How to avoid retractions and publish ethically

In this course, you will be able to:

    1. Discover five critical ethical violations in the research context
    2. Get useful case studies, tips, and guidelines to prevent retractions
    3. Find a succinct summary of the ethics issue prevalent in the industry
    4. Learn the implications of misconduct, the dos and don’ts, and the guidelines
    5. Understand the significance of ethics in publication and the problems that lead to unethical behavior
    6. Avoid ethical issues in your writing and reduce your chances of a rejection or a retraction
    7. Learn about unethical practices to be avoided or practiced through case studies and experiences from peers in the industry

    The course uses different learning tools like learning videos, presentations, quizzes, etc to make your learning enjoyable.

    How to avoid retractions and publish ethically

    What's in the Course

    Today, retractions are on the rise owing to increased instances of ethical violations. Journal editors and reviewers are advising authors to be more aware of publishing guidelines so that they don't violate the ethical norms of publishing.

    Make your research count by publishing ethically

    • Understanding the types of scientific misconduct
    • Preventing plagiarism in research
    • Avoiding data falsification
    • Learn what you can do if you ever encounter with the issue of a possible misconduct
    • Learn what type of ethical issues you could encounter in your research
    • Avoid retractions of your research

    What will you gain 

    • Learn how to publish your research ethically
    • Ensure that your research contributes to scientific progress
    • Boost your reputation as a researcher

    Class Curriculum

     Lesson 1 - Introduction to ethics
     Ethics and the consequences of unethical publishing practices - Video
     Most common reasons for retraction
     Increased focus on ethics: An expert view
     Check your understanding: Quiz 1
     Lesson 2 - Know it to avoid it: Five Unethical Practices
     Five rampant unethical practices in research - Video
     Data falsification and fabrication - Case Study
     Salami slicing - Video
     Pitfalls of salami slicing: Focus on quality and not quantity of publications -Slide deck
     Unintentional, Intentional, and Accidental Plagiarism - Video
     Identifying harmful conflicts of interest - Video interview
     How to deal with conflicts of interest in research publication?
     Check your understanding: Quiz 2
     Lesson 3 - What can you do to be a responsible and ethical researcher?
     Guidelines for ethical publications - Useful resources
     Subject-specific ethical issues to be taken into consideration
     FAQ1: Are there any plagiarism check services available?
     FAQ2: Is publishing the same paper in different languages duplication?
     FAQ3: Can I publish two papers in different languages using the same data and   method, but a different focus?
     FAQ4: Who qualifies to be an author?
     Lesson 4 - Conclusion
     Ethical Checklist
     Video summary
     Final assessment


    For me, I was always afraid of being unethical, even I didn't know exactly what was the ethics. Now, I'm grateful that I'm taking this course in order to know better about the subject. - Madiha Amarjouf

    “Well, what can I say? Thanks a million times for this course. It is a very serious topic and, in fact, it is bringing to my memory many facts and situations I have seen during my career as a researcher, and now as a trainer and Journal Editor. The complementary material is simply great. Best wishes!” - Karin Hoch Fehlauer Ale

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