CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1 (Purpose)
These regulations are intended to stipulate research ethics on papers presented in this Journal and the Society’s symposiums so as to contribute to the establishment of a correct research climate, promote the position of academic members as professional researchers, and help them fulfill their roles as reliable researchers.
CHAPTER 2 ORGANIZATION OF THE RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE
Article 2 (Organization of the Committee)
This Society will organize the research ethics committee within the Society in order to achieve the objectives of research ethics regulations.
Article 3 (Set-up of the Committee)
1. The committee is composed of the standing director and editors of this Society, and the chairman also serves as Committee President.
And the chief editor is held responsible for the committee so as to promote the efficiency of the committee tasks.
2. When official complaints about papers presented to this Journal and academic symposiums arise, the committee takes part as a special committee under the direct chairman control at the request of the editorial board or the permanent board of directors.
Article 4 (Tenure)
The tenure of a committee member depends on the position of each member.
CHAPTER 3 OPERATION OF THE RESEARCH ETHICS COMMIITTEE
Article 5 (Functions)
1. It takes charge of establishing and operating all regulations in regards to the academic research ethics;
2. It receives reports on violations of research ethics and sternly deals with them pursuant to the regulations;
3. It defines and conforms to matters regarding the personality and honor of an informant or examinee;
4. It prepares final investigation results in writing and reports them to the permanent board of directors;
5. It eventually executes follow-up measures (decisions).
Article 6 (Violations of Research Ethics)
1. Submission after partially correcting research papers presented in other societies or research papers with the same themes as those submitted to other societies’ journals;
2. In case of a joint research paper, the writing of the name of a person who was not engaged in the paper as a lead author or a co-author, the second author, and more.
3. Without referring to clear sources, the discretional using of the original author’s ID, data, analytic systems, specific terms, articles, and more.
4. Without official permission from the original author, the illegal usage of the original author’s ID that is not open or was published, data, analytic systems, specific terms, and more.
Article 7 (The Guarantee of Informant Protection and a Opportunity for Explanation)
1. The committee does its best to protect the rights and benefits of a informant and examinee.
2. It is the principle that informant identities and reported contents are not disclosed, except when public organizations make a request.
3. Reporting violations on research ethics must be done based on one’s real name. When false information is reported, this is regarded as an injury to an examinee’s honor and restrictions on future academic activities will be imposed to some degree.
4. The examinee has a chance for sufficient explanation and is considered not to violate any regulations until his or her violation is verified.
CHAPTER 4 EXAMINATION AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Article 8 (Examination)
1. The committee should deliberate, resolve and execute the reported matter within 60 days from the date when it was received.
2. The committee may deliberate and evaluate the reported matter by itself and commission experts in related area to review the matter if necessary.
3. Before making a decision, the committee should inform the examinee of the research ethics and give him or her an opportunity for sufficient explanation.
4. When the results of examination shows the reported matter is inappropriate or examinee’s explanation is acknowledged reasonable, the committee shall immediately notify the informant and the examinee of the fact that any charge against the examinee has been proven invalid.
5. When the results of examination prove examinee’s violation, the committee shall immediately notify the informant and the examinee of the decision and give the examinee another opportunity for explanation within a certain period.
6. The committee may determine disciplinary action when half the committee members are in attendance and two thirds of the attending members vote for the determination.
7. When there is the examinee’s explanation or the explanation proves inappropriate in a defined period, the disciplinary action is finalized, which will be officially notified to the examinee and to the Society’s homepage. However, if the paper proven inappropriate has been based on a organization’s fund, regardless of the organization’s request for confirmation, the result of disciplinary action will be notified to the corresponding organization.
Article 9 (Disciplinary Action)
With respect to the author or paper that has officially been confirmed as the violation of research ethics, one or multiple items below will be imposed in accordance with the gravity of the violation:
1. Expulsion from this Society;
2. Suspension of qualification as a member in a certain period (banning of the contribution of any papers and presentations);
3. His or her own written apology shall be posted in this Journal;
4. Notification of the violation to his or her organization which he or she belongs to.
CHAPTER 5 OTHER
When the violation of research ethics has been acknowledged, it is a principle that all expenses used in the contribution of the paper and the examination not be returned.
The revision of research ethics is based on the regulation revision procedures of the Japanese Language and Literature Society of Korea.
Matters not defined in these regulations are handled by the Research Ethics Committee.
These regulations take effect from the date of March 1st, 2008.