Best Practice

Principles of transparency and best practice


1. Website
1) The URL of official journal web site is http://www.foodsafety.or.kr/index.php
2) Aims and Scope
The Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety is peer-reviewed journal published bimonthly (February 28, April 30, June 30, August 30, October 30 and December 30) and publishes research articles, research notes, and reviews articles on all aspects of Food Hygiene and Safety which bring novel information and research in either Korean or English. The goal of this journal is to induce a research relation and to promote study, research and the improvement of knowledge among the specialist. The main topics The Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety would welcome are:
(1) monitoring and epidemiological investigations of risk factors (microbial, chemical and physical) in foods, (2) detection and control technologies for food risk factors, and (3) food (agricultural, livestock and aquatic products) measures and techniques to ensure quality and safety, (4) food safety and risk assessment, (5) microorganisms, fermentation and biotechnology, (6) physiological activity of food, and (7) other food safety.
3) Readership
This journal is for people interested in all aspects of food hygiene.
4) Authorship criteria
Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantive contribution to concept and design, acquisition of data, and/or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting of an article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) 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. Every author should meet all of the following four conditions:
① The Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety does not correct authorship after publication unless a mistake has been made by the editorial staff. Authorship may be changed before publication but after submission when an authorship correction is requested by all of the authors involved with the manuscript.
② The members of the Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety accept and bear all responsibility as researchers and scientists for their intellectual activities and research.
③ Members must provide accurate information regarding all affiliations and positions of researchers. In case the author is a minor, he/she must provide accurate information concerning their affiliation, position, and year of enrollment.
5) Duplicate submission and redundant publication
Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. No part of the accepted manuscript should be duplicated in any other scientific journal without the permission of the Editorial Board. Submitted manuscripts are screened for possible plagiarism or duplicate publication by Similarity Check upon arrival. If plagiarism or duplicate publication is detected, the manuscript in question may be rejected, author(s) will be named in the Journal, and the relevant institutions will be informed. Other penalties for the author(s) may also be incurred. Letters of permission are required for any and all materials that have been published previously. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to request permission from the publisher for any material that is being reproduced. This requirement applies to text, figures, and tables.
6) pISSN: 1229-1153 , eISSN: 2465-9223

2. Name of Journal
The official journal title is Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety. Abbreviated title is J. Food Hyg. Saf.

3. Peer Review Process
The Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety has on online submission and peer review system at http://www.foodsafety.or.kr/ForContributors/01.php
1) The role of editor-in-chief is to assign editors according to academic disciplines and to manage the overall peer review process.
2) An editing secretary is the first to check whether a submitted transcript is appropriate for this Society’s discipline. If the transcript isn’t appropriate, he/she forwards it to the editing committee to discuss whether to judge the transcript or not.
3) Judges are appointed by the recommendation of editing secretaries. Two judges are required to decide whether a submitted transcript is selected for the Journal or not.

4. Ownership and Management
1) The Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety owns the copyrights of all the manuscripts published in the journal. When submitting a paper, the manuscript and other required documents including a completed Copyright Assignment Form and Checklist for original article must be attached through the online submission central website.
2) Management team of a journal (2020~2021)
Publisher : Chun, Hyang Sook (Chung-Ang University, Korea)
Editor-in-Chief : Oh, Deog-Hwan (Kangwon National University, Korea)
Website and XML File Producers: Koreascholar, Korea
Printer: Han Rim Won Co. Ltd., Korea

5. Governing Body
The governing body is the journal's editorial board.

6. Editorial Team and Contact Information
1) Editorial team is available from (Editorial Board) page at the front part of the journal.
2) Contact information
#1110, Huanghua Building, 320, Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06252, Korea
Tel: 82-2-566-0417
Fax: 82-2-566-4417
Homepage: http://www.foodhygiene.or.kr
E-mail: foodhygiene@paran.com

7. Copyright and Licensing
1) Copyright to all published materials is owned by the Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety. All authors should agree to the copyright transfer during the submission process.
2) The Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety is an Open-Access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

8. Author Fees
Authors of articles adopted for publication in the Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety are charged 60,000 KRW per page. If author(s) wants to publish more, author(s) shall ask for the required number of copies by the completion of first proofreading and pay 50,000 KRW per 50 copies as well as printing fees. If corresponding author would like to apply for fast review of the manuscript, he/she can request for fast review. In this case, it will take 10 days for completion of 1st review after submission. Corresponding author who wants for fast review should pay extra charge of 200,000 KRW for fast review.

9. Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct
When the Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety Committee decides that a paper is the result of fraudulent acts as specified in Article 6, the article will be investigation according to the COPE flow chart (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts) and its author will be prohibited from submission of papers for the next five years, followed by disciplinary action, such as suspension or disqualification of membership, and the author may also be notified to the related organization or have his/her name published in the Journal.

10. Research & Publication Ethics
1) Journal policies on authorship and contributorship
Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantive contribution to concept and design, acquisition of data, and/or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting of an article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) 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. Every author should meet all of the following four conditions:
① The Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety does not correct authorship after publication unless a mistake has been made by the editorial staff. Authorship may be changed before publication but after submission when an authorship correction is requested by all of the authors involved with the manuscript.
② The members of the Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety accept and bear all responsibility as researchers and scientists for their intellectual activities and research.
③ Members must provide accurate information regarding all affiliations and positions of researchers. In case the author is a minor, he/she must provide accurate information concerning their affiliation, position, and year of enrollment.
2) How the journal will handle complaints and appeals
The policy of the journal is primarily aimed at protecting the authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher of the journal. If not described below, the process of handling complaints and appeals follows the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics available from: https://publicationethics.org/appeals
3) Journal policies on conflicts of interest
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 companies, political pressure from special interest groups, or any other academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated.
4) Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility
Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety encourages data sharing wherever possible, unless this is prevented by ethical, privacy, or confidentiality matters. Authors wishing to do so may deposit their data in a publicly accessible repository and include a link to the DOI within the text of the manuscript.
5) Journal's policy on ethical oversight
When the Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety Committee decides that a paper is the result of fraudulent acts as specified in Article 6, the article will be investigation according to the COPE flow chart (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts) and its author will be prohibited from submission of papers for the next five years, followed by disciplinary action, such as suspension or disqualification of membership, and the author may also be notified to the related organization or have his/her name published in the Journal.
6) Journal's policy on intellectual property
The Korean Society of Food Hygiene and Safety owns the copyrights of all the manuscripts published in the journal.
7) Journal's options for post-publication discussions and corrections
Author(s) can submit the errata to the editing committee within one month of the release of a Journal if author(s) thinks corrections of the published transcript is necessary.

11. Publishing Schedule
It is to be published bimonthly (February 28, April 30, June 30, August 30, October 30 and December 30).

12. Access
The Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety is an Open-Access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution,and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

13. Archiving
It is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index (https://kci.go.kr) or National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event a journal is no longer published.

14. Revenue Sources
1) This journal was supported by the korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government (Ministry of Education).
2) Authors of articles adopted for publication in the Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety are charged 60,000 KRW per page. If author(s) wants to publish more, author(s) shall ask for the required number of copies by the completion of first proofreading and pay 50,000 KRW per 50 copies as well as printing fees. If corresponding author would like to apply for fast review of the manuscript, he/she can request for fast review. In this case, it will take 10 days for completion of 1st review after submission. Corresponding author who wants for fast review should pay extra charge of 200,000 KRW for fast review.

15. Advertising
Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety does not accept any commercial product advertisements until policy changes otherwise.

16. Direct Marketing
Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site and distribution of the journal letter. 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.