Please number citations in an alphabetical order in the citation list and place accordingly, within brackets [ ], in the main text.

Only articles, clinical trial registration records and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited.

Unpublished abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text and referred to as “unpublished observations” or “personal communications” giving the names of the involved researchersor abstract references from conferences. Obtaining permission to quote personal communications and unpublished data from the cited colleagues is the responsibility of the author.

Footnotes are not allowed, but endnotes are permitted.

KSSTA follows the Index Medicus/MEDLINE journal abbreviation.
Citations in the reference list should include all named authors, up to the first five before adding ‘et al.’. The reference list should be ordered alphabetically, by first author’s last name.

Any in press articles cited within the references and necessary for the reviewers’ assessment of the manuscript should be made available if requested by the editorial office.

The DOI number is only required when the manuscript is not published in print yet.

Examples of the KSSTA reference style are shown here

Please ensure that the reference style is followed precisely. If the references are not in the correct style they may have to be retyped and carefully proofread.

All web links and URLs, including links to the authors’ own websites, should be given a reference number and included in the reference list rather than within the text of the manuscript. They should be provided in full, including both the title of the site and the URL, in the following format:

If an author or group of authors can clearly be associated with a web link, such as for weblogs, then they should be included in the reference.

Authors may wish to make use of reference management software to ensure that reference lists are correctly formatted. An example of such software is Papers, which is part of Springer Science+Business Media.