Code of Ethics for Academic Activities



Article 1 (Purpose)

The purpose of this Code is to comply with the research ethics of the Korea Planners Association (hereinafter referred to as “Association”) and establish fairness and transparency with respect to the submission, review, and publication of papers in “the Journal of the Korea Planning Association” (hereinafter referred to as “Journal”) by defining ethical compliance matters for submitted, reviewed, and published papers, and general matters such as ethical compliances, standards of research misconduct, and disciplinary actions in accordance with Article 4 of this Code for members of the Association.


Article 2 (Compliance with Ethics)

(1) (Academic Objectivity) The authors who submit a paper to the Journal shall maintain academic objectivity throughout the course of conducting research, and shall not intentionally omit, add, or modify the research results.

(2) (Academic Originality) The authors submitting a paper to the Journal shall respect the research achievements of others and the submitted paper shall secure academic originality differentiated from existing research outcomes including the author’s own.

(3) (Proper Indication of Authors) The authors of a paper submitted to and published in the Journal shall be limited to those who contributed substantially to writing the paper, and such authors shall not be omitted.

(4) (Other Ethical Compliances) Authors of papers submitted to the Journal shall comply with the ethical requirements specified in Article 1(Manuscript for submission) of the Journal Editing Regulations, such as providing information on conflict of interest, bioethics, and gendered innovation policy. The Editorial Board and paper reviewers shall comply with Article 2 (Paper Review) ① and ② of the same Regulations.


Article 3 (Research Ethics Committee)

(1) The Research Ethics Committee shall be established within the Association to deliberate and resolve matters prescribed in this Code.

(2) The Research Ethics Committee shall deliberate and resolve agendas submitted to the Committee from the Editorial Board of the Journal with respect to ethical compliance matters of Article 2 and the violation matters of Articles 4 through 8.

(3) The Research Ethics Committee shall be comprised of nine members who are experts in the relevant field on the deliberation agendas, including the Vice-President of AAffairs and the Chairperson of the Editorial Board.

(4) The members of the Research Ethics Committee shall be appointed and commissioned by the President of the Association.

(5) The Research Ethics Committee shall be chaired by the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and the Chairperson shall convene and preside over the Research Ethics Committee.

(6) When the Vice-President of Academic Affairs or the Chairperson of the Editorial Board is an author of a paper on the deliberation agenda, he/she shall not be a member of the Research Ethics Committee. When the Vice-President of Academic Affairs is not a member of Research Ethics Committee, the Chairperson of the Editorial Board shall become the Chairperson of Research Ethics Committee. When both the Vice-President of Academic Affairs and the Chairperson of the Editorial Board are not members of the Research Ethics Committee, the President of the Association shall convene the Research Ethics Committee and the Chairperson shall be elected by the members.

(7) The Research Ethics Committee shall be organized and held whenever a deliberation agenda is submitted.


Article 4 (Fabrication and falsification)

Fabrication or falsification encompasses the act of intentionally expressing differently from the truth, such as data used in the research, figures of the result, and images as follows

A. Fabrication refers to the act of making up nonexistent data or research results

B. Falsification refers to the act of distorting the research content or results by artificially manipulating the research process, or by arbitrarily modifying or deleting data

 

Article 5 (Plagiarism)

1) Plagiarism is intentionally describing the content of already published academic ideas, opinions, expressions, and research results through all written media such as domestic and foreign academic journals, academic conference papers, research reports, master's and doctorate dissertations, books, magazines, and the Internet without explicitly citing the source

2) Plagiarism is applicable even if the part described without citation is similar to the content that has already been published, and plagiarism is determined regardless of the volume described without citation

3) Plagiarism also applies if the author is the same as the author of the content already published (self- plagiarism)

4) However, academic knowledge, research results, etc. that are already popularized and used in academia are not deemed as plagiarism even if they are described without citation

 

Article 6 (Concurrent submission)

Articles submitted to the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” cannot be submitted to other academic foundations journals, registered candidates in Korea or international academic journals at the same time or regardless of before and after submission and this includes the manuscript under review

 

Article 7 (Penalties)

(1) When the Research Ethics Committee has determined that a forgery, alteration, plagiarism, or duplicate publication has been committed under Articles 4, 5, and 7, the following measures shall be taken:

A. The Editorial Board shall cancel the publication of the corresponding paper in the Journal and announce this fact in the Journal and the paper search data on the website of the Association.

B. In the event of duplicate publication, this fact shall be notified to the relevant academic society.

C. The authors shall not be allowed to submit papers to the Journal for a period of five years or less from the time of resolution.

(2) When the Research Ethics Committee has determined that simultaneous submission or resubmission has been committed under Articles 6 and 8, the following measures shall be taken:

A. The Editorial Board shall refuse or suspend the paper review.

B. In the event of simultaneous submissions, this fact shall be notified to the relevant academic society.

C. The authors shall not be allowed to submit papers to the Journal for a period of two years or less from the time of resolution.

(3) When the Research Ethics Committee has determined that a violation has been committed under Article 7 (1) and (2) of the Editorial Regulation of the Journal, the following measures shall be taken:

A. The Editorial Board shall refuse or suspend the paper review.

B. The Editorial Board shall cancel the publication of the corresponding paper in the Journal and announce this fact in the Journal and the paper search data on the website of the Association.

C. The authors shall not be allowed to submit papers to the Journal for a period of two years or less from the time of resolution.