:: Ethics Guideline

The research ethics guideline of the Archives of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (AOPST) published by the Korean Society of Sports Physical Therapy is in compliance with the guideline developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The ICMJE guideline is used in situations where the research ethics guideline of the AOPST is not applicable.

This is to set a standard that can be used to manage and prevent any misconduct as well as any ethical and social issues that may arise during the processes of data collection, writing articles, article submission, and publication.

Once scientific misconduct is proven according to conventional standards, publication of the corresponding paper will be cancelled and the first author and corresponding authors will be restricted from publishing papers for the next three years. Co-authors will be given a strict warning. Scientific misconduct is prevented through research ethics education and related literature.

Link: http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf