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Images that researchers include in their papers need to meet the presentation quality requred for publication. But in manipulating their images to make them presentable,…
On 21 March, 2022, the Chinese government has issued a stricter set of ethical guidelines2 for research in human and animal genetics. What will be the major changes and…
Following this brief explanation of what plagiarism is – essentially, ‘borrowing’ pieces of text published elsewhere and incorporating them into your article without any…
Even novel, high-impact research can face problems at the journal submission stage if they don’t meet ethical guidelines or lack the required declarations. Take a look…
Ethical declarations and journal submissions: 3 Things to keep in mind
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Dr. Elisabeth Bik is a microbiome and science integrity consultant and founder of the Microbiome Digest blog. Dr. Bik’s pro bono efforts to help identify instances of…
Newer forms of unethical practices are on the rise in the acdemic publishing world, taking unsuspecting authors by surprise. When a dissatisfied author gives a negative…
A journal editor discovers an overlap between one of his journal’s published articles and two other articles published in different journals. The editor suspects that…
The foundation of every clinical trial is a clinical protocol. It is an important document that describes in detail all the crucial elements of the research. In fact,…
This post clarifies the role and nature of animal ethics boards or regulatory bodies that set down regulations to help ensure humane and ethical treatment of animals in…
A series of unplanned events led me to a copy of Charlie Munger’s famous speech titled “The Psychology of Human Misjudgment” and got my brain whirring. In the speech he…