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Med Leg J. 2014 Dec;82(4):155-8. doi: 10.1177/0025817214526524. Epub 2014 Jun 27.

Publication ethics.

Author information

1
College of Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia mangalore971@yahoo.co.in.
2
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA.
3
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA.
4
Forensic Medicine Authority, Ministry of Justice, Cairo, Egypt.
5
College of Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
6
Department of Community Medicine, ESIC Medical College & PGIMSR, Bangalore, India.

Abstract

High-quality scientific literature is the cornerstone of scientific progress and is highly regarded by academia. However, scientific literature is often marred by plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification, redundant publication and illegitimate authorship. These problems are discussed in this article.

KEYWORDS:

Publication ethics; publication misconduct; scientific literature

PMID:
24973236
DOI:
10.1177/0025817214526524
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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