한국강구조학회 학술지영문홈페이지

Best Practice

Table of Contents

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

1.Website
1) Journal website URL
2) Aim & Scope Statement
3) Readership
4) Authorship criteria
5) ISSN

2. Name of Journal

3. Peer Review Process (Review Process)

4. Ownership and Management
1) Ownership
2) Management team

5. Governing Body (Editorial Boards)

6. Editorial/Contact Information
1) Editorial Team
2) Contact Information

7. Copyright and Licensing
1) Copyright Policy
2) Licensing Information

8. Author Fees

9. Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct
1) Step to prevent research misconduct & COPE's guideline

10. Publication Ethics
1) Authorship and Contributorship
2) Complaints and Appeal
3) Conflicts of Interest
4) Data Sharing and Reproducibility
5) Ethical Oversight
6) Intellectual Property
7) Post-Publication Discussions

11. Publishing Schedule

12. Access

13. Archiving

14. Revenue sources

15. Advertising

16. Direct marketing

1. Website

1) Journal website URL : http://www.ksscjournal.or.kr/

2) Aim & Scope Statement

The Journal of Korean Society of Steel Construction is a representative journal of the KSSC and it has published technical papers covering a broad classification involving steel structural research and applications. The Journal was launched in 1989, and its abbreviated title is “J Korean Soc Steel Const”. The Journal aims to reach not only researchers, but also practicing engineers, designers and fabricators who will most likely benefit from the published research results. Contributions on research findings that are suitable for practical applications are especially welcome.
The scope of the journal of the KSSC encompasses, but is not limited to, the following areas: stability, fatigue, non-linear behavior, dynamics, reliability, earthquake resistance, wind resistance, fire resistance, design codes, computer-aided analysis and design, optimization, connections, fabrications and maintenance of the building, bridge, off-shore structures, stadiums, transmission towers, marine vessels, storage tanks, pressure vessels, aerospace structures, and pipelines.

3) Readership

This journal is primarily for researchers, practicing engineers, designers and fabricators in the field of steel industrial steel construction. They will be able to obtain information tailored for adoption in their steel structural design practice and research. The readership of the journal could be expanded to include other aspects. Researchers can expect to acquire up-to-date knowledge about new steel materials and learn cutting-edge  technical developments involving steel and composite structures. Steel material and design practice trainees can expect to acquire educational material written by experts. Less specialized readers will be able to appreciate ongoing advances in the field of steel structures.

4) Authorship criteria  

Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, and/or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Every author should meet all four of these conditions.

5) ISSN

Print ISSN : 1226-363X, E-ISSN(Online ISSN) : 2287-4054

2. Name of Jornal

Journal of Korean Society of Steel Construction

3. Peer Review Process (Review Process) 

The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity.
(1) There are five categories for reviews of manuscripts : 
namely, “acceptable”, “acceptable with minor revision”, “re-review with major revision”, “not acceptable”, and “return without revision”.
(2) The editorial board makes the final decision about publication for reviewed manuscripts that have received at least two reviews that were “acceptable” or “acceptable with minor revision”.
(3) A manuscript with a review result of “re-review after major revision” is eligible for another review after it is revised. If no report is provided for another review within fourteen days of the re-review, the editorial board can make a decision about publication.
(4) A manuscript that received “not acceptable” needs the revision specifically pointed out by the reviewers. After revision, the improved manuscript can be resubmitted.
(5) If the item-by-item responses and the revised manuscript are not re-submitted within six months from the review notice, the editorial board can finalize the submitted manuscript as “not acceptable”.
(6) Regulations not otherwise specified will follow the editorial board’s decisions.

4. Ownership and Management

1) Ownership
This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Society of Steel Construction.

2) Management team 
Journal Manager
  Kangmin Lee  (Editor-in-Chief, Chungnam National University, Korea)
Manager of the Review Process
  Kyungkoo Lee  (Associate Editor, Dankook University, Korea)
  Junhyeok Choi   (Associate Editor, Bucheon University, Korea)
Manuscript Editor
  Tae Soo Kim  (Hanbat National University, Korea)
  Hyoung-Bo Sim  (Incheon National University, Korea)
Editorial Secretary
  Ji-Hye Jeon (Korean Society of Steel Construction)
Layout, Website and JATS XML File Producers
  Seul Ki Lee (NURIMEDIA Co., Ltd., Korea)

5. Governing Body (Editorial Boards)  

Editor-in-Chief

Kangmin Lee  (Chungnam National University, Korea)  

associate Editors

Kyungkoo Lee  (Dankook University, Korea)  
Junhyeok Choi   (Bucheon University, Korea)  

Manuscript Editors

Tae Soo Kim  (Hanbat National University, Korea)  
Hyoung-Bo Sim  (Incheon National University, Korea)  

