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Publication Ethics

What is duplicate submission? Can a paper be published without ethical approval? Is it ethical to use data from a previous paper? This section provides guidance on publication ethics: authors can learn about the code of ethics in research to avoid accidental plagiarism and the importance of obtaining ethical approval. Developing good ethical research practices can help authors publish their work ethically, and avoid rejection and retraction due to misconduct.
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Dear Dr. Eddy, I received from a certain Lambert Academic Publishing an invitation to publish one of my research articles published in a journal in the form of a printed book. The "acquisition editor" states that they are not a conventional publishing that is why they are soliciting articles from authors. She also maintained that I may avail of the following: free of charge publishing; simplified and fast publishing process;  worldwide sales of your work; no commitments; you and only you remain...
Think Check Submit checklist for journal selection
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Given the increasing number of predatory journals and publishers, it is difficult for researchers to verify the authenticity of their target journal. The Think Check Submit checklist helps them identify trusted journals for their research.
Online course on publication ethics
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This online course titled Avoid Retractions: Publish Ethically is an effort to provide guided learning on ethics in a simple and systematic manner allowing participants to learn at their own pace and in their own time.
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I have published my Japanese paper in a journal 1 year ago. As a developmental research, I will translate the part of this Japanese paper to English, and will submit to an English journal after adding new contents. (The 3/4 will be new contents, and the old from Japanese paper will be 1/4.) From the Japanese paper, I will use the same 2 figures with saying “reproduce”, and a flowchart which is translated to English. The number of figures in the Japanese paper was about 15, and the one in the...
Assigning authorship where it's not due: Case study
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We have heard of co-authors being denied authorship, but what if researchers who have not been a part of a paper are listed as co-authors without their knowledge? Wondering why anybody would want to do that? Read this case study to find out.
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I have two papers: both have the same basic data, and the results have some similarity. However, the depth of data analysis are totally different: one paper goes 50% deeper at least than the other one. Is it still duplicate publication?  
How a predatory journal tricks an author into paying APCs at the time of submission
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Synopsis: Often, predatory journals send email invitations to authors to submit their articles and lure them into paying APCs with assurances of publication. However, they do not always live up to their promises of publication. This case study follows one such case and makes authors aware of the tricks that predatory journals use.  
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Does signed authorization by the patient or representative require use of the form specific to the journal or can the patient sign a "generic" IC that has the required elements and use that for journal submission with the manuscript? Although the case report for publication is de-identitified, the editor and publisher now have the patient's name and signature. Why did the ICMJE not utilize a Physician Attestation of Informed Consent (PAIC)?
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Dear Dr. Eddy, What is the value of the last position of an author? I have already read the guidelines of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and some of the questions posed to “Ask Dr. Eddy” about authorship such as: Basics of authorship in academic publishing, Deciding the order of authors on a paper, Who qualifies to be an author? But I did not find guidelines about the last author. What is the correct position of the main senior supervisor, especially when he is not...
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I submitted a paper to Cancer Medicine in open access 3 years ago. If I submit this OA paper (to the university) as a thesis now, won’t that be considered as duplicate submission?

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