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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.
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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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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I have registered an abstract at a conference and also submitted a paper to a journal. The contents of the abstract and the paper are not wholly but partly duplicated. I was thinking that my paper would not be accepted since both the conference and the journal are at top level, but I was requested by the journal to revise the paper twice with the comments that my paper would suit to its sister journal. At the same time the conference accepted my abstract. I am thinking if I should withdraw my...
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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I’m going to submit the manuscript which is on an area close to my previously published paper. The Methods section and research question are different, but some sentences in the Introduction etc. are the same with the published paper. Is this considered to be a problem?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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I have published a case report before, and I want to publish its subsequent treatment now. Could such matter regarded as a duplicate publication? Is there any way to take care of in this second publication?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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