Code of ethics of the Asian Journal of Latin American Studies (AJLAS)
Article 1 (Purpose) The purpose of this regulation is to clearly describe the nature of prohibited acts of plagiarism for the purpose of maintaining the ethical standards for the academic journal Asian Journal of Latin American Studies. The journal, which is published by the Latin American Studies Association of Korea, hereby specifies a set of obligations for the ethical conduct of research to be observed by all contributors to the journal. The following categories of plagiarism are specified and defined herein for the purpose of protecting researchers from all forms of plagiarism and other violations of research ethics.
Article 2 (Definition of Plagiarism) Plagiarism is defined by the Asian Journal of Latin American Studies as referring to any instance in which a person uses another person’s intellectual property without the explicit and proper citation of its source; such an act is defined as plagiarism, regardless of the contributor’s intention.
Article 3 (Categories of Plagiarism) The Asian Journal of Latin American Studies regards the following activities as acts of plagiarism.
1.Misappropriation of an original author’s idea, logic, intrinsic terms, data, or analytical system, without the full and proper citation of its source;
2.Use of contents, employed wholly or partially, taken from an original author’s paper without the correct and full citation even if the source is disclosed;
3.Extraction and use of contents, in full or in part, taken from a previous research paper without full and proper citation of its source; and
4.Any other activity judged by the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Latin American Studies as a noticeable plagiarism act.
Article 4 (Examination of Plagiarism) The editorial board of the Asian Journal of Latin American Studies shall make evaluations and determine whether or not a printed paper has been already published in another academic journal; furthermore, for any case in which there is of suspicion of plagiarism, the board will determine if the materials have been incorrectly used. Article 5 (Sanction Against Acts of Plagiarism) In the case that an act of plagiarism is discovered, the editing committee of the Asian Journal of Latin American Studies may impose the following sanctions on the contributor depending on the magnitude of the infraction.
1.Prohibition of submission to Asian Journal of Latin American Studies for a maximum of 5 years;
2.Deletion of the relevant paper from the digital archive of Asian Journal of Latin American Studies;
3.Public announcement of the plagiarism incident on the home page of the Latin American Studies Association of Korea and in the first edition of Asian Journal of Latin American Studies published after the judgment is made regarding the plagiarism act; or
4.Notification of the relevant facts to the institution to which the author who committed plagiarism is affiliated. Supplementary
Provisions Article 1 (Enforcement Date) This regulation shall be effective from October 1st, 2008.