Policy on Research Misconduct
Chapter 1:General Provision
Article 1 (Purpose)
This regulations is purposed to prevent to the illegal research behavior of the members and to present the basic principle and direction being necessary to observe the ethical regulations for theiss by establishing the ethics for the submitted / presented / inserted (prearranged) thesis to Korean Society for Internet Information (hereinafter called ‘This Learned Society’).
Article 2 (Application Object)
This regulations will be applied to all the members submitting and presenting the theses and the works published in this learned society.
Article 3 (Scope of Application)
Unless otherwise provied by other regulations relative to establishment of the thesis ethics and verification of the thesis ethics, it shall comply with this regulations.
Chapter 2: Ethical Regulations
Article 4 (Basis)
All the writers, who present ./ submit the theses, shall submit the theses on the basis of the schloars’ conscience for the academic development as per the articles of association of this learned society and observe this ethical regulations.
Article 5 (Definition of Terms and Violation)
“Behavior against thesis ethics’ (hereinafter called ‘llegal Behavior’) means the fake / falsification / plagiarism / self-plagiarism / improper indication of the thesis writer and etc., which are performed in presentation, insertion and etc. of the thesis, and the violation will be explained as follows.
Term-1 ‘Fake’ means the behavior that fasely makes the data, research result and etc. not existing.
Term-2 ‘Falsification’ means the behavior that distorts the contents or result of the thesis by operating the research material/equipment/process artificially or by deteriorationg/deleting the data optionally.
Term-3 ‘Plagiarism’ means the behavior that uses the idea, contents of research, result and etc. of others without the proper citation.
Term-4 ‘Self-plagiarism’ means the behavior that reuses the considerable part of the thesis (Copyrighted thesis) specifying the copyright, which was previously inserted by the writer itself in other academic journal , by itself or by some modification without the obvious citation or reference.
Term-5 ‘Improper indication of the thesis writer’ means the behavior that does not bestow the qualification of the thesis writer on the person making the scientific/technical contribution or devotion for the contents or result of the research or the behavior that bestows the qualification of the thesis writer on the person, who does not make the scientific/technical contribution or devotion, by reason of the expression of appreciation or the respectful treatment and etc.
Term-6 As for the illegal behavior that may become the social problem even if it is not applied to the above Term, it will be decided through the judgment of the collected papers edition committee.
Article 6 (Obligation for Observance of Ethical Regulations)
The members of this learned society shall agree in the space of the written oath on the ethical regulations that they will observe the ethical regulations when they submit the theses.
Article 7 (Composition of Ethics Committee)
The ethics committee will be composed of 1 person of committee head and within 7 committee members, and the committee head and the members shall be elected by the operating committee of this learned society and appointed by the director of this learned society.
Article 8 (Committee head)
The ethics committee head will represent the committee, and convoke and preside the meeting.
Article 9 (Assistant Administrator)
1 persom of assistant administrator will be appointed in the ethics committee to treat the bussiness of the ethics committee, and the deputy chief editor of this learned society will become the assistant adminstrator.
Article 10 (Meeting)
The ethics committee head will convoke the committee meeting and become the chairman, and the meeting shall be resolved by the majority of the registered members being present and the approval of the majority of the present members. However, in case it is recognized that the judgment bill is slight, the ethics committee head can submit this bill to the written deliberation.
Article 11 (Request for Submission of Data)
The ethics committee can request the informant, examinee, withness and testfier fot the additional data, and in this case, the examinee shall surely follow this.
Article 12 (Protection of Right of Informant and Examinee and Confidentiality)
It is not allowed to expose the identity of the informant directly/indirectly even at any case, and the inform ant’s name shall not be included in the investigation result report the protection if it not surely necessary.
All the matters related to the investigation such as information, investigation, deliveration, resolution, proposal/ measure and etc. shall be kept in secrey until the verification for the illegal behavior is completed, and the persons directly/indirectly participating in the investihation are not allowed to leak any information that is acquired during the investigation and the work perfomance, However, if the proper disclosure is nevessary, it can be disclosed through the resolution of the committee.
