Research standards violations

How it works

To find out if a case, or suspected case of ethics abuse, falls within the category of this tree, please consult the definitions provided under 'What identifies a case in this area?' If it does, the recommended action of this tree can be followed. This tree furthermore provides:

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Case studies

1: Consent and ethics approval questioned after acceptance

COPE charts


What to do if you suspect an ethical problem with a submitted manuscript?

Relevant Elsevier policies/links

Patient details
Duties of authors
Elsevier policy on article withdrawal