Enacted on April 25th, 2009

Article1. (Purpose)
The purpose of this rules is to establish ethical principles for all the academic activities and publication of the Korea Institute of Intelligent Transport Systems (KIITS). 


Article2. (Scope of Application)
These rules are applied to KIITS journal papers and proceeding papers. 


Article3. (Scope of Research Misconduct)
The scope of the research misconduct includes plagiarism, falsification, duplicate submission and fabrication of the research papers submitted for the publication of KIITS.


Article4. (Investigation Committee)
When research misconduct is accused, the vice president of KIITS, as a chair of the committee should organize the investigation committee that consists of six members of editors and other relevant managing directors within two weeks.


Article5. (Investigation Procedure)
The chairman should ask for submission of the case information statement to all authors as the committee commences. The committee should start investigation in two weeks after reception of the statement. If research misconduct is proved and confirmed, it would be proclaimed, and the follow-up measures such as reprehension, warning and so on, which relied on the resolution of the committee, should be taken.   


Article6. (Reporting)
The chair of the investigation committee should report the result of the investigation on research misconduct to the president of KIITS. The president should submit the agenda about the investigation result to the board of directors meeting. With consent of the board of directors, the president should take proper measures as follows:

1. Warning: If the less than 10 % of the paper is turned out to be research misconduct, the board of directors should send notice of infringement to all the authors and cancel the publication.

2. Reprimand: if the misconducting part of the paper is 10%~30%, the board of directors should send notice of reprimand to all the authors and cancel the publication. The investigation result should be posted on the KIITS homepage for one month. The authors’ papers pending for the publication of KIITS journals should be canceled. The authors won’t be able to submit research papers to KIITS for one year.

3. Severe Reprimand: If the misconducting part of the paper is more than 30%, the board of directors should send the official letter that includes the investigation result to the authors’ affiliated organization and cancel the publication. The investigation result should be posted on the KIITS homepage for three months. The authors’ papers pending for the publication of KIITS journals should be canceled. The authors won’t be able to submit research papers to KIITS for three years. 


Article 7 (Supplementary Provision)
This rule is enacted on April, 25th, 2009.








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