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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1998;27(9): S1321-S1324.
Correctness of the Tables and Figures in the Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society Volume 26.
Kyeong Seok Lee, Jae Won Doh, Hack Gun Bae, Il Gyn Yun
Department of Neurosurgery, Soonchunhyang University, Chonan Hospital, Chonan, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Tables and figures are very useful tools to support the author's point or opinion. It should be made according to instructions for the authors of the given Journal. The Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society requires simple and clear English titles and explanations for the tables, figures and photos, which should be attached at the end of the manuscript. The author examined correctness of the tables and figures in the Jormnal of Korean Neurosurgical Society Volume 26. In 1997, 240 articles published in the Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society. All 240 articles used at least one table or a figure. Tables were used in 157 articels, of which 107 articles(68.2%) have at least one incorrect table. Blanks in the field(26.2%), omitting the column headings(25.2%), and incorrect footnotes(19.6%) were common errors in the tables. Figures were used in 208 articles, of which 31 articles(14.9%) have at least one incorrect figure. Identifiable name or hospital number(35.5%), wrong numbering(29.0%), and duplication of tables and figures (19.4%) were common errors in the figures. It is important for the contributors to keep the instruction. To improve the quality of the journal, proper education for the manuscript and meticulous review of an article are necessary. It may be useful to illustrate an example of a table in the instruction of the Jormnal of Korean Neurosurgical Society.
Key Words: Table; Figure; Article; Instruction; Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
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