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"Acute and Critical Care" begins to request the inclusion of geographical regions in the titles
Jaehwa Choorcid
Acute and Critical Care 2023;38(3):380-381.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/acc.2023.01039
Published online: August 30, 2023

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Corresponding author: Jaehwa Cho Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 211 Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06273, Korea Tel: +82-2-2019-3317 Fax: +82-2-3463-3883 Email: jhcho66@yuhs.ac
• Received: August 18, 2023   • Accepted: August 18, 2023

Copyright © 2023 The Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine

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This article by Kate Wilson [1] discussed some interesting points about whether we should include country names in the titles of our research papers. In epidemiological studies, it is necessary to include country and region in the title and it is convenient for readers. However, this information is rarely provided in other papers, especially in papers written by researchers in the United States. Knipe and Jewkes [2] recommend that when authors publish studies on human subjects, they include the name of the country in the title; they also recommend that individual countries be mentioned for each study cited in the text. This is because all research is a product of social and cultural systems. If there is a country name in the title of the research paper, it will naturally draw attention to the readers from that country. If you are a researcher living in the same country or region, you will be more interested and influenced. A paper containing a country name will not affect the examiner. This is because it is usually mandatory based on reporting guidelines to provide national information for human studies. Professor Sun Huh [3], the editor-in-chief of Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions, began including the country's name in titles in 2015. This policy change was presented at conferences and seminars of the Korean Council of Science Editors. I also believe that the Knipe and Jewkes' recommendation [2] to include the name of the country in the title is appropriate to clarify the socio-cultural background in studies of human subjects. Acute and Critical Care also wants to maintain editorial policies in line with these guidelines.

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  • 1. Wilson K. Country information in titles: equality or equity. Eur Sci Ed 2022;48:e89445.
  • 2. Knipe D, Jewkes R. Equity in reporting settings of studies. Eur Sci Ed 2022;48:e87545. ArticlePDF
  • 3. Huh S. Why the Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions asks authors to include the country name in the title. Eur Sci Ed 2023;49:e99231. ArticlePDF

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