1. Among the papers submitted, reviewed, or published in Polymer (Korea), in the case of paragraph D-2, deliberation and follow-up measures for research and publication-related misconduct are carried out according to the following procedure.
2. Ethics violations include cases under items 2-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and actions that seriously deviate from the ethics guidelines normally accepted in science and engineering.
2-1. Forgery: An act of falsely creating, recording, or reporting non-existent research data, or research results.
2-2. Falsification: An act of artificially manipulating research materials, equipment, processes, etc., or distorting research contents or results by arbitrarily changing or deleting research materials or research data.
2-3. Plagiarism: The act of making a third party perceive as one's own creation by using someone else's original ideas or creations without proper acknowledgment of the source. In case the source is not indicated while partially using the words and sentence structure of another person's work, if the source is not indicated while using other people's original ideas, etc.
2-4. Unfair authorship: If authorship is granted even though there is no contribution or contribution to research contents or results, if authorship is not granted despite contribution or contribution to research contents or results. This includes cases where the academic advisor's paper is published and presented in an academic journal, etc. under the advisor's sole name.
2-5. Unfair duplicate publication: An act of a researcher who publishes a work that is identical or substantially similar to his or her previous research results without acknowledgment of the source, and then obtains unreasonable profits, such as granting research funds or being recognized as a separate research achievement
2-6. Obstructive conduct of investigation into research misconduct: An act of intentionally obstructing the investigation of one's own or others' misconduct or harming the informant
3. Polymer (Korea) Editorial Board deliberates and judges violations of research and publication ethics. If a violation of research and publication ethics is judged, the editorial committee requests the author to be withdrawn in the case of a paper under review in submission, and in the case of a published paper, the editor-in-chief ex officio or the ethics committee conducts an investigation to cancel or take action to ban the citation of the paper.
4. The Ethics Committee deliberates on follow-up measures for members and paper judged as violations of research and publication ethics.
1. Follow-up measures for research and publication misconduct are as follows.
1-1. Disclosure and preservation measures by specifying the fact and reason for the withdrawal of the paper
1-2. Prohibition of submission of papers by the author(s) in the future (at least 3 years)
1-3. Notify the National Research Foundation of Korea about the details (including the results of related meetings such as the institutional ethics committee)
1-4. In the case of a paper written with research funding support, details are notified to the research support institution
1-5. Written warning to paper authors
1-6. Notification of details to the affiliation of the author of the paper
1-7. Members and papers who commit research and publication ethics misconduct are handled according to the results of follow-up review
1-8. The Ethics Committee specifies the composition, duties, deliberation procedure, follow-up action items, and process of deliberation results through the ethics committee bylaws, and carries out work according to the relevant by laws
1-9. Other appropriate measures
2. Follow-up actions by the Chairman of the Investigation Committee
2-1. (Notification of results) The chairperson of the investigation committee shall prepare the committee's decision on the investigation result in writing and notify the relevant person, such as the person under investigation, without delay.
2-2. (Re-investigation) If the whistleblower or the person under investigation is dissatisfied with the decision, he/she may request a re-investigation to the Committee in writing or by e-mail within 30 days from the date of receipt of the notice in E. 2-1.
2-3 (Follow-Up Measures such as Restoration of Honor) If it is determined that there was no violation of research ethics as a result of the investigation, the investigation committee shall endeavor to restore the honor of the investigated person and take appropriate follow-up measures.
2-4 (Retention and Disclosure of Records)
2-4-1. Records related to the investigation shall be kept for 5 years from the end of the investigation
2-4-2. The decision result must be immediately reported to the board of directors and executive board of the society.