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By Charlesworth Author Services on April 23, 2021

Selecting a Journal that Meets Ethical Standards

When you submit your paper to a journal for consideration, you want to be sure that the journal follows the appropriate ethical guidelines. You want to know that the editors will act in an ethical way, that the peer-review process follows appropriate standards, and that the journal has integrity.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 24, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Research and Publication Ethics: Module 3 – Avoiding Plagiarism

Module 3 discusses what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your academic work. It elaborates on what is considered as direct plagiarism, self-plagiarism, image plagiarism and accidental plagiarism.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 23, 2021

Bitesize webinar: Research and Publication Ethics: Module 4 – Authorship and Contributions

Module 4 answers very important questions on authorship. It talks about the types of authorship, order of authorship and what should your acknowledgements include.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 23, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Research and Publication Ethics: Module 2 – Understanding Ethical Publishing

Module 2 talks about why ethical standards for publication exists. It discusses about COPE, and details out publication ethics for Authors, Journal Editors and Peer Reviewers. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 23, 2021

Key Principles of Ethical Research

When you are conducting research there are a number of ethical principles that should be taken into account, especially if your research involves human subjects. One basic principle all researchers should follow is ‘do no harm’.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 23, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Research and Publication Ethics: Module 1 – Conducting Ethical Research

This module explains what ethical research is and how to conduct ethical research. Here we also discuss the elements of an IRB Proposal and the questions that guide the review process.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on March 17, 2021

Avoiding Plagiarism in Academic Papers

When you use other people’s ideas, writing, or work, and represent these as your own without giving the original authors proper credit, this is plagiarism. If you work with students, teaching or mentoring, you have likely warned them against the consequences of plagiarism. Many institutions have detailed policies about plagiarism, and clearly articulate the consequences of this for students, faculty and staff.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 16, 2020

What is article retraction in academic publishing?

Retraction is removing an article from the scientific record at any point after its publication. Retraction is distinct from withdrawal, which occurs prior to publication. Also, in contrast to withdrawal, retractions are visible to the scientific community, as the original papers are typically preserved as part of the publication record.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on June 25, 2020

What is publication ethics?

There are a number of different topics that come under the heading ‘publication ethics’, all of which have to do with how researchers present their work to the wider scientific community. In this post, we will talk about a number of behaviors related to publication ethics.

 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 29, 2020

How to avoid plagiarism in academic writing

What is plagiarism?

Most researchers are already familiar with the concept of plagiarism, which is presenting someone else’s intellectual property – text, images, ideas, etc. – as your own.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on December 09, 2019

Publication ethics explained: What’s the difference between ‘image re-use’ and ‘fabrication?

Re-using an image from an earlier paper is re-publishing something that you, or another author, has previously used in an earlier article. This is possible, but requires permission in some form or another.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on November 21, 2019

Ethics in academic publishing: Understanding ‘gift’ authorships

'Gift authorship’ is one of the most common kinds of unethical behaviour seen in academic publishing. In this practice, an author is added to a paper when they have not actually made a contribution to the work, perhaps to reward a collaborator, return a favour, or for some other gain. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on October 17, 2019

Authorship, and the role of the ‘corresponding author’

It is important to acknowledge the people involved in compiling and writing your research. Many journals now require authors to acknowledge not only the authors who were involved in writing up the research, but also any individuals who contributed to the research in some way. These are know as authorship and contributorship

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By Charlesworth Author Services on September 05, 2019

Should you perform ghost peer review for someone else, such as an advisor or senior colleague? Publication ethical guidelines say ‘no’

Getting someone else to write peer reviews for you is unethical.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 24, 2019

Can you Steal from Yourself? Learn About ‘Self-plagiarism’ with Charlesworth Knowledge

As so many academics can tell you, nothing is more frustrating than working for months on a paper and then receiving an almost immediate rejection from your target journal. Data has been collated by major publishing companies that reveals some of the main reasons academic research papers get rejected by handling editors without peer review.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 23, 2019

Self-citation: What is it and should you try to avoid doing it?

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) has highlighted the issue of extreme self-citation as one key form of citation manipulation that journals, editors, and publishers should address.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on August 16, 2019

Is ‘salami-slicing’ your academic research into ‘least publishable units’ the best strategy to advance your academic career?

Early in your academic career the best publishing strategy to adopt is one that ensures you develop a reputation as a reliable and effective researcher.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on July 15, 2019

Who gets the CRediT? Authorship issues and fairness in academic writing

One of the trickiest and most controversial aspects of academic publishing is deciding ‘who did what’ during research article writing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on May 24, 2019

The use, re-use, and abuse of figures in academic publishing: Is a picture really worth ten thousand words?

Re-using images from published papers, even your own, can be problematic and is usually not possible without permission (re-use without citation and/or permission is a form of plagiarism).

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By Charlesworth Author Services on February 12, 2019

Reference Citation: Including accurate citations and references in your research paper

Accurate citation is so important: ensure you’ve actually read a paper before citing it in your own work and be honest with your references.

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