:: Ethics Guideline

Research and publication ethics

Duplicate Publication: The papers already published to other scientific journals or periodicals are not considered for publication. The published paper to this journal should not be submitted to other scientific journal.

Authorship: Authors who meets all of following conditions can be listed: 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published.

Conflict-of-Interest Statement: If there are any conflicts of interest related to individual author's commitments or project support, it should be clarified and described in the manuscript.

For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in these instructions, International standards for editors and authors (http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors) can be applied. If there are any ethical issues from the manuscripts, it should be first reviewed by Editorial Board and the recommendations should be processed by the Research Ethics Committee. If anyone does not agree or accept the decision by the Research Ethics Committee in the process of ethical issues, those may be referred to the National Research Foundation of Korea (http://www.nrf.re.kr) or appropriate Committee of the corresponding institutes.