Research and Publication Ethics

Research Ethics

Article 1 (Social Responsibility)

① The members of The Korean Society of Food Preservation should have the responsibility as the researcher and scientist for the intellectual activities and research.

② They should recognize that all outcomes obtained will contribute to the improvement of the food industry.

③ They should accurately provide all affiliations and positions of the researchers involved. In case the authors’ ages are under 16, they should provide accurately their affiliation, position, and year of enrollment.

Article 2 (General Research Ethics)

④ The members of The Korean Society of Food Preservation must have responsibility to provide the honest, truthful, and accurate results for guaranteeing the reliability of the research.

⑤ They must keep the general research ethics for carrying out all research activities; research proposal, planning, performance, and reporting.

Article 3 (Scope of Research Misconduct)

Research misconduct (hereinafter referred to as 'misconduct') is defined as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and inappropriate authorship. The members of The Korean Society of Food Preservation must not submit and publish the results of this misconduct in the Korean Journal of Food Preservation.

① “Fabrication” is the act of creating false data or research results that do not exist.

⑥ “Falsification” is the act of artificially manipulating research materials, equipment, processes, etc. or arbitrarily modifying data, thereby resulting in distorted research or research results.

⑦ “Plagiarism” is the act of stealing the ideas, research works, results, etc. of others without due approval or without properly attributing the right authorship.

⑧ "Inappropriate authorship" is the act of granting paper authorship to a person who does not make scientific nor technical contribution to the research contents or results without justifiable reason, or by giving thanks or acknowledgement to those who do not make scientific nor technical contributions.

⑨ “Interfering with an investigation” is the act of intentionally disrupting the investigation of an alleged misconduct of a person or by harming the informant.

Article 4 (Processing of Misconduct)

The Korean Society of Food Preservation can remove the published paper by the decision of the Board of Directors, if it is considered as one of the research misconducts provided in Article 3.

Article 5 (Maintenance of Dignity)

The members of The Korean Society of Food Preservation should contribute to the creation of new knowledge and technology, and maintain their pride and dignity as professional experts in the field of food industry.

Article 6 (Observance of the Law)

The members of The Korean Society of Food Preservation must abide by the regulations, research ethics, and internationally accepted principles during the entire research performance and intellectual activities.

Article 7 (Respect for Research Subjects and Environmental Protection)

When conducting the research, the researchers should respect the dignity of research subjects (plants and animals), and do their best to preserve the natural environment by understanding the importance of preserving biodiversity and environmental protection.

Article 8 (Preservation of Research Data)

① The researcher must faithfully record the data of the results and samples used or produced during the research process, and preserve them for the designated period of time.

② This Korean Society of Food Preservation must permanently preserve the published papers, and it can be opened to the public, if necessary.

Article 9 (Selection and Description of Participants)

The researchers should ensure correct use of the terms sex (when reporting biological factors) and gender (identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and, unless inappropriate, report the sex and/or gender of study participants, the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex and gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases (e.g., prostate cancer). Authors should define how they determined race or ethnicity and justify their relevance.

Enactment:Nov. 02, 2007.
Amendment:Apr. 30, 2017.
Amendment : Dec. 20, 2019.

Publishing Ethics

Editorial policy

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. The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge.

Research integrity

An author who conducts a research and presents its results and a reviewer who evaluates the research results shall carry out research activity transparent and sincere without doing any act against conscience as scholars.

Data management

An author shall confirm the ownership of data and authorization to use the data prior to collecting necessary data. In addition, an author must carry out the study with clear understanding on the obligation and right imposed upon the collection or disclosure of data. Data shall be collected and recorded through appropriated measures in reliable and valid manner and must be retained for a certain period of time for other researchers to verify results and assessable to be used as other purposes by publicly presenting the findings.

Presentation of research results

All of the research results shall be accurately reported with a thorough and reasonable explanation. An honest and transparent evaluation must be conducted to examine if research methods and researcher’s opinions are adequately presented in the findings or results of the study.

Retention of copyright

In principle, the copyright is given to the authors who made significant contributions in the research. However, the Society, the publisher of the Journal and publications of symposiums, has the right of using the copyright in case the findings are used for the purpose of public interest such as education, and others.

