Management team and Credential

Journal management team and publishing credentials (2019~2020)

  • • Journal Manager: Seong-Kyu Kim, Editor-in-Chief, Daegu Catholic University, Korea
  • • Manager of Review Process:
    Soo-Kyung Cho, Deputy Editor, Hanyang University, Korea
    Jae-Bum Jun, Associate Editor, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
    Young Ho Lee, Associate Editor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
    Jin Kyun Park, Associate Editor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    Min-Chan Park, Associate Editor, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • • Ethics Editor: Im Hee Shin, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu, Korea
  • • Statistics Editor: Hyonggin An, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
  • • Manuscript Editor: Seokhyeon Kang, MEDrang Inc., Korea
  • • Layout Editor: Mihee Ma, MEDrang Inc., Korea
  • • Website and JATS XML File Producers: Seon Woo Lim, INFOrang Inc., Korea

Publishing credentials (2024 – present)

Journal Manager: Min-Chan Park, Editor-in-Chief, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1189-7637
Professor MC Park has been a journal manager, Korean College of Rheumatology, and is involved in the article review process as an associate editor of the Journal of Rheumatology. His main areas of academic interests are clinical and translational researches on spondyloarthritis, vasculitides, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is participating in several clinical trials and laboratory works related to his interests and has published over 40 original articles as the first or corresponding author. He also serves as a director of the Informatics Board, the Korean Association of Internal Medicine, and an editorial board member of Yonsei Medical Journal.

Manager of Review Process: Soo-Kyung Cho, Deputy Editor, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4493-8837
Since 2020, Prof. Cho has monitored and managed the overall article review process, and provided oversight and direction to associate editors as a deputy editor for the Journal of Rheumatic diseases. She is also responsible for evaluating manuscript submissions in a timely fashion, making decisions on peer-review (deciding to send out for peer review, as well as acceptance/rejection of manuscripts). Prof. Cho’s main interests are in clinical epidemiologic studies using disease-specific cohorts and national claims databases. She has published over 50 original articles and reviews related to rheumatology. Prof. Cho is a member of the academic affairs committee responsible for organization of scientific programs, Korean College of Rheumatology. She has been engaged in the Ethics Committee in the Korean Association of Internal Medicine.

Manager of Review Process: Jae-Bum Jun, Associate Editor, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0208-0505
Since 2022, Prof. Jun has started to manage the overall article review process as an associate editor for the Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. His main interests are the epidemiology and clinical management of the crystal-induced arthropathies focusing on the role of uric acid and hyperuricemia in gout. He is also interested in the clinical management of Raynaud’s syndrome and systemic sclerosis. He has published over 50 original articles and reviews related to the rheumatic diseases. He is a member of the Korean College of Rheumatology. He is currently working in the Audit of Rheumatology Research Foundation

Manager of Review Process: Young Ho Lee, Associate Editor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4213-1909
Prof. Lee manages the overall article review process as an associate editor for Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. His main interests are metaanalysis and systematic review of the rheumatic diseases. He is also interested in study on the susceptibility of rheumatic diseases. He has published over 300 original articles and reviews related to rheumatic diseases. He is a member of Korean College of Rheumatology and Korean Association of Internal Medicine. He has worked as a publishing director and a financial director of Korean College of Rheumatology. He is also an editorial board member of Arthritis & Research Therapy.

Manager of Review Process: Seong-Kyu Kim, Associate Editor, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7780-0167
Prof. Seong-Kyu Kim, has worked as an Editor-in-Chief from 2022 to 2024 in Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. He has been in charge of overall work related to the publication of articles. In 2007, he became a member in the editorial board of Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. He has been working as an associate editor of Annals of Medicine (Section of Rheumatology) since 2021 and an associate editor of International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases since 2018. His main topics of study include clinical and epidemiologic studies related with rheumatoid arthritis and basic research focusing on NLRP3 inflammasome-related pathogenesis in gouty arthritis. He has published over 160 original articles in the field of rheumatology.

