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Ethics of authorship from a journal editor's perspective

Editage Insights | Dec 15, 2016 | 2,300 views

This is the final segment of the conversation between Dr. Donald Samulack, President US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, in conversation with Dr. Anne Woods, Chief Nursing Officer at WKH, and Shawn Kennedy, Editor in Chief, American Journal of Nursing

In this concluding segment, the discussion centers around how the academic community is closely connected and authors do not have scope for fraudulent activities such as selling their research or plagiarizing. The upside is that fraud is more easily discoverable now and that puts fraudulent authors at higher risk of being detected. Publishing is entering into a new era of heightened sensitivity to identify misdemeanor or fraudulent parties. Thus, authors who are guilty of malpractice stand to lose everything including their career and reputation. Dr. Samulack, however, feels that what we know about unethical publishing is probably only the tip of the iceberg.

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