Chapter 4. Examination Process and Criteria

Article 7 (1st Examination)
Associate editor-in-chief of JSCM shall present the submitted manuscript to an editor-in-chief in the order of receipt. Editor-in-chief shall request 1st examination of the received manuscript. However, if the manuscript is received by the editor-in-chief, the associate editor-in-chief shall request the first examination of the manuscript.
  1. Editor-in-chief shall request editor on making decision for appropriateness of paper and recommending the examiner. In consideration of opinions from editors, the editor-in-chief shall appoint more than three examiners.
  2. Editor-in-chief shall request examination by sending the paper, written request, and notice on examination result to appointed examiners via e-mail or other means. The written request and notice on examination shall comply with the form set by Editorial Board.
  3. The result of 1st examination shall be returned within 2 weeks. If an examiner fails to present examination result within 3 weeks without special reason, the editor-in-chief may replace the examiner by authority and may request examination to replacement examiner with specified period of examination.
  4. An examiner shall examine the paper in an objective and air manner based on the following examination criteria.
    (1) Contribution of paper on development of crisis management studies
    (2) Clear thesis and logical development
    (3) Sufficient reference to preceding researches
  5. After making the final decision on the examination result of papers submitted based on Paper Contribution Guide, Editorial Board shall notify the author of a paper decided as ‘Appropriate for Publication’ and shall request author to present final manuscript and file. Editorial Board shall notify the author of a paper decided as ‘Re-examination’ and shall request revised paper and organization of revised and supplemented items. Also, for ‘Re-examination’ papers, Editorial Board shall request the author to send the revised paper within 10 days.
Article 8 (Re-Examination and Criteria of Final Decision)
The decision shall be made based on the following criteria.
  1. If the paper gets more than two ‘Appropriate for Publication’ or ‘Publication after Revision’ after the comprehensive decision in the 1st examination, the paper shall be recognized as ‘Publishable’ paper. If the paper gets more than two ‘Re-examination after Revision’, the paper shall go through re-examination process. If the paper gets more than ‘Inappropriate for Publication’, the paper shall not be published. However, Editorial Board may request revision and supplementation for a ‘Publishable ‘paper and the paper shall be published after revision and supplementation.
  2. Author of a paper with “Needs Revision” mark in the 1st examination shall revise and supplement the paper, organize them, and send the paper to the c editor-in-chief via e-mail. Editor-in-chief shall send the revised/supplemented paper to an examiner who decided ‘Re-examination after Revision’ for re-examination. The examiner for re-examination shall only examine the paper as ‘Appropriate for Publication’ and ‘Inappropriate for Publication’.
Article 9 (Confirmation and Printing)
Gathering and publication of final paper for printing shall comply with following items.
  1. After publication is confirmed, the author shall proofread the paper for a week and shall send the final manuscript for printing.
  2. After the paper has been proofread by the author, the paper shall be published after the editor-in-chief confirms the printing form.
Article 10 (Handling of Unpublishable Paper)
Paper ‘Inappropriate for Publication’ shall be notified to the author by specifying the reason under the name of Editorial Board. The submitted paper shall not be returned. However, after 6 months from the final decision date, the author may submit the paper again after fundamentally revising the contents of the paper.
Article 11 (Objection)
If an author disagrees on the publication result, the author may request re-examination of the paper with reasons. In request of re-examination, the editor-in-chief may refer the agreement on re-examination to Editorial Board for consideration. If the author presents valid reasons, the editor-in-chief shall appoint an examiner other than the previous examiner and shall follow the exanimation process specified in Article 8, 9, and 10. The author may not object on the examination result.
Article 12 (Confidentiality on Examination)
Editorial Board shall guarantee anonymity of an examiner and the examination result shall not be released to people other than the author. However, upon the request from the author and consent from the examiner, the author and examiner may exchange opinions through Editorial Board.
Article 13 (Delay of Publication)
Publication of a publishable paper may be delayed upon the request from the author or publication schedule of Editorial Board.
Article 14 (Certificate of Paper Publication)
Certificate for scheduled publication of the paper shall be issued upon the request from the author after the publication is confirmed or after publication.
Article 15 (Plagiarism)
If the paper published in JSCM reproduces or plagiarizes works of other people without appropriate measures, Research Ethics Committee shall handle the issues caused by reproduction or plagiarism.