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A scientific publication aims to share and disseminate the knowledge produced and advanced through research and thus promotes the culmination of knowledge and science. A scientific publication prepared with this aim have the following characteristics:

  1. The information presented in the publication is accurate and complete. The publication does not intentionally omit relevant information.
  2. The assembly and enhancement of knowledge is undertaken in accordance with scientific ethics.
  3. The published knowledge and data are systematically developed and compiled.
  4. The content of the publication is objective. Personal interests, concerns, political views and religious beliefs do not affect the publication.
  5. All the sources used in the publication are cited and referenced. Confidential sources which cannot be reached by all should not be used.
  6. The work of contributors to the production, compilation, assessment and preparation of the publication are either cited by the author in the acknowledgement or expression of thanks or listed in the authors.

*Prepared by UEAM Committee of Publication Ethics of CRAE (D. Akıncı, G. Binatlı, Z. Dursunkaya, A. Graves, C. Özgen).


Types of Misconduct in Scientific Writing and Research

Integrity is central to the search for new knowledge. All individuals engaged in research at Middle East Technical University are expected to observe high standards of intellectual honesty when conducting and presenting their research.

The most common forms of research misconduct that should be avoided include:
Fabrication of data (Creating fictitious data or results)
Falsification of data (Changing data or results including selective omission of data without scientific justification.)
Duplication (Publishing the same material more than once without mentioning its prior publication.)
Salami Slicing (The segmenting of a large study into two or more publications.)
Plagiarism (Taking credit for the words or ideas of others without appropriate acknowledgement.)
Breach of the principle of voluntary participation (Forcing students or people into participating in research.)
Failing to obtain informed consent (Failing to fully inform research participants about the procedures and risks of the research and obtaining their consent.)
Abuse of confidentiality (Giving the data obtained from participants to those not involved in the research.)
Abuse of anonymity (Failing to ensure that participants remain anonymous throughout the study.)
Gift Authorship (Serving as a co-author of a research article without any contribution and reviewing the material.)
Excluding people who contributed to the research from the authors? list.
Changing the order of authors without justification.
Retaliation against a person who reported suspected misconduct.

Misconduct does not include honest error.




Web Resources on Publication and Research Ethics

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Ethical Standards

McGill University Policy on Research Ethics

Ethical Guidelines for Social Science Research in Health

Research Ethics Policy

Code of Good of Research Practice

Research Ethics Policy

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Online Science Ethics Resources

Code of Good Research Practice

Codes of Conduct

ACA Codes of Ethics

Research Ethics Policy

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