Development Measures of the Journal of Korean Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The Journal of Korean Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (JKSCPT) as a
peer-reviewed semi-annual journal has published lots of clinical pharmacology articles of various fields
since its first issue in May 1993. Particularly, a number of high-quality articles such as randomized
controlled prospective clinical trials have been presented in this journal. The JKSCPT currently has been
also indexed in Scopus, one of the famous international bibliographic databases, and the candidate journal
accredited by the National Research Foundation of Korea. Although the JKSCPT has accumulated
outstanding achievements as the specialized journal for clinical pharmacology in Korea, it is also true that
there are many problems to be solved in order to be a more internationally recognized journal. The
methods to analyze the status of a journal for the academic society were first suggested in this article.
The SWOT analysis on the current status of the JKSCPT was done for establishing future development
strategies. Making references to these analyzing methods of a journal and SWOT analysis, numerous
problems and the suggestions for the development of the JKSCPT were presented in detail. The future
model of the journal for the academic society was also briefly discussed.
Journal of Korean society for clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, Internationally recognized journal, Suggestions for the development