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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 was invited to submit my article to a new journal. Since my article had been rejected by a number of journals earlier, I submitted my paper to this journal. My paper was subsequently published. Before publication, there was no agreement about publication fee. After the publication, I checked the journal website and found the publication fee is mentioned as US$1800. I assumed that I need not pay it, since I was invited and I got no request for payment. But 6 months later, I got an invoice for...
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 14, 2018
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Can a faculty member include his name on the student research published online because the former funded the paper publication? As the Research Head, part of my function is to check and receive papers written by the students at the end of every semester. I review them and select those that are publishable. I never include my name in the papers for publication because I feel it unethical. But some researchers allow other faculty members to write their names on the published papers because the...
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I have submitted my paper to a medical journal belonging to Elsevier, and received the decision "Resubmission required." At the same time, the journal also recommended an option to submit the supplemental data to Data in Brief. I understand  Data in Brief is a data journal. Is this a standard practice ? That is, is it a norm for a journal to recommend submission to a data journal? I think it would be a duplicate submission when the contents submitted to a data journal is similar to an original...
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 12, 2018
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I am putting together a journal and have received a critique of an author’s work. The critique was well-written, so I am forwarding it for peer review. My question is: should I inform the author whose work was critiqued? Should that author be involved in the publication process at all?
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I want to ask if it is allowed to add or remove authors from the submission after the manuscript has been accepted.
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 9, 2018
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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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