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Sixteen check list of compliance of the journal to "the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing" published 15 January 2018 (joint statement by COPE, DOAJ, WAME, and ASPA; (http://doaj.org/bestpractice) was as follows:

Table of Contents

1. Website

The URL address of official web site is http://www.e-jwj.org.
Journal of welding and Joining (JWJ) endeavors to make a good website. JWJ website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.

2. Name of journal

The official journal title is Journal of Welding and Joining. Abbreviated title is JWJ.

3. Peer review process

The JWJ has an online submission and peer review system at https://submit.e-jwj.org.
All papers, including those invited by the Editor, are subject to peer review. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript does not fit the aims and scope of the Journal or does not adhere to the Instructions for Authors, it may be returned to the author immediately after receipt and without a review. Before reviewing, all submitted manuscripts are inspected by Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/), a plagiarism-screening tool.

The journal uses a double-blind peer-review process: the reviewers do not know the identity of the authors, and vice versa. All manuscripts undergo peer review by at least three reviewers with relevant expertise who are selected by the editorial board. If the data need professional statistical review by a statistician, statistical editing is performed.

The editorial board has the right to revise and edit the styles and structures of submitted manuscripts within the context if necessary. Once the decision on publication as an accept, revision or reject is made, it is directly notified to the corresponding author. After the final draft of manuscripts are proven to be appropriate according to the publication policies and styles of the journal, the decision of publication is finalized and expected publication date will be given. Rejected manuscripts are not to be considered again.

The decision to publish will be made by the editorial board of the journal after the peer review. JWJ’s average turnaround time from submission to decision is 4~8 weeks. The editor is responsible for the final decision whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected.

4. Ownership and management

This journal is owned by the academic society, The Korean Welding and Joining Society. The full names and affiliations of the members of the journal management team are displayed on the About (Journal managing team) tab of the journal homepage.

5 & 6. Governing body / Editorial team and Contact information

The governing body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are displayed on the About (Editorial board) tab of the journal homepage, and the contact information for the Editor and editorial office is on the About (Contact us) tab.

7. Copyright and licensing

1) Copyright policy
All published papers become the permanent property of the Korean Welding and Joining Society (KWJS). Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the KWJS. Permission must be obtained from the KWJS for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign and submit the copyright transfer agreement forms.

2) Licensing information
This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purpose. All contents of the journal are available immediately upon publication without embargo period.

8. Author fees

The article processing charge for paper is 200,000 KRW ($200) within 6 pages. An excess page charge of 30,000 ($30) KRW per page will be charged within 10 pages. For papers with acknowledgement for financial support, there will be additional charge of 70,000 KRW ($70). Be noted that there is no article processing charge for papers submitted by foreign authors

9. Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct When research ethics violations occur, the Council decides a disciplinary measure. The resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the COPE (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowchart).

(1) If duplicate or divided publication or any other ethical violation was confirmed, manuscripts even if already published will be retracted with a notice published in the next issue, as well as to related academic institutions.

(2) Retraction notice take same form as the general thesis and not take a form like announcement or letter to the editor.

(3) Author who violates this policy or general ethics cannot submit to Intestinal Research for next two years.

10. Publication ethics

he journal adheres to the ethical guidelines for research and publication described in the KWJS Guidelines and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

11. Publishing schedule

Journal of Welding and Joining (JWJ) is founded in 1983, and publishes six times a year, 28 days in February, 30 days in April, June, August, October, and December.
The journal title has been changed three times, Journal of Korean Welding Society(KWS), from 1983 to 2006, Journal of Korean Welding and Joining Society(KWJS), from 2007 to 2012, and currently Journal of Welding and Joining(JWJ), from 2013 to present.

12. Access

This is an open access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

13. Archiving

This is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index, or National Library of Korea in the event a journal is no longer published.
According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Korea Journal Copyright Information, Authors cannot archive pre-print, but they can archive post-print.

14. Revenue sources

Revenue sources of this journal are from the support of the publisher (The Korean Welding and Joining Society), Korea Government's support, advertising rates and author fees.

15. Advertising

Revenue sources of this journal are from the support of the publisher (The Korean Welding and Joining Society), Korea Government's support, advertising rates and author fees.

  • •  Advertising is separate from content. Advertisers and sponsors have no advance knowledge of our editorial contents, nor do the editors have advance knowledge of advertisers. Content is never altered, added, or deleted to accommodate advertising. Advertisers and sponsors have no input regarding any of our editorial decisions or advertising policies.
  • •  We reserve the right to decline or cancel any advertisement at any time.

16. Direct marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal website and distribution of introduction pamphlets. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope.



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