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  About the TUA
Taiwan Urological Association (TUA) was established in 1978, located in Taipei Taiwan, and originally named as "The Republic of China Urological Association". It has been renamed to Taiwan Urological Association since August 2002 and abbreviated to TUA

There are 21 directors and 7 supervisors in TUA, among whom the selected legal representative of TUA is in charge of affairs in TUA; moreover, TUA now has over 1,000 members and residents. TUA aims to improve the standard treatment and research of Urology, to encourage members to share research experience, and to build the relationship with international urological associations that TUA members interact most, such as EAU, AUA, and SIU. TUA is an important member inside Asia, particularly the Urological Association of Asia (UAA). TUA has more and more interactions with urological association and experts within East and South-East Asian countries in the last ten years.

To cope with the variety development of urology, TUA is divided into 22 committees based on the difference areas of urology:

Publication Committee
International Relations Committee
Education and Training Committee
Education Research and Medical ethics Committee
Health Insurance Committee
Board Examination Committee
Registered Nurse and Technician Committee
TUA Guideline Development Committee
Pediatric Urology Committee
Urological Oncology Committee
Endourology Committee
Urodynamics and Female Urology Committee
Urinary Tract Stones Committee
Urinary Tract Infection Committee
Renal Transplantation Committee
Prostate Disease Committee
Interstitial cystitis Committee
Neurogenic Bladder Committee
Private Practice Committee
Informatics and Online Education Committee
Public Education Committee

With the efforts of all urological physicians in Taiwan, TUA has turned out to be the medical network with powerful function and rapid expansion; meanwhile, it also has the capability of enhancing the right and interests of urological physicians in Taiwan and the world.
  About the Journal

Urological Science is a multispecialty journal of urology and invites manuscripts from researchers in the different fields of urology. Urological Science serves as a platform for researchers in basic and clinical urology in the East and South-East Asia. Readers and researchers all around the world are welcome too. The journal provides up-to-date information related to daily practice of urology, particularly those with regional differences in East and South-East Asia. 

Urological Science invites scientific submission in the following categories: Original Research (Basic and Clinical Science), Evidence Based/Systematic Reviews Articles, Letter to Editor (Case Reports, Correspondence), and Short Communications.

The journal respects the scientific submission of its authors and believes in following a careful double-blind peer review process to pick up high quality papers and endeavors to complete the review process within scheduled time frame. A significant effort from the author and the journal perhaps enables to strike an equilibrium to meet the professional expectations of the peers in the world of scientific publication. Urological Science believes in safeguarding the privacy rights of human subjects. In order to comply with it, the journal instructs all authors when uploading the manuscript to also add the ethical clearance (human/animals)/ informed consent of subjects in the manuscript. This applies to the study/case report that involves animal/human subjects/human specimens e.g. extracted tooth part/soft tissue for biopsy/in vitro analysis.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN center , ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Emerging Sources Citation Index, SCOPUS

Emerging Sources Citation Index 

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

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Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover basic and clinical science related to health, ethical and social issues in field of urology:  Articles with scientific interest and clinical implications will be given preference.

  About Taiwan Urological Association
  • Raising the standards of urological medicine
  • Promoting the treatment and study of urological disorders
  • Improving the friendship and encouraging exchange of study results among members
  • Establishing connection between international urological medicine organizations. Missions of the Association
  • Promoting study of urological medicine and prevention of urological disorders in an effort to raise teaching and treatment standards.
  • Publishing academic magazines and other publications.
  • Giving academic lectures and holding discussions.
  • Participating in international urology academic organizations and promoting cooperation.
  • Subsidizing further education in urological medicine.
  • Holding other events.
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