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Ethical research and publishing practice is fundamental in upholding academic and research integrity. Several types of ethical issues and problems can arise throughout the publishing process including:
Plagiarism and self-plagiarism
Definition and attribution of authorship
Failure to acquire ethics approval or participant consent
Part A introduces egoism and explains that it is in the individual's own interest to avoid misconduct, fabrication of data, plagiarism and bias. Part B explains contractualism and covers issues of authorship, peer review and responsible use of statistics. Part C introduces moral rights as the basis of informed consent, the use of humans in research, mentoring, intellectual property and conflicts of interests.
Ethics and Authorship
Publication Ethics in UCD
UCD has a number of authorship and research integrity policies with which you should familiarise yourself. Clicking on the links below will download a PDF version of the policy for you to read:
A discussion document from the Committee on Publication Ethics aimed at publishers, but may also provide guidance for researchers in cases where defining authorship can be problematic e.g. collaborative groups and where there are multiple authors and collaborators.
Peer reviewers also have ethical obligations and responsibilities in helping to uphold research integrity. The links below provide guidance and advice for reviewers, authors and others involved in the publishing process: