Research Ethics Regulations

Research Ethics Regulations for Journal of Agriculture and Life Science of Gyeongsang Nat'l Univ.

Established in JUL. 23rd 2007

The Institute of Agriculture & Life Science affiliated by Gyeongsang Nat'L Univ.(IALS) is a science institute which aims at a service of technical development, applied research and advancement of agriculture sites for agriculture and life science fields. Also IALS selects and publishes research papers which contain academic research in the field of agriculture and life science with a rigorous standard, and regularly brings professional journals out, which is a project of immense importance to achieve to the purpose of foundation of IALS.
Thus, all of the academic research results in the field of the agriculture and life science published through the institute shall be fairly appraised, and everybody shall acknowledge its values and share it to accomplish authentic academic development. For this, it is necessary to strengthen ethics and build up the code of ethics which can be practiced, so that all of researchers in the institute can announce more sophisticated academic research results to contribute to the development of agriculture and life science field. Such code of ethics can be a meaningful standard to fulfill his or her own professional responsibilities as a farmer for the filed and the whole society by clarifying the ethics standard which shall be obeyed as a specialist in the field of agriculture and life science.

In furtherance of these objects, even research ethics regulations enacted by IALS have already and prescriptively obeyed, this will be an opportunity to reconfirm ethics standard in the researches and mental activities for all of the researchers to pursue.


Article 1 (Social Responsibility) Researchers in the institute shall perform responsible researches and mental activities as an academic research and recognize that they have a responsibility to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and welfare, and environmental preservation.

Article 2 (Fundamental Research Ethics) In process of researches and mental activities, researchers in the institute shall recognize that probity, honesty and accuracy is a must-do to retain reliability and pursue such fundamental principles carrying out all research activities like suggestion, planning, performing, reporting result and etc. All the cheating such as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism and overlapping presentation shall be rejected.

Article 3 (Principle of Universality) Researchers in the institute cannot be discriminated against race, gender, religion, educational background and etc., and have equal rights and duties.

Article 4 (Duty of Keeping Dignities as Professionals) Researchers in the institute keep prides and dignities as professionals who contribute to the rural and regional development and the improvement of welfare with knowledge creating and technical development.

Article 5 (Obeying a Law) Researchers in the institute obey the regulations established by the related legislation, the standards stated in the ethics code and international principles in the entire process of researches and mental activities.

Article 6 (Respect for an Object of Study) Researchers in the institute shall agnize the importance of preserving and protecting environment and contribute to the improvement of human welfare when researching rural and regional society and natural environment.

Article 7 (Date Record and Conservation) Researchers in the institute shall record dates which were used and created in the process of research and samples from beginning to end and preserve them for the prescribed period.

Article 8 (Author Indication and Intellectual Property Right) For the paper in collection of dissertation published by the institute, indication of author's name is confined to the person who participated in the research, like suggestion of idea, designing, performing, interpretation and etc. The right of original author and the intellectual right are respected by stating referred ∙ cited other's literature in process of research. Authors indicated have a corporate responsibility for the paper.

Article 9 (Rights and Duties to Society) Researchers in the institute have a right to get a benefit by announcing a new discovery, researches or mental activities to the society, and a duty to respond to demands of the society.

Article 10 (Coping with Conflicting Interests) In process of researches and mental activities, researchers in the institute announce the occurred or possible conflicting interests and are concerned with public interests over personal interests.

Article 11 (Creating Research Environment) Researchers in the institute actively participate in creating the environment for intellectual freedom, impartiality, openness and mutual respect to carry out responsible researches and mental activities.

Article 12 (Ethics Education Operation) If researchers in the institute are the person in charge of researches and mental activities, they have a duty to educate participants to fulfill the ethics code faithfully.

Article 13 (Guideline for ) If it is verified that researchers in the institute didn't fulfill the ethics code or submitted paper in correction of dissertation is in conflict with the regulations, it can be reported to the Truth Commission for Research Ethics of Gyeongsang Nat'L Univ.

Supplementary Provision
The present regulation shall come into force as from the day of its promulgation. (JUL. 23rd 2007)

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