Introduction to Publication Ethics

Resources and further reading

Articles and resources on publication ethicsPile of books

COPE Resources

A short guide to ethical editing

COPE Core Practices


Guidelines for retracting articles


How COPE handles complaints against authors

Request for removal of author after publication

What to do if you suspect plagiarism in a submitted article

What to do if you suspect plagiarism in a published article

How should editors respond to plagiarism? COPE discussion document

Sample letters

Other resources

Singapore Statement on Research Integrity

Further reading

Fanelli, D (2009) How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data. PLoS One 2009;4(5):e5738

LaFollette, M C (2000) The evolution of the "scientific misconduct" issue: An historical overview.  Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 224, 211- 215

Council of Science Editors (2009) CSE's White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2009 Update

Office of Research Integrity  Handling Misconduct

Hames, I (2007) Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals.  Blackwell Publishing.  

Graf, C et al (2006) Best practice guidelines on publication ethics: a publisher's perspective. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 61 (s152), 1-26.  doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2006.01230.x.

ICMJE (2008) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.