Article 1 (Purpose)
The International Journal of Human Movement Science (IJHMS) should contribute to develop the academic and athletic field through the publish high value of the academic journals and take roles and responsibilities as an expert academic journal. The journal’s quality of the authority will be depending on managing impartial reviews based on research ethics. The International Journal of Human Movement Science presents the ethic bylaws to fulfill the duty as an expert academic journal.
Article 2 (Subject)
This code of ethics shall be applied to both members and non-members who either related with submitted manuscript directly or indirectly.
Article 3 (Author’s General Ethic)
- ① The research paper should be contained valuable academic results with general supporting arguments. The author needs to be review the existence of the same research and result. The research result should not be eliminated based on author’s own discretion.
- ② The author shall take responsible for multiple publication, redundant publication, partial publication or plagiarism, if problem encountered, author will take penalties according to applicable regulations.
- ③ Academic criticism and evaluation about the precedent researches and results are necessary, however, personal criticism will not be allowed.
Article 4 (Authorship)
- ① All research participants whom contributed to the research and willing to share the responsibilities and credits should be listed as joint authors.
- ② Participants should be agreed to listed as joint authors and the individual who made the principle contribution listed first.
- ③ In case to take part of the dissertation research, student and advisor should be listed as joint authors.
- ④ The author’s organization should be marked as an organization while research been working and if organization had been changed during the submitted period, author can be describe on the footnote page.
- ⑤ Nonacademic support as an administrative and technical task can be written on the acknowledgement page.
Article 5 (Research Method)
- ① The research method should be specifically described for the other researchers, so they can continuously use those method on the similar field of studies.
- ② The research materials should not be created randomly and fudge the data.
- ③ The references should be cited clearly especially for the secondly data use.
Article 6 (Subject of study)
- ① If the subject of the study is a human, the researcher should not expose identity and let subject or guardian know about the purpose, method, contents, predicted benefits and other dangerousness of the research.
- ② The researcher should let subject and guardians know they have rights to reject from the participation and guaranteed those rights.
- ③ If the subject of the study is an animal, the researcher should describe the method to reduce the pain for the subjected animal.
- ④ The editorial board members are able to request the agreement from the subject and other related material if it is necessary.
Article 7 (Manuscript review process)
- ① The author should take with favorable attitude to the proposed opinions which came from the review process.
- ② If author do not agreed with opinions of the editor-in-Chief and the editorial board members, he/she can request the objection with describing detailed reasons but without emotional comments.
- ③ The author should be aware with the ownership and intellectual copyrights. Once an article is accepted, an author transfers literary rights to the Korean Alliance for the Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance but if articles are re-published in electronic journals, the regulation will be followed by other roles.
Article 8 (General ethics of the editorial board members)
- ① The editorial board members should review the paper through the impartial judging process and aware that much time and effort is required to do so.
- ② The editorial board members must consider all papers impartially and without bias.
- ③ The submitted papers must be protected from the illegal use. The reviewers should not be cited the work of the submitted unpublished paper.
Article 9 (Review procedure)
- ① The reviewers cannot have a discussion with authors and authors should not know who are the reviewers.
- ② If the reviewers cannot review the paper fairly because of the personal relations with the author, the paper immediately send to the editor-in-Chief.
- ③ The review procedure should be completed on punctuality. If the review procedure is cannot completed on time, editorial board members should have noticed to the editor-in-Chief.
- ④ Editorial board members should be aware of the disadvantages toward the authors caused by the delayed procedure.
Article 10 (Review paper)
- ① The review opinions should be written in courteous style to prevent the misunderstanding. The purpose of the review comments should not be for the publication.
- ② The comments should be distinguished by either contents must be fixed or contents desirable to be fixed.
- ③ Enough and specific descriptions should be written for the denied papers to prevent the unnecessary arguments.
- ④ A reviewer’s opinion may not be reflected to the acceptance decision as it is because final decision of the publication will be synthesize of the two or three reviewer’s opinion.
- ⑤ The reviewers should take responsibilities about their own comments.
Article 11 (Multiple submissions and plagiarism)
The academic journal must check the same manuscript for simultaneous consideration by two or more journals to prevent the duplicate publication, partial publication and plagiarism before the evaluation.
Policy enactment date: January 1, 2006
Policy revision date: February 3, 2017