1. Enactment 2008.09.01

1st Revision Feb.01.2010 / 2nd Revision Dec.17.2010

3rd Revision Dec.26.2012 / 4th Revision Dec.29.2017

1. Human Rights and Protection

1) IRB regulations: The JSCM adheres to the international standards with regard to ethical practice in human rights and protection stated in the Declaration of Helsinki (Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf) as well as the regulations of the Bioethics and Biosafety act in Korea. In order to meet the international standards for ethical practice in human right and protection, any research involving human subjects may be required the approval of institutional review board (IRB) or any equivalent authorized protocol. It must also obtain the voluntary informed consent in written form from the participants or the legal guardian of the participants such as parents of the child. If the research involves any vulnerable subject in any matter, a special and sensitive protection is needed to protect the subject’s safety and human rights. When necessary, the editor of JSCM may request the author(s) to submit the relevant document(s) on the human right and protection issues in research such as the informed consent form or the evidence for the IRB approval of the study.

2) When animals are research subjects, the authors should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with the relevant regulations such as Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC), or NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The authors must clearly identify the treatment methods in the manuscript.

2. Authorship

The publication and research ethics of JSCM follow the ICMJE guidelines (http://www.icmje.org) which state that “authorship credit should be based on all of the following: 

1) substantial contributions to conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or advising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published”. Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgement.

3. Submission Declaration

Duplicate publication or duplicate submission is prohibited. Manuscripts that have been published or are being submitted to other journal (s) are not allowed to submit to the Journal of Safety and Crisis Management. Manuscripts that have been published or are currently under consideration for publication in the Journal of Safety and Crisis Management are not allowed to submit to other journals. Upon notice of a duplicate submission, submission privileges to the Journal of Safety and Crisis Management will be suspended for two years.

1) Decision criteria for duplicate publication: Duplicate publication is publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published, in the same or different languages.

2) The corresponding author must obtain the approval from Editor-in-Chief of both related journals if the author wants to reprint the published manuscript in another language.

3) At the editorial board’s discretion, the nature and degree of duplicate publication or duplicate submission of the manuscript will be gauged.

4. Role of the funding source

Authors are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

5. Copyright

1) Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete and submit the copyright transfer agreement to the Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis. All authors should print their name and sign on the copyright transfer agreement.

2) All manuscripts published in Journal of Safety and Crisis Management are protected by copyright. Any part of the manuscript is not allowed to be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form without the prior approval from the Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis.

6. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statements

1) Reporting standards: Authors should report their works accurately and objectively without inappropriate manipulation. Authors should work out in detail and present sufficient references, so that others can replicate the work. Authors should not make record or report non-existent data and results, and should not change or omit data. Authors, also make one substantial manuscript into many different manuscripts. Manuscripts that do not follow the international ethical standards of research and publication will not be considered for the publication to the JSCM (i.e. fabrication, falsification, salami slicing, plagiarism, simultaneous/duplicate submission).

2) Authorship of the manuscript: Authorship is required to be limited to only persons who have made a substantial contribution to the conception, design, collection and analysis of data, interpretation of the manuscript. Authors should draft and revise the manuscript, and approve the final version of the manuscript. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors and no inappropriate coauthors are included in the as author list and verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

3) Originality and plagiarism: Authors are required to submit original manuscripts, and confirm that they have cited or quoted others’ ideas and text appropriately and accurately. Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another’s paper as the author’s own, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper without attribution, to claiming results from research conducted by others. All new submissions to the JSCM are screened using Cross Check, the plagiarism screening tool. If plagiarism is detected in the manuscript, the manuscript will not be published.

4) Multiple, simultaneous or duplicate submission: Papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Hence, authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal, in the same languages. If authors wish to a secondary publication of the manuscript in the different language, they should obtain the approval from Editor-in-Chief of both related journals. The editorial board will determine the nature and degree of duplicate publication or duplicate submission for the manuscript.

5) Data access and retention: Authors might be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable.

6) Disclosure and conflict of interest: Authors are required to disclose commercial or similar relationships to products or companies mentioned in or related to the subject matter of the article being submitted.

7) Acknowledgement of sources: Sources of funding for the manuscript should be acknowledged. Information obtained privately must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from source.

8) Fundamental errors in manuscript: When authors find a fundamental error in their own published manuscript, they should immediately notify the journal’s editor and cooperate with the editor to either correct or withdraw the manuscript.