Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Korean Journal of Mathematics adheres to COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, serving as the foundation for our ethical and malpractice standards. It is imperative that all parties involved in the publication process, including authors, editors, the editorial board, reviewers, and the publisher, agree to and uphold the highest standards of ethical behavior.

In cases of research ethics violations, sanctions may be applied in accordance with our bylaws and may involve referral to the Committee for Research Ethics. These sanctions can include the following:

1. Withdrawal of Papers: A paper found in violation of research ethics may be withdrawn from publication.

2. Private Warnings: A private warning will be issued to the violator in written form, highlighting the breach of ethical standards.

3. Public Warnings: A public warning will be published within the society's community and the affiliations of the violator, bringing attention to the breach of ethical conduct.

We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all aspects of the journal's operations and expect the same commitment from all stakeholders. Violations of these ethical principles will be addressed promptly and decisively to ensure the integrity and reputation of the Korean Journal of Mathematics.


Duties of Editors

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for determining which of the submitted articles should be published in the journal. This decision may be guided by the policies set by the journal's editorial board and may be subject to legal requirements concerning libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may seek input from other editors or reviewers in making this determination.

Fair play

Editors should assess manuscripts based on their intellectual content, without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.


Editors and any editorial staff must maintain strict confidentiality and refrain from disclosing any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as deemed appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used in an editor's own research without obtaining the express written consent of the author(s).


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review plays a crucial role in aiding the editor's decision-making process. Additionally, through their communications with authors, reviewers can contribute to the improvement of the submitted paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or anticipates a delay in the review process should promptly inform the editor and recuse themselves from the review.


Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must not disclose, share, or discuss the contents with others unless authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly and provide supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work not cited by the authors. Any prior reports of observations, derivations, or arguments must be properly cited. Reviewers should also alert the editor to any significant similarities or overlaps with other published papers they are aware of.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of privileged information obtained through peer review and refrain from using it for personal gain. Reviewers should not assess manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the submitted papers.


Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of original research reports should provide an accurate account of their work along with an objective discussion of its significance. Data should be accurately represented, and the paper should include sufficient detail and references to enable replication. Knowingly presenting fraudulent or inaccurate information is unethical and unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors should be willing to provide raw data for editorial review and public access upon request, retaining this data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that their submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. If authors use the work and/or words of others, appropriate citations and quotations must be included. Authors should adhere to applicable copyright laws and conventions, seeking permission and giving proper credit for copyrighted material (e.g., tables, figures, or extensive quotations).

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

Authors should not submit essentially the same research to multiple journals or publish it concurrently, as this constitutes unethical publishing behavior.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Authors should properly acknowledge the work of others that influenced their research.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Specifically, authorship of the paper is based on the following 4 criteria:

    - Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

    - Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

    - Final approval of the version to be published; AND

    - 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

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Handling Complaints and Appeals

The Korean Journal of Mathematics is committed to maintaining transparency, fairness, and accountability in all aspects of its operations. We recognize that complaints and appeals may arise from various stakeholders, including authors, reviewers, readers, and others. We have established the following procedure to address and resolve such matters promptly and appropriately:


Submission of Complaint: Any individual or entity wishing to lodge a complaint related to the journal's processes, content, or ethical matters should do so in writing, clearly detailing the nature of the concern and providing any relevant supporting documentation.

Initial Review: Upon receiving a complaint, the editorial office will conduct an initial review to ascertain its validity and severity. If the complaint pertains to a specific manuscript or editorial decision, it may be referred to the relevant editor or reviewer.

Investigation: Valid complaints will be thoroughly investigated by the appropriate party, which may involve consultations with relevant individuals and a review of relevant records.

Resolution: We will make every effort to resolve the complaint swiftly and fairly. Once resolved, the complainant will be informed of the outcome and any actions taken.

Appeal: If the complainant is dissatisfied with the resolution, they have the right to appeal the decision. Appeals should be submitted in writing, specifying the grounds for the appeal.


Submission of Appeal: Appeals should be submitted in writing, clearly stating the reasons for the appeal, and providing any additional information or documentation that supports the appeal.

Review of Appeal: Appeals will be reviewed by an independent body, separate from the initial review and investigation process. The journal will ensure impartiality and objectivity during the appeal process.

Resolution: The appeal will be resolved promptly, and the decision will be communicated to the appellant. The journal will take appropriate action based on the outcome of the appeal.

Final Decision: The decision resulting from the appeal process will be considered final and binding.

We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of integrity and quality in our journal's practices. We encourage open communication and welcome feedback to continually improve our processes and address concerns. Please direct all complaints and appeals to We are committed to ensuring that every complaint and appeal is handled with diligence and fairness.


Post-Publication Discussions and Corrections

The Korean Journal of Mathematics is committed to the continual improvement of published research and the fostering of constructive scientific discourse. We recognize the importance of post-publication discussions and corrections in maintaining the accuracy and integrity of scholarly work. To facilitate these processes, we offer the following options:

Reader Feedback: We welcome feedback, comments, and questions from readers regarding published articles. Readers can provide feedback through the comments section on our website.

Corrections and Addenda: Authors are encouraged to promptly notify the editorial office if they discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work. Corrections and addenda may be published as needed to rectify such issues.

Letters to the Editor: Researchers may submit letters to the editor addressing specific points, concerns, or discussions related to published articles. These letters are subject to editorial review and may be published.

Retractions and Expressions of Concern: In cases of serious ethical violations or fundamental errors in published work, the journal may issue retractions or expressions of concern, as guided by established editorial policies and best practices.

Editorial Discretion: The editorial team, in consultation with relevant experts when necessary, will exercise discretion to determine the appropriateness of post-publication discussions and corrections, ensuring adherence to ethical guidelines.

Transparency: We are committed to transparency throughout the post-publication process, providing clear and accessible information to our readers and the research community.

Authors' Responsibilities: Authors have a responsibility to cooperate with the journal and promptly address any concerns or requests for corrections. Failure to do so may result in the appropriate actions being taken by the journal.

We view post-publication discussions and corrections as valuable contributions to the scientific record and the advancement of knowledge. Our aim is to maintain the highest standards of accuracy and integrity in published research. We encourage researchers, authors, and readers to actively engage in this important aspect of scholarly communication.