Ethics Guideline

Article 1 This regulation has purpose of providing ethical principles and standards that all members of the Korean Association for Spatial Structures should follow as they perform
their own roles during process of accomplishing purpose of the Association.

Article 2 All members of the Association must follow regulations related to research ethics.

Article 3 All members of the Association should be conscientious and ethical for various activities related to education and research as scholars and researchers.

Article 4 All members of the Association should respect copyrights of others and should not present or state other personnel's research outcome as their own research outcome in their thesis.

Article 5 Regulations on plagiarism
1. The Association defines voluntary use of other personnel's intellectual property without clear definition of the source as plagiarism whether it happened intentionally or unintentionally.
2. The Association regulates following two cases as typical plagiarism acts;
When idea, theory, specialized terminology, data and analysis system from other thesis are voluntarily used without stating the source.
When the source is defined, but lots of parts or idea from other personnel's writing or thesis is copied without quotation marks.

Article 6 Plagiarism judgment and imposing sanction for thesis that has been published in the journal or alleged to be plagiarism found during the evaluation are primarily taken charged by the Editorial Committee of Association. However, when there is a lawsuit according to breach of ethical regulations for the Association, the Committee of Research Ethics will be organized to deliberate and resolve issues on allegation and disciplinary actions.

Article 7 For thesis and author of report that is confirmed as plagiarism, the Editorial Committee will deliberate and decide punishments as follows according to gravity of plagiarism;
1. Deletion of the relevant thesis in the list of the Journal.
2. (Probation of thesis submission by the author. (For at least 3 years)
3. Announcement in the homepage of Association.
4. Delete from original text service list.
5. Notice of plagiarism to organizations, where author and accomplices belong.
6. Notice of plagiarism in details to the Korea Research Foundation.

Article 8 When a thesis that has been published in other academic journal is duplicated in this journal, it is defined as plagiarism and same restriction procedure is adopted.

Article 9 For cases when plagiarism and duplicated publication are clear, appropriate procedures of the Association should be followed when necessary, in order to file a lawsuit to the Ethics Committee.

Article 10 Ethics Committee related to research has purpose to be constituted in order to decide necessary details when a member of the Association causes issues by violating ethical regulations.

Article 11 Constitution of Ethics Committee related to research:
1. In order to fulfill the purpose of management regulation, the Ethics Commission is organized and managed.
2. The Ethics Committee will have 7 members in total including 1 Chairman and 1 Vice-chairman.
3. Appointment of the Chairman, Vice-chairman and members will be decided by recommendations made by more than 1/3 of executives and 10 or members.
4. Term of the Chairman, Vice-chairman and members of the Ethics Committee is 2 years.

Article 12 Function of Ethics Committee
1. Deliberation of sued member's alleged violation of ethical regulation and establishment of necessary rules.
2. Deliberation and decision over the lawsuit within 90 days from the first date when it was filed.
3. Announcement of the lawsuit and decision of punishment including expulsion of membership, suspension of qualification, public apology and more.

Article 13 Lawsuit over violation of Charter of Ethics:
1. In order to file a lawsuit to the Ethics Committee, signatures from 20 or more regular members of the Association are required.
2. Executive and member, who are sued for violation of ethical regulation, should cooperate with the investigation that is conducted by the Ethics Committee of the Association.

Article 14 Vindication opportunity and confidentiality
1. Personnel, who are sued by the Ethics Committee due to breaching of ethics regulation, will maintain their rights as a member.
2. Personnel, who are sued by the Ethics Committee due to breaching of ethics regulation, will have enough opportunities for vindication in principles.
3. The Ethics Committee cannot publicize identity of the personnel until the Committee makes final decision.

Article 16 (Revision of management regulation of the Ethics Committee): Revision procedure of management regulation of the Ethics Committee follows regulation procedure of the
Association.


Supplementary Provision

Management regulations of this Ethics Committee is reviewed by the Executive Board, decided by the
General Assembly and is effective from July 1, 2007