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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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Can I make a presentation at an international conference with the same data which was already used at a domestic conference, if I would use different analytical methods and I would deepen the contents?
  • Anonymous
  • Nov 6, 2017
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A collaborator (Full Professor) and I (Assistant Professor) have been working on a project with one of the collaborator's students for some time. We agreed early on that the student is the first author, as it is part of their thesis work, I am the last and corresponding author, because I came up with the idea for the project, and am the person with the technical and theoretical expertise needed to complete the project. The collaborator was to be the middle author. After the first draft was...
How to identify predatory conferences: The Think.Check.Attend checklist
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In addition to predatory journals and publishers, researchers now need to be wary of predatory conferences as well. But how does one know if a conference is legitimate or a fake one?  The Think Check Attend checklist helps them identify legitimate conferences. 
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I’m going to submit my paper to the journal Clinics in Mother and Child Health. I have chosen this journal because: 1. I am an occasional reader of this journal, 2. Article Processing Charge is not so high among other open access journals, 3. It has an impact factor. However, this journal cannot be searched in Pub Med and Web of Science, and only searched in Google scholar. As my affiliated institution is asking us to beware of predatory journals, I want to confirm that this journal is not one...
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 26, 2017
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Should we include the review of literature also in the plagiarism check?
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 24, 2017
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I am doing the experiment to observe the impact to animals by adding a compound into their bait. If I make a mouse (which has developed both Alzheimer's disease and stomach cancer spontaneously) take the compound A (its effectiveness is suggested for the two diseases) and observe the results, can I complete one animal experimentation for two different experiment plans as below? Experiment 1. Effect of the compound A for Alzheimer's disease Experiment 2. Effect of the compound A for stomach...
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 18, 2017
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How an author can deal effectively with coercive citation requests
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Some journal editors ask authors to include inappropriate or irrelevant citations in their papers in an effort to artificially inflate the journal's impact factor. If such a request is made before accepting a paper, it can easily feel coercive and the author might feel pressured to cite the recommended articles for fear of rejection. This article  explains how an author deal with a coercive citation request. 
How an author can identify coercive citation requests
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Some journal editors ask authors to include inappropriate or irrelevant citations in their papers in an effort to artificially inflate the journal's impact factor. If such a request is made before accepting a paper, it can easily feel coercive and the author might feel pressured to cite the recommended articles for fear of rejection. This article  explains how an author can identify a coercive citation request. 
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My question is about a paper that I am writing in the field of physics.  In my manuscript, I have made a refrence to some physical phenomena mentioned in the textbook of junior high school or high school. In such case, should I cite the textbook? And should I search for the paper of the past researchers and give the references at the end as a list?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 28, 2017
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I have asked 5 co-authors to review a manuscript, and one of them requested to receive the manuscript at the very end after other 4 co-authors finished reviewing. Upon discussing with other 4 co-authors, I did as required by the above co-author. Then he/she spent more than 2 months for review and suggested to remove a part of Discussion section. (The reason is that the data of the inflammatory effects on a compound is from only animal experiments, instead of clinical trial.) I want to decline...

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