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COLL X250 Academic Editing and Publishing

Resources for editors and peer reviewers

5 minute reflection paper

Write a 5-minute paper reflecting on the question below: 


Why is ethics in the publishing of academic research of concern to editors?

Some Guiding Questions for Your Editorial Tenure

  1. ‘Do you want your reputation associated with a journal that countenances dishonest work?’,
  2. ‘How might this have been prevented?’
  3. ‘What are our students learning about how to do research?’ 
  4. ‘Are other scholars depending on this work?’

Adapted from: 

Gunsalus, C. K. “Make Reports of Research Misconduct Public.” Nature News. Nature 570, 7 (2019)Nature Publishing Group, June 3, 2019.