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홈> About the JELL > Publishing Ethics

Publishing Ethics


1. Purpose

The Publishing Ethics Guidelines (hereafter "Guidelines") for authors, editors, and readers, and for all members, including the Publishing Ethics Committee, aim to prevent publishing misconduct and provide a fair standard with which to ascertain the verities when publishing misconduct occurs.

2. Scope

The Guidelines apply to all of the members of the English Language and Literature Association of Korea (hereafter "ELLAK") and those who submit and review the submissions for publication in The Journal of English Language and Literature (hereafter "Journal").

3. Applicable Date

These Guidelines take effect from November 30, 2007.

Chapter 1 Publication Ethics Guidelines

Editor Code of Ethics [Articles 1-4]

1. The editors should make sure that all the submissions according to the Guidelines.

2. The editors should consider the quality of the submission and not discriminate according to gender, age, organization, or according to the submitting author's background.

3. The number of reviewers per manuscript should be five or more when necessary.

4. The editors should not reveal the submitting author's name or the contents of the submission until it has been accepted for publication.

Reviewer/Referee Code of Ethics [Articles 5-7]

5. The reviewers should not reject a submission without sufficient reason, nor simply for the reason that the submission does not agree with the reviewer's own point[s] of view.

6. The reviewer should respect the submitting author's character and the uniqueness of the submitting author's discipline, and where there is a clear and present reason for revision, this should be provided clearly and in all necessary detail. These reasons will be given in detail to the editorial board, who will notify the submitting author of the result of reviewing.

7. The reviewer may neither reveal nor quote the content of the submission reviewed without the submitting authors permission until publication. Rejected submissions may not be quoted, nor their contents revealed.

Chapter 2 The Publishing Ethics Regulations [Articles 1-10]

1. Pledge

All the members of the ELLAK shall pledge themselves to observe the Guidelines.

2. The Ethics Committee

One of the members on the Ethics Committee (hereafter "Committee") shall be appointed by the Committee members to be the Chair and approved by the Board of Directors of ELLAK. The number of the Committee shall be five. If a member submits a manuscript, a new member shall be appointed while it is being reviewed.

3. Committee Members

(1) The Committee shall have one Chair and one Secretary.

(2) The Chair shall be selected from the Committee members and the Chair shall appoint a Secretary.

(3) The Chair shall lead the Committee and the Secretary shall take care of Committee affairs.

4. Committee Functions

The Committee shall manage all affairs concerning the Guidelines and make decisions when publishing misconduct occurs.

5. Committee Meeting

(1) The Chair shall convene a meeting.

(2) A meeting shall be held when requested by the Chair or more than three members of Committee.

(3) More than half of the Committee members shall be present, and decisions shall be made by more than half of the members present.

(4) The meeting's decision process should be kept confidential.

6. Request for Review

(1) Any properly concerned person may request a written review.

(2) The Chair shall convene a meeting as soon as possible when such a request is received.

7. Procedure

(1) When a case of publishing misconduct occurs, the question of whether it will be reviewed by the Committee or referred to the outside members shall be decided by the Committee.

(2) In the event that the Committee decides to perform the review, the Committee shall make a decision on a case after full discussion. The Committee can ask the submitting author of the manuscript under study, the reviewer who has raised the question, and if necessary others for an interview. The one whose manuscript is in doubt should comply with the Committee's summons. A submitting author's non-compliance shall be considered non-observance of the Guidelines.

(3) The Committee shall allow the submitting author a full and complete opportunity for self defense.

(4) The Committee shall not reveal details concerning the submitting author until a final decision is made.

(5) The Committee shall keep the review process in written form and keep it with the submitting author's signature put on it.

8. Report of Committee Review Result

The Committee should report the result to the President of the ELLAK. The report should include:

(1) The contents of the research misconduct

(2) The finding process

(3) The basis and proof of the decision

(4) The process of the submitter's justification

(5) Punitive measures, if any.

9. Punitive Measures

When the Committee recommends a punitive measure, the President of the ELLAK shall convene a meeting and take the punitive measure. The kinds of punitive measures are:

(1) Admonition

(2) Suspension or deprivation of one's membership of the ELLAK

(3) Barring submission for three years from the date of decision

10. The revision of Guidelines is pursuant to the procedure of revision. When the Guidelines are revised, the revisions will be observed by all the members without additional pledge.


The Publishing Ethics Guidelines and Regulations take effect as from November 30, 2007, when it was first established.