Journal of the Korean Physical Society

pISSN 0374-4884 eISSN 1976-8524

Editorial Policy

  • Code of Ethics of Journal of Korean Physical Society: (JKPS)

    The publication of an article in this peer reviewed journal is an essential model for the scientific journal. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor and the reviewer.

  • Duties of editors

    The editor is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles to the journal should be published.

    The editor should be guided by the policies of the Korean Physical Society and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the members of the editorial board or reviewers in making this decision.

    The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial members, and the publisher, as appropriate.

    Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

  • Duties of reviewers

    A reviewer assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

    Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

    Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

    Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

    Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

    Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

    If the designated reviewer is in direct competition or research collaboration with, or otherwise has any conflicts of interest with the authors of the submitted paper, the reviewer must disclose that relationship and shall not participate further in the review process.

  • Duties of authors

    Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

    Authors shall not artificially alter, or selectively choose with manipulation intent, data acquired during the course of research. Authors shall not use or plagiarize the results obtained by other researchers without their consents.

    Self-plagiarism, which also includes multiple submissions of identical or similar results to other journals, is strictly prohibited.

    Even after publication, the research results shall be preserved for an appropriate duration in a format that enables further review and analysis. Upon request by a qualified reviewer, Members shall immediately disclose the research results in its entirety. If there exists a justifiable reason for deferred public disclosure (e.g., intellectual property implications), Members may request an extension of disclosure deadline by submitting the proof of vindication.

    A researcher shall diligently investigate the prior research results that are related to the research topic that he or she intends to publish and, if the Researcher needs to cite another's research results, he or she must clearly indicate its source in his or her publication.

    The responsible author shall take full responsibility based on all participating authors' agreement that the preparation and content of manuscript are accurate and based on facts that can be proven. The responsible author shall provide all co-authors with an opportunity to review the research manuscript before submitting it for publication.

    All co-authors shall take a full responsibility with respect to the corresponding portions that he or she contributed and a limited responsibility with respect to #the portions that other co-authors contributed. All co-authors shall respond with good faith to questions from other co-authors and share data and other research materials to facilitate other co-authors' clear understanding of the research results.

    If an error in the research results were found after publication, all co-authors, including the responsible author, shall take the responsibility to correct, supplement, or withdraw the research results.

    All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

  • Authorship:

    Authorship credit should be based on (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, and analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (3) final approval of the version to be published; and (4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Authors should meet these four conditions. If the number of authors is equal to or greater than 2, there should be a list of each author's role in the submitted paper. Description of co-first authors or co-corresponding authors is also accepted if the corresponding author believes that such roles existed in contributing to the manuscript. Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.

  • Originality and duplicate publication:

    All submitted manuscripts should be original and should not be considered by other scientific journals for publication at the same time. Any part of the accepted manuscript should not be duplicated in any other scientific journal without the permission of the Editorial Board. Upon receipt, submitted manuscripts are screened for possible plagiarism or duplicate publication using Crossref Similarity Check. If duplicate publication related to the papers of this journal is detected, sanctions against authors may range from requesting their institutions to assess the facts, requesting a Letter to the Editor-in-Chief acknowledging the error and voluntarily withdrawing a manuscript, to a ban on publication in the Korean J Pain for up to 3 years.

  • Secondary publication:

    It is possible to republish manuscripts if the manuscripts satisfy the condition of secondary publication of the ICMJE Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing and publication of scholarly work in medical journals (

  • Process for managing research and publication misconduct:

    When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct, such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, appropriation by a reviewer of an author’s idea or data, and complaints against editors, the resolution process will follow the flowchart provided by COPE ( The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board.

  • Editorial responsibilities:

    The Editorial Board will continuously work to monitor and safeguard publication ethics: guidelines for retracting articles; maintenance of the integrity of academic records; preclusion of business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards; publishing corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed; and excluding plagiarized and fraudulent data. The editors maintain the following responsibilities: responsibility and authority to reject and accept articles; avoid any conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject or accept; promote the publication of corrections or retractions when errors are found; and preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

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July, 2020
Vol.77 No.2

pISSN 0374-4884
eISSN 1976-8524

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Journal of the Korean Physical Society

pISSN 0374-4884 eISSN 1976-8524