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Editorial Policy

Research & Publication Ethics

Section 1 Purpose

This regulation applies to all publications including papers published by the Korean Internet of Things Society.

The purpose of this study is to secure research ethics and at the same time verify research ethics.


Section 2 Research-related ethics regulations

The following is an act of publishing inappropriate research results and must not be done.


Article 1 (Forgery and Forgery)

① Forgery is research misconduct in which non-existent data or research results are made false and used.

② Falsification is research misconduct that alters research results by manipulating research-related materials, equipment, and processes, or by manipulating survey results.

③ Researchers may not intentionally forge or alter data to obtain the desired conclusion. Data errors due to mistakes also fall under research misconduct.


Article 2 (Distortion)

① Distortion is an act of intentionally exaggerating or reducing a part of data for a certain profit, and it is an inappropriate act of research.

② Even if the data are accurate, it is research inappropriate behavior to intentionally distort the results for a specific benefit.


Article 3 (Plagiarism)

① Plagiarism is a case of using all or part of the research results of others that have already been published without revealing the exact source or using it in a different form, regardless of the language used.

② If you use all or part of another person's core concepts that have already been published without citation, it is a research misconduct corresponding to plagiarism.

③ If two or more consecutive sentences are extracted and used in the same way without citation, regardless of the language used, it is a research misconduct that is plagiarism.

⑤ If the research results of others that have already been published are publicly published and used as general knowledge, it does not constitute plagiarism even if they are used in the thesis without citation.

Article 4 (Double Publication)


① Double publication of the researcher's own research results without citation is considered inappropriate research.

Also, if most of the research data are the same and most of the sentences are the same, it is a double publication.

② If originality is secured by adding research data or new interpretation to an already published symposium paper, it does not constitute double publication.


Article 5 (Judgment of Plagiarism and Double Publication)


If the publication (including the thesis) is suspected of plagiarism or double publication, the final decision will be made by the Research Ethics Committee.


Section 3 Guidelines for Enforcement of the Code of Ethics


Article 6 (Oath of Code of Ethics)


Anyone who contributes to all publications (including papers) published by the Korea Internet of Things (IoT), pledges to comply with this Code of Ethics


Article 7 (Composition of Research Ethics Committee)


The Research Ethics Committee shall be composed of five or more members, and the members are appointed by the President of the Society upon the recommendation of the Research Ethics Chairperson.


Article 8 (Reporting and reporting violations of the Code of Ethics)


If the thesis reviewers or thesis editors discover any misconduct in research ethics, they must report it to the Research Ethics Committee without delay.

General whistleblowers, including members, can also report violations of the Code of Ethics.

Article 9 (Protection of whistleblower's rights)


In principle, the informant should report to the Research Ethics Committee under his/her real name based on evidence for violations of research ethics regulations.

However, even if the report is anonymous, if it is based on clear evidence, it will be considered as a real name report. The identity of the informant cannot be disclosed under any circumstances.


Article 10 (Protecting the identity of the subject of investigation and providing an opportunity to explain)


The identity of the author should not be disclosed until a final decision is made by the Society for violation of research ethics regulations, and sufficient opportunity to explain should be given.


Article 11 (Discipline)


Authors who violate research ethics cannot withdraw their manuscripts (thesis or other publications) and submit manuscripts to the Korean Internet of Things Association for two years after the violation is confirmed.

If the author is a member, disciplinary action such as warning, suspension of qualifications, or withdrawal of membership may be issued, and the result of the action may be announced externally.


Article 12 (Revision of Research Ethics Regulations)


Revision of research ethics regulations is initiated by the research ethics committee and approved by the president of the society.


Article 13 (Effect)


This regulation takes effect on April 10, 2015.