The Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors Bylaws
Date of enactment: March 28, 1996
ARTICLE I. NAME
The organization shall be known as The Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors, hereinafter referred to as the Association. Official abbreviation of name shall be known as KAMJE.
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE AND ACTIVITIES
The Association fosters individuals or organizations
interested in medical journals and related works to improve the quality of
medicine and medical journals published in Korea.
The purpose of the Association shall enhance the medical journals by exchanging
information on the editing and publishing of medical journals and by establishing rule.
The specific activities shall be as follows:
1. Discussion on the editing and publishing of medical journals
2. Survey and evaluation of medical journals
3. Development of tools to evaluate medical journals
4. Education for the writing of medical papers and their evaluation
5. Development for the international information exchange program
6. Other activities for the improvement of quality of Korean medical journals
ARTICLE III. LOCATION OF THE ASSOCIATION
The office shall be located at the place where the President authorizes.
ARTICLE IV. MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. Classes
Members shall comprise three classes, namely institute, individual, and special members.
SECTION 2. Institute Members
Anymedical institute or medical School which publishes medical journals and
subscribes to the Purpose
of the Association may be elected an Institute Members. A candidate for Institute Membership shall
send an application to the Secretary of Business Committee with one year's due. Institute Members
shall be selected by the Business Committee after deliberation.
Institute Member shall be represented by Editor or Editor-in-Chief of Journal. His or her term shall be limited to the term of Editor or Editor-in-Chief.
Institute Members in good standing and shall enjoy all rights, privileges, and responsibilities of membership in the Society, including subscription to the Society's publications.
Institute members whose current dues are unpaid shall not receive the Society's publications or
hold office. Such members shall be noticed by the Secretary of Business Commitee, upon second billing,
that those whose dues are in arrears for two years shall be dropped from the rolls of the Assoication.
Members dropped from membership for nonpayment of dues or those who
have resigned, may bereinstated by payment of current dues.
SECTION 3. Individual Members
Distinguished individuals who have a plenty of experience or special
knowledge of Medical Journal Editing may be elected an Individual Members.
Election of Individual Members shall require the recommendation at least by
two Members and more than half affirmative votes of the General Meeting.
The terms of Individual Members may be renewsed every five years.
SECTION 4. Special Members
Any individual, Company or Organization who subscribes to the
Purpose of the Association and devote oneself to the development of the Association may be elected a
Election of Special Members shall required the recommendation at least by
two Members and more than half affirmative vote of the General Meeting.
Special Members shall enjoy the right and privileges of Active Members
except for the right to become a candidate for officer and the right to vote.
ARTICLE V. OFFICERS
SECTION 1. Names of Officers
Officers of the Association shall be: President, Two Auditors, Secretaries of Committees, Vice-Secretaries of Committees, Archivist.
SECTION 2. Terms of Officer and Method of Selection
The terms of Officers shall be three years.
President and two Auditors shall be elected by Members in the General Meeting.
Secretaries of Committees shall be appointed by the President. Vice-Secretaries following the nomination by the Secretaries
shall be appointed by the President.
Archivist shall be appointed by the staff members of the Korean Academy of Medical Science.
ARTICLE VI. GENERAL MEETINGS
SECTION 1. Function
Each year, the members of the Association shall hold an Annual General Meeting, which shall incorporate following activities: Revision of bylaw, annual planning of the projects, deliberation on the budget and balancing accounts, selection of the officers, admission of members, other activities necessary to the development of the Medical Journals.
SECTION 2. Temporary General Meetings
Temporary General Meetings shall be called by the President
or at lease by one third of members
SECTION 3. Membership and Method of Decision
The General Meeting shall be valid when more than half of members are attended.
The letter of attorney shall be valid as attendants. However, it shall not be counted for the total number of voting.
A decision shall be made with approval of more than half of attendants.
The Chairperson of General Meeting shall be charged the President of the Association.
SECTION 4. General Meeting Time and Site
The time of the General Meeting shall be in March annually.
The place of the General Meeting shall be selected in the Staff Meeting.
ARTICLE VIII. STAFF MEETING
SECTION 1. Membership
Voting members of the Staff Meeting shall be the President, Two Auditors,
Secretaries of the Committees, Vice-Secretaries of the Committees.
Non-voting members of the Staff Meeting shall be the Archivist.
President of the Association shall take the charge of the Chairperson of the Staff Meeting
SECTION 2. Authority
The staff Meeting shall establish policies for management of all affairs,
and properties of the Association and the transactions of business, except otherwise provided by
SECTION 3. Staff Meeting Time
The Staff Meeting shall be held by reqeust from the President
ARTICLE VIII. COMMITTEES
SECTION 1. Standing Committees
Each Committee shall comprise five to ten members including the Secretary and Vice-Secretaries.
The terms of the appointed members shall be three years. The terms may be expired when the member quits the position of
Editor or Editor-in Chief. The terms of Secretaries and Vice-Secretaries shall be three years regardless of the position in the Institute. Secretary shall reside the Committee as a chairperson.
SECTION 2. Functions of Standing Committees
Business Committee: Preparation of agenda for Staff Meeting and the
General Meeting, Finance, Deliberation of Membership, Execution of the selected projects by other committees and other business matters.
Committee for Planning and Evaluation: Evaluation, Education and Program Development related
to scientific papers and Medical Journals.
Information Committee: Survey, Registration of scientific papers and Medical Journals,
and the work related to the access of the Information.
The President my appoint ad hoc committees if necessary. Specific mission and nomination of
ad hoc commitee
shall be determined by the Staff Meeting.
ARTICLE IX. FINANCES
SECTION 1. Income
Income shall consist of the annual Institute Membership dues, Supporting fund from the Medical Organization, and Donations.
SECTION 2. Balancing year
Terms of balancing year shall be from the date of Annual General Meeting to the
date before the next Annual General Meeting.
SECTION 3. Auditing
Annual report submitted by the Business Committee shall be audited by two Auditors before the Annual General Meeting.
KAMJE Bylaws shall be effective from the date of the first Annual General Meeting.
The article which is not specified in the Bylaws shall conform
to the customs.