Editorial Board Regulations

Regulations on the Composition and Operation of the Editorial Board and Publication of Academic Journals

Enacted: Sep. 1, 2007 / Revised: Aug. 1, 2009; April 1, 2012 / Complete Revision: Dec. 28, 2019
Article 1 (Purpose) The purpose of the following regulations is to set forth matters concerning the composition and operation of the Editorial Board of the Jeonbuk National University Law Research Institute (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute") and the publication of periodic academic journal 「Chonbuk Law Review」 and other academic journals issued by the Institute.
Article 2 (Composition of the Editorial Board)
  • ① The Editorial Board shall consist of seven (7) editors including the Editor-in-Chief, and the Editor-in-Chief shall be elected from among the editors.
  • ② The Editorial Board shall be appointed by the Institute Director after obtaining approval from the Executive Committee.
  • ③ The Editorial Board member must satisfy at least one (1) of the following qualification requirements.
    • 1. A person who has held a full-time faculty position for at least five (5) years
    • 2. A person who has published more than ten (10) papers in journals that are registered candidates of the NRF or higher
    • 3. A person has worked in the Institute as a senior researcher for at least seven (7) years
    • 4. A person who has at least five (5) years of experience in the legal profession, such as a judge, prosecutor, and lawyer
  • ④ The term of office for Editorial Board members, including the Editor-in-Chief, shall be two (2) years, and he/she may be reappointed.
  • ⑤ The names and affiliations of the Editorial Board members, including the Editor-in-Chief, must be specified on the website of the Institute and in the copyrights of the journals published by the Institute.
Article 3 (Duties and Authority of the Editorial Board)
  • ① The duties of the Editorial Board are as follows.
    • 1. Acceptance and examination of academic papers for the 「Chonbuk Law Review」 and decision on whether to publish
    • 2. Editing and publication of 「Chonbuk Law Review」 and academic journals published by other research institutes
    • 3. Discussion of matters necessary for improving work within the Institute related to the publication of 「Chonbuk Law Review」 and other academic journals
  • ② The Editorial Board must ensure that the review of the papers submitted to 「Chonbuk Law Review」 and the decision on whether to publish is made strictly and fairly, considering the purpose of the establishment of the Institute and the academic nature of the papers.
  • ③ The Editorial Board may enact regulations to set forth specific matters necessary for the paper submission and review for 「Chonbuk Law Review」.
  • ④ The Institute Director and the staff, and assistants of the Institute shall assist the Editor-in-Chief and editors so that the Editorial Board can perform its duties effectively.
Article 4 (Activities of the Editorial Board)
    ① The Editorial Board must hold a periodic meeting for the publication of the 「Chonbuk Law Review」and may hold an extraordinary meeting when the Editor-in-Chief deems it necessary. ② The Editor-in-Chief represents the Board and presides over the meeting. ③ The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board members must not disclose any classified information they have acquired while performing their duties, and in particular, must strive to maintain fairness in performing duties such as reviewing submitted papers and deciding whether to publish them.
Article 5 (Publication of 「Chonbuk Law Review」)
  • ① The 「Chonbuk Law Review」 is published three (3) times annually: May 31, September 30, and December 31.
  • ② As a general rule, papers published in 「Chonbuk Law Review」 shall be published after public invitation and review, but if the Editorial Board determines that there is no need to go through public invitation and review procedures for a certain paper because it is judged to have academic value, it may be published without public invitation and review.
  • ③ Fairness must be observed in the reviewing of papers submitted to 「Chonbuk Law Review」 and in particular, if a person belongs to the same institution as the contributor, that person must not, except in special circumstances, participate in the review and decision on whether to publish.
  • ④ The Institute may make the author of the paper to be published in 「Chonbuk Law Review」 cover some or all of the costs required for the review and/or publication of the paper.
Article 6 (Publication of Journal)
  • ① The copyright of the paper published in the journals published by the Institute belongs to the author of the paper, and the Institute has the right to publish it in the form of a paper book or e-book.
  • ② If the author of a paper published in an academic journal, including 「Chonbuk Law Review」, points out an error in the published paper book or an e-book, or makes a certain request as an author, the Editor-in-Chief must investigate the error or request and take necessary measures if deemed justifiable.
  • ③ The specific matters regarding the publication of 「Chonbuk Law Review」 are determined separately by the Editorial Board.
Article 7 (Revision) These regulations may be revised through the resolution of the Law Research Institute Executive Committee.

Supplementary Provision

These regulations shall take effect starting January 1, 2020. However, the matters concerning the election of the Editor-in-Chief in Article 2, Paragraph 1 shall take effect beginning April 13, 2020.