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Applied from Rev. 25, No. 2
•Members who submit materials to and publish research materials in the ｢International Journal of Early Childhood Education｣ shall follow the Ethical Responsibilities to fulfill their moral obligations and social responsibilities as academic researchers, and journal editors and reviewers shall adhere to the established ethical rules in order to contribute to academic development.
•The ｢International Journal of Early Childhood Education｣ Ethical Responsibilities (hereinafter referred to as “Ethical Responsibilities”) defines the principles and standards to be adhered to by authors, editorial board members (editorial board), and reviewers in conducting research.
Article 1 All authors submitting manuscripts to this journal shall sign the Research Ethics Pledge.
Article 2 The scope of research misconduct shall be determined as follows, and authors who have performed the following actions shall be investigated and deliberated by the Research Ethics Committee.
Article 3 Publication achievement
Article 4 Overlapping or dual publication of research materials
Article 5 Citation and quotation marks
Article 1 The editorial board (members) shall be responsible for deciding whether to publish the submitted paper and shall respect the author's character and his (her) independence as a scholar.
Article 2 The editorial board (members) shall fairly treat papers submitted for journal publication based solely on the quality of the papers and the submission rules.
Article 3 The editorial board (members) shall refer to reviewers who have the expertise and fair judgment in the field to evaluate the submitted papers. However, the review of the author by a reviewer belonging to the same institution should be excluded.
Article 4 The editorial board (members) shall not disclose any information about the author or the contents of the paper to anyone other than the reviewer until the publication of the submitted manuscript is decided.
Article 1 The reviewer shall faithfully evaluate the papers requested by the journal's editorial board (members) and notify the editorial board (members) of the evaluation results.
Article 2 The reviewer shall evaluate the paper fairly according to objective criteria, regardless of their personal academic beliefs or personal relationship with the author.
Article 3 The reviewer shall respect the character and independence of the author as a professional intellectual. S/he shall use polite and gentle expressions, as much as possible, and refrain from criticizing or insulting the author.
Article 4 The reviewer shall maintain the confidentiality of the author and the contents of the paper being reviewed and respect the copyright of the author.
Article 1 Report on violation of ethical responsibilities
When the editorial board (members), reviewer, and author become aware that the ethical responsibilities have been violated, efforts shall be made to correct the problem by reminding the subject of his (their) ethical responsibilities. However, if the problem is not corrected or an apparent violation of ethical responsibilities is revealed, it may be investigated and deliberated through the Research Ethics Committee of the Korean Society for Early Childhood Education.
Article 2 Purpose of the Research Ethics Committee
The Research Ethics Committee shall maintain the functions of the society and protect the rights and interests of members through warning and disciplinary action, in the event of the occurrence of conducts contrary to the purpose of the society.
Article 3 Composition of the Research Ethics Committee
Article 4 Investigation and deliberation by the Research Ethics Committee
The Research Ethics Committee shall determine the contents of disciplinary action through investigation and deliberation. Those subject to review shall cooperate with the investigation and deliberation conducted by the Research Ethics Committee. Failure to cooperate with the investigation will in itself be a violation of the Ethical Responsibilities.
Article 5 Deliberation report
The Research Ethics Committee shall deliberate on the subject's violations of the Ethical Responsibilities and report the deliberation results to the President of the Society. The subject's violation of Ethical Responsibilities and deliberation results shall be documented in writing and reported. The report must include the contents of the subject's violation of Ethical Responsibilities, the list of members and the deliberation process of the Research Ethics Committee, the results of the deliberation and relevant grounds, and the subject's explanation and the procedure for handling the subject's violation of the Ethical Responsibilities.
Article 6 Guarantee of opportunity to explain
The subject of deliberation shall be given ample opportunity for clarification. If the subject of deliberation disputes the decision of the Research Ethics Committee, the Research Ethics Committee may be asked to re-deliberate or to supplement the report. Requests for re-deliberation or supplementation of the report shall be made to the Research Ethics Committee with documents that cite specific reasons for the request.
Article 7 Contents and procedures for disciplinary action
The Research Ethics Committee determines the content of disciplinary action through investigation and deliberation. Disciplinary actions may include revocation of the manuscript and prohibition of citation, deletion from the list of published manuscripts in the journal, public apology and announcement on the website of the society, suspension or expulsion of membership, prohibition of manuscript submission (at least 3 years), detailed notification to the National Research Foundation of Korea and to the institution the subject belongs (and the research support institution in the case research funding has been received), and such disciplinary actions can be determined in duplicate. Any violations of the Ethical Responsibilities shall be recorded in writing and preserved, and the President of the Society shall immediately implement the Research Ethics Committee's decisions after approval (in accordance with Chapter 3, Article 9 (2017.4.) of the Korean Research Foundation's Guidelines for Management of the Journal Registration System).
Article 8 Confidentiality protection for the author
The Research Ethics Committee must not disclose the identity of the author to the outside world until a final disciplinary decision has been made for violating the Ethical Responsibilities.
Article 9 Revisions to the Ethical Responsibilities