Ethical consideration

Once accepted, the manuscripts are not allowed to be reproduced in part or whole material without the permission from the Journal secretary. The articles are not allowed to be reproduced for commercial purpose without the permission from the journal society. Manuscript dealing with any experimental work on human or animal materials should meet the relevant regulations or requirements imposed by institutional or governmental authorities, and this should be clearly stated in the manuscript. Any unusual hazards inherent in the chemicals, equipment, and procedures used in an investigation should be clearly identified in the manuscript reporting the work.

Publication ethics

For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, International standards for editors and authors ( standards-editorsand-authors) can be applied.

Order of authors and affiliation

For the space stating the authors, the order of authors shall be determined pursuant to the contribution made on the research upon the mutual consent among corresponding authors. In addition, the authors shall be able to explain the principles of such orders. In principle, the affiliation of the author is stated by the name of the institution at the time of the research conduct. However, when other customary practices are applied in other field, the author may state the affiliation in accordance with custom.


Korean Journal of Food Preservation follows the recommendations for authorship by the ICMJE ( Authorship credit should be based on ⅰ) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND ⅱ) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND ⅲ) Final approval of the version to be published; AND and ⅳ) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Responsibility of the corresponding author

The corresponding author or senior author shall take responsibility for accuracy of data, the list of all authors, approval for final draft of all authors, all of the exchanges and responses to questions, and others by representing co-researchers. In addition, the corresponding author must be fully aware of that mistakes and omissions made by himself/herself and co-researchers have a great influences in their careers.

Citation principles of references

The author may cite the part of other researchers’ study in his/her research paper as the original text or the translated version. The author shall take all possible measures to ensure the accuracy in stating sources and making the list of references.

Definition of research misconduct

The research misconduct is defined as the fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and other unfair activities generated in the process of designing, carrying out, reporting, and evaluating and assessing the research. “Fabrication” means reporting the research data or results, etc. that do not actually exist but have been fabricated. “Falsification” means manipulating research data or equipment and process or exhibiting research record inaccurately by deliberately changing or deleting research results. “Plagiarism” means using the entire of partial research ideas, processes, results, and etc. protected under copyright law of any other person without citing the appropriate sources and acknowledging the contribution of the founder of such findings. “Repeated publication” means publishing an identical or almost similar research in other journals two (2) or more times without stating the initial research contents that have been already presented to publishers or readers.

Types of plagiarism

Types of plagiarism is classified as “idea plagiarism”, “text plagiarism”, copying a part from other persons’ text without citing the source for the ideas of other authors, “mosaic plagiarism”, combining a part of a text with a few words added, inserted, or replaced with synonyms, and others.

Prohibition of distortion in references

Cited references shall only includes directly related references to the contents of research paper. The author shall not deliberately include irrelevant references for the purpose of intentionally increasing citation index of articles or journals and the probability of publication of the manuscript. The author shall not biasedly include only references favorable to data or theories of his/her articles. The author has ethical responsibility to cite references contradicting against his/her point of view.

Practices to avoid

The following practices should be avoided including a practice of “honoring” author by listing unqualified authors who have made no contributions in publishing research papers as one the authors, practice of dividing a research into many studies only to increase the number of published articles, and practice of hastily publishing articles without review process.

Responsibilities and Obligations of the Publishing Committee

The Publishing Committee shall be responsible for all the decisions made on accepting submitted paper for publication in the journal of the Society and must secure sincerity in the review process, and manage and supervise the members of the Publishing Committee. The Publishing Committee shall respect the author as an independent scholar and fairly carry out the evaluation in accordance with submission regulations and the quality regardless of affiliated institute of the paper contributor. In cases where there is a request, the review process must be precisely publicized. The Publishing Committee must be equipped with sufficient knowledge in the respective field of submitted paper and shall request the review to the committee members possessing objective and fair evaluating ability. The Publishing Committee shall not disclose any confidential information such as the contents of the manuscript and personal information of the author to any third party including other reviewer until decision on acceptance for publication is made.

Procedures and contents of disciplinary sanctions

In case where any disciplinary sanctions need to be taken, the chairman of the Committee shall convene the meeting and conclusively determine if disciplinary sanctions will be imposed or not and the forms of sanctions. Once the sanction is finalized, the member may be suspended or deprived from research paper submission and member’s qualification and such measures may be informed or publicized to the subject or his/her affiliated institution and journals.

Revision of the ethics regulations

In case where revision of the ethics regulations is required, the amendment shall be prepared by the Board of Directors, deliberated to the Board of Executives, and decided by the resolution of the Advisory Council. Members who pledged to comply with the previous regulations shall be deemed to agree to comply with the amended regulations without additional pledge.