Article 13 (Raise of Objection and Guarantee of Denfense Right)
The ethics committee shall equally guarantee the right and opportunity to state the opinion, to raise the objection and to make the defense to the assistant administrator of the committee and the examinee, and inform these persons in advance of the related procedure.
Article 14 (Judgment)
The ethics committee shall fix the contents and recult of the investigation based on the raise of objection and the contents of denfense, and the notify the informant and the examinee of this matter.
If the consent for the contents and result of the investigation is not made, it can be decided by voting, and in this case, it will be resolved by the majority of the registered members being present and the approval of above 2/3 of the present members. If the informant or the examinee protests against the investigation result of the investivation committee, the informant or the examinee can request the investigation comittee for the re deliberation by submitting the relevant reason within 10 days from the date receiving such notice for result.
The review for the propriety of the written explanation and the judgment over the re-deliberation will be decided by the ethics committee within 10 days after receiving the written explanation, and in case of deciding the re-deliberation, it shall convoke the investigation committee again or convoke new investigation committee within 10 days.
If the re-deliberation is decide, the investigation committee in charge of re-deliberation shall make the re-investigation and fix such result within 30 days after the investigation committee is convoked, and then inform the informant and the examinee of the result.
Article 15 (Submission of Judgment Report)
The ethics committee shall submit the judgment result report (hereinafter called ‘Judgment Report’) to the operating committee of this learned society within 10 days after the final judgment.
The judgment report will be inclusive of the followinf matters.
1. Concrete contents of the information
2. Suspicion for the illegal behavior that becomes the object for investigation and the related thesis
3. Role of the examinee in the relevant thesis and the fact for suspicion
4. Related evidence
5. Raise of the objection or the contents of the defense by the informant and the examinee against the investigation result and the treatment result in this relation
6. List of the ethics committee members collecting the data through the direct investigation
Chapter 3: Measure after Verification
Article 16 (Measure for Result)
In case the majority fo the registered members are present and above 2/3 of the present members approve it, the ethics committee can recommend the director of this learned society for disciplinary measue, and the director of this learned society will decide the proper disciplinary measure and notify the relevant writer in writiing of the measure matter.
The matter for the disciplinary measure shall comply with other related regulations or can be separately decided.
Article 17 (Disciplinary Measure and its Level)
In case the ethics committee recommends the disciplinary measure, the director of this learned society will decide the level of the disciplinary measure by referring to the followings and then take the disciplinary measure. If it is judged that there is the more proper disciplinary measure, it can comply with such measure.
Term-1 (Notice) To inform all the writers of the relevant thesis of the illegal behavior, and to take the written measure so that the said writers may be attentive in preparing the thesis in future.
Term-2 (Warning) To inform all the writers of the relebant thesis of the illegal behavior, and to withdraw the thesis previouslt inserted, and to take the written measure so that the said writers may be attentive in preparing the thesis in future.
(Repromand) To inform all the writers of the relebant thesis of the illegal behavior, and to withdraw the thesis previouslt inserted. Also, to cancel all the theses of the writers making the illegal behavior under the judgment and all the theses waiting for the insertion. In this addition, the main writer of the relevant thesis is not allowed to submit the thesis to this institute for 3 years. As for the plagiarism of the thesis, the director of this learned society, after taking the above measure, will deliver the official letter for apology to the writers of the original thesis.
Ariticle 18 (Custody and Disclosure of Record)
The record relative to the investigation and the one relative to the disciplinary measure shall be kept in the executive office of this learned society, which shall be kept for 3 years after completion.
The final report can be disclosed after the judgment is completed, but the information related to the identity such as the list of the informant, investigation member, witness, testifier, the person participating in the consulting and etc. can be excluded from the disclosure object if there is any possibility to give the disadvantage to the persons itself.
Article 19 (Detailed Rules for Operation)
Other detailed matters being necessary for operation of the ethics committee will be separately decided through the deliberation of the ethics committee.
Article 20 (Other Provision)
Other matter not regulated in this Regulations shall comply with the related law and the social practive.
1. This revised regulations willl be enforced form December 7, 2011.