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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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My paper was rejected by a journal. I found the note that says: “If you want to transfer your rejected paper to another OA journal, please click this URL.” When I clicked the URL, surprisingly, my paper was promptly transferred to another journal. The status of the new journal shows “Transferred In.” However I want to cancel this transfer, so I sent an email to request the former journal to delete this transfer. I’m afraid if my request would be accepted. As I’m going to submit my paper to...
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 22, 2016
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I’m going to apply to an international conference to deliver an oral presentation of my paper which has been accepted in a peer reviewed international journal. I think this opportunity would be good for my paper, because I can directly appeal to the conference audience, even though the contents of the journal paper and the presentation are almost the same. But, would that be considered duplicate submission? My field is natural science.
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 17, 2016
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I submitted a paper P1 to a journal J1 in which I proposed a method to solve a problem PR1 (at this moment it is Under Review). Now, I want to submit another paper P2 to another journal J2 in which i use a restricted version of this method to solve another problem PR2 where PR2 is a particular type of PR1. In short, the Experiments sections and objectives of the two papers are different but the method used in paper P2 is a restricted version of the method used in the paper P1.
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Hi, I am a student in a non-science field. One of my supervisor's important projects funded by the government needs part of the content of my graduate dissertation. I have revised the relevant part of my dissertation and added it to the paper. However, I don't know if this has any ethical issue. Please guide, thank you. The details are mentioned below: 1. My dissertation was submitted in 2013, and not published either online or in a journal. 2. The paper which is part of my supervisor’s project...
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 15, 2016
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If you are a researcher, you will certainly relate to this powerful video. The “publish or perish” culture is taking its toll on researchers and the entire publishing communityMore and more papers are being retracted every yearMany authors are giving in to unethical publication practices (salami slicing, plagiarism, duplicate submission. etc.)Predatory and bogus publishers are scamming authors by offering false publication guaranteesScience is losing its firm foundationAre you committed to the...
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I gave a presentation of an abstract at an international society’s conference, and my abstract will be published on the society’s journal. I wrote a full paper based on the abstract and submitted it to the journal, but it was rejected. Now I am going to submit the full paper to another journal. Is that considered to be a duplicate submission?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 5, 2016
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Hi, I have a question on self-plagiarism. Can I take some parts (Data, Methods) from my published paper, and use them for the manuscript that I am currently writing? Would that be considered as self-plagiarism? I think it shouldn't be an issue if I cite the parts properly. Can you give me some tips on this?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 28, 2016
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I have written a paper for an international journal. I am wondering whether references should be also checked for plagiarism. If I do a plagiarism check for only the main body of the paper, what percent similarity is considered as plagiarism? And if I do a plagiarism check, including references, what percent similarity is considered as plagiarism?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 25, 2016
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Publishing a research paper anonymously: A case study
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We have heard of authors not being given credit for a work they have significantly contributed to. However, have you heard of any author who himself wishes to remain anonymous? In some rare cases, it may so happen that publishing a study under his or her name could pose a threat to an author. In such cases, is it possible to publish anonymously? Read on to find out more.
why you should not try to increase your publication count by salami slicing a single study into multiple papers
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The pressure to publish or perish can make authors desperate to increase their publication count. However, being tempted to divide a single study and publish it as multiple articles can lead to trouble. Read on to find out more.

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