Data integrity

News

Research data publishing ethics with FORCE11

COPE working with FORCE11 research data publishing ethics 

Case

Authorship issue related to misleading action of one author

19-08

Our journal received a manuscript which was a report of an evaluation and enhancement of an online clinical decision support system (CDS) for a specific population at risk of a disease. The online CDS had been developed by a national agency with a mission to support health promotion and disease prevention activities. Evaluation of the CDS was supported through contracts and sub-contracts.

News

In the news: March Digest

Authorship

A recent survey published in PLOS One of 6000 of the top cited authors examined how authorship is assigned, and what input was valued by the authors. The results demonstrate that people value activities beyond writing and analyzing data but the opinions are polarized.
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0198117

News

In the news: November 2018 Digest

Post publication discussion and corrections

Case

Data fabrication in a rejected manuscript

18-16

An author submitted two manuscripts to our journal and the data were clearly fabricated, which was confirmed when we examined the original patient data files. The lead author admitted that they had only recruited a few patients and fabricated all of the remaining data and said that the co-authors had done this without their knowledge.

Case

Scientific misconduct claim from a whistleblower where the institution will not investigate

18-08

A journal received an allegation of scientific misconduct from an anonymous individual stating they were from the group that had written the paper (Institution-1, there are two institutions involved in this research). The email stated that the scientific bases of the article were unreliable. The paper was currently with the authors who were revising the paper after the first round of review, and additional experiments were required.

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  • 12 February 2021

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About this resource

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  • 12 February 2021

    Changed to title to match the revised All Flowcharts PDF

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