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Editorial Policy

Research & Publication Ethics

Article 1 (Purpose) The purpose of this regulation is to stipulate matters related to the editorial board (hereinafter referred to as the committee) for editing papers pursuant to Article 4, Paragraph 6 of the articles of association of the Korean Society for Software Appraisal.

Article 2 (Tasks) This committee establishes policies for publishing papers and other publications, confirms publication of submitted papers, and performs other tasks related to editing.

Article 3 (Composition) This committee shall consist of one chairperson and no more than 10 editors, and the editors shall be organized so that they are evenly distributed in each region (city and province). However, this committee may have subcommittees for smooth operation, and separate editing committees may be held for each subcommittee. However, if it is difficult for the editor-in-chief to participate in the editing committee for each subcommittee, members of the subcommittee should consult with them to elect the chairman and act on their behalf.

Article 4 (Selection of Editors) Editors shall select candidates among those with educational or research experience of 3 years or more and who have excellent research achievements, and select those who consented after notifying the work of the editors. The following standards apply mutatis mutandis.
(1) (Field Criteria) The editorial staff majored in one of the fields of software engineering, program engineering, information and communication system engineering, copyright, and intellectual property, which can judge software appraisal and evaluation techniques, and knowledge of copyright protection and prevention. A person who has both is selected as the editorial board.
(2) (Regional basis) The editorial board considers at least 4 regions (provinces) in Korea and 4 regions (continents) abroad, but universities distributed in a total of 5 regions (including domestic and foreign continents) ( Select from among the faculty members of the school)
(3) (Experience Criteria) The editorial board selects those with doctorate degrees first, but can select those with a master's degree of more than 5 years of experience.
(4) (Professional Criteria) Editors must meet one of the following conditions at the time of selection.
-Results of more than 3 papers or books published in the last 2 years based on the start date of the activity
-Performance of editorial board members in other journals within the last 5 years from the start date of the activity (including those currently active and when activities are proposed)
(5) (Special field) In the case of a special field, executives and employees of copyright lawyers, the Korea Copyright Commission, national policy research institutes, and government/public institutions may be selected.

Article 5 (Election of the editor-in-chief) The editor-in-chief shall be elected by the committee. In the event of a chairperson's absence, the eldest member of the committee members shall act as the chairperson.

Article 6 (Term of office) The term of office of the editor-in-chief and editor-in-chief is two years and may be reappointed. If the editor resigns, the chairperson may appoint additional editors, but the term of office of the additional editors shall be the remaining terms of the resigned editor.

Article 7 (Roles of Editors) Editors shall perform the following roles.
(1) (Recommendation of external reviewers) Except in unavoidable cases, editorial members do not directly review thesis, review the subject of the submitted thesis, recommend an external reviewer, and inform the secretariat.
(2) (External review administration management) The secretariat checks the progress of the review and delivers it to the editorial board, and the editorial board contacts the outside review committee so that the thesis review is completed within the specified deadline. If it is difficult to proceed with the judging process, it can be replaced with another external judge with consent.
(3) (Collecting External Review Results) The Secretariat receives the results of the external review and delivers it to the editors, who have to review the results before the editorial meeting begins.
(4) (Recommendation for Adoption/Re-examination/Drop-out) The editorial board can make recommendations on the adoption/re-examination/rejection of thesis at the editorial meeting based on the results of external review.
(5) (Confirmation of thesis editing) The editorial board should check whether the final thesis has been edited in accordance with the thesis editing style, and if any errors are found, it is recommended to correct them. At least one editorial board should check the editing status for each paper for which adoption is decided.
(6) (Confirmation of author information of thesis) Check the affiliation and position of the author for the thesis that has been decided to be adopted, and check the status of labeling in the dissertation.

Article 8 (Selection of External Judges) External judges are selected based on the following criteria.
(1) (Field criteria) External judges must have conducted or are conducting research related to the subject of the thesis. In the case of fusion thesis, experts in related fields can be selected as external judges.
(2) (Career Criteria) External judges are based on the selection of doctoral degree holders, but may select judges regardless of their degree in consideration of the specificity of the field.
(3) (Professional Criteria) External judges must have experience in conducting similar research for the last 5 years in the field of evaluation.
(4) (Activity standards) External judges must keep track of research trends through participation in academic events, etc.

Article 9 (Role of External Examiner) The external reviewer examines the requested thesis and must submit a review opinion within the specified deadline.

Article 10 (Appointment of Chairman of Research Ethics Committee) The editor-in-chief may appoint one research ethics committee chair separately regardless of whether or not the editor-in-chief is appointed. Can be active.
Article 11 (Convocation and Resolution of Thesis Editing Committee) The time, place, etc. of the thesis editing committee shall be decided by the editor-in-chief after collecting the opinions of the editors at the secretariat, but must be made 10 days before the publication date of the thesis. The editor-in-chief chairs the committee and oversees the meeting, and if the chairman is absent, an elder of the editor-in-chief will act on its behalf. The agenda is decided with a majority attendance of the committee members and the approval of a majority of the attending committee members, and a power of attorney may be recognized as attendance even if a power of attorney is submitted. However, in the case of foreign editors, the editorial committee can be replaced by online meetings, phone calls, and e-mail opinion collection, taking into account the cost and time. After opening, the thesis editing committee must confirm the following contents.
(1) Review whether the papers that passed the review results are appropriate. If necessary, review whether the thesis is rejected, whether it is requested for re-examination, and whether or not the assignment of reviewers is appropriate.
(2) Check whether the final papers have been edited according to the correct format, determine whether the selected papers are classified according to the subject of sub-classification, and determine the order of disposition of the papers to be published.
(3) The results of the meeting are prepared in minutes by the secretariat and confirmed by the members.
(4) Matters concerning the progress of the editorial board may be separately designated according to the resolution of the editing committee.
(5) When the chairperson convenes the committee, one of the members is designated as the ethics officer. Before starting the committee, the ethics officer should investigate and report on changes in ethics regulations, domestic and international trends, violations and actions taken.