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Ethical Guidelines of JEAP
The Ethical Guideline of the
「Journal of Educational Administration and Policy」
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Article One (Purpose): The purpose of this document is to provide general guidelines of ethical issues that might arise throughout the research process and to encourage responsibility for ethical practice.
Article Two (Object): The guideline is applicable to all who participate in the submission to the Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (JEAP) and publication-related processes of the JEAP.
Article Three (Obligations of Authors): Manuscripts must be written according to the authors scholarly conscience. Authors should not present others research work or opinions as their own and must respect the copyright of other authors.
The researcher who submits a paper to the JEAP should obey the ethical guideline, and have the duty to submit a signed copy of『Confirmation of Compliance』 with the manuscript to the Editorial Board.
Article Four (Obligations of Reviewers): Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts according to their scholarly conscience and maintain the confidentiality of the review.
Chapter 2. Scope of Research Misconduct
Article Five (Research Misconduct): Research misconducts include the following:
1. Fabrication refers to falsely creating data or describing research results that do not exist.
2. Falsification refers to the manipulation of research materials or processes, and the alteration or omission of data or results, such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
3. Plagiarism refers to using anothers ideas, research, or results without permission or acknowledgment. This Journal regards as plagiarism any time an author copies or uses anothers original work without disclosing the source, even if plagiarism was not intended. Acts of plagiarism include the following:
Intentionally using the original authors composition, research, original expressions, data, or analysis without disclosing the source
Copying a substantial amount of writing from another source verbatim, and failing to acknowledge it as a quotation even if the source is disclosed
It also includes self-plagiarism, which refers to the practice of presenting ones own previously published work, in whole or in part, in same or other languages without proper citation as though it were new.
4. Multiple publications refer to publishing the same manuscript in more than one journal.
5. Misrepresenting authorship refers to failure to assign credit as authors to persons who made scientific or technological contributions to the research process or results, or assigning credit as authors to persons who did not make a scientific or technological contribution.
6. Intentionally disrupting an investigation of ones own or anothers actions or harming an informer.
Other acts that are substantially outside the limits of acceptable behavior in the academic field.
Article Six (Authorship): Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
Article Seven (Acknowledgement of sources): Proper acknowledgment of the published work or research of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of their reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.
Article Eight (Publication): An article is reviewed for publication on the understanding that the manuscript represents original work that has not been published, accepted, or is currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
Chapter 3. Investigation and Judgment of Research Misconducts
Article Nine (Investigation and Final Decision): Members of the Editorial Board investigate the unethical behaviors of suspected articles. When ethical issues are raised during the review process, Board members will review the paper to determine if the author(s) did anything unethical practice.
1. A preliminary investigation can be undertaken to decide whether it is necessary to investigate an allegation of plagiarism, and should be commenced within 30 days after receiving the investigation.
If the subject of the investigation admits his or her plagiarism after the preliminary investigation, the Editorial Board can make a final decision without further investigation.
If the Editorial Board decides not to proceed after the preliminary investigation, a notice must be given to the informer in writing within 10 days after the decision, unless the informer was anonymous.
If the informer disagrees with the result of the preliminary investigation, he or she can file an appeal to the JEAP Editorial Board. The appeal must be filed within 30 days after the notice is made.
2. The main investigation is the procedure taken to investigate whether plagiarism took place.
The JEAP Editorial Board will provide an opportunity to the informer and the subject of the investigation to state their views. If either party does not respond, that party will be considered to have no objection to the process.
The result of the main investigation should be announced in written form to the informer and the subject of the investigation within 15 days after the investigation is finished.
If the informer or the subject of the investigation disagrees with the result of the main investigation, he or she can request reconsideration to JEAP within 20 days after the notice. If the JEAP Editorial Board finds the appeal reasonable, it will be reinvestigated.
Unless unavoidable circumstances prevent it, the final decision should be made within 90 days after the preliminary investigation begins.
Article Ten (Consequences): Any author who is found to have committed any research misconduct may receive the following sanctions depending on the degree of seriousness.
1. The first and co-authors are prohibited to submit any manuscript to the Journal for three years or less from the decision date.
2. The paper that has been found to be in violation of the Journals ethical guideline will be withdrawn from publishing process
3. If an article is found to contain plagiarism after it has been published, it will be deleted from the online publication of the JEAP, and the Journal will publicly announce for its withdrawal. The Editorial Board can take additional actions as it deems necessary.
4. Notice regarding the act of plagiarism will be sent to the organization in which the author works.