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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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I have contributed 10 pages to a book by several co-authors that was published recently. This book was about raising awareness about a problem and did not include original results; hence it was published without peer review. With this content only, it cannot be an academic paper. Hence, I am trying to write a journal article in a more structured based on this content. If it is self-plagiarism or duplicate publication, I would not like to start.  If it is acceptable, how can it be used?  
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 5, 2018
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I have a question about informed consent for case reports. I have obtained a general consent from all patients. This is written in Japanese, collected from all hospitalization cases, and agrees to the use of clinical data, test data, and graphic data for both conference or journal publication purposes. Can this be considered as an agreement for the actual manuscript submission? If a target journal accepts a Japanese format, should I obtain informed consent once again?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 2, 2018
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I happened to see a published paper around a conference poster at a conference presentation. Wouln't that be a breach of copyright? Also I have seen pdf files of published papers on ResearchGate. Is that acceptable? I assume if the paper is published open access, it would not be a problem. Is my understanding correct?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 1, 2018
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Our target journal recommends using APA style of formatting citations. If our citation style is wrong, the journal will not accept the paper. In our paper, we have unconsiously made the mistake of plagiarism in some parts, so I would like to know the correct manner of citation to avoid plagiarism.
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I previously worked in a hospital in the treatment radiation department and am now working as a medical advisor of hepatitis medicine at a pharmaceutical company. When submitting my Ph.D. thesis, I would like to indicate only my university as my affiliation because there might be a conflict of interest if I add my company name, since the therapeutic area is different.What I should use in my thesis as affiliation?
  • admin
  • Jan 17, 2018
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I was invited by a journal to publish an essay in about 2 pages for the journal’s initial issue. As it was an open journal, I declared that I would not pay any money, and sent a miscellaneous piece of writing (essay) about a kind of medical perspective. 1 month later, I received an invoice for US$3600 by email and my essay had been uploaded as Editorial on the journal’s homepage. I had just sent my writing directly to an editor instead of submitting through the journal’s manuscript submission...
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 28, 2017
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We used a detailed data from a referenced paper as data to verify the formula which we derived. We included that paper as a reference, and changed the variable name of the table to our own. And we added the variable, which can be obtained from an easy calculation, to our data table. Also we used the original formula on the paper as a reference. Our manuscript has been already accepted and is soon to be published. Should we ask or inform the author of the referenced paper about our citation? If...
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 27, 2017
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Is there a limitation for the number of authors and co authors for a single research?
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I submitted a manuscript to an international journal and it is currently under review. In the meantime I have planning to present at an international conference to be held in February 2018. For this conference, the 700 - 1000 words’ extended abstract is to be shown in the proceedings. The content of the presentation will be a part of the paper instead of the whole paper. As I said my paper is under review and is not yet accepted, and the initial result is to be informed within December 2017. If...
  • Anonymous
  • Nov 24, 2017
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I submitted a manuscript to an international journal and it is currently under review. In the meantime I have planning to present at an international conference to be held in February 2018. For this conference, the 700 - 1000 words’ extended abstract is to be shown in the proceedings. The content of the presentation will be a part of the paper instead of the whole paper. As I said my paper is under review and is not yet accepted, and the initial result is to be informed within December 2017. If...
  • Anonymous
  • Nov 24, 2017
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