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1. The manuscript related to the human subjects drawn from human should receive the informed consent according to the rule of Institutional Review Board (IRB) of author’s institute. Research should be approved by an institutional review board prior to the data collection. The procedures should be in accordance with the ethical standards of the IRB of author's institute and with the Helsinki Declaration principles.

2. When animals are used as research subjects, the study must be conducted in correspondence with related regulations such as those of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs), or National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Any treatment methods in conflict with the regulations must be described and may be grounds for rejection of the paper.

3. When necessary, the editor may ask the author(s) to present the relevant document(s) on the human rights and protection issues related to the manuscript, such as the informed consent form or the evidence for the IRB approval of the study.

4. Composition of Publishing Ethics Committee

  • 1) The Editorial Ethics Committee consists of 5 members including the editorial chairman.
  • 2) Publication ethics committee shall be appointed by the chairperson of publishing chairperson and appointed by the board of the Korea Society of Critical Care Nursing (hereinafter referred to as the board).
  • 3) If there is a problem related to the research ethics in relation to the contribution or publication, the chairperson of the publication shall hold the publication ethics committee. Decisions of the Publishing Ethics Committee shall be made after approval by the Board of Directors.

5. Authors should not produce, record, or report non-existent data and results, and should not change or omit data. Authors should also avoid producing multiple publications (“salami slicing”) from content that should be only one substantial manuscript. Manuscripts that do not follow the international ethical standards of research and publication (i.e., those that involve fabrication, falsification, salami slicing, plagiarism, or simultaneous/duplicate submission) will not be considered for publication in KSCCN. The editorial board will adjudicate the specific reasons for rejection. If plagiarism is discovered in the manuscript, the manuscript will not be published.

6. Duplicate publication or duplicate submission is prohibited. Manuscripts that have been published or are being submitted to other journal(s) should not be submitted to KSCCN. Manuscripts that have been published or are currently under consideration for publication in KSCCN must not be submitted to another journal.

  • 1) Decision criteria for duplicate publication: The manuscript has never been published in another language, or in any medium—print, electronic media, or an academic journal.
  • 2) The corresponding author must obtain approval from the editor-in-chief of each of the related journals if she wishes to reprint the published manuscript in another language.
  • 3) The editorial board will determine the nature and degree of duplicate publication or duplicate submission of the manuscript.

7. If a published paper is found to be plagiarized or duplicated, we will take actions according to the following procedure.

  • 1) We will disclose the facts and reasons for withdrawal of the paper.
  • 2) Upon notice of a duplicate submission, submission privileges to will be suspended for 3 years.
  • 3) We will announce in homepage of KSCCN.
  • 4) We will notify the Korea Citation Index about the details.
  • 5) For papers written with the support of the research grant, we will notify the research support institution of the details.

If there is any violation of other ethical rules, the Editorial Ethics Committee decides on the measures to be taken in consideration of the severity of the issue.

Editorial Office
Inje University, College of Medicine,Department of Nursing
75, Bokjiro, Busanjin-gu, Korea 47392, Korea
Tel: +82-51-890-6933    Fax: +82-51-896-9840    E-mail: ksccneditor@gmail.com                

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