Manager of Review Process: Soo-Young Lee, Associate Editor, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5354-3135
Professor SY Lee has been a member of Editorial Committee, Korean College of Rheumatology. His main areas of academic interests are clinical and translational researches on pediatric autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Kawasaki disease, and macrophage activation syndrome. He is participating in several clinical trials and laboratory works related to his interests and has published over 50 articles as the first or corresponding author. He also serves as an executive director of the Korean College of Pediatric Clinical Immunology, and an editorial board member of Pediatric Infection and Vaccine Journal and Kawasaki Disease Journal.

Manager of Review Process: Joong Kyong Ahn, Associate Editor, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3246-4435
JK Ahn, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor and chief in the Division of Rheumatology at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine. Since 2024, Pf. Ahn has started to manage the overall article review process as an associate editor for the Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. His main areas of academic interests are clinical and translational researches on rheumatoid arthritis, Beht’s disease, crystal induced arthropathy, and auto-inflammatory diseases. He has published over 50 original articles and reviews to his interest. Prof. Ahn is a member of the academic affairs committee responsible for organization of scientific programs, Korean College of Rheumatology. He is also currently working as director at large, Korean Society for Beht’s disease and director at large, Korean College of Rheumatology.

Manager of Review Process: Seungwoo Han, Associate Editor, Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University hospital, Daegu, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1614-7635
Professor Han has been a member of the Editorial Committee, Korean College of Rheumatology and is actively engaged in the article review process as an associate editor of the Journal of Rheumatology. His main areas of academic interests are clinical and translational research on osteoarthritis, particularly focusing on understanding the molecular mechanisms of the catabolic process in chondrocytes, which is accompanied by the degradation of the extracellular matrix of cartilage. He has published over 70 original articles as the first or corresponding author.

Manager of Review Process: Jin Kyun Park, Associate Editor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2167-9393
Jin Kyun Park, MD, PhD, is an associate professor and chief in the Division of Rheumatology at the Seoul National University Hospital. He has monitored and managed the overall article review process for the Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. His research is dedicated to improving general clinical practice, such as vaccinations in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases and developing OMEARCT outcome measures. He actively participates in several national and international clinical trials. He serves on editorial boards for several academic journals.

Ethics Editor: Im Hee Shin, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9136-2407
Prof. Shin (Ph.D.) has specialized in the Medical Statistics & Informatics, Clinical Research and Ethics as the director of Medical Statistics & Informatics R&D Institute within Daegu Catholic University Medical Center (DCUMC) and IRB Chair with responsibility for the Human Research Protection Program(HRPP) at DCUMC. In Clinical Ethics area, Prof. Shin is the Chair of Academic Committee & Executive Board of KAIRB, Korea Central IRB Board Council member & Steering Committee and Evaluation Coucil of MOHW-Korea National IRB Accreditation as WIRB Fellow, Site Visitor of the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program(AAHRPP) and FERCAP Steering Committee as the Representative of South Korea. In Clinical Research, Prof. Shin is Steering Committee of MRCT of BWH and Harvard as the 1st Class fellow of DMC/DSMB. Especially, She is much centralized in the area of Clinical Data Governance as CDISC-K3C Chair with CAC & Asian Pacific 3C Steering Committee. She is Expert member of MFDS Central Pharmaceutical Affairs Council and Medical Device Expert Committee of Statistics.

Statistics Editor: Hyonggin An, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0566-758X
Hyonggin An, Ph.D. is a professor and chair in the Department of Biostatistics at the Korea University. He is also a vice dean in the College of Public Health at the Korea University. He has managed the statistical review process for Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. His research is dedicated to developing statistical methods and models in the field of Medicine and Public Health. Specifically, he is interested in longitudinal data analysis, health big data analysis, and missing data analysis. He actively serves as statistical editor for several medical related journals. He also serves as a committee member for government agencies such as MFDS, KDCA. and HIRA.

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Jul 01, 2024 Vol.31 No.3, pp. 133~189
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