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By Kakoli Majumder | September 12, 2017
Under Publication Ethics | 2,653 Views
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The need for transparency in peer review: A case study
When a peer reviewer receives an invitation to review, they are expected to disclose potential conflicts of interest. But some reviewers fail to be transparent and misuse the system to serve their... Read More
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By Kakoli Majumder | December 06, 2016
Under Publication Ethics | 3,676 Views
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Assigning authorship where it's not due: Case study
We have heard of co-authors being denied authorship, but what if researchers who have not been a part of a paper are listed as co-authors without their knowledge? Wondering why anybody would want to... Read More
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By Kakoli Majumder | November 29, 2016
Under Publication Ethics | 6,998 Views
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How a predatory journal tricks an author into paying APCs at the time of submission
Synopsis: Often, predatory journals send email invitations to authors to submit their articles and lure them into paying APCs with assurances of publication. However, they do not always live up to... Read More
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By Kakoli Majumder | October 31, 2016
Under Publication Buzzwords | 3,627 Views
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Anticipation of high APCs deters author from publishing OA
Authors often avoid publishing in open access journals as they are under the misconception that all open access journals charge high APCs. But what if one of the co-authors is keen on publishing open... Read More
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By Kakoli Majumder | September 27, 2016
Under Submission and Peer Review | 6,490 Views
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Negative peer review leads to rejection
What happens when the same reviewer reviews your paper every time you submit and ruins the chances of its acceptance? Read on to find out.
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By Kakoli Majumder | August 09, 2016
Under Publication Ethics | 5,187 Views
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Plagiarism by medical writer
Many authors, particularly those who lack fluency in English, often take the assistance of professional medical writing services. However, authors should be extremely cautious when choosing such... Read More
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By Kakoli Majumder | July 28, 2016
Under Publication Ethics | 5,646 Views
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Journal threatens to retract paper for not disclosing conflict of interest
Most journals require complete disclosure of potential conflicts of interest from authors at the time of submission.However, it is sometimes difficult for authors to understand what to include in the... Read More
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By Kakoli Majumder | July 07, 2016
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Getting scooped is a major fear that most scientists battle. It can be extremely upsetting if an author gets scooped due to delays in the journal publication process. As an author, how can you... Read More
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By Kakoli Majumder | June 28, 2016
Under Publication Ethics | 4,161 Views
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Unintentional copyright infringement by an author: A case study
Authors sometimes have preconceived ideas about copyright. Some authors are under the impression that open access articles do not have copyright. Such a mistaken idea led an author to make an... Read More
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By Kakoli Majumder | June 01, 2016
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Compliance to guidelines in reporting animal research: A case study
Most governments and the scientific community in general aim to have a humane approach towards animals used in research. Therefore, it is important for authors to follow the guidelines required for... Read More

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