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Posted on April 20, 2018 and printed in July, 2019
1. Website
The URL address of official journal web site is http://childstudies.org/.
'Aims & Scope' statement: http://childstudies.org/about/
The Korean Journal of Child Studies (KJCS) publishes peer reviewed empirical, theoretical articles, literature reviews, and case studies on all topics related to children and adolescents. The journal aims to provide advanced and qualified research findings in the fields of child/adolescent development and psychology, early childhood education and care, counseling, psychopathology and mental health, law and policy, children’s rights, child welfare systems, parenting and family relations, media, cross-cultural comparisons, and other related issues for scholars, educators, counselors, practitioners, specialists, and students.
Readership: http://childstudies.org/about/
Readership includes scholars, educators, counselors, practitioners, specialists, and students who are interested in the child studies.
Authorship criteria: http://childstudies.org/authors/ethics.php
Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, 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.
Corresponding author and first author: http://childstudies.org/authors/ethics.php
KJCS does not allow multiple corresponding authors for one article. Only one author should correspond with the editorial office and readers. KJCS does accept notice of equal contribution for the first author when the study was clearly performed by co-first authors. Authorship may be changed before publication when an authorship correction is requested by all of the authors involved with the manuscript.
Duplicate submission and redundant publication http://childstudies.org/authors/ethics.php
  • Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
  • If duplicate publication related to the papers of this journal is detected, the relevant manuscript will be rejected, the authors will be announced in the journal, and their institutions will be informed. There will also be penalties for the authors.
  • A letter of permission is required for any and all material that has been published previously. It is the responsibility of the author to request permission from the publisher for any material that is being reproduced. This requirement applies to text, figures, and tables published by any of the authors themselves or used from another source, unless it is in the public domain.

pISSN: 2288-7474 eISSN; 2588-8063
2. Name of journal http://childstudies.org/about/
The official journal title is the Korean Journal of Child Studies (KJCS). Abbreviated title is Korean J Child Stud.
3. Peer review process http://childstudies.org/authors/authors.php
All manuscripts will be reviewed initially by the Editor-In-Chief to verify whether they meet the editorial standards of the Journal (within one week of submission). KJCS uses a blinded peer review process. Following the initial review, each manuscript will be reviewed by two or three reviewers. Reviewers are qualified scholars and experts who have adequate knowledge in the field. In addition, suggested reviewers may not be at the same institution as any of the manuscript authors. The authors’ names and affiliations are not disclosed to reviewers during the review. Only limited information would be informed to a member of the editorial board if he or she is among the authors. They will not be given special treatment. An initial decision will be made, and reviewer comments will be presented to authors within 4 weeks of submission via online submission system. An expedited review is also available with extra submission charges, informing an initial decision within 2 weeks.
Acceptance of the manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decision of the reviewers. The reviewers are requested to identify one of four recommendations for publication: accept as is, accept with minor revisions, revision and resubmission, and reject. If two reviewers decide to reject SUBMISSION the manuscript, it may not be considered for publication. If required, the corresponding author should resubmit a revised manuscript and indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within a certain period of time is regarded as a withdrawal. For submission of revised manuscript, please contact the Editorial Board to check if it may be possible to delay submission. The final decision for publication will be made by the editor in chief.
4. Ownership and Management
Information about the ownership: http://eng.childkorea.or.kr/
This journal is owned by the publisher, the Korean Association of Child Studies
Management team of a journal (http://childstudies.org/about/editorial.php)
It was managed by the editorial board members.
5. Governing body (http://childstudies.org/about/editorial.php)
The governing body is the journal's editorial board.
6. Editorial team and contact information
Editorial team (http://childstudies.org/about/editorial.php)
It is available from Editorial Board page at the front part of the journal.

