About The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles is a non-profit academic organization established to make professional contributions to the progress of scholarly research and development of related industries. The KSCT strives to take an active role in improving the wellbeing of human kind as well as to provide opportunities for individual members to further their professional and academic potential by establishing and vitalizing the networks among the academic and industrial members. The goals of the KSCT are as follows:
- Development of the academic field of clothing and textiles by holding diverse academic programs.
- Dissemination of academic research to the public.
- Establishment as a hub for collaborative networks among academic and industrial organizations.
- Globalization of the activities of the KSCT.
- Networking between related academic organizations.
- Leadership in providing a database for the knowledge and information in the clothing and textile field.
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Articles in Fashion and Textiles should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Fash Text [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Fash Text 2009, 1:115.
1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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Research Ethics Committee
Role and Composition
- The Research Ethics Committee (the Committee) is responsible for verifying the compliance of society members and institutions with research ethics based on a review and examination of research ethics.
- The Committee is to accomplish its mission declared by adhering to independent and fair standards, despite any affiliation to the KSCT (Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles).
- The Committee is composed of up to 10 committee members including the chairperson, members of the KSCT and outside specialists.
- The Committee is to be convened by the chairperson at the request of the president or when the chairperson recognizes the necessity for convocation.
- Members who are involved in or have a close connection with a study that is the subject of the committee's call are not allowed to participate.
- The Committee members are to keep all matters related to the committee convocation (as well as cases taken into deliberation) as confidential.
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- The chairperson is authorized to request research ethics violators or related persons to officially report or formally submit personal information and case-related materials (if necessary) for investigation.
- The Committee is authorized to collect specific evidence in the presence (or in writing) of informers or witnesses for investigation.
- The examinee who is subject to the research ethics violations should cooperate with investigations conducted by the Committee. Failure to cooperate in the investigation can be regarded as a violation of research ethics.
- The Committee respects the opinions of the examinee's vocations, investigations and counterarguments against the results of deliberations, and confirms the case of violations based on objective facts and evidence.
- The Committee is established by holding a majority of the members present and voted in favor of two-thirds of the present members of the Committee.
- The result of the decision on the violation of the research ethics will be notified to the KSCT immediately, and the appropriate disciplinary procedures in accordance with the level of the research ethics violations are to be declared.
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