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  • 「Journal of Youth Welfare」 Evaluation Criteria Revision
     
    1. This regulation shall apply to the evaluation of theses to be submitted to『Journal of Youth Welfare』.

    2. The editing commission shall determine examiners for the accepted theses by the submission deadline, however, theses that have been submitted after the deadline shall be published in the next edition in principle.

    3. If the number of submitted theses is more than the possible compilation that can be published, the review shall still progress and all those that pass the review shall be published in principle. However, if the compilation significantly exceeds the number of possible publications, the number of theses shall be limited based on the submission order.

    4. If the contributor’s thesis cannot be published in the edition that was desired, the editing commission shall notify the contributor immediately.

    5. Publication of submitted papers is determined based on the following examination procedures.
    1) The Editorial Board requests examination by selecting experts in the corresponding field concerning the papers that have been deemed to correspond or related to the nature and purpose of this association among the submitted papers.
    ① Examiners shall be members of this association who are above assistant professor level of a four-year college or junior college, or above researcher(Ph.D.-level researcher) of other academic research institutions.
    ② There shall be 3 examiners to a submitted paper.
    ③ By operating a paper examiner pool system, the Editorial Board shall review and appoint examiners appropriate to the contents and methodologies of the papers submitted in each period.
    ④ A person who has submitted to a specific edition cannot be appointed as the examiner of the same edition.
    ⑤ Depending on the nature of the paper, external personnel can be appointed as an examiner, who shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Editorial Board through the recommendation from a member of the Editorial Board.
    ⑥ A person who is employed in the same institution as the submitter cannot be appointed as the examiner of the submitter’s paper.
    2) The examiners shall base the result of theses review on four levels and the decision criteria shall be as follows.
    ① Proper: When a separate check is not required as there aren’t many corrections to be made or there are insignificant number corrections to be made
    ② Proper after Correction: When the corrections pointed out by the examiners require check by the examiners or editing commission
    ③ Re-review after Correction When correction by the due date is deemed impossible or when re-review is required after corrections due to significant number of corrections required
    ④ Improper: When a problem that cannot be resolved through correction and supplementation is deemed to exist
    3) For theses that have been determined as “Publication after Correction,” contents that require corrections under the chief editor’s name shall be notified and the chief editor shall determine how much the correction requests have been accepted.
    4) For theses that have been determined as “Re-review after Correction,” contents that require corrections under the chief editor’s name shall be notified and shall be re-reviewed by the three original examiners in the next edition in principle. However, if the original examiners cannot conduct the examination due to unavoidable reasons, examiners can be replaced. In addition, if the re-review has been determined as “re-review” again, the examination shall be terminated and determined as “No Publication.” However, an opportunity for submission in the next edition shall be given.
    5) For theses that have been determined as “No Publication,” the author shall be notified of the reason under the chief editor’s name. However, if the author does not agree with the judgement, the author can request a one-time re-review by attaching a review appeal statement. In this case, if the chief editor deems there is a suitable ground for appeal, three examiners can be reselected.
    6) Theses that have been determined as “No Publication” cannot be resubmitted in the next edition with the same theses, and acceptance of corrected and supplemented theses shall be determined through a review by the examiners.

    6. The publication criteria of theses are as follows.
    Examiner 1 Examiner 2 Examiner 3 Combined Judgement
    Publication Approved Publication Approved Publication Approved Publication Approved
    Publication Approved Publication Approved Publication after Correction
    Publication Approved Publication Approved Re-review after Correction
    Publication Approved Publication after Correction Publication after Correction
    Publication Approved Publication Approved Publication Disapproved Publication after Correction
    Publication Approved Publication after Correction Re-review after Correction
    Publication Approved Publication after Correction Publication Disapproved
    Publication Approved Re-review after Correction Re-review after Correction
    Publication after Correction Publication after Correction Publication after Correction
    Publication after Correction Publication after Correction Re-review after Correction
    Publication Approved Re-review after Correction Publication Disapproved Re-review after Correction
    Publication after Correction Publication after Correction Publication Disapproved
    Publication after Correction Re-review after Correction Re-review after Correction
    Re-review after Correction Re-review after Correction Re-review after Correction
    Publication Approved Publication Disapproved Publication Disapproved Publication Disapproved
    Publication after Correction Re-review after Correction Publication Disapproved
    Re-review after Correction Re-review after Correction Publication Disapproved
    Publication after Correction Publication Disapproved Publication Disapproved
    Re-review after Correction Publication Disapproved Publication Disapproved
    Publication Disapproved Publication Disapproved Publication Disapproved
    7. Publication judgement shall be revoked if the theses that have been approved for publication are determined to associate with acts such as publication in other academic journals, plagiarism, or taking advantage of others’ research.

    8. Theses or abstracts in English shall be requested for review to a person in charge of English editing.

    9. Manuscripts shall go through two corrections, and the contributors are fully liable for all the contents, formats, and errors in the manuscripts.

    10. Manuscripts that contain inappropriate structures in terms of submission, editing, and publication regulations even after the secondary correction shall be postponed.

    11. This regulation shall be effective from Jan. 1, 2016.