Course Description

Research and publication ethics are closely connected as each new study leads to new finding, which on publication enter the public domain. By ensuring research is conducted ethically, the participants of any study are protected from direct harm during research. Also, these policies protect patients indirectly from poor application of research concepts. In recent years, both research and publication ethics are considered together and researchers are expected to portray research integrity and good research practices.

In this module, we will focus on the background to research and publication ethics as well as the regulations that govern research conduct. We will also focus on publication ethics as ensuring publication in international journals has become very important and researchers unknowingly tend to follow unethical practices for publication. At the end of the course, the participants will have increased awareness of the following:

  1. Responsibility in publication ethics
  2. Publisher responsibilities
  3. ICMJE guidelines
  4. Authorship responsibilities
  5. Avoiding plagiarism
  6. Understanding conflict of interest
  7. Why retractions are issued after publication

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Advanced Nursing & Nursing Open

Dr. Roger Watson

Dr. Watson is currently working as a tenured professor of Nursing, University of Hull and has more than 25 years of experience in academic publishing. He has served as a sub-panel member of the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. He played an instrumental role in making Journal of Advanced Nursing the largest academic nursing journal in the world and is also the founding member of the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Research and Publication Ethics (English)

    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Research and Publication Ethics (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 2: Author Responsibilities in Publication Ethics (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 3: Publisher Responsibilities in Publication Ethics (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 4: ICMJE guidelines and COPE (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 5: Authorship (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 6: Simultaneous Submission (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 7: Disclosure, Consent, and Permission (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 8: Copyrights and Permissions (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 9: Plagiarism (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 10: Conflict of Interest (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 11: Research Fraud (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 12: Salami Slicing (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 13: Retractions after Publication (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 14: Dealing with Mistakes (Text + Audio)

    • Chapter 15: Advantages of Publishing Ethically (Text + Audio)

    • Research and Publication Ethics - Quiz

Research and Publication Ethics (English)