Contact information http://childstudies.org/about/contact.php

Editorial Office
135 College of Human Ecology, 77, Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea 61186
TEL: +82-10-7704-8342 E-mail: gochildren@hanmail.net
Published by the Korean Association of Child Studies
505 Lotte Gold Rose Ⅱ, 31, Seolleung-ro 86-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06193, Korea
TEL: +82-2-312-8341 E-mail: k-children@hanmail.net
7. Copyright and Licensing
Copyright policy: All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Association of Child Studies. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Association of Child Studies. Permission must be obtained from the Korean Association of Child Studies s for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms.
Licensing information: http://childstudies.org/about/open_access.php KJCS is an open access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Free full-texts (XML & PDF) are available at www.childstudies.com, and printed copies are free to KACS members.
Deposit policy: According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo(http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/), authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e. pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive publisher's version/PDF.
8. Author fees http://childstudies.org/authors/authors.php
In addition to the page charge of 20,000 KRW per page, publication processing fee (up to 10 pages) of 200,000 KRW should be paid. Extra charge will normally be applied to funded research.
9. Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct http://childstudies.org/authors/ethics.php
  • For received submissions, similarity and plagiarism screening is performed using ‘KCI similarity check’ and ‘CrossCheck.’ High scores in the CrossCheck report would be considered an index for plagiarism.
  • When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and so on, the resolution process will follow the Guideline of KACS, and the flowchart provided by the COPE (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).
  • The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board and the Special Committee. If there is suspicion that research has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, the Editor may reject a manuscript and may inform third parties such as author(s)’ institution(s). In cases of proven research misconduct involving published articles, or where the academic integrity of the article is significantly undermined, articles would be retracted.
10. Publication Ethics http://childstudies.org/authors/ethics.php
1) Journal policies on authorship and contributorship
Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, 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.
Corresponding author and first author: KJCS does not allow multiple corresponding authors for one article. Only one author should correspond with the editorial office and readers. KJCS does accept notice of equal contribution for the first author when the study was clearly performed by co-first authors.
Correction of authorship after publication: Authorship may be changed before publication when an authorship correction is requested by all of the authors involved with the manuscript.
2) How the journal will handle complaints and appeals; If there are any complains or appeals during the submission, review, and publication process, any related person can ask the resolution to editorial office through contact mail (http://childstudies.org/about/contact.php). These will be processed by editorial board.
3) Journal policies on conflicts of interest / competing interests
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.
4) Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility
If the data is already a public one, its URL site or sources should be disclosed. If data cannot be publicized, it can be negotiated with the author for request of data.
5) Journal's policy on ethical oversight; When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and so on, the resolution process will follow the Guideline of KACS, and the flowchart provided by the COPE (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).
The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board and the Special Committee. If there is suspicion that research has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, the Editor may reject a manuscript and may inform third parties such as author(s)’ institution(s). In cases of proven research misconduct involving published articles, or where the academic integrity of the article is significantly undermined, articles would be retracted.
6) Journal's policy on intellectual property; All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Association of Child Studies. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Korean Association of Child Studies.
7) Journal's options for post-publication discussions and corrections: The post-publication discussion is available through letter to editor. If any readers have a concern on any articles published, they can submit letter to editor on the articles. If there found any errors or mistakes in the article, it can be corrected through errata, corrigenda, or retraction.
11. Publishing schedule http://childstudies.org/about/
KJCS publishes six issues per year: last day of February, April, June, August, October, and December, publishing online (immediately) and in print (1-2 weeks later). Supplement issues may be published.
12. Access http://childstudies.org/about/open_access.php
KJCS is an open access journal. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Free full-texts (XML & PDF) are available at www.childstudies.com, and printed copies are free to KACS members
13. Archiving
Is is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index (https://kci.go.kr) or National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event a journal is no longer published.
14. Revenue sources http://childstudies.org/about/
Revenue sources of journal were from the support of publisher (Korean Association of Child Studies) and a Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant funded by the Korean Government (Ministry of Science and ICT).
15. Advertising
There was no advertisement through the journal.
16. Direct marketing
Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on member of the Korean Association of Child Studies and the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.
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