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Chapter 1. General Provisions
Article 1. Purpose

The purpose of the KAMALL ethical guidelines for research is to provide a set of ethical guidelines for researchers, editors, and reviewers who are involved in the different stages of publication for The Journal of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning, such as manuscript submission, manuscript review, and publication.

Article 2. Application Scope

These guidelines apply to all research and journal articles submitted to The Journal of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning published by KAMALL.

Chapter 2. The Researchers (Authors)
Article 1. Plagiarism

Researchers (authors) should not publish contents from the works of other researchers and publish it as their own. When they refer to others’ research results, researchers shall cite their sources. If researchers use others’ research results or ideas in their articles without revealing the source, it is regarded as plagiarism.

Article 2. Responsibility

Researchers are responsible for and recognized only for the research they actually conduct and/or contribute to. If more than one person contributes significantly, lists of researchers’ names on the articles should reflect the contribution each researcher has made. Honorary authorship or ghostwriting is not justifiable.

Article 3. Duplicate Publication

It is improper for researchers to submit a manuscript containing research published in press or under review in other journals. If researchers intend to publish their research already published in a different journal for certain reasons, they have to obtain written approval for duplicate publication from the editorial boards of both journals.

Article 4. Citations & References

Researchers should precisely describe when they quote the published academic information along with the source of the information. If researchers obtain information through personal contact or communication, they should quote the information after obtaining permission from the original provider of the information. When quoting other researchers’ work or ideas, it is the researchers’ responsibility to cite the sources. In addition, for the readers, researchers should clearly distinguish the quoted ideas from their own original ideas or interpretations.

Article 5. Research Misconduct

Researchers should not fabricate or falsify data or results that can significantly influence the research outcomes. They should present their research results sincerely and fairly.

Article 6. Article Revision

Researchers should revise their manuscript in accordance with the suggestions made by reviewers. If the researchers do not agree with a requested revision, they should provide the Editorial Board the rationale for their decision.

Chapter 3. Publications Committee
Article 1.

The publication committee makes decisions on the publication of submitted manuscripts. In this process, the committee should respect authors’ scholarly independence and their personalties.

Article 2.

The committee should only concern themselves with the quality of the manuscripts according to the editing guidelines and deal with them fairly with no regard to authors’ sex, age, affiliation, stereotypes, or personal acquaintances.

Article 3.

The Journal Editor-in-Chief shall provide submitted manuscripts to those who have professional knowledge and capability of fair evaluation and urge them to make objective judgments based on the merits of the research.

Article 4.

The Journal Editor-in-Chief shall not disclose the authors’ identifying information or the content of the submitted manuscripts until the decision of publication has been finalized.

Chapter 4. Reviewers
Article 1.

Reviewers should examine the manuscripts requested by the Journal Editor-in-Chief with sincerity within the time period designated by the review guidelines and give notice to the Journal Editor-in-Chief about the results of the reviews. If designated reviewers do not feel qualified enough to provide a thorough review, the reviewers should notify it to the Journal Editor-in-Chief without delay.

Article 2.

Reviewers should examine the designated manuscripts objectively free from academic creed and personal acquaintances. Reviewers should scrutinize manuscripts and fill out the review report with sufficient, detailed evidence.

Article 3.

Reviewers should respect authors’ personalities and independence as scholars. In the review report, reviewers should reveal their judgments. When revisions are needed in the manuscripts, reviewers should delineate their reasons in fine detail. Reviewers should use polite expressions and avoid any expressions that might possibly make authors feel offended or depreciated.

Article 4.

Reviewers should adhere to confidentiality with manuscripts under review. Reviewers should not disclose the contents of the manuscripts, and they should not consult them with anyone until final decision of publication has been made.

Chapter 5. The Code of Research Ethics
Article 1. The Oath for the Code of Research Ethics

All authors who submit a manuscript to the Journal of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning must take an oath to abide by the rules and regulations set out by the Code of Research Ethics (hereinafter, “the Code”)

Article 2. Similarity Detection Report

All authors who wish to submit a manuscript must conduct and submit a Similarity detection report. If the manuscript is resubmitted, similarity detection report must be resubmitted also.

Article 3. Reporting Violations of the Code

n case of misconduct regarding violation of the Code, such as plagiarism, piracy, fabrication, personation, etc., the initiator of the allegation should address the violator. If amendments are not made, the violation must report to the Ethics Committee.

Article 4. Appointment of Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee is comprised of the members of the association and it is chaired by the Editor-in-Chief.

Article 5. Responsibilities of the Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee manages ethical issues related to the research and publications of the organization. At the Committee’s request, the President may decide on the removal of one’s membership due to an act that defames the organization

Article 6. Investigation of Research Misconduct

The respondent (alleged violator of The Code) should fully cooperate with the investigations into ethical breaches of The Code. When investigating misconduct and violations of research ethics set forth herein, the committee should give ample opportunity to the respondent to represent him/herself regarding the allegations. The details of the allegations and the investigation will be available only within the Ethics Committee and the identity of the respondent will be kept confidential during the investigation.

Article 7. Sanctions
  • 1) The President of KAMALL shall convene a meeting of the Executive Council to decide on the appropriate severity of disciplinary action for the violator of The Code set forth herein. Sanctions may include but are not limited to withdrawal of the submitted manuscript, publication of a correction, refusal for future consideration of the violator’s manuscripts, and retraction of a published article.
  • 2) The President shall notify the violator of the sanctions, may suspend or revoke the offender of membership in the Association, and may also notify other organizations or individuals of the misconduct.
Article 8. Making Amendments to the Code

Amendments to the Code can be made in compliance with the amendment procedure of the Association. Application for amendments should be made to the Executive Council.

Article 9. Announcement

The Code should be regularly announced to the KAMALL members. In addition, amendments or revisions to the code should be announced as needed.