Aims and Scope

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Posted in September 30, 2021

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1. Website

1) The URL address of official journal web site: https://www. jdre.org/

2) Aims & Scope

Journal of Daesoon Thought and the Religions of East Asia (JDTREA) is the official english journal of the Daesoon Academy of Sciences (https://JDTREA.org). JDTREA is the only peer-reviewed, English language journal dedicated exclusively to research concerning Daesoon thought and contemporary relevance of East Asia Religion.

Daesoon Thought refers to a set of interlinking ideological systems which include notions such as Human Nobility (Injon), the Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence (Haewon Sangsaeng), the Grateful Reciprocation of Favors for Mutual Beneficence (Boeun Sangsaeng), the Reordering Works of Heaven and Earth (Cheonji Gongsa), and the Great Opening of the Later World, which are components of the system of religious thought found within the indigenous Korean religion Daesoon Jinrihoe. This ideology and its doctrines of peace were first posited by the great religious thinker, Kang Jeungsan. In 1992, Daejin University was founded by Daesoon Jinrihoe, and to date, it remains the only Daesoon Jinrihoe-affiliated university in the world.

Daesoon Academy of Sciences (DAOS, Chairman: Bae Kyuhan) is the most representative research institute in terms of its implementation of the founding principles of Daejin University. DAOS has supervised numerous research activities for the purpose of promoting and developing studies on Daesoon Thought for the past 30 years.

DAOS will soon begin publishing the new journal, Journal of Daesoon Thought and the Religions of East Asia (JDTREA) to promote the internationalization of research on Daesoon Thought. DAOS will do their best to make Journal of Daesoon Thought and the Religions of East Asia (JDTREA) an internationally prominent journal. The journal is set to be published in English twice a year in March and September by DAOS.

The editorial board of JDTREA consists of active scholars from 11 countries: U.S.A., U.K., France, Italia, Lithuania, Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. Now it is time for us scholars of Daesoon thought and East Asia Religion to share our traditions fields of study and contemporary practices with the world, thereby giving rise to new attitudes and perceptions of human thought and culture in the 21st century. JDTREA will be published to promote global studies by encouraging wide-ranging research on Daesoon thought and East Asia religion.

JDTREA aims to contribute to the world religious academia through systematic academic research on the Daesoon thought, Korea's representative indigenous religion, and comparative and interdisciplinary studies of HaewonSangsaeng-the main subject of the Daesoon thought and and its ideology of world peace. The purpose of such studies is to improve academic research on Daesoon Thought, increase the academic value of Daesoon Thought through internationalization, and establish a foundation for global academic research on the coexistence and peace of mankind through comparative studies with East Asian religions.

JDTREA’s anticipated readership will include researchers from around the world who study Daesoon Thought and East Asian religions. Although the number of researchers on Daesoon Thought and East Asian religions is increasing rapidly, the number of international journals and well-regarded journals devoted to such subject matter is still insufficient. With all this in mind, the scope of JDTREA will include the following:

• Interpretation and analysis of the Daesoon Jinrihoe's religious phenomena in all fields of humanities and society, or comparative research

  • · Daesoon Thought and culture
  • · The history and contemporary relevance of Daesoon Jinrihoe and Daesoon Thought
  • · Critical reviews of academic trends, mainly in the arts and humanities, related to Daesoon Thought and East Asian religions
  • · The meeting of Daesoon Thought and western cultures
  • · Comparisons between Daesoon Thought and Western systems of thought
  • · New interpretations of and approaches to Daesoon Thought
  • · Daesoon Thought and religious psychology
• The interpretation and analysis of East Asian religious phenomena in all fields of humanities and society or comparative research
  • · DThe doctrines, practices of spiritual cultivation, and organizational structures of East Asian religions
  • · DThe history and contemporary relevance of East Asian religions
  • · DComparative research juxtaposing East Asian religions and Western religions
  • · DComparative research juxtaposing Daesoon Thought and East Asian religions
  • · DNew interpretations of and approaches to East Asian religions

2. Name of journal

The official title of the journal is Journal of Daesoon Thought and the Religions of East Asia and the abbreviated title is JDTREA.

3. Peer review process

JDTREA reviews all manuscripts received. A manuscript JDTREA reviews all manuscripts it receives. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript meets these two criteria, it is dispatched to three investigators in the field with relevant knowledge. Assuming the manuscript is sent to reviewers, JDTREA waits to receive opinions from at least two reviewers. In addition, if deemed necessary, a review of statistics may be requested. The authors’ names and affiliations are removed during peer review. The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its scientific significance. Acceptance of the manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decision of the reviewers. An initial decision will normally be made within 4 weeks of the receipt of a manuscript, and the reviewers’ comments are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. The corresponding author must indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within 2 weeks of the editorial decision is regarded as a withdrawal. A final decision on acceptance/rejection for publication is forwarded to the corresponding author from the editor. All manuscripts from editors, employees, or members of the editorial board are processed the same as other unsolicited manuscripts. During the review process, submitters will not engage in the decision process. Editors will not handle their own manuscripts even if they are commissioned. We neither guarantee acceptance without review nor prompt peer review times for unsolicited manuscripts. Commissioned manuscripts are also reviewed before publication. We have adopted double-blind peer review, and as such authors and reviewers are unable to identify each other during the review process.

