The publication of academic research serves the dissemination of scientific discoveries and insights and ultimately the advancement of science and knowledge. Through publications, researchers communicate the outcomes of their work to the larger research community so that subsequent work can build on it and extend the basis of the community’s existing knowledge. As a result, scientific progress becomes possible and the community’s knowledge base expands.

This process of scientific advancement, though, requires researchers to conduct and publish their work in an ethical manner. This entails researchers upholding high standards of research integrity, responsibility, and respect for the rights and dignity of people. The major professional associations in different academic disciplines have developed codes and guidelines that outline ethical conduct for reporting and publishing scientific work. For ...

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