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Article 1. (Powers and Duties)
① The Board has the power to make a decision on the following matters: contents composition of the journal, decision on rejecting submitted manuscripts, selecting reviewers for submitted manuscripts, evaluation of review results, exchanging opinions and mediation between reviewers and contributors, determination on the final publication, determination of the order of publication, correction of published manuscripts, number of copies to be issued and electronic publication format, reviewer’s fee and publication charge.
② The Board shall check and confirm the compliance with the Journal's code of ethics and editorial regulation.
③ The Board shall make a fair selection of reviewers for submitted manuscripts, and carefully select reviewers who can evaluate and review the manuscript in the most appropriate and professional manner for the manuscript.
④ The Board shall make the utmost efforts to facilitate exchange of opinions between reviewers and contributors.
⑤ In the process of reviewing submitted manuscripts, members must keep confidential the personal information of contributors and reviewers, and should not disclose information about the reviewers after the review is completed.
⑥ The Board may establish and implement all matters to be observed in relation to its powers and duties as operating rules.
Article 2 (Academic Field Suitability Review, Rejection, and Reviewer Selection)
① The Vice-Chairperson first reviews whether the received paper is consistent with the academic field of the Journal, and based on this review, the Chairperson re-examines the field suitability of the submitted paper.
② If the Chairperson determines that the submitted paper does not fit the subject of the Journal, he/she shall submit it as an agenda to the Editorial Board to make the final decision on the suitability. If the Editorial Board decides that the submitted paper is not suitable, it will be sent back with the opinions of the Editorial Board.
③ If the suitability of the paper is approved, it will be received by the Editorial Board for reviewer selection.
④ For the received paper, the Editorial Board shall select three reviewers who can evaluate the content of the paper most professionally and request them to review the paper. In principle, the following reviewers who may harm the fairness of review shall be excluded from appointment: those working in the same department of the company or school as the paper contributors, and those related to the conflict of interest information provided by the corresponding author.
⑤ If a reviewer who has received a request believes that it is difficult to conduct a fair review due to a conflict of interest with the paper, he/she shall immediately notify the Editorial Board and submit his/her reason for rejecting the review request. If the reviewer violates this and makes the decision to review, the corresponding reviewer’s opinion shall be automatically withdrawn and the Editorial Board shall report the ethical misconduct of the reviewer as an agenda to the Research Committee.
⑥ If an appointed reviewer refuses to review or does not submit the review result within 21 days, the Chairperson of the Editorial Board may replace the reviewer.
⑦ A predetermined review fee shall be paid to the reviewers.