How to avoid retractions and publish ethically
What will you learn?
- Summary of the ethics issue and five critical ethical violations in research
- Useful case studies, practical tips, and guidelines to prevent retractions
- The implications of misconduct, the dos and don’ts, and basic guidelines
- The significance of ethics in publication and problems that lead to unethical behavior
- Avoid ethical issues in your writing and reduce your chances of a rejection or a retraction
- Unethical practices to avoid, based on handpicked case studies and industry experiences
In these times of high-pressure competition, the eagerness to get published causes many a bright mind to make haste or even cut corners. As a result, retractions are on the rise owing to increased instances of ethical violations. While journal editors and reviewers are advising authors to be more aware of publishing guidelines, authors too need to understand the implications of misconduct and ensure they don't violate the ethical norms of publishing, even accidentally.
The course uses different learning tools like learning videos, case studies, guidelines, presentations, etc., to help you understand the importance of ethics in research. It also outlines the most common reasons for retractions, including what possible violations to watch out for and how to avoid it. You will learn about the most common unethical practices among researchers, get answers to your questions about ethical publishing, and know the best practices for responsible authorship. By the time you are through with this course, you will know how to publish ethically, be able to boost your reputation as a researcher, and ensure your research contributes to scientific progress.
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: Introduction to ethics
Lecture 2: Know it to avoid it: Five unethical practices
Lecture 3: What can you do to be a responsible and ethical researcher?
Lecture 4: Conclusion
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StartFive rampant unethical practices in research - Video
StartData falsification and fabrication - Case Study
StartSalami slicing - Video
StartPitfalls of salami slicing: Focus on quality and not quantity of publications -Slide deck
StartUnintentional, Intentional, and Accidental Plagiarism - Video
StartIdentifying harmful conflicts of interest - Video interview
StartHow to deal with conflicts of interest in research publication?
StartCheck your understanding: Quiz 2
StartGuidelines for ethical publications - Useful resources
StartSubject-specific ethical issues to be taken into consideration
StartFAQ1: Are there any plagiarism check services available?
StartFAQ2: Is publishing the same paper in different languages duplication?
StartFAQ3: Can I publish two papers in different languages using the same data and method, but a different focus?
StartFAQ4: Who qualifies to be an author?