Publishing Policies



Article 1 (Basis of Establishment): This is a regulation for the management of the Society’s publications based on Article 4 in the Articles of The Plant Resources Society of Korea.


Article 2 (Purpose): This customary rules regulate all the publications that are issued by the Society to manage them and have rights.


Article 3 (Classification of Publications): The Society’s publications are classified as regular publications and non-regular publications.

Section 1. The regular publications should be issued by The Plant Resource Society of Korea.
Section 2. The society should issue the general idea of the presentations and symposium proceeding, the collection of the special lecture, and the books related to plant resources, which are to be issued as non-regular publications when the annual society is hosted.


Article 4 (Issuance Period of Publications): The timing of issuance should be regulated and limited to the regular publications.

Section 1. The Plant Resources Society of Korea should issue the regular publications at the end dates of February, April, June, August, October, and December (of a total of 6 times issuance a year).
Section 2. They should be issued in Korean in February, April, August, and October, and in English in June and December.


Article 5 (The rights of publications):

Section 1. The rights of all the publications that are issued by the Society belong to the Society, and the gains that occur by selling them also belong to the Society.
Article 2. When using all the data issued from the Society, approval from the Society should be asked and be decided by the Society.


Supplementary Provisions:

1. (Enforcement Date) This regulation should be executed from February 18, 2002.
2. This revised regulation should be executed from January1, 2006.
3. This revised regulation should be executed from January 1, 2008.

Code of Ethics of the Plant Resources Society of Korea

Article 1 (Purpose): This code of ethics intends to respect and preserve the dignity and values of living organisms including human beings during the process of study related to the Plant Resources Society of Korea (hereinafter referred to as the “Society”) and promote the sound development of Society and academic study by proposing codes related to morals and ethics that are essential in social community.


Article 2 (Fulfillment of Duties): All the members affiliated with the Society should comply with its regulations and submit the Agreement of Compliance to its Code of Ethics upon the papers’ posting.


Article 3 ( Compliances of Members):

① All endeavors should be done in truthfulness, including drawing ideas, experimental designs, result analyses, support of research expenses, publications, and fair prizes for participants.
② Matters related to criminal action, such as plagiarism, fraud, manipulation, forgery, and falsification through the entire
range related to researches will be given appropriate sanction.
③ The copyrights should not be claimed by any party who has not contributed to producing researches and papers related to the papers. On the contrary, the proper prize should be obviously presented to the one who have made records of contribution.
④ In case of conflict between personal and organizational interests or the other institutes in all fields and the result of a study, it should be properly dealt with after the announcement.
⑤ In case of discovering corruption among any member, this matter should be reported to the Society in a proper way.


Article 4 (Ethics Committee):

① To review the matters about research ethics, the ethics committee (hereinafter referred to as the “Committee”) should be established within the Society.
② The committee should consist of about 20 members, including the vice-chairman, editor-in-chief, and general executive.
③ The chief of the committee should be nominated among vice-chairpersons by the chairperson, and the members should be nominated by the chairperson after being appointed by the vice-chairperson.
④ The term of members should be 1 year and they can serve consecutive terms.


Article 5 (Operation of Ethics Committee):

① The committee should be called by the chief of the committee, in case of request from the chairperson or being approvedas necessary by the chief of the committee.
② The committee should resolve an issue through the assent of the majority of attending council members when there is at least a majority of registered members of the council in attendance. In addition, the chief of Committee should approve and be present in the Committee, and voting rights should not be given to him.
③ The members involved in the research that is a subject for review of the committee cannot participate in the review.
④ The chief of the committee can request the person in charge of research or manager for submitting data and making a report, in case it is necessary for a review.
⑤ The members should keep all the matters related to the review confidential.


Article 6 (Function of Committee): The Committee should review the following matters.

① Matters related to research ethics of general affairs, such as papers related to the Society, reports, plans, and finances.
② Matters related to research ethics of researches and development of technology.
③ Any accused matters well-intentioned and related to the Society.
④ Investigation for dishonest behaviors about researches related to the society.
⑤ Matters requested for discussion by the person in charge of the projects or manager of research projects related to the Society
⑥ Other matters requested for discussion by other chiefs of committee.


Article 7 (Measures against dishonest behavior for research and ethics violation):

① In case of dishonest behavior or violation of ethics regulations during researches related to the Society, the charge should be investigated and dealt with.
② The investigation for dishonest behavior about researches or ethics violations should be kept confidential, and should not compromise the interests of the Society or any relevant institute.
③ The one who is accused of the dishonest behavior about a research or ethics violation has the right to raise objections against the result, and the Committee should deliberate this properly.
④ The result of the review about dishonest behaviors of researches or ethics violations should be reported to the Society, and the records should be preserved for 5 years from the end of process.
⑤ In case dishonest behaviors and ethics violations are confirmed after the result of review, the result should be announced and the following measures can be taken afterwards. This should be decided in the standing committee. The following are the sanctions:

1. Sending Reprimand Letters
2. Cancellation and amendment of relevant result of researches
3. Replacement of concerned individual in the related research project
4. Loss of Membership for a proper period
5. Expulsion
6. Accusation to the law enforcement agencies

⑥ In dishonest behavior or ethics violation was not proven from the result of the review, the committee should take appropriate measures to recover the honor of the accused or the suspect.


Article 8 (Execution Date): This regulation should be executed from the date of resolution from the Committee.