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The Complete Guide to Ethical Considerations in Research and Publishing

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Learn from one of the industry’s leading publishing houses about why ethical compliance is so critical for good research and how adhering to ethical practices can improve your chances of journal acceptance.

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4 hours



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12 modules

What you learn

Identifying ethical and unethical authorship practices

Intercultural attribution and its effect on authorship

Author accountability and responsibility in publishing

Ethical concerns of having human biologicals as research samples

Writing an impressive project proposal for the ethics review board

Ethical considerations of using animals in research

Problems that may arise when multiple countries are involved

Introduction to and importance of privacy in research publication

Misconduct, duplication, plagiarism, and other unethical conduct

Guiding principles to foster trust in research publishing

How to navigate issues related to appeals and academic debate

Processes for corrections, retractions, withdrawal of articles


The scientific publication industry operates on a special code of ethical conduct. Fraud publications, plagiarism, undeclared conflicts of interest, and authorship issues threaten the ethical integrity of science.

This course is designed to help you understand what is acceptable and what is not in the academic publishing world so that you can conduct and publish your research successfully. You will be guided through some of the best ethical practices for writing, submission, and post-publication of a scientific article. You’ll also learn about fictitious authorship, false data, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, and more. This interactive course will give you great insights on ethical concerns involving animal and human testing, the importance of consent in publishing, and how you may avoid related issues in your paper. Each course module has a video, practical assessments, and useful resources aimed to strengthen your understanding of ethical research practices.

Course Author:

Chris Graf Chris Graf is a former co-chair and trustee at the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield. For 14 years, Chris has worked in the editorial departments of major academic publishing houses. He also served John Wiley and Sons for almost 8 years as the director of Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics. Currently, he’s the Research Integrity Director at Springer Nature Group.

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LECTURE 1 |Video

Module 1: Unethical authorship

30 mins

LECTURE 2 |Video

Module 2: Attribution and accountability

20 mins

LECTURE 3 |Video

Module 3: Considerations in studies on humans or or human-derived biologicals

20 mins

LECTURE 4 |Video

Module 4: Issues related to studies on animals

15 mins

LECTURE 5 |Video

Module 5: Privacy issues in research publishing

15 mins

LECTURE 6 |Video

Module 6: Other privacy issues to be aware of

15 mins

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Certified microlearning courses for research and publication success

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Are you an early career researcher seeking to improve your research writing skills? Are you an established researcher who wants to better understand the scholarly publishing landscape? Wiley Researcher Academy has the tools you need to navigate the publishing process and increase your chances of achieving a successful publishing outcome.

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