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General Information

Aim & Scope
Electrolyte & Blood Pressure (EBP) is the official semiannual publication of the Korean Society of Electrolyte Metabolism (June 10, December 10). EBP contains original articles, reviews and case reports, and clinical discussions on fluid, electrolytes, blood pressure and kidney disease. The articles in this journal are indexed or abstracted in Korea Citation Index (KCI), Chemical Abstracts (CA Search), Embase and Scopus .

Editorial Correspondence
The Korean Society of Electrolyte Metabolism, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (05278) 892, Dongnam-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
FAX: +82-2-440-8150

EBP will not publish articles which have been previously reported at any length or articles being considered for publication elsewhere. The authors must include a statement to this effect in their cover letter. If publication of the data in any form has occurred or is being contemplated, a copy of such publication should be included with the submitted manuscript. Submission of an article for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the Korean Society of Electrolyte Metabolism (KSEBPR) upon acceptance. It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations, tables, etc. from other publications. The manuscript should be written in English and the editors reserve the right to make appropriate corrections in grammar and style. Accepted papers become the permanent property of the 'Electrolyte & Blood Pressure', the official Journal of KSEBPR and may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the KSEBPR. Information concerning financial disclosures (i.e.grants, funding, support, etc.) should be placed at the foot of the title page.

EBP only accepts submissions via E-mail: with submission form. Printed submissions are not accepted.

Author's Check List
Complete the following checklists: Corresponding author name, address, phone, fax and e-mail address appear on title page. Abstract does not exceed 250 words (case reports less than 150 words). Key words locate at the bottom of abstract page. Nonstandard abbreviations are spelled out on first use. References are in correct format. Copyright transfer agreement form with the signatures of corresponding author should be included.

Review Process
Authors will receive within a week an acknowledgment that their manuscript has been forwarded to the editorial correspondence. Manuscripts that fail to satisfy technical requirements may be promptly returned to the authors without further review. All Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the editor. Authors are encouraged to keep copies of submitted manuscripts, including figures; EBP accepts no responsibility for manuscript files that are lost or destroyed through electronic or computer problems.

The copyright of published manuscripts is held by KSEBPR, which must receive the agreement of copyright transfer with the original manuscript submission. A submission form signed by a corresponding author should be submitted online or faxed to +82-2-440-8150. A copy of the form is available at

When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of the appropriate institutional review board or with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 (and as revised in 1983). When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Page Charges
Minimum publication charges and a fee for reprints exceeding 50 copies will be made for every manuscript.

Color Illustrations
Color illustrations are reproduced at the authors' expense.

Unless indicated otherwise, proofs are sent to the corresponding author and should be returned with the least possible delay. Alterations made in proofs, other than the correction of printer's errors, are charged to the author.

Rates are indicated on the order form, which must be returned with the proofs.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Types of Articles
Four types of articles will be accepted. :

(a) Original Articles

Scientific reports of the results of original research. The text is limited to 4,000 words with an abstract, up to 50 references, acknowledgments, tables and figure legends.

(b) Reviews

Covering a timely topic by experts. The text is limited to 4,000 words with an abstract, up to 40 references, tables and figure legends.

(c) Case Reports

Clinical cases (individual or a series) on the field of electrolyte & blood pressure. The text is limited to 1,500 words with an abstract, up to 20 references, tables and figure legends.

(d) Clinical Discussions

Clinical case and questions following answers. The text is limited to 2,000 words with an abstract (case and questions), up to 30 references, tables and figure legends.

Format of Manuscripts
The manuscript should be typed in English and double- spaced using 12-pt. type (preferably Times New Roman) and unjustified margins. All manuscript pages must be numbered.

Title Page
Authors' full names
Running title: If more than 12 words in title
Stating the material is not published previously, and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere.
Word count (exclude title page, references, tables, figures and legends)
Corresponding author's name, address, phone, fax and e-mail

Unstructured format within 250 words

Key Words
A list of 3-10 key words
By the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

References (less than 50)
Tables (all cited)
Figures and Legends (all cited)

Tables and Figures
Placing tables at the end of the text file
Storing figures as separate files
Both numbered in Arabic numerals
Being prepared on separate pages
Color illustrations: A final resolution of 300 dpi after scaling
Line drawings: 800-1,200 dpi
Figure format: preferably in JPEG or EPS format
Size of photography: Preferably 88 cm, 15 cm in width 21 cm in length is also acceptable.
Explain all abbreviations.
For footnotes use the following symbols, in sequence. : *, , , , ||, , **, Ӣ, Ԣ, ס

Consecutive number in parenthesis
A limit of 50 references per manuscript
List all authors up to 6, if more than 6, list the first 3 followed by "et al."
Abbreviate journal names according to the Index Medicus system

(a) Papers published in periodicals:
1.Ma SK, Bae EH, Lee JU, Kim SY, Kim SZ, Choi KC, et al.: Altered Regulation of type 3 Na + /H + exchanger, type 1 Na + /HCO 3 - cotransporter, and Na + , K + -ATPase in the Kidney of Rats with Experimental Rhabdomyolysis. Elec trolyte Blood Press 5:55-61, 2007

(b) Papers published in supplements:
2. Kim GH, Han JS: Therapeutic approach to hypokalemia. Nephron 92(Suppl 1):28-32, 2002

(c) Books:
3. Halperin ML, Goldstein MB: Sodium and water physiology. In: Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base physiology: a problem-based approach. 3rd ed., Philadelphia, WB Saunders,1999, p227-282

(d) Chapters in edited book:
4.Textor SC, Pohl MA: Renovascular hypertension. In: Comprehensive clinical nephrology, 3rd ed., edited by Feehally J, Floege J, Johnson RJ, Philadelphia, Mosby, 2007, p429-441

Manuscripts are to be organized in the following format with all pages, including the title page, numbered consecutively. The text is written in free style.
Title page
Abstract: Less than 250 words, one paragraph
Key words: 3-5 words
References: Limit these to 40.
Tables, figures and legends

Case Reports
Manuscripts are to be organized in the following format with all pages, including the title page, numbered consecutively.
Title page
Abstract: Less than 150 words, one paragraph
Key words: 3-5 words
Case report: Brief medical history of patient(s), data of physical and laboratory examinations
Discussion: Focus on the specific area which the case emphasizes.
References: Limit these to 20.
Tables, figures and legends

Clinical Discussions
Manuscripts are to be organized in the following format with all pages, including the title page, numbered consecutively.

Title page
Abstract: clinical case and questions less than 250 words
Key words: 3-5 words
Discussion: Detail answers to the questions of the case
References: Limit these to 30.
Tables, figures, and legends