Ethics in Publishing
It is not permissible for author(s) to simultaneously submit essentially the same manuscript to the Korean J. Chem. Eng., Korean Chem. Eng. Res. and other journal(s). Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated. The submission of a multi-authored manuscript by a corresponding author implies that all co-authors have made significant contributions to the work.
KIChE Publications
Ethical Guidelines to Publications of Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE)
The guidelines were prepared by Editorial Boards of the KIChE on June 5, 2012.
The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers serves the chemical engineering profession and society by publishing two kinds of journals, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (Korean J. Chem. Eng.) written in English, and Korean Chemical Engineering Research (Korean Chem. Eng. Res.), written in Korean. These guidelines derive from the Institute’s definition of the scope of the journals and from the editor's recognition of standards of quality for scientific and engineering works and their presentations.
Ethical Guidelines for Authors
  1. Authors are obligated to present an accurate and complete account of the research, avoiding deception in data and derivations.
  2. Authors should submit a primary research report which contains sufficient details and references to permit peers to reproduce the experimental observations.
  3. Authors should not submit manuscripts describing the same research to more than one journal, unless it has been rejected or withdrawn from the other journal, and, if requested, should inform the editor of related manuscripts under consideration or in press elsewhere.
  4. Authors should clearly identify any unusual concerns about the chemicals, equipment or procedures used in an investigation.
  5. Authors should identify the source of all information offered or quoted, except for what is common knowledge, by means of the format of the journal.
  6. Authors may submit a manuscript describing a preliminary account under the permission of the editor who is aware of the earlier communication. Basically, authors should not submit simple fragments of research reports but well organized accounts.
  7. Co-authors, who have contributed significantly in conducting the investigation related to the manuscript, should share responsibility and accountability for the results. Other contributions should be indicated in an acknowledgment section. The corresponding author of the manuscript should obtain the assent for publication from all co-authors appropriately before submitting the manuscript.
  8. Authors should reveal to the editor and to the office of KIChE any potential and relevant conflict of interest and financial matter that might arise through publication of the results contained in the authors' manuscript. Authors should ensure that no contractual obligations or proprietary considerations affect publication of their manuscript in the journal.
  9. Authors, if they need images in their manuscript, should submit an accurate description of how the images were generated and produced.
Ethical Guidelines for Editors
  1. Editors should give unbiased consideration to all manuscripts offered for publication with reasonable speed. They may take into account relationships of manuscripts under consideration to other manuscripts published or under consideration.
  2. Responsibility for acceptance or rejection, or other action related to the status of the manuscript under consideration rests with the editor.
  3. Doing their duty, editors normally are required to seek advice from reviewers who are regarded as experts in the similar specific fields as the manuscript under consideration. They may decide to reject the manuscripts without external review if the manuscripts are deemed clearly inappropriate for the journal.
  4. Editors and their staffs should not reveal any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone except for reviewers and authors.
  5. Editors should not utilize unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations in a manuscript under consideration in their own research except with the consent of the author(s).
  6. Editors should facilitate publication of a correction if they are presented with convincing evidence that the published material is incorrect.
  7. Editors may avoid inviting certain reviewers by request of authors; however, the decision will be left to editor’s discretion.
  8. Editors should not take part in any practice that gives rise to any conflict of interest or the reasonable appearance of one.
Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers
  1. Reviewers should give unbiased consideration to manuscripts offered for review and with reasonable speed. They should judge objectively the quality of the manuscript and the supporting information.
  2. Reviewers should respect the intellectual independence of the authors. If they feel inadequately qualified to make an informed judgment, they should return the manuscript to the editor promptly.
  3. Reviewers should return the manuscript promptly without review if they feel that the manuscript is closely related to their work in progress or published, which thus could cause the appearance of a conflict of interest or bias.
  4. Reviewers should treat a manuscript sent for review as a confidential document. And they should not broadcast or use unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations in a manuscript under consideration, except with the consent of the author(s).
  5. Reviewers should explain and support their judgments specifically, with relevant citations where concerns relate to a previously published paper or any manuscript submitted currently to another journal, so that editors and authors may understand them.