdel-Wahhab Mosaad, National Research Center, Egypt
David Popovich, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Z. K. Punja, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Francesco Scaglione, University of Milano, Italy
Vladmir Vuksan, University of Toronto, Canada
Ling Yang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Phisics, China
Chun-Su Yuan, University of Chicago, USA
Yuri N. Zhuravlev, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
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GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
The Journal of Ginseng Research (JGR) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication featuring high-
quality studies related to basic and clinical aspects of ginseng to reflect recent progresses in
ginseng research. Manuscripts are classified mainly into review articles, original research articles,
and brief reports. The Journal of Ginseng Research has published original works, either experimental
or theoretical, that advance our understanding of ginseng science, including cultivation, biology,
chemistry, pharmacology, veterinary science, biochemistry, manufacture, and clinical study of ginseng
since 1976. It also includes new paradigm of integrative research, covering alternative medicinal
JGR is the only international journal for scholarly reports of ginseng science in the world. Main subjects
of the journal are focused on basic and pre-clinical research on ginseng.
JGR helps understand biology and chemistry of ginseng and mechanisms of traditional efficacy
of ginseng, and to put their clinical evidences together. It provides researchers, manufacturers,
practitioners, teachers, scholars, and medical doctors balanced information on basic science and
TYPES OF ARTICLES
JGR publishes editorials, commentaries, Research Articles, review articles, special articles, short
communications, research notes, and letter to the editor.
Editorials provide solicited perspectives on the topics of Journal of Ginseng Research (JGR), dealing
with very active fields of research, current interests, novel insights and debates. An abstract is not
required, but a brief unstructured text should be prepared. Although editorials are normally invited
or written by an editor, unsolicited editorials may be submitted. The typical length of an editorial is
usually up to 1,000 words and 20 references.
Research articles report the results of areas covered by JGR and investigations that are thoroughly
documented. Section headings should be written in the following format: title page; abstract
and keywords; introduction; materials and methods; results; discussion; conclusions (if any);
Acknowledgments; references; tables and figures. The results and discussion sections may be
The introduction should provide brief background information on the study and allow the readers to
gain better understanding of the study without detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Materials and methods should contain detailed description of the study procedure including
investigation period, methods of subject selection, information on subjects such as age, gender,
and other significant features, where the study could be replicated. Procedures which have already
been published or standardized shall be briefly described using literature citations. Clinical trials
or experiments involving laboratory animals or pathogens must elaborate on animal care, use and
experimental protocols, in addition to mentioning approval from relevant committees. The sources
of special equipment and chemicals must be stated with the name and location of the manufacturer
(city and country). Provide a citation for all information derived from other resources. Do not include
extensive details unless there is substantial modification to the methods. For commonly used materials
and methods, a simple reference is sufficient. If several alternative methodologies are commonly
employed, it is useful to briefly identify the methods and cite all sources. Describe new methods
completely and provide the source of the chemicals, equipment or microbial strains used. When using
products manufactured by KGC, describe the nutrition factors and the analysis of the 11 ginsenoside
components provided by KGC. Otherwise, describe the analysis of the 8 ginsenoside components
(ginsenoside-Rb1, -Rb2, -Rc, -Rd, -Re, -Rf, -Rg1, -Rg2). All statistical procedures used in the study
and the criteria for determining statistical significance must be described. Specify the statistical
software package(s) and versions used.
The Theory/Calculation should expand on and provide the foundation for further investigation, rather
than repeat the background information of the article already stated in the introduction. In contrast,
the calculation should be a practical development based on the theory.
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The results should be presented in a logical sequence. Only the most important observations/results
should be emphasized and summarized where the primary finding is mentioned first. Tables and
figures must be kept to a minimum and numbered in the order they are cited in the text without
being repeated. Supplementary materials and other details can be separately cited in the appendix.
State the statistical methods used for the results analysis (including p-values) with the probabilities
stated in parentheses. The statistical analysis package program should also be stated.
The discussion section should interpret/explain the results and important aspects of the study,
followed by the conclusion. The information already mentioned in the introduction or results sections
should not be repeated and the main conclusions may be presented in the discussion. The conclusion
must be relevant to the purpose of the study stated in the abstract, clearly supported by the data.
New hypotheses may be proposed when warranted and must be clearly stated.
