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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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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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Can you please check the text below and see if  there's anything in it that could be counted as plagiarism?"In English class, we are reading a book called The Sunflower, this book is an autobiography of Simon Wiesenthal during his time in the Lemberg concentration camp, this book, talks about morality, forgiveness and contains the story of how a wounded SS soldier asked him for forgiveness, and for help, and how the morality and the ethics kicked in creating a debate of forgiving and helping,...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 4, 2018
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1. From how long ago do I need to disclose Conflict of Interest (COI) on research papers? Does it date back to 1 year or 3 years? 2. Do I need to disclose a COI even if the funding that was received for the research was a small amount? 3. Do I need to disclose profits from the stocks of a company that has:a. nothing to do with medical sectorb. something to do with medical sector, but has no relation with the contents of my paperc. something to do with medical sector and is related to the...
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 30, 2018
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Understanding what animal ethics review boards do
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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 research. It also shares some tips for you to write up your research proposal for an ethics board.

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