|Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK)
A single point of access for step-by-step guidelines on publishing ethics that helps editors navigate the often complex processes involved in handling different types of misconduct. It was designed by Elsevier in response to the increasing the number of publishing ethics cases editors have had to deal with, and the growing need for tools to manage these challenging situations.
With plagiarism a growing problem for journal editors, Elsevier offers CrossCheck*, a plagiarism detection service, for use within the editorial workflow as part of its efforts to support the peer review process and assist the scientific community. Although only an estimated 0.1% of submitted articles are ever suspect--with considerable variation of occurrence between different academic areas--a workable software solution for plagiarism detection can lower the burden on editors and ensure misconduct is caught
|Mandatory Ethics Statement for all Submissions
As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure all authors understand and abide by ethical standards in publishing, Elsevier has a mandatory ethics statement for all submissions. All authors are required to read and to confirm that they have read and accept the statement
|Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
COPE is a forum for editors of peer-reviewed journals to discuss issues related to the integrity of the scientific record. It supports and encourages editors to report, catalogue and instigate investigations into ethical problems in the publication process.
|Council of Science Editors (CSE)
CSE's mission is to promote excellence in the communication of scientific information. CSE's White paper on promoting integrity in scientific journal publications covers the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in publishing and identifies research misconduct and guidelines for action.
|International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
The ICMJE is a group of general medical journal editors whose participants meet annually and fund their work on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URM) submitted to biomedical journal.
|Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT)
CONSORT encompasses various initiatives developed by the CONSORT Group to alleviate the problems arising from inadequate reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). CONSORT provides standards for randomized trials.
|Sense about science
Sense about science is an independent charitable trust promoting good science and evidence in public debates.
|The Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
ORI oversees and directs Public Health Service research integrity activities on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the exception of the regulatory research integrity activities of the Food and Drug Administration.
|World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)
Established in 1995, WAME is a nonprofit voluntary association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals from countries around the world who seek to foster international cooperation among and education of medical journal editors.
|National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences - Office of Ethics (NIEHS)
A Division of the National Institutes of Health. The NIEHS Office of Ethics provides a variety of functions and services to the NIEHS community including oversight of the NIEHS bioethics program.
|Search & Write
An online educational resource developed by University of Bergen, Norway designed to help students with the essentials of writing a thesis and research paper. Highlighting the challenges students typically encounter, the course introduces different methods for getting started and conducting research, as well as key topics including how to evaluate sources, and referencing and ethics in thesis development.
Early Career Researchers Resource Center
Ethics in the News
- Research misconduct – three editors share their stories
- Image search triggers Italian police probe
- High-tech approaches to high-tech fraud- Journal editors and institutions are using technology to spot plagiarism and image manipulation
- Tackle research fraud with 'fear factor': psychiatrist
- Trust in science would be improved by study pre-registration
- The bad science scandal: how fact-fabrication is damaging UK's global name for research
- Scientific Misconduct: More Cops, More Robbers?
- New Global Research Council Takes Off
- A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform
- US Authorities Crack Down on Plagiarism
- Research Ethics: Zero Tolerance - A university cracks down on misconduct in China
- Misconduct in Science - An array of errors Investigations into a case of alleged scientific misconduct have revealed numerous holes in the oversight of science and scientific publishing
- Journals Step Up Plagiarism Policing