Plagiarism and other misconducts

27 Apr

Plagiarism is a real misconduct in health research that must be revealed by reviewers and editors if discovered during the publication process. Flow charts are published by the Committee On Publication Ethics (Cope) about how to cope with suspected misconducts:

http://www.publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts (Copyright of COPE)

Other miscunducts that are revealed alongside the publication process are: 1) redundant (duplicate) publication, 2)fabricated data,  3)ghost authorship, 4)guest or gift authorship, 5)undisclosed conflict of interest, 6) lack of ethical approval or patient consent, 7) appropriation by a reviewer of author’s idea or data during the peer review process.

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