4. Ownership and management

Information about the ownership: This journal is owned by the publisher, Daesoon Acadmy of Sciences (https:// www.daos.or.kr/).

Management team of a journal

Journal management team (2020-2022)

  • ·Journal Manager: LEE Gyungwon, Daejin University, Korea
  • ·Manager of the Review Process: LEE Gyungwon, Daejin University, Korea
  • ·Ethics Editor: LEE Gyungwon, Daejin University, Korea
  • ·Managing Editor: GREENBERGER Jason, Daejin University, Korea
  • ·Layout Editor: CHOI Wonhyuk, Daejin University, Korea
  • ·Website and JATS XML File Producers: KIM Yeonwook, Guhmok Publishing Co., Korea
  • ·Administrative Manager: CHOI Wonhyuk, Daejin University, Korea / LEE Suhyun, Cheongchi University, Taiwan

5. Governing body

The governing body is the journal's editorial board.

6. Editorial team and contact information

Editorial team is available from Editorial Board page at the front part of the journal.

Contact information

  • ·GREENBERGER Jason, Managing Editor
  • ·[11159] Daejin University Daejin Education Building 403, 1007, Hoguk-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • ·E-mail: idaos@daejin.ac.kr

7. Copyright and licensing

7.1 Copyright policy: All published papers become the permanent property of the Daesoon Academy of Sciences. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Daesoon Academy of Sciences. Permission must be obtained from the Daesoon Academy of Sciences for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms.

7.2 Licensing information: This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purpose (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

7.3 Deposit policy: According to the deposit policy (self-archiving policy) of Sherpa/Romeo(http://www.sherpa.ac. uk/), authors cannot archive pre-print (i.e. pre-refereeing), but they can archive post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing). Authors can archive publisher's version/PDF.

8. Author fees

Neither page charge, article processing fee nor submission fee will be applied. It is the platinum open access journal.

9. Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and so on, the resolution process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics. org/resources/flowcharts). The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board.

10. Publication ethics

10.1 Journal policies on authorship and contributorship: This is described in the section titled ‘Instructions to Authors.

10.2 How the journal will handle complaints and appeals; 10.2.1The 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

  • 10.2.1. Who Could Complain or Make an Appeal? Submitters, authors, reviewers, and readers may register complaints and appeals in a variety of cases as follows: falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, duplicate publication, authorship dispute, conflict of interest, ethical treatment of animals, informed consent, bias or unfair/inappropriate competitive acts, copyright, stolen data, defamation, and legal problem. If any individuals or institutions want to inform JDTREA of such cases, they can send a letter to editor detailing their complaints or appeals. Concrete data with answers to all factual questions (who, when, where, what, how, & why) should be provided.
  • 10.2.2 Who is responsible to resolve and handle complaints and appeals? The Editor, Editorial Board, and Editorial Office are responsible.
  • 10.2.3 What may be the consequence or remedy? It depends on the type or degree of misconduct. The consequences and resolutions will follow the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

10.3 Journal policies on conflicts of interest/competing interests: This is described in the section titled, ‘Instructions to Authors.

10.4 Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility; Open data policy: For clarification on result accuracy and reproducibility of the results, raw data or analysis data will be deposited to a public repository after acceptance of the manuscript. Therefore, submission of the raw data or analysis data is mandatory. If the data is already a public one, its URL site or sources should be disclosed. If data cannot be publicized, it can be negotiated with the editor. If there are any inquiries on depositing data or waiver of data sharing, authors should contact the editorial office.

If the data sharing plan changes after registration this should be reflected in the statement submitted and published with the manuscript, and updated in the registry record. All of the authors of research articles that deal with interventional clinical trials must submit data sharing plan. Based on the degree of sharing plan, authors should deposit their data after deidentification and report the DOI of the data and the registered site.

10.5 Journal's policy on ethical oversight:

When the Journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publica- tionethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The Editorial Board will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. We will not hesitate to publish errata, corrigenda, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

10.6 Journal's policy on intellectual property:

All published papers become the permanent property of the Daesoon Academy of Sciences. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Daesoon Academy of Sciences.

10.7 The journal's options for post-publication discussions and corrections: Post-publication discussion is available by sending a letter to editor. If any readers have a concern on any articles published, they can submit s letter to the editor regarding the articles. If any errors or mistakes are found in the article, it can be corrected through errata, corrigenda, or retraction.

11. Publishing schedule

The journal is set to be published biannually. Supplemental issues may also be published.

12 Access

This is an open access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creative- commons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

13.Archiving

The journal is accessible without barrier from National Library of Korea (http://nl.go.kr) in the event that the journal is no longer published.

14.Revenue sources

Revenue sources of journal were from the support of publisher Daesoon Academy of Sciences.

15. Advertising

JDTREA does not accept any commercial product advertisements until policy changes

16. Direct marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site and distribution of an introduction pamphlet. 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.