Ethics Guideline

Authorship: All authors of a manuscript must have agreed to its submission and are responsible for its content, including appropriate citations and acknowledgements, and must also have agreed that the corresponding author has the authority to act on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript. Researcher who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study is permitted as an author, and an author must take responsibility for the substance. Authorship should be clearly stated according to substantial contributions, and researcher who has lower contributions list in footnote, preface, or acknowledgments.

Editorial policy: All the manuscripts to Journal of the Korean Society for Advanced Composite Structures should adhere to these regulations. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must represent reports of original research, and the original data must be available for review by the editor if necessary. By submission of a manuscript to the journal, the authors guarantee that they have the authority to publish the work and that the manuscript, or one with substantially the same content, was not published previously, is not being considered or published elsewhere.

Research ethics: All the manuscripts should be prepared under strict observation of research. When citing from published scholarly literature, author try to do so accurately, and unless the material is of common knowledge, author must cite the source for the data clearly. Information acquired through personal contact should be cited only after obtaining permission from the informant. In the revision process, author must respond to reviewer's comments and either alter your manuscript as requested, or state clearly why you consider the suggestion inappropriate. Unfair research activities refer to fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, including inappropriate authors, in the process of proposing, performing, and publishing the research. Details as follows;
"Fabrication" refers to making or producing a fraudulent data or experiment results that do not exist. "Falsification" is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing, or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record."Plagiarism" is appropriating and using as one's own another person's documented ideas, processes, results, or words without proper acknowledgement or giving appropriate credit. "Inappropriate authors means to include an individual's name as author who has not contributed significantly to either the research or contents of a paper as a token of gratitude or for reason of honorable treatment, etc. or to not grant authorship to a person who has academically contributed to research contents or results, without right reason. Also deliberate interference in procedure for the investigation of misconduct in research and deviation from commonly accepted practices within the scientific community are included in unfair research activities.

Sanctions
The following sanctions shall be taken against any author (or paper) whose plagiarism has been confirmed, after a deliberation by the Editorial Committee:
(1) The author shall be prohibited from making submissions to the journal or magazine for at least five years;
(2) A notice of plagiarism shall be posted on the Society's website and magazine;
(3) The details of the violation shall be reported to the author's affiliation.