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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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I received an invitation email from a comapny called NOOR Publishing to publish my thesis free of charge in the form of printed book. The "acquisition editor" states that they are not a conventional publishing house, which is why they are soliciting articles and research from authors directly. They offer simplified and fast publishing process; worldwide sales of your work; no commitments; you and only you remain the copyright holder of your work, etc. The online brochure I received shows that...
  • Anonymous
  • Jun 22, 2017
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A journal editor discusses mass retraction and unethical publication practices
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As the volume of scientific publishing is increasing, so is the competitive pressure to get published. The extreme competition in academia and the immense pressure to publish is driving authors towards unethical publishing practices, as is proved by the increasing instances of mass retractions. This article explores the driving force behind unethical practices, different unethical routes to academic publishing, and identifies the co-conspirators behind these scandalous activities.  
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I wrote a manuscript to submit it to a journal and I cannot let my supervisor know about it because he doesn't show any interest in it. But I want to publish this work. However, his name is included in the paper as a co-author.
  • Anonymous
  • Jun 12, 2017
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I have recived a reviewer comment that states: "The authors should consider the STROBE statement (STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology) and make sure that their paper follows the standards for reporting observational studies outlined therein (https://strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=strobe-home ). In particular, see the checklist for cross-sectional studies: https://strobe-statement.org/fileadmin/Strobe/uploads/checklists/STROBE_checklist_v4_cross-sectional.pdf...
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Hi, I submitted my paper to a journal not listed in Beall's list of predatory journals, but it proved to be a predatory publisher, due to which my "Acceptance for Publication" was denied by our school's director. I wrote the editor to provide me comprehensive details of the review performed as a supporting document for the doctoral requirements at my school, but I didn't get one. I wrote again to withdraw my manuscript so I can submit it to another journal, but I received no response. Should I...
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Is "Canadian Journal on Electrical and Electronics Engineering" reputable? Is it safe to publish in it?
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Hi, I submitted my paper to The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and got major revision. While revising my paper, I removed the fifth author. Now the editor has asked me to explain the reason. How should I explain it appropriately? Do I need to provide any material? Will my paper get rejected because of this? Thank you!  
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We performed a research in the large-scale randomized design, based on the result of a pilot study in the small, non-randomized design. When writing the manuscript, the expression in the sections of introduction, methods and discussion are inevitable to be similar or duplicated with the ones of the manuscript for the pilot study. Even if we state the background (like the 1st sentence in this question), is this submission regarded as a duplicate submission?
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 12, 2017
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The ethics governing research in Traditional Medicine (TM) has been subject to substantial debate. The controversies have generally revolved around the unreasonable harvesting of medicinal plants, ethical accountability of researchers towards local knowledge holders, and the credibility of TM as a complementary and alternative mode of treatment. This presentation emphasizes the importance of ethics in TM research as well as the 6 ethical principles to follow when conducting research in TM.
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Hi, I am a Ph.D. scholar. I want to know about Turnitin plagiarism similarity report. Please can you guide me, I checked my manuscript's plagiarism online from different paid websites. They show a lower percentage of plagiarism. But Turnitin shows 23% similarity. Should I worried about it or is it ok?

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