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J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2014 Dec 15;15(2):103-7. doi: 10.1128/jmbe.v15i2.832. eCollection 2014 Dec.

Critical issues in the teaching of responsible writing.

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Department of Psychology, St. John's University, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Abstract

In this paper I identify some of the more common, problematic writing practices (e.g., plagiarism, selective reporting of literature, and/or results, 'spin') found in traditional journal articles, along with associated variables, and suggest ways to correct them. The primary aim of the discussion is to emphasize the cultivation of transparency, excellence in scholarship, and a 'best practices' approach to disseminating the results of our research.

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