Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Regulations on Research and Publication Ethics
2009. 9. 11.
[Article 1] Purpose (hereinafter in the same style)
These regulations pertain to manuscripts submitted to and published in Asian Perspective, the international journal published by the Institute for Far Eastern Studies (hereinafter IFES), Kyungnam University, for the purpose of preventing academic misconduct and upholding the basic principles of research ethics.
[Article 2] Academic misconduct
The following refers to academic misconduct (hereinafter, "misconduct") concerning duplicate publication and manuscripts containing forgery, falsification, plagiarism, inaccurate ascription of authorship, etc.:
1. Duplicate publication: publication of past work, in whole or in part, without proper indication
2. Forgery: use of non-existent data or creation of false results
3. Falsification: arbitrary manipulation of research data or skewing of research results
4. Plagiarism: use of other's ideas, logic, terminology, data sources, and analysis without indicating sources in an appropriate way
5. Inaccurate ascription of authorship: refusal to ascribe for no good reason authorship to someone who has contributed to the contents or research results of the manuscript, or ascription of authorship to someone who has not made a legitimate contribution to the manuscript
[Article 3] Informant
Concerning the actual misconduct and relevant evidence or informing of the misconduct to the editorial committee:
Section 1 - The notifying of misconduct can come in the form of oral, written, telephone, email, etc. or other possible methods and will be handled discreetly. However, even if made in writing or email anonymously, in accordance with the reported case, specific details and evidence of the misconduct will be processed.
Section 2 - The identity of the whistleblower is not subject to disclosure. Regardless of the substance of the allegation of misconduct, to protect the whistleblower, his/her identity shall not be included in the report.
[Article 4] Examinee
Concerning the editorial committee’s investigation or the examinee of the misconduct, allegation of misconduct will not be disclosed before a judgment is conclusive.
[Article 5] Verification
Responsibility to prove the facts of the misconduct is that of the editorial committee.
Section 1 - The editorial committee guarantees the equal rights and opportunity for the whistleblower and examinee to state their opinions and appeal.
Section 2 - The target of verification of misconduct is papers published in the journal within a period of three years and papers under review.
Section 3 - Misconduct is to be determined in the process of the verification, preliminary investigation, and main investigation.
[Article 6] Preliminary investigation
The preliminary investigation shall proceed within 30 days of receipt of the complaint of suspicion of misconduct.
Section 1 - A decision can be made by the Editor-in-Chief without going through the entire process of the main investigation if the misconduct is recognized in the preliminary findings and by the examinee.
Section 2 - In the event it is decided that a preliminary investigation not be conducted, specific reasons for such decision must be notified in writing within 14 days of submission of a complaint; however, in the event of an anonymous tip, this will not apply.
[Article 7] Main investigation
Concerning the procedure of the main investigation of the facts of the misconduct, and proceeding investigation committee:
Section 1 - The investigation committee shall be comprised of the Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor and four (4) members designated from the Editorial Committee. However, other relevant outside experts can be appointed depending on the research topic.
Section 2 - The investigation committee shall provide the informant and the examinee the opportunity to state their case before results of the main investigation are given. In the event that the parties have an objection, the opportunity to appeal shall be considered.
Section 3 - For the investigation committee to reach a "yes" or "no" outcome, the decision must be approved by a two-thirds majority.
*Section 4 -To help identify cases of misconduct, the submitted/published manuscript being investigated shall have its contents screened by a screening service to determine their originality.
[Article 8] Judgment
Upon confirmation of the results of the main examination, the whistleblower and examinee will be informed of the proceedings.
[Article 9] Follow-up action
Concerning the procedure following a judgment of misconduct:
Section 1 - The guilty party shall be prohibited from making a contribution to the journal for three years beginning from the date of the final judgment.
Section 2 - The relevant manuscript shall be removed from the Internet.
Section 3 - Disclosure of the judgment shall be made on the IFES website and in the subsequent issue of the journal Asian Perspective.
[Article 10] Revision of the regulations
Amendment of these regulations require the initiative of the Managing Editor and one third or more of the Editorial Committee, with two thirds of the Editorial Advisory Board in favor of the amendment.
These regulations shall come into force on 1 October 2009.
*Amended on 1 May 2014.
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