Code of Ethics for Academic Activities



Article 1 (Purpose)

In accordance with Article 4 of the Code of Ethics of the Korea Planning Association (hereinafter referred to as KPA), this regulation sets forth general matters such as standards and disciplinary actions for research misconduct on manuscripts submitted and published in the "Journal of Korea Planning Associatio(JKPA)". Thus, the code aims to establish the research ethics and integrity of KPA

 

Article 2 (Research ethics)

1) (Academic objectivity) Authors submitting manuscripts to the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” must maintain academic objectivity throughout the course of research and should not intentionally omit, add, or modify research results

2) (Academic originality) Authors submitting manuscripts to the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” must respect the research achievements of others, and the submitted manuscripts must secure academic originality that is differentiated from existing research achievements including the author's own

3) (Unreasonable indication of manuscript authors) The authors of the manuscript submitted to and published in the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” should be limited to those who actually contributed to the manuscript, and at the same time, those who actually contributed to the manuscript should not be omitted

 

Article 3 (Research Ethics Committee)

1) A Research Ethics Committee is established under KPA to review and decide on the matters set forth in this regulation

2) The members of the Research Ethics Committee are composed of a total of nine experts from the relevant field on the agenda for review, including the vice-president of the KPA and the chairman of the editorial board

3) The members of the Research Ethics Committee are appointed by the president of KPA

4) The chairman of the Research Ethics Committee shall be the vice-president of the KPA in charge of academic affairs, and the chairman shall convene and preside over the Research Ethics Committee

5) If the vice-president of the KPA in charge of academic affairs or the chairman of the editorial board is the author of the manuscript subject to the review, he or she cannot be a member of the Research Ethics Committee. If the vice president of the academic affairs is not a member of the Research Ethics Committee, the chairman of the Research Ethics Committee shall be the chair of the editorial board. If both the vice president of the academic affairs and the chairman of the editorial board are not members of the Research Ethics Committee, the president of KPA convenes the Research Ethics Committee and the chair is elected by the committee

6) The Research Ethics Committee is composed and held from time to time as the review agenda is proposed

 

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 (Duplicate publication)

1)
① Papers published in domestic academic foundations, registered candidates, or international journals or similar papers cannot be submitted to and published in the “Journal of Korea Planning Association”
② Whether or not it is different from existing publication according to the provisions of①is decided based on the following criteria

A. In terms of items of the purpose, method, scope, data, results, and logical development method of the research, there should be a significant difference from the existing publication in at least two items

B. Differences in language used are not acknowledged as a differentiation

2)
① Manuscripts published in academic journals other than journals of academic foundations or registered candidates, such as university academic journals, etc., can be submitted to and published by the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” only if they have been modified or supplemented. In this case, the details on the modification or supplementation must be specified
② Whether to modify or supplement according to the provisions of①is determined based on the following criteria

A. In terms of the purpose, method, scope, data, results, and logical development method of the research, there should be a significant difference from existing manuscripts in at least one item

B. Differences in language used are not recognized as corrections or supplements

3) When submitting to a “Journal of Korea Planning Association” by modifying or supplementing a manuscript or a part of a manuscript presented at an academic conference, etc., you must specify the fact

4) When submitting a research report or a part of it to the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” as it is or modifying or supplementing it, you must specify the information on the modification or supplementation

5) When submitting a doctoral or master's dissertation or a part of it to the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” as it is or modifying or supplementing it, the author of the dissertation must be included in the author

 

Article 8 (Resubmission)

① Manuscripts that have been rejected for publication by the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” or similar manuscripts cannot be re-submitted

② Whether or not it is different from existing manuscripts that have been rejected for publication in accordance with the provisions of①is determined based on the following criteria

A. In terms of items such as the purpose, method, scope, data, results, and logical development method of the research, there should be a significant difference from the existing manuscript in at least two items

B. Differences in language used are not regarded as differentiation

 

Article 9 (Duties of KPA Members)

If a member of KPA finds a research misconduct that falls under the scope of Articles 4 to 8, he or she should immediately report it to the Editorial Board

 

Article 10 (Judgment of Research Misconduct)

1) If there are reports of research misconduct, both inside and outside KPA, including the members of KPA, the editorial board must collect relevant data and confirm the credibility of the report

2) When the editorial board confirms the credibility of the report, it submits the issue as an agenda to the Research Ethics Committee and submits the review data and information

3) The chairman of the Research Ethics Committee gives the applicable author an opportunity to explain in advance in writing on the proposed agenda before the review

4) The Research Ethics Committee reviewers determines whether or not it corresponds to the research misconduct on the basis of Article 4 to Article 8 with 2/3 of the members’ attendance and 2/3 of the consent of the attendees. The prohibition period of manuscript submission according to the 1) and 2) C of the Article 11 is reviewed and determined

5) The president of KPA informs the applicable author of the decision and the reason for the decision of the Research Ethics Committee

6) The Research Ethics Committee can independently determine the specific and detailed interpretation of the standards in Articles 4 to 8 regarding research misconduct and matters not specified in this code

 

Article 11 (Objection)

1) The author of the manuscript judged to have committed research misconduct can file an objection in writing only once if they decide that the content of the Research Ethics Committee's decision or the cause is unfair

2) The Research Ethics Committee may review the validity of the decision and reconfirm or alter the decision according to the procedures in Article 10 4)

3) The president of KPA informs the authors of the decision of the Research Ethics Committee and its reasons

 

Article 12 (Confidentiality)

1) Members of the Editorial Board must not disclose the identity of a person who has reported research misconduct

2) The president of KPA, the members of the Research Ethics Committee, and the Editorial Board must not disclose the identity of the author to the outside before it is finally determined as a research misconduct or not

 

 

Article 13 (Disciplinary actions)

1) If the Research Ethics Committee decides that the manuscript was fabricated, falsified, plagiarized or in duplicate publication in accordance with Articles 4, 5 and 7, the following disciplinary measures shall be taken

A. The Editorial Board cancels the publication in the "Journal of Korea Planning Association" and announces this fact to the "Journal of Korea Planning Association" and the literature search data of KPA's website

B. In the case of duplicate publication, this is notified to the academic foundation concerned

C. The author cannot submit a manuscript to the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” for five years or less from the time of the decision

2) If the Research Ethics Committee decides that the manuscript was concurrently submitted or submitted in duplication on the basis of Articles 6 and 8, the following measures shall be taken

A. The Editorial Board rejects or discontinues the manuscript review

B. In the case of concurrent submission, this is notified to academic foundation concerned

C. The author cannot submit a manuscript to the “Journal of Korea Planning Association” for two years or less from the time of decision