Avoid retractions: Publish ethically

Avoid retractions: Publish ethically

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[powr-hit-counter id=010fabb0_1490273599]What's in the Course

Don't we all dread the word "retraction"? It’s most likely that you are reading this because you never want your manuscript to suffer this fate. Your concerns are completely valid.

Today, retractions are on the rise owing to increased instances of ethical violations. Journal editors and reviewers are advising authors to be more aware of publishing guidelines so that they don't violate the ethical norms of publishing.

You may not be violating these norms intentionally. But you may still end up doing this accidentally.

This course talks about five different ethical violations in the research context and shares useful case studies, tips, and guidelines on avoiding these issues. The purpose of this course is to sift through tons of already existing material and to bring to you a succinct summary of the ethics issue prevalent in the industry, the implications of misconduct, the dos and don’ts, and the guidelines.

I hope that by the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the significance of ethics in publication and the problems that lead to unethical behavior
  • Avoid ethical issues in your writing and reduce your chances of a rejection or a retraction
  • Learn about ethical practices to be avoided or practiced through case studies and experiences from peers in the industry

The course uses different learning tools like learning videos, slideshares, quizzes, etc to make your learning enjoyable. So, it's basically 3 hours of learning and fun!

Your Instructor

Roohi Ghosh has over 10 years of experience in scientific communication as a trainerRoohi to manuscript editors and a teacher of scientific writing. Over the years, she has coached several manuscript editors and has introduced them to the nuances of the English language, manuscript writing, and scientific editing. Roohi now drives the researcher training initiative at Editage, CACTUS. In her current role, she has facilitated workshops in reputed institutes in Japan and India. She has also conducted webinars for researchers across the world. She has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and is certified as an editor by The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences.

Class Curriculum

Lesson 1 - Introduction to ethics
Ethics and the consequences of unethical publishing practices - Video
Most common reasons for retraction
Increased focus on ethics: An expert view
Check your understanding: Quiz 1
Lesson 2 - Know it to avoid it: Five Unethical Practices
Five rampant unethical practices in research - Video
Data falsification and fabrication - Case Study
Salami slicing - Video
Pitfalls of salami slicing: Focus on quality and not quantity of publications -Slide deck
Unintentional, Intentional, and Accidental Plagiarism - Video
Identifying harmful conflicts of interest - Video interview
How to deal with conflicts of interest in research publication?
Check your understanding: Quiz 2
Lesson 3 - What can you do to be a responsible and ethical researcher?
Guidelines for ethical publications - Useful resources
Subject-specific ethical issues to be taken into consideration
FAQ1: Are there any plagiarism check services available?
FAQ2: Is publishing the same paper in different languages duplication?
FAQ3: Can I publish two papers in different languages using the same data and method, but a different focus?
FAQ4: Who qualifies to be an author?
Lesson 4 - Conclusion
Ethical Checklist
Video summary
Final assessment


What our customers say

"Thank you for this well-structured course. This is the first time I have heard about harmful conflicts of interest."

"Thanks for sharing this! A lot of the information is new to me. I learned a lot!"

"This course has made me aware of many ethical violations and how to avoid them. I can now be a better and more ethical writer."