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Ethics & Statement

Journal of Asian Sociology

Journal of Asian Sociology
Editorial Policies and Guidelines

Enacted 2018.7.27.
Chapter I. Title
Article 1. The title of this scholarly journal is as follows.
1. From 2019 until the present this journal has been called Journal of Asian Sociology.
2. Previous titles are Bulletin of the Population and Development Studies Center (1971~1989), Korea Journal of Population and Development (1990~1997), and Development and Society (1998~2018).
Chapter II. Aims and Attributes
JAS is a social sciences scholarly journal covering social change, with a focus on presenting articles with inventive analysis which utilize sociological theory and methodology. Interdisciplinary perspectives are welcomed and comparative sociological research pertaining to multiple countries and/or societies are considered as well. In particular, submission of articles which contribute to sociological theory and model development in the East Asia region are strongly encouraged.
Chapter III. Publication
Article 1. This journal shall be published four times (March, June, September, December) each year. The date of publication shall fall on the last day of publishing months (30th or 31st).
Article 2. Each issue may consist of a special issue with a planned subject for the issue.
Article 3. Guest editors managing special issues shall be recruited separately, and shall be charged with managing the process of submission-review-revision-editing for articles submitted for the special issue.
Chapter IV. Editorial Board
Article 1. The editor-in-chief shall be selected by the recommendation of the faculty of Seoul National University’s department of sociology.
Article 2. The criteria for appointment to editor-in-chief may change depending on the circumstances of the journal at the time.
Article 3. Editors shall be comprised of international editors and domestic editors.
1. International editors shall be considered and selected on the basis of their region and expertise, and currently consists of 9 members.
2. Domestic editors shall be considered and selected on the basis of their region and expertise, and currently consists of 8 members.

Article 4. The term of the position of editor-in-chief shall be set at three years, after which extension may be explored by the editorial board.
Article 5. Editorial membership term shall last three years, after which extension may be explored by the editorial board.
Article 6. As the duties of the editor-in-chief and members of the editorial are academic service activity, no honoraria shall be paid for such activities.
Article 7. Editorial assistance shall be comprised of one position concerning administrative duties, and one position charged with managing the review process and article editing. Depending on financial resources, a modest wage shall be paid to those in these positions.
Chapter V. Activities of the Editorial Board
Article 1. Twice each year an editorial board meeting shall be convened, during which various points related to the operation of the editorial board shall be discussed.
Article 2. Editors may recommend experts for the review of submitted articles.
Article 3. Editors may form the planned topics for the publication of special issues.
Article 4. Editors may perform emergency article review.
Article 5. The editor-in-chief shall periodically conduct internal meetings, and alongside editorial assistants, overlook, manage, and direct the article review process.
Chapter VI. Finances and Administration
Article 1.
1. Expenses for the operation of the journal shall be covered by funding from scholarly journal support services within Seoul National University as well as scholarly journal publication support services of research foundations, and application fees submitted by applicants to the journal shall be used as financial resources as well.
2. Budgetary matters shall be supervised by the editor-in-chief and executed by administrative assistants, and depending on the form financial resources, may be worked on in cooperation with the administrative offices of the Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, the College of Social Sciences, and the Seoul National University R&DB Foundation.

Article 2. The submission fee for domestic submissions is set at 50,000 won, and for submissions from abroad is $50 US.
Article 3. Review payments awarded to domestic reviewers (determined on the basis of employment at a domestic college or university and/or research institution) shall be 50,000 won. Reviewing English manuscripts requires more time and effort than manuscripts in Korean for domestic reviewers, and because other domestic scholarly journals generally allocate review fees for reviewers, this system shall be limited only to domestic reviewers.
Chapter VII. Manuscript Review
Article 1. Reviewers for submitted articles shall be recruited within two weeks of submission. In extenuating circumstances, this process of recruitment may become delayed, and in such a case the author shall be informed of the state of progress via email.
Article 2. As a rule, three reviewers shall be enlisted for each article submitted. In instances where whether or not an article is to be published is difficult to determine by reviews alone, the editor-in-chief shall decide through a meeting of the editorial board.
Article 3. The article review process shall proceed as follows.
Reviewer 1Reviewer 2Final decision
Accepted as its current form Accepted as its current form Accepted as its current form
Accepted as its current form Accepted upon Revision Accepted as its current form
Accepted as its current form Revise and Resubmit Accepted upon Revision
Accepted upon Revision Accepted upon Revision Accepted upon Revision
Accepted upon Revision Revise and Resubmit Revise and Resubmit
Accepted as its current form Reject Revise and Resubmit
Revise and Resubmit Revise and Resubmit Revise and Resubmit
Accepted upon Revision Reject Revise and Resubmit
Revise and Resubmit Reject Revise and Resubmit
Reject Reject Reject
Article 4. In cases of reconsideration, the review process shall be conducted by two of the original reviewers and one new reviewer shall be recruited.
Chapter VIII. Research Ethics
Article 1. This journal shall follow the criteria and practices set forth in “Responsible research publication: international standards for editors” and “Responsible research publication: international standards for authors” as they appear in Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment (World Scientific Publishing Company, 2012).

Article 2. Authors shall comply with the following standards.
1. Only articles containing research conducted under ethical and accountable methods shall be submitted, and such research shall comply with the conventional research ethics applied in social science research.
2. Research outcomes shall be presented honestly and without manipulation.
3. Authors shall make an effort to present their methodology without ambiguity and all works referenced in the article shall be clearly marked with citations.
4. Authors must comply with the requirement that articles submitted must be original work and not have been published elsewhere nor plagiarized from another source.
5. Authors must have played a crucial role in the conducting of said research.
6. Sections containing errors shall be withdrawn or edited.
7. Authors shall participate in the peer review process.
8. Authors are obliged to precisely disclose their affiliation and positions, when publishing an article.

Article 3. The editorial board shall comply with the following standards.
1. The board shall hold the authority and responsibility to approve/deny submitted works.
2. When deciding articles for publication the board shall make their decisions fairly and without bias by making decisions regardless of profit from articles, and deciding only when they are absolutely certain.
3. The board shall do that which is expected of them by peer reviewers and authors.
4. The board must protect the anonymity of reviewers and ensure a fair and adequate peer review process.
5. The board shall monitor for misconduct by the reviewers and the editorial board.

Article 4. Reviewers shall comply with the following standards.
1. Reviewers shall make fair and unbiased judgements.
2. There must be no conflict of interest between the reviewer and a particular work of research, author, or sponsor of the research.
3. Reviewers shall point out relevant existing research that has not been cited in the submitted article.
4. Reviewers shall protect the confidentiality of the articles they review.