Trans-Humanities Editorial Policy
Chapter I. General Provisions
Article 1. Publication Objective
Trans-Humanities is a journal published by the Ewha Institute for the Humanities of Ewha Womans University. Its purpose is to expand humanities research to include contemporary cultural and sociological phenomenon, and to open an academic and discursive space for trans-boundary and multi- or trans-disciplinary approaches and communications in not only the umanities but also the social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts.
Article 2. Publication
The journal is published three times a year; February 28, June 30, and October 31. The February and October issues are published in English whereas the June issue is published in Korean.
Chapter 2. Editorial Board
Article 3. Composition and Terms of Service
The Editorial Board is composed of one chairman, and generally includes an average of ten board members, ten advisory members and two assistants. The renewable term of service is two years.
Article 4. Responsibility
The Board is responsible for the whole process of reviewing and makes decisions necessary for publishing. The chairman convenes editorial meetings for journal publication. In addition to conventional meetings, online meetings and teleconferences are available.
Chapter 3. Refereeing
Article 5. Selection of Referees
The Editorial Board selects three experts in the field of the submitted manuscript as referees
Article 6. Criteria for Refereeing
1. The final decision on the reviewed article is made by the Editorial Board according to the following criteria.
(1) relevance of the subject to the remit of the journal
(2) originality of content
(3) coherence and clarity of argument
(4) significance of research
(5) compliance with the journal’s formatting requirements
2. Final decisions are as follows; publishable, publishable after minor revision, reconsider after major revision or rejection.
Article 7. Decision for Publication
1. When two or more referees assess the consulted manuscript as “publishable” or “publishable after minor revision,” the manuscript is accepted with proper revisions. In exceptional cases, the final decision lies with the Board.
2. When the manuscript is assessed as “publishable after minor revision,” the submitter should revise the paper and report on what has been revised.
3. A submitter may appeal a decision in writing within 5 days. The chairman of the editorial board calls the Editorial Board to review the issue and to inform the submitter of the result.
Chapter 4. Manuscript Submission
Article 8. Submission
The manuscript and the Manuscript Submission Form should be sent to one of the following addresses:
Article 9. Formatting Requirements
1.The manuscript should be written in order of title, author’s name, the body, a list of works cited, an abstract and key words.
2. The recommended manuscript length is 7,000?8,000 words in English or 24,000 characters in Korean.
3. For a collaborative research manuscript, the name of the lead author should be followed by co?researchers.
4. The manuscript should follow current MLA style.
5. It is advised to use in?text citation. Footnotes are acceptable when additional, in?depth explanation is required.
- In one critic’s view, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” explores “what great art means” not to the ordinary person, but only “to those who create it” (Bowra 148).
6. A list of Works Cited should be in English.
7. A list of Works Cited should only contain quoted or cited documentation in the text.
8. An English abstract with the title and the author’s name in English should be 250 words in a paragraph. Proofreading by a native English speaker is required.
9. 5?6 key words should properly represent the thesis of the manuscript.
- Keywords: online game, MMORPG, ethics, Wittgenstein, Levinas
Chapter 5. Supplementary Provision
1. This policy shall take effect from February 2008.
2. This policy shall take effect from January 2009.
3. This policy shall take effect from April 2009.
4. This policy shall take effect from June 2011.
5. This policy shall take effect from December 2012.
Research Ethics Policy
Article 1. Objective
The Research Ethics Policy (hereafter termed “Policy”) aims to establish the general code of ethics that should be abided by scholars or experts who submit manuscripts or contributions to Trans-Humanities published by the Ewha Institute for the Humanities.
Article 2. Compliance with Research Ethics
1. Manuscripts published in Trans-Humanities should be written in accordance with the ethics policies.
2. The Ethics Compliance Form should be signed and consented to. It should be submitted along with the Manuscript Submission Form and the manuscript.
Article 3. Ethical Guide for Authors
The researcher may not misrepresent any part of another author’s research or articles as if they were the researcher’s own. Presenting another author’s ideas and research results without proper citations and references is considered plagiarism.
2. Citation and Reference:
Authors should represent the work of others clearly and accurately in the text or footnotes.
For collaborative research, the authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individual contributions to the work and its reporting.
4. Multiple Publications:
The author should not re-publish his or her published research results as original work without proper notification.
5. Multiple Submissions:
The author should not concurrently submit the manuscript to more than one publication.
Article 4. Ethical Guides for the Editorial Board
The Editorial Board is responsible for assessing the submitted manuscript and making publication decisions.
The Editorial Board should treat the submitted manuscript fairly, and consult referees who have sufficient expert knowledge to provide objective judgment on the manuscript.
The Editorial Board members should not disclose any information about the author or the manuscript before the final decision is made.
Article 5. Ethical Guides for Referees
1. Fair Assessment:
The referee should fairly assess the manuscript under consideration according to objective criteria.
2. Responsibility of Report:
If a referee suspects that the author may have submitted the paper in the same or similar form to another publication, or is under consideration for another publication, or suspects that plagiarism has occurred, this should be discretely reported to the journal editor.
The referee should remain confidential regarding the manuscript under consideration. The referee should not cite the text of the manuscript until it has been published in the journal.
Article 6. Committee for Examination and Decision on Ethics
1. Ethics Committee Composition:
The Editorial Board of Trans-Humanities is responsible for examining and making decisions regarding the ethical policy. The chairman of the Editorial Board holds the post of the chairman of the Ethics Committee concurrently.
2. Ethics Committee Authority:
The Ethics Committee (The Editorial Board) should independently examine and decide on a case of research ethics violation if recognized or reported in accordance with the policy.
3. Investigation and Examination:
A meeting regarding research ethics violation will be convened when requested by editors or the chairman of the Editorial Board. Once the request is submitted, the chairman of the board must convene the committee meeting within one week of the request.
The committee may pass a decision with the attendance of more than half of the members and with support from more than two-thirds of those present.
The committee considers whether to give the researcher suspected of a violation the opportunity to appeal the committee’s decision after due consultation with the researcher.
6. Opinions of Persons Concerned:
If necessary, the Editorial Board may require the persons concerned with the case to present his or her opinions in a committee meeting.
7. Protection for the Researcher Suspected of a Violation:
Vindication of the researcher suspected of a violation will be confidentially processed in a board meeting. The chairman of the board and the board members will not disclose the researcher’s identity or the progress of the investigation.
8. Report of Deliberations:
The committee will take the minutes of ethical investigation meetings and report the results to the Ewha Institute for the Humanities. The report will document the subject of the investigation, the violation investigated, the list of referees, investigation procedures, the grounds for the decision, related evidence, and the vindication of the researcher under investigation and its process.
Article 7. Report of Ethical Violation and the Rights of the Informant
If it is suspected that a researcher has violated research ethics, it may be reported in any possible verbal or written form; by letter, phone, e-mail, and so on. Informants should, in principle, provide his or her real name.
The Editorial Board must not disclose the informant’s identity.
3. False Report:
If the reported case proves to be falsely claimed, the informant will not be protected.
Article 8. Disciplinary Actions for Ethical Violation
In a case of research ethics violations, the chairman of the editorial board, who is informed of the investigation from the Editorial Board, will take the following measures through the review of the Steering Committee of the Ewha Institute for the Humanities: