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윤리규정Ethics Regulations

Established on April 7th, 2011
Revised on December 1st, 2014

Article 1 (Purpose)

This regulation aims at defining research ethics and the various related matters regarding the publications issued by the Korean Society of Climate Change Research.

Article 2 (Scope of application)

This regulation is applicable to any journals and single books published by the society.

Article 3 (Agreement to code of research ethics)

New members of the Society should agree to comply with the code of research ethics. The existing members should be considered to agree to the compliance of the code of research ethics as soon as the code is effective.

1) In manuscripts, any knowledge and findings that are originated to the authors should not be provided as if their own. References should be given when published data or information has been cited. In addition, if you quote the published academic materials, the source should be clearly disclosed.
2) When evaluating acceptance or rejection of the submitted manuscripts, editorial board members should be objective based upon the quality of the manuscripts and submission policies only, regardless of any bias or personal relationship.
3) Reviewers are responsible for evaluating the manuscripts assigned by editorial board within due date, and they should send the results of the review to editorial board. If the assigned manuscripts are not the area of expertise for reviewers, they should not hesitate to inform that to editorial board.
4) Reviewers must be confidential with respect to any content of the manuscripts. Reviewers should not cite the information in the manuscript without authors’ permission prior to publication of the manuscripts.

Article 4 (Research ethics committee and the function)

1) Research ethics committee (hereinafter referred to as the committee) establishes and enforces the research ethics regulation.
2) The committee deliberates misconducts against code of research ethics, and determines necessary measures to be taken.
3) The committee consists of no more than five members including an Editor-in-Chief.
4) The director of the committee becomes the Editor-in-Chief. The committee members are appointed by the president of the Society with the recommendation from the director of the committee. The term of the committee members is the same with that of the board of directors.

Article 5 (Prohibition of fraudulent research)

The following fraudulent acts are prohibited to all the research material that is bound to this regulation.

1) Forging: Creating data or results that are not true, and recording and reporting such data or results
2) Falsification: Manipulating research data, equipment, or process, or modifying omitting results so that the final research product does not adhere to the truth
3) Plagiarizing: Using someone else’s ideas, research process, research content, results or records without proper authorization
4) Duplicate publication: Publishing content judged to be almost identical to those that have already been published in another journal
5) Inappropriate authorship: Not providing an authorship to a person who has scientifically or technology contributed to the research procedure or output, and vice versa
6) Intentionally interfering with investigating fraudulent acts of himself/herself or others, or giving harm to a person who has informed of fraudulent research
7) Other acts that are seriously out of the ordinarily acceptable boundary in the field of science and technology
8) Proposing, enforcing or intimidating others to commit the above-mentioned cheating

Article 6 (References)

1) If a manuscript includes a material originally presented in conferences or its revised and supplemented version, the fact should be clearly stated in the submitted manuscript.
2) If a manuscript includes the research report or its revised and supplemented version, the fact should be clearly stated in the submitted manuscript.
3) If a manuscript includes Master’s or Ph.D. thesis or its revised and supplemented version, the author of the thesis should be included in the author of the manuscripts.
4) When citing disclosed academic information, it should be written as accurate as possible. References should be provided unless the information is admitted as common sense.

Article 7 (Decision of research misconduct)

1) If any research misconduct cases that violate general rules of this regulation and the code of research ethics are reported, the editorial board should confirm reliability of the report by gathering all the information associated with the reported case.
2) When confirming reliability of the report, Editor-in-Chief presumes the reported case as the meeting agenda of the committee and submits the materials of deliberation.
3) The committee makes decision with respect to research misconduct when more than two-thirds of the attended committee members are in agreement. The result is informed to the president of the Society.
4) The president of the Society notifies the decision made by the committee and the reasons to the relevant researcher of the reported case.

Article 8 (Objections)

The committee should ensure that researchers considered to be involved in research misconduct have the right and the opportunity for an appeal and defense.

Article 9 (Confidentiality)

1) The identity of the person who reported research misconduct should be kept confidential.
2) The identity of the relevant researcher of the reported case should be kept confidential until the final decision is made or when the case is decided as non-misconduct.

Article 10 (Disciplinary action)

If a submitter violates the principle of ethics of this regulation and that of general research, he or she may be temporarily restricted from submitting papers to the journal. Additional matters will be judged in the board of directors.

Article 11 (Establishment and revision)

The regulation is established and revised in the board of directors.

Supplementary provision

This regulation is effective from April 7th, 2011.