, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 259-263
Date: 15 Dec 2010

Reflections on the Relationship of Research Integrity to Research Ethics in Publishing

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Last year at the meeting of the National Conference in Ethics in Human Research (NCEHR), I discussed three aspects of research ethics and research integrity in relation to journal publishing. These were: conflict of interest; research ethics approval and research funding. This year, I want to reflect on the challenge of research integrity and journal publishing more broadly as well as discuss how these issues have changed over the past thirty years that I have been involved in journal editing. In revising this paper from the discussion at the NCEHR conference this year, I have included reference to the very helpful Singapore Statement on Research Integrity approved this past summer at the Second World Conference on Research Integrity.

I begin with the first case of journal misconduct that I dealt with in the 1980s. An article that was co-authored was sent to one of the journals that I was editing. It was duly blind-refereed and accepted for publication. When it appeared in print, anothe ...