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Ethics 101: A Guide for the Editorial Office

The ethical handling of the review process and publication of journal research is critical to guaranteeing the accuracy and transparency of information disseminated to the scholarly community. Editorial staff should be familiar with the fundamentals of ethical publishing, including the common types of ethical violations, the primary elements of an ethics policy, and how to correct errors in literature that result from a breach of conduct. "Publishing Ethics 101: A Guide for the Editorial Office” is a quick-reference tool that will provide editorial staff with these fundamentals, as well as resources for more in-depth information about the ethics of journal publishing.


Interview with an Expert Series

Addressing Conflicts of Interest in Journals: Interview with Liz Wager

In this first installment of ISMTE's "Interview with an Expert Series", Kathy Brister, managing editor of Journal of Applied Microbiology and Letters in Applied Microbiology, speaks with publishing ethics expert Liz Wager, Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), about the key issues surrounding conflicts of interest (COI) in journal publishing.

Image Manipulation in Scientific Publishing: Interview with Liz Williams, PhD.

In the second installment of our "Interview with an Expert Series”, Kathy Brister discusses the important ethical issue of image manipulation with Liz Williams, PhD, Executive Editor of Journal of Cell Biology.

Ghost Writing: Haunting the Scientific Literature. Interview with Sergio Sismondo, PhD

For the third installment of our "Interview with an Expert Series”, Kathy Clarke discusses the increasingly pervasive issue of ghost writing with Sergio Sismondo, PhD, Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University, Canada.

All podcasts were recorded and edited by Christopher Lowe, Assistant Managing Editor of Gastroenterology at the American Gastroenterological Association. In addition to his many other responsibilities, Chris produces monthly podcasts for the organization’s two research journals.


Webinar on Image Manipulation and Fraud

Defend Your Journal Against Image Manipulation and Fraud

In this comprehensive 60-minute video, Lindsey Brounstein, from the American Gastroenterological Association, discusses the rising tide of image manipulation in biomedical literature and what you can do to ensure that the scientific integrity of your journals is preserved.


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