Typical length: Up to 5,000 words excluding Abstract, References, and Figure/Table Legends.
Review and Mini-Review Articles
Review articles may be voluntarily submitted or solicited. Previously published material should
be incorporated into our current understanding of review topic. Topics that are in consensus or
controversy in the research community may be dealt with in the reviews. A review is organized
as follows: Title page, Introduction, Body Text, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References, Tables &
Figures and Figure Legends.
Mini-reviews are brief summaries (limited to 8 printed pages) of developments in hot issues of ginseng
research. Mini-reviews may be either voluntarily submitted by the authors or solicited by the editorial
committee but are all subject to editorial review. There is no standard format for mini-reviews.
However, the tables and citation should follow the regular research articles guidelines.
Typical length: One paragraph with maximum of 200 words for the abstract; maximum of 6,500 words
from introduction to conclusion; maximum of 100 references, 10 figures and 10 tables.
Research notes submission is similar to the submission of regular articles. Research notes will undergo
the same review process as regular articles and will not be published sooner than regular articles.
Research notes are not considered as preliminary communications. Research notes must have an
abstract of no more than 50 words. Excluding the title page, the limit should be a maximum of 2,400
words including references. Methods, results, and discussion should be included in a single section
without section headings in the body of the paper. The number of figures and tables should also be
kept to a minimum. Acknowledgments and reference citation methods should be identical to those
of regular articles.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor should include brief yet constructive comments concerning previously published
articles and case studies. Letters to the editor should be submitted within 3 months of the paper
being published. Cover pages should be formatted in the same manner as those of ginseng research
articles. Do not include a title page. The corresponding author should be the first author. Letters may
be edited by the Editorial Board, and if necessary, the author's response may be provided.
Typical length: Maximum of 500 words.
EDITORIAL AND PEER-REVIEW PROCESS
The Editorial Office of JGR receives and reviews all submitted manuscripts which are considered
confidential. The authors, investigators and peer-review referees are kept anonymous during the
editorial and peer-review process. The submitted manuscripts are initially screened for compliance to
the 'Instructions for Authors'. Once the manuscript is provisionally accepted, it is reviewed by at least
two reviewers. The reviewers are selected by the editor (associate editor or editor-in-chief) from the
Editorial Board's database or the board members' recommendation. The reviewers will evaluate based
on originality, validity, presentation, significance and interest. If necessary, the statistical analysis will
also be reviewed.
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Acceptance of a manuscript depends on the evaluation, critiques, and decisions made by the
reviewers. A reviewer may recommend 'accept', 'minor revision', 'major revision', or 'reject'. In case
of conflicting decisions between reviewers, the Associate Editor or Editor-in-Chief has the full right
to determine the publication of the manuscript.
If three reviews come back as 'major revision', the manuscript is considered a 'reject' which will not
be further considered. Manuscripts that fail to comply with the 'Instructions for Authors' three times
will also be considered as rejected.
Reviewed manuscripts with feedback and other revisions are returned to the corresponding author.
The corresponding author is to submit the revised manuscript accompanied by point-to-point replies
to the editor's comments and how the revisions have been made. There should be a reasonable
explanation for any noncompliance with the recommendations. In cases where references, tables or
figures are moved, added or deleted during the revision process, renumbering must be done so that
all references, tables and figures are cited in numeric order. If the revised paper is not received within
2 months of acceptance from initial review, the manuscript is considered to have been withdrawn.
When the final decision on the manuscript acceptance is made, the Editorial Office notifies the
corresponding author. The peer-review process takes approximately 8–12 weeks.
The corresponding author will be provided with galley proofs for correcting the manuscript. Before
publication, corresponding authors will receive a PDF file of the typeset pages for copyediting. JGR
recommends authors to keep the corrections to a minimum. The modifications made to the page
proofs should be sent to JGR Editorial Office via email or fax within 2 working days. The Editorial
Office may contact the corresponding author regarding the modifications made to the page proof. If
the corresponding author fails to submit the page proof within 2 working days, the manuscript may
be rescheduled to be published in the subsequent issue.
Manuscripts to JGR, as outlined above, cannot have been published previously, and are not being
considered for publication by other journals.