Editorial Board Members

Dong Keon Kim  (Dong-a University, Korea)  
Seonwoong Kim   (Youngsan University, Korea)  
Hee Dong Kim   (Inha Technical College, Korea)  
Ki-Youl Baek   (POSCO E&C, Korea)  
Dong-Kyu Lee  (Sejong University, Korea)  
Swoo-Heon Lee  (Kyungpook National University, Korea)
Sunyong Kim  (Wonkwang University, Korea)  
Yeun Chul Park  (Seoul National University, Korea)  
Jong-Sup Park  (Sangmyung University, Korea)  
Chang-Su Shim   (Chungang University, Korea)  
Seung Yong Lee  (Korea National University of transportation, Korea)  
Sanghyun Choi   (Korea National University of transportation, Korea)  
Jong-Su Jeon  (Hanyang University, Korea)  
Jinwoo Kim   (Korea Conformity Laboratories, Korea)  

International Editorial Board

Ki Young Koo   (University of Exeter, UK)  
Uksun Kim   (California State University at Fullerton, USA)  
Hyun-Joong Kim   (COWI A/S, Denmark)  
Junwon Seo  (South Dakota State University, USA)  
Dongkeun Lee  (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)  
Manjae Lee  (JGC Corporation, Japan)  
Chunhee Cho  (University of Hawaii, USA)  
Yunbyeong Chae  (Old Dominion University. USA)  

Editorial Secretary

Ji-Hye Jeon  (Korean Society of Steel Construction, Korea)

President

Kyung Jae Shin   (Kyungpook National University, Korea)

Vice Presidents

Kab-Soo Kyung (Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Korea)
Sang Gyun Kim (POSCO, Korea)
Sung-Bo Kim (Chung buk National University, Korea)
In-Tae kim (Pusan National University, Korea)
Taejin Kim (Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants, Korea)
Hui Seon Kim (KOSCa, Korea)
Ho Seong Mha (Hoseo University, Korea)
Sang Hoon Oh (PUSAn National University, Korea)
Jung-Han Yoo (Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea)
Kangmin Lee (Chungnam National University, Kroea)
Young-Kyu Ju (Korea University, Korea)
Young Chul Ham (HYUNDAI-Steel Co., Ltd., Korea)

Auditors

Woo Bum Kim   (Kongju National University, Korea)
Jae Byung Jo   (Kyonggi University, Korea)

6. Editorial/Contact Information 

1) Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief

Kangmin Lee  (Chungnam National University, Korea)  

associate Editors

Kyungkoo Lee  (Dankook University, Korea)  
Junhyeok Choi   (Bucheon University, Korea)  

Manuscript Editors

Tae Soo Kim  (Hanbat National University, Korea)  
Hyoung-Bo Sim  (Incheon National University, Korea)  

Editorial Board Members

Dong Keon Kim  (Dong-a University, Korea)  
Seonwoong Kim   (Youngsan University, Korea)  
Hee Dong Kim   (Inha Technical College, Korea)  
Ki-Youl Baek   (POSCO E&C, Korea)  
Dong-Kyu Lee  (Sejong University, Korea)  
Swoo-Heon Lee  (Kyungpook National University, Korea)
Sunyong Kim  (Wonkwang University, Korea)  
Yeun Chul Park  (Seoul National University, Korea)  
Jong-Sup Park  (Sangmyung University, Korea)  
Chang-Su Shim   (Chungang University, Korea)  
Seung Yong Lee  (Korea National University of transportation, Korea)  
Sanghyun Choi   (Korea National University of transportation, Korea)  
Jong-Su Jeon  (Hanyang University, Korea)  
Jinwoo Kim   (Korea Conformity Laboratories, Korea)  

International Editorial Board

Ki Young Koo   (University of Exeter, UK)  
Uksun Kim   (California State University at Fullerton, USA)  
Hyun-Joong Kim   (COWI A/S, Denmark)  
Junwon Seo  (South Dakota State University, USA)  
Dongkeun Lee  (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)  
Manjae Lee  (JGC Corporation, Japan)  
Chunhee Cho  (University of Hawaii, USA)  
Yunbyeong Chae  (Old Dominion University. USA)  

Editorial Secretary

Ji-Hye Jeon  (Korean Society of Steel Construction, Korea)

President

Kyung Jae Shin   (Kyungpook National University, Korea)

Vice Presidents

Kab-Soo Kyung (Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Korea)
Sang Gyun Kim (POSCO, Korea)
Sung-Bo Kim (Chung buk National University, Korea)
In-Tae kim (Pusan National University, Korea)
Taejin Kim (Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants, Korea)
Hui Seon Kim (KOSCa, Korea)
Ho Seong Mha (Hoseo University, Korea)
Sang Hoon Oh (PUSAn National University, Korea)
Jung-Han Yoo (Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea)
Kangmin Lee (Chungnam National University, Kroea)
Young-Kyu Ju (Korea University, Korea)
Young Chul Ham (HYUNDAI-Steel Co., Ltd., Korea)

