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 Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors
 

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
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0005738
 

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 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1525-1373.2000.22423.x/abstract
 

Council of Science Editors (2009) CSE's White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2009 Update http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3331
 

Office of Research Integrity  Handling Misconduct
http://ori.dhhs.gov/misconduct/
 

Hames, I (2007) Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals.  Blackwell Publishing.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9780470750803.fmatter/pdf  
 

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.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2006.01230.x/abstract
 

ICMJE (2008) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.
http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html