Ethical Guideline

Regulations of Ethics for Korean Journal of Nature Conservation

(Enacted on January 1, 2009)

Article 1 (Social Responsibility)
The authors shall perform responsible research and intellectual activities, and shall recognize that they are responsible for the contribution to the improvement of encourage resolution of environmental problems and the conservation of nature in Korea.

Article 2 (Basic Research Ethics)
The authors shall recognize that honesty, integrity, and accuracy are the essential matters for security of reliability of study results in research activities, and shall pursue these basic principles in conducting all research activities including the proposal, plan, execution, and report of results of study. In particular, the authors shall reject misconducts such as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and duplicate publication.

Article 3 (Principle of Universality)
The authors may not be treated discriminatingly because of race, gender, religion, or educational backgrounds, and shall have equal rights and duties.

Article 4 (Maintenance of Dignity as Professionals)
The authors shall maintain the pride and dignity as professionals that contribute to the conservation of nature of mankind with creation of new knowledge and technical development.

Article 5 (Observance of Laws and Ordinances)
The authors shall sincerely observe the regulations provided by the related laws and ordinances, the norms shown by the code of ethics, and the principles that are in common use internationally in the entire process of research and intellectual activities.

Article 6 (Indication of Authors and Intellectual Property Rights)
The indication of authors shall be limited to those who have participated in the research including the presentation of ideas, design, execution, and interpretation in person. The research achievements of others that are referenced and cited in the process of research shall be clarified in the presented papers and thereby the rights and intellectual property rights of the original authors shall be respected. The authors who are indicated in the paper shall take joint responsibility for the paper.

Article 7 (Publishing Ethics Committee)
The publishing ethics committee is composed of one representative as the chairperson of the KSNC and chief editor, the Editorial Board members, and the board of directors.

Article 8 (Establishment of Ethics Committee)
The Ethics Committee, which enhances or deliberates the ethicality of research of members, shall take charge of the prevention of occurrence of research misconducts and research misbehaviors and the rapid examination and measures at the time of occurrence of the pertinent acts.

Article 9 (Others)
Publishing Ethics For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, International standards for editors and authors ( can be applied