Auditors

Woo Bum Kim   (Kongju National University, Korea)
Jae Byung Jo   (Kyonggi University, Korea)

2) Contact Information
Korean Society of Steel Construction
21, Songi-ro 30-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 05801, Korea
Tel. +82-2-400-7108, Fax. +82-2-400-7104
www.kjoss.or.kr, www.ksscjournal.or.kr
E-mail: journal@mail.kssc.or.kr

7. Copyright and Licensing

1) Copyright Policy
All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Society of Steel Construction. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Society of Steel Construction. Permission must be obtained from the Korean Society of Steel Construction for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms.

2) Licensing Information
All articles published by the Journal of Korean Society of Steel Construction are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

8. Author Fees

(1) Authors should pay a publishing fee of 100,000 won for an accepted manuscript.
(2) Submitted manuscripts should be a maximum of 12 pages long. If a manuscript exceeds 8 pages, there is an additional fee of 20,000 won per each extra page.

9. Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

1) Step to prevent research misconduct & COPE's guideline
When the Journal is made aware of suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, or complaints against editors, a resolution process will occur that follows in a flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). Discussions will be held, and a decision will be made by the Editorial Board for each suspected case.

10. Publication Ethics

1) Authorship and Contributorship
Every author should meet all four of these conditions. Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, and/or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work and ensuring that issues related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. After the initial submission of a manuscript, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made before the manuscript has been accepted—and only if approved by the journal editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for requesting a change in the list of authors; and (b) written confirmation (by e-mail or letter) from all authors to say that they agree with the addition, removal, or rearrangement.
Correction of authorship after publication: KSSC does not correct authorship after publication unless a mistake has been made by the editorial staff. Authorship may be changed before publication but after submission, only authorship correction is requested by all of the authors involved with the manuscript.

2) Complaints and Appeals
The policy of the journal is primarily aimed at protecting the authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher of the journal. If not described below, the process of handling complaints and appeals will follow the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics available from: https://publicationethics.org/appeals. Who might complain or make an appeal? Submitters, authors, reviewers, and readers may register complaints and appeals in a variety of cases, including such as: falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, duplicate publication, authorship dispute, conflict of interest, unethical treatment of animals, informed consent, bias or unfair/inappropriate competitive acts, copyright violation, stolen data, defamation, and legal problems. If any individuals or institutions want to inform the Editor about such cases, they should send a letter to the Editor. For complaints or appeals, concrete data with factual answers to all following questions : who, when, where, what, how, and why, should be provided. Who is responsible to resolve and handle complaints and appeals? The Editor, Editorial Board, or Editorial Office is responsible for them. What might be the consequence of remedy?
It depends on the type or degree of misconduct. The consequence of resolution will follow the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

3) Conflicts of Interest
The corresponding author must inform the Editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the authors’ interpretation of the data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest are financial support from or connections to companies, political pressure from interest groups, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated. Editorial members of KSSC can also participate as corresponding or co-authors. However, in these roles, they are not allowed to participate in the peer reviewer selection, evaluation or final selection process of the article for which one is author.

4) Data Sharing and Reproducibility
For clarification on the accuracy and reproducibility of the results, raw data or analysis data will be deposited in a public repository, after acceptance of the manuscript. Therefore, submission of the raw data or analysis data is mandatory. If the data is already public, its URL site or sources should be disclosed. If data cannot be publicized, conditions should be negotiated with the editor. If there are any inquiries about depositing data, authors should contact the editorial office.

5) Ethical Oversight 
When the Journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors or other issues; the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. We will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

6) Intellectual Property   
All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Society of Steel Construction. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Society of Steel Construction.

7) Post-Publication Discussions
Post-publication discussion is available through a letter to the Editor. If readers have concerns about any article published, they can submit a letter to the Editor about that article. If any errors or mistakes are found in the article, they can be corrected through errata, corrigenda, or retraction.

11. Publishing Schedule

The Journal is published in English 6 times a year on the 27th of every even month.

 

12. Access

These are an open access articles distributed under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

13. Archiving

This journal is accessible without barrier from the Korea Citation Index (https://kci.go.kr) or the National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event it is no longer published.

14. Revenue sources

Revenue sources of the journal include support by the publisher (the Korean Society of Steel Construction), the Korean government and author fees for print copies.

15. Advertising

The Journal of Korean Society of Steel Construction will not accept any commercial product advertisements unless current policy change.

16. Direct marketing

Journal propagation is done through the journal web site and distribution of an introduction pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops at which topics are is related to the aims and scope of the journal.

 

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