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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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In recent medical research, not only protocols of clinical trials but also protocols for systematic literature review are published as articles in many cases. If only the protocol papers of systematic review are published and the paper showcasing the results of the research has not yet been published, is it ethical to publish a systematic review on the same subject? 
  • Anonymous
  • May 22, 2018
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My paper has finally been accepted with the comment “okay” after several objection emails. However, when I carefully checked this journal again (http://www.internationalsurgery.org/loi/insu?code=icsu-site), I found that it has been removed from MEDLINE, its Impact Factor has disappeared, and its publication type is limited with “online first only”. And only the draft version is published in the “online first only.” This journal seems to have a long history, but is there a possibility for this...
  • Anonymous
  • May 21, 2018
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I have published some articles and now I'm working on a textbook (not a textbook chapter). Will it be considered self-plagiarism if I use these articles in the textbook? For the figures, I have the permission of the publishers to re-use them. For the text, I don't know what to do. Of course, I will cite the articles but to which extent can I include the content from the articles in the textbook?
  • Anonymous
  • May 9, 2018
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Graduate student A is going to graduate soon, but some of the data presented in his dissertation is not published in an SCI paper yet. Supervisor B is very unhappy. He thinks that it is a shameful waste of lab resources if the paper is not completed. But supervisor B is also very busy and does not have the time to check this paper in detail. Student A discussed this with PhD colleague C and wants to give this incomplete paper to him to revise. C will be first author and B will be the...
  • Anonymous
  • May 2, 2018
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3 Signs of poorly designed clinical trial protocol [Includes checklist of essential elements of a research protocol]
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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, having a clear and well-designed clinical trial protocol is essential before the initiation of a clinical trial. This article indicates the three signs of poorly designed clinical trials that researchers should be aware of before designing their clinical trial protocol. 
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Hello.About two months ago, I submitted a paper on the development of processing methods in a specific field and it is now being reviewed by the journal. After writing the paper, I learned that it has certain limitations. (Of course, I have included the limitations in the discussion section as well). Therefore, we did some additional experiments to overcome the limitations of the technology proposed in the paper. We completed the development of the improved technology and started writing a new...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 25, 2018
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Can one publish the same data twice if it is analyzed differently? For example, raw unaltered values are used in one publication but in the other, ratios are provided. In my opinion, although the resulting numerical data is different, the conclusion would be identical or somewhat similar.
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I used an evaluation measure created overseas for a clinical study to investigate the effect of a medical treatment. Upon use of this evaluation measure, an agreement for usage was required, so I directly communicated with the creator of the measure, and paid some money and signed an agreement. After my study for investigating the effect was published, the creator of the measure told me that my usage of the measure was in breach of the agreement. When I checked the agreement, surely, I did some...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 20, 2018
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I was involved in a specific research group and already published a paper using the result of this research. After that, I resumed a similar set of data, and now the results were opposite, so we are going to re-write it. They are not exactly the same data, but we collected and analyzed in a similar way. Is it possible to publish this again?
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 18, 2018
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What is the acceptable percentage of plagiarism report?

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