Integrity in research publication is essential. We strenuously investigate allegations of publication misconduct, both before and after publication. If malpractice is discovered at any time, even after the publication, we will take actions of issuing a correction or retraction.
Authors have to do substantial contribution to the conception of design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; and drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published; and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Authors must comply with best practice in publication ethics, specifically with regard to authorship, duplicate submission, originality and plagiarism, acknowledgment of sources, fabrication, digital image manipulation, competing financial interests, disclosure and conflicts of interest, hazards to human or animal subjects, and fundamental errors in published works.
Editors must treat manuscripts in confidence, ensure a fair peer-review of manuscripts for publication, and declare any competing interests. They must guard the integrity of the publication by pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct and issuing corrections and retractions when needed.
Reviewers must contribute to editorial decision-making with standards of objectivity, promptness and confidentiality. They are required to declare any competing interests.
Journal of Adhesion and Interface of Korea does not tolerate any type of plagiarism. We reserve the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers.
In case of suspected or alleged misconduct, we may seek advice from the COPE forum. More resources are available from COPE.