Introduction to AKLER
Journal Citation
Code of Research Ethics
Association of Korean Language Education Research(AKLER) Code of Research Ethics

Members of Association of Korean Language Education Research (hereinafter, "members") perform ethical and social duties for what researchers must have for research and practice of Korean language education. Researchers raise their pride and aim to develop Korean language education.

Purpose and Object
Article 1 (Purpose): This code regulates the members of the association's basic responsibility when researching and practicing.
Article 2 (Object): This code objects to researchers and paper examiners who submit their regular academic journals and examine those journals.

Operation of Establishment for Ethical Research Committee(ERC)
Article 3 (Establishment): The society regulates 'AKLER Ethical Research Committee' in addition to the society's code of research ethics.
Article 4 (Operation): ERC is composed of the following list.
     a. Chairman: 1 person
     b. Commissions: a few
     c. Secretary: 1 person
Article 5 (The Commission's Duty): The Commission's duties are explained below.
     1. They must examine infractions on the members' academic researches to report to the Board of Directors.
     2. They must train and promote the members to obey the code of research ethics for academic studies.
Article 6 (Conference): Each conference must be hosted by the Committee in order listed below.
     1. The Commission must host at least one conference on every examination for each academic research to inspect the compliance with code of research ethics.
     2. The chairman is responsible to operate an immediate conference when a demand to convene a conference regarding an infraction on the code of research ethics is found.

Range on the Code Infractions
Article 7 (Ranges on Fraudulent Acts for Research): Members must not commit a forgery, falsification, plagiarism, indication of an impropriety researcher, or conduct an overlapped publication of a study for a proposal, training, reporting, and publication on development research tasks.
     1. "Forgery" means conducting an imaginary data or a result on a non-existent study.
     2. "Falsification" means distorting contents/results of a study by artificially fabricating, or deleting/modifying a data during the process of a research.
     3. "Plagiarism" means making a fraudulent use of one's idea, a content/result of a study without a legitimate approval.
     4. "Indication of an impropriety researcher" means certifying a person as a qualified author of a dissertation or giving an appreciation to whom has not devoted scientific or technical skills to a research. Also, not giving an appropriate qualification with no reason to whom has devoted scientific or technical skills to a content/result of a study falls into the category.
     5. "Conduct an overlapped publication of a study" means publicating an outcome of an overlapped study (including appointed publications or works that are under examination) as if it were a new research.
     6. Other misconducts are to pass a fair judgement by a judging committee.
Article 8 (Ranges on Morality of a Research): Members must not commit an immoral conduct as listed below.
     1. Intentionally disparaging other's research in order to promote one's personal outcome of a study
     2. Conducting an experiment for one's personal achievement on students and other subjects despite predictable disadvantages
Article 9 (Ranges on Members' Dignity): Members must maintain their dignities as the members of KLS by avoiding the following acts.
     1. Receiving judicial sanctions from violating people's basic rights or laws
     2. Arousing criticism for infringing ethics by intervening unjustified figures or enforcing illegal usage of expenses for a dissertation

Inspection Procedure
Article 10 (The Committee's Inspection Procedure): The Committee's inspection procedure must comply with the following steps.
     1. A conference is held when two or more merbers of committee or the chairman request an inspection.
     2. Once the request is brought up, a judging committee takes an immediate action for the inspection procedure.
     3. The Committee has an authority to omit a member who can sway the inspection, to appoint an external judge, and to compose a select committee of inquiry.
     4. The Committee must be able to interview objected researchers, informants, and regarding members for an investigation.
     5. The Committee gives the objected member a chance to summon during the inspection procedure.
     6. The Committee handles an issue with a majority attendance and vote.
     7. The Committee judges the infractions for the code of research ethics.
     8. If the Committee decides that the object is a member of ALKER, the Committee must report the result of the examination to
         Board of Directors with the contents below.
          a. Contents of the judge's appointment
          b. Reason/deed for becoming an object of the judge
          c. List of the judges and the procedure of examination
          d. Reasons and evidences for the decision
          e. The object's summons or the process of the manage
Article 11 (Board of Directors' Inspection Procedure)
     1. Board of Directors determines the level of discipline action after thoroughly reviewing the result of the examination if the Committee adjudicates that the objected ALKER member of the judge has violated the code of research ethics.
     2. Board of Directors does not give a chance to the object to summon.
     3. A director who can sway the judge may be omitted from the judging committee with the Board of Directors' decision.
     4. Board of Directors can request a retrial from the judging committee if they find the committee's decision to lack rationality.
Article 12 (Justice in the Adjudication): The judge's decision regarding the research's morality and the member's dignity applies to the general public and academic world's demand on self purification; however, the decision ought not to be made by the intervention of public opinion or other unfair premises.
Article 13 (Protection on the Objected Members' Rights): The Committee and Board of Directors protect the objected members' rights.
     1. The objected members' identities and the process of the examination must not be publicized until the result of the examination is reported.
     2. The objected members' reputations or rights are protected from an invasion during the process of the examination.
     3. External figures' identities and the process regarding the examination are protected from opening to the public.

Disciplinary Action
Article 14 (Disciplinary Action): Board of Directors resolves disciplinary actions as listed below.
     1. Membership expulsion
     2. Cancellation of an authority on dissertations or citations
     3. Public apologies at KLS
     4. Derivation from a membership at KLS

Supplementary Provision
Article 15: Other elucidations besides the written provisions must be obeyed according to Ministry Directive of Science No. 236 ( February 8, 2007 enactment ) "Guidelines for Research Ethics"
Article 16:
     1. These provisions are to be enforced when Board of Directors passes.
     2. These provisions are enforced from 2013. 10. 04.