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All manuscripts submitted to FER should abide by research and publication ethics policies of Instruction for Authors. For issues not addressed here, the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) should be followed. Papers should be contributed to FER along with a letter verifying that the authors have not committed plagiarism (including self-plagiarism), or duplicate publication, and have not manipulated or used fraudulent data (refer to the template of Author's confirmation regarding research ethics in the Brief Instructions for Manuscript Submission on the website). The journal uses 'CrossCheck' to check for plagiarism in submitted manuscripts.
1. Originality and Duplicate Publication
Manuscripts submitted to FER should not have been published in any other domestic or international academic journal or non-academic publication, and should not be simultaneously submitted to another journal for consideration. If it is found that a manuscript has been submitted simultaneously to FER and another journal or that duplicate publication has occurred, the author(s) will be notified and sanctions will be imposed.
2. Conflict of Interest Statement
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 pharmaceutical companies, political pressure from interest groups, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated. Any such potential conflicts of interest should be stated on the manuscript title page.
Each person listed as an author should meet all of the following requirements: 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; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet these 3 conditions. Anyone who has simply assisted with acquiring funding for the research, has performed rote data collection, or has provided general administrative guidance with the research process should not be listed as an author, but can instead be thanked in the Acknowledgments section.
4. Privacy of Human Subjects
Information on the identities of individuals (names, photos, etc.) who have participated in research should not be published in any form. Whenever any personally identifiable information has been collected, informed consent must have been provided voluntarily by the research participants. It must be stated in the manuscript
that informed consent has been provided for relevant research methods.
The Korean Home Economics Association holds the copyright of all manuscripts published in FER. Written