Publication brings the responsibility to researchers as it is the final stage of research. Publications form the basis for both new research and its application. They can affect not only the research community but also, indirectly society at large. Unethical practices are threats to integrity of Science. Plagiarism, research fraud, undisclosed conflicts violates the dignity of scientific community. Therefore it is important to adhere the standards of ethical behavior.
Ethics to consider when publishing the research :
Plagiarism occurs when author deliberately presents the someone else’s work as his or her own(data, text, or theories) without proper acknowledgment. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. Acknowledge the findings of others on which you have built your research by proper citation.
Authors should represent an actual and accurate work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
Report the observed truth, avoid fabrication, falsification and manipulation of data.
Authors take collective responsibility for the work. Authorship should be restricted to the person who made a significant contribution to research work. Another personal who have made certain substantial contributions should be recognized in the acknowledgements.
Conflict of Interest
When subject outside the research could reasonably inappropriately influence the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment, conflict of interest exists. Conflicts may include financial or personal relationships, intellectual property affiliations and academic competition.
Authors must declare all financial and personal relationships with other people or organisations that could be basis for conflict of interest.
An author should not publish the same research paper that has been published previously in more than one journal.