Ethics of Research Publication

Posted: July 24, 2007 in Thoughts
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I came across an article written by Roger Clarke (from the Australian National University). The article lists some common practices related to publishing research papers; practices that can be considered unethical, at least under some circumstances. Although I do not agree with all the listed items, I do think that the author is mostly right, especially when it comes to the influence of superiors or sponsors on the publishing of information. In addition, the author also touches upon issues like adding particular (well-known) author names or citing particular sources to increase the chance of the paper being accepted. I think many of the listed issues have been practiced by most researchers (myself included); whether intentionally or not. Still, it was an interesting read to see them listed and organized.

You can access the full article by clicking on the following link:
Ethical Issues in the Preparation and Submission of Research Papers in the I.S. Discipline

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