The purpose of this Ethics in Research and Publication(hereinafter, “the Ethics”) is to provide ethical standards with respect to the publication of the KDI Journal of Economic Policy.
The Ethics applies to all actions related to paper submission to the KDI JEP, in addition to editing and review of papers submitted.
Authors, reviewers, and editorial board members are to agree to abide by the Ethics.
Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
Fabrication or falsification of data, plagiarism, duplicate or redundant publication, unreasonable author indication are all unacceptable practices. Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE guidelines. The definitions for each case are as follows:
By submitting manuscript to the journal it is understood that this it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.
All authors listed on the manuscript should have contributed significantly to the experimental design, its implementation, or analysis and interpretation of the data. All authors should have been involved in the writing of the manuscript at draft and any revision stages, and have read and approved the final version. Anyone who made major contributions to the writing of the manuscript should be listed as an author (e.g. "ghost writing" is prohibited by the Journal). Any other individuals who made less substantive contributions to the experiment or the writing of the manuscript should be listed in the acknowledgement section. Any change in authorship (including author order) after the initial manuscript submission must be approved in writing by all authors.
At the point of submission, each author should reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated – including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. When considering whether you should declare a conflicting interest or connection please consider the conflict of interest test: Is there any arrangement that would embarrass you or any of your co-authors if it was to emerge after publication and you had not declared it?
If the manuscript is published, relevant Conflict of Interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper.
Author(s) shall respect the opinions of reviewers and the decisions made by the Editorial Board.
The Editorial Board should take responsibility for everything they publish, and the most important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions for publication shall be the upholding of principles of editorial independence and integrity.
The Editorial Board shall respect the personality and independence of authors as an intellectual with expertise and should not pressure authors to add citations from the KDI JEP for the implied purpose of increasing citation rates and, by extension, journal impact factor.
Reviewers should review a manuscript commissioned by the Editorial Board in good faith and submit the review results to the Board within the proposed time-frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension. If reviewers consider themselves not qualified enough to review the manuscript, they are to notify the Board immediately.
Reviewers should respect the personality and independence of authors as an intellectual with expertise. Reviewers shall present their opinions on paper and explain proper grounds for revision if necessary.
The Editorial Board and reviewers are expected to treat articles they handle confidentially. The Editorial Board and reviewers must not disclose information about manuscripts (including their content, status in the publishing process, reviewer feedback and final decision) to anyone, other than the authors. They should not use knowledge of the work before its publication to further their own interests. Reviewers also have the right to confidentiality; they will remain anonymous and their comments will not be published.
If allegations of misconduct are made regarding a paper or suspicions are reported, the KDI Journal of Economic Policy (JEP) Board of Editors (hereinafter, the “Board”) shall set up an investigation committee in accordance with the KDI research integrity policy and guidelines.
In cases wherein the investigation committee makes a judgement of misconduct, penalties will be imposed in accordance with the following subparagraphs;