1. Publication Ethics

“Publication Ethics may be defined as a self-regulatory mechanism insisting on integrity on the part of authors, peer reviewers and publishers to establish higher standards of editorial processing”.[1] Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas.

“Ethical researchers do not plagiarize or claim credit for the results of others.

They do not misreport sources or invent results.

They do not submit data whose accuracy they have reason to question, unless they raise the questions.

They do not conceal objections that they cannot rebut.

They do not caricature or distort opposing views.

They do not destroy or conceal sources and data important for those who follow”.[2]

  1. K. K. Mueen Ahmed vd., “Violation of publication ethics in manuscripts: Analysis and perspectives”, Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics 6/2 (2015), 94.
  2. Wayne C. Booth et al., The Craft of Research (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003), 286.


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