How Should Journal Editors Respond to Cases of Suspected Misconduct?

TitleHow Should Journal Editors Respond to Cases of Suspected Misconduct?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsWagner, E
JournalJournal of Microbiology & Biology Education
Volume15
Issue2
Pagination146-150
ISSN Number1935-7885
AbstractJournals and institutions have important complementary roles to play in cases of suspected research and publication misconduct. Journals should take responsibility for everything they publish and should alert institutions to cases of possible serious misconduct but should not attempt to investigate such cases. Institutions should take responsibility for their researchers and for investigating cases of possible misconduct and for ensuring journals are informed if they have published unreliable or misleading articles so that these can be retracted or corrected. Journals and institutions should have policies in place for handling such cases and these policies should respect their different roles.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.v15i2.829
DOI10.1128/jmbe.v15i2.829

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