Ethical Misconduct in Publishing: the Editors’ Perspective
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Scientific publishing is a respected product of our profession. Its success is based on the assumption by editors and the readership of scientific journals that data presented are accurate, that the publication is based on the author’s work, and that it is a primary publication. Albeit rare, ethical misconduct in published scientific works does occur, which breeds mistrust of the academician and represents a major headache to editors. This short piece will address certain forms of ethical misconduct—duplicate publication, plagiarism, and false data.
KeywordsJournal Editor Medical Journal Editor False Data Fraudulent Action Scientific Readership
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