Original raw data must be available for review by the editorial board when required. All authors of
a manuscript must have agreed to submit the manuscript to JGR and are responsible for the entire
content, including literature citations and Acknowledgments. The authors must also have agreed that
the corresponding author has the authority to act on their behalf on all matters pertaining to the
publication of the paper, and that it is their responsibility to comply with copyright laws. When a
manuscript is published in JGR, it is understood that authors have agreed to JGR's rights to protect
the manuscript from misappropriation of their work, and that the manuscript becomes the permanent
property of JGR, which may not be published elsewhere without official permission.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
The entire process of manuscript submission, peer-review, and resubmission to JGR is done through
the JGR online system (
Manuscripts must be written in English and must be submitted by the corresponding
author. Manuscripts submitted to JGR will be preliminarily reviewed by the Editorial Office. Manuscripts
not conforming to the instructions will be returned to the corresponding authors without being
considered for publication.
Any inquiry concerning manuscript submission should be directed to:
The Korean Society of Ginseng
#803 Seocho World Officetel, 19, Seoun-ro, Seocho-gu
Seoul 137-862, Korea
Phone: +82-2-3473-8772; Fax: +82-2-3474-2330
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Animal Care and use Committee) for the care and the use of animals. Studies involving pathogens
requiring a high degree of biosafety should pass review of a relevant committee (IBC: Institutional
Biosafety Committee). The editor of JGR may request submission of copies of informed consents from
human subjects in all studies or IRB approval documents.
Conflict of interest
The corresponding author must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could
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no common authors); The subject or study populations are the same or similar; The methodology is
typically identical or similar; The results and interpretation has little to no variation.
If all or part of the study population has been reported previously, it should be declared in the materials
and methods and must be appropriately referenced. In cases where authors are concerned with
any overlap with currently reviewed or published manuscripts, the authors must include a letter
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Every peer-reviewed article appearing in this journal will be published open access. This means that
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editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then sent to a minimum of two
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MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION AND FORMAT
All manuscripts must be in grammatically correct English with American spelling conventions and
prepared in accordance with the "Uniform Requirement for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical
Journals" updated in October 2008 In addition to the Uniform Requirements,
JGR requires all authors to comply with all the reporting guidelines which have been developed by
groups of experts to facilitate reporting of research studies or clinical trials
The manuscripts should be created using MS Word. It must be double-spaced and written in an A4
page format. Do not leave a space between paragraphs. Only a single font (preferably Times New
Roman) should be used in 12 point with margin of 1 inch, do insert line numbers. Any manuscript
without page and line numbers will not be considered and will be returned immediately to the author.
Latin origin words should not be italicized and all pages including the title page should be paginated
consecutively. All numbers should be written in Arabic numerals throughout the manuscript except
for the first word of the sentence. Texts should be justified on both sides and not hyphenated and
headings should be in bold letters, aligned in the center. If possible, avoid using abbreviated words
in the beginning of sentences.
Regarding the description of ginseng, Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer or Panax ginseng Meyer should be
written as Panax ginseng only in the title page and as Panax ginseng Meyer when appearing for the
first time in the manuscript, and then as P. ginseng in the rest of the manuscript. When referring
to Korean White ginseng or Korean Red ginseng, the first letters of White and Red should also be
capitalized. Otherwise, when referring to white or red ginseng, the first letters of white or red does
not need to be capitalized.
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in
appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix,
Eq. (B.1) and so on.
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authors (first name, middle initial, last name in capital) and institutional affiliation including name of
department(s) and institution(s) of each author; (3) name, full address (including the postal code)
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author, using an asterisk (*) after the name of the corresponding author; (4) A running title, 40
characters or less including blank; and (5) any disclaimers.
An abstract and up to 5 relevant keywords (in alphabetical order) are required for the following article
categories: Review Article, Original Article, and Case Report.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length. Abstracts for Research Articles should be
structured, with the section headings: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Abstracts for
Review Articles and Case Reports are unstructured in one single paragraph. But for Case Reports, it
should include the significance and purpose of the case presentation, the diagnostic methods of the
case, the key data, and brief comments and suggestions with regard to the case.
For selecting keywords, refer to the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (National Library of
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without subheadings. The methods section should be sufficiently detailed. Subheadings may be used
to organize the results and discussion. Each section should begin on a new page.
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yr, m.p., b.p., K, s, min, h, µL, mL, L, µg, mg, g, kg, nm, µm, cm, ppm, mmol, HPLC, TLC, GC, UV,
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