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Editorial Misconduct—Definition, Cases, and Causes
AbstractThough scientific misconduct perpetrated by authors has received much press, little attention has been given to the role of journal editors. This article discusses cases and types of “editorial misconduct”, in which the action or inaction of editorial agents ended in publication of fraudulent work and/or poor or failed retractions of such works, all of which ultimately harm scientific integrity and the integrity of the journals involved. Rare but existent, editorial misconduct ranges in severity and includes deliberate omission or ignorance of peer review, insufficient guidelines for authors, weak or disingenuous retraction notices, and refusal to retract. The factors responsible for editorial misconduct and the options to address these are discussed.
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Shelomi, M. Editorial Misconduct—Definition, Cases, and Causes. Publications 2014, 2, 51-60.View more citation formats
Shelomi M. Editorial Misconduct—Definition, Cases, and Causes. Publications. 2014; 2(2):51-60.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shelomi, Matan. 2014. "Editorial Misconduct—Definition, Cases, and Causes." Publications 2, no. 2: 51-60.