Aims and Scope:
JRPE publishes original research analyses and inquiries into issues in Ethics. JRPE is an international peer-reviewed journal, which is devoted to contemporary issues of Ethics, Research Ethics, and Publication Ethics in the world. The aim of JRPE is to bring together the latest theoretical, empirical research, and mixed methodology. JRPE publishes Semiyearly (March 30, September 30) in both English and Korean. The journal welcomes scholarly/research articles from researchers, practitioners, and scholars throughout the world. It promotes engaging scholars, readers, and other stakeholders in ethics, research, and publication to streamline procedures and processes. JRPE desires to initiate positive change in research and publication ethics fields by encouraging collaboration and advancing knowledge. The journal ensures that researchers and scholars follow the correct methodology and observe all regulations regarding the use of human subjects. The focus on quality is essential because ethics is a critical consideration in research, publication, business, and other sectors explored by researchers. The contemporary researcher and practitioner must consider ethical issues, and the journal promotes compliance in the relevant fields.
Online ISSN: 2733-7146
The Journal of Research and Publication Ethics (JRPE) is founded and published its first series of research articles in 2020. Since then, focused strictly on quality and quantity to improve the content and to increase the number of published research papers in order to become a world-reputable scholarly journal. JRPE is one of several journals currently published by the Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA), the highest number of journals publish by a scholarly community/association in Korea.
Types of Paper
Regular Article: This should describe new and/or carefully investigated findings, and research methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. Articles should be 5,000 - 7,000 words long to describe and interpret the work clearly. All regular research articles are peer-reviewed by minimum 3 referees.
Short Communication: This short communication is suitable for reporting the results of small investigations or giving details of new models, innovative methods or techniques. The style of main sections doesn’t need to conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications should be usually 2,000 - 4,000 words long. Short communication articles are also peer-reviewed.
Review and Perspective: Submissions of review and perspective covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Review articles should be concise, usually 2,000 - 4,000 words long.
Double-Blind Peer Review Policy
The journal has adopted a double blind peer review policy, where both the referee and the author remain anonymous throughout the process. Please remove all identifying features from the main document itself, ensuring that Authors' identities are not revealed. However, this does not preclude Authors from citing their own previous works, although Authors must cite their works in a manner that does not make explicit their identity. All contributions will be initially assessed by the Editor-in-Chief for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the articles. The Editor-in-Chief's decision is final.
Fees and Charges of Publication of an article: "FREE" for all authors from the foreign institution.
300,000 KRW Fees is chargeable for an article submission from the authors associated with the Korea-based institution.
Open Access Policy
The journal will permit the author to use the article elsewhere after publication, including posting the final post-acceptance manuscript version on the author’s personal web pages or in an institutional repository maintained by the institution to which the author is affiliated, in other works or for the purposes of the author’s teaching and research, provided acknowledgment is given to the Journal as the original source of the publication.
KODISA applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) to works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code).
This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.
After publication of an article, the copyright of the article transfers and belongs to the Author(s).
Self-Citation Restriction Policy
The self-citation refers to when an author refers to the previous work written by him/her alone or in co-authorship and cites it. Self-cites are used to compare current results of the research with earlier findings when continuing to study the same subject. It seems that the only reasonable solution for the issues of self-plagiarism, research integrity, and originality is to limit the number of self-citations. Self-Citation Restriction Policy regulates that the self-citation level should not exceed 10% for an author, 20% for co-authors together, and 15% for the Journal. If the reference checker (software) finds that this rule has been broken, then the manuscript will be automatically rejected by the Desk Editor without further review.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Editorial Board respects and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by accepting submissions only on the basis of research and scholarly merit and integrity without considering race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, gender, religion, or financial means.
Research Involving Human Participants or Animal Subjects
Any research that involves animal or human participants requires the author to ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
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