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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.
Informed consent
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Journals will not publish your paper if your study involves human subjects and you have not obtained informed consent.
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In the highly competitive world of academic publishing, authorship related problems are insreasing, with authors not getting credit for their work, disagreements between collaborators
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I am going to submit my first paper for which I am the main contributor. During the course of this study, a senior post-doc in our lab helped me troubleshoot and suggested some key experiments. He even helped me analyze some data. I would like to include his name as a co-author on this paper. Also, my research advisor wants me to include the name of one of our collaborators who provided some cell lines that we used in this study, but I’m not sure about this. I would like to know whether there...
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 16, 2013
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I submitted my manuscript to a journal and received an outright rejection because the plagiarism software showed about 60% similarity. This is because my manuscript is very technical and I cannot use different words. Do journals rely completely on plagiarism detection software?
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 16, 2013
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The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) defines a clinical trial as any research project wherein human subjects are prospectively assigned to an intervention group or a control group to study the cause-and-effect relationship between a medical intervention and a health outcome.
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Recent times have witnessed a drastic increase in the number of cases of scientific misconduct. In fact, the number of documented cases—419 in 2012, which is twice the number in 2011)—is too large to be ignored.

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