How To Avoid Retractions And Publish Ethically?

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How To Avoid Retractions And Publish Ethically?

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Learn everything you need to know about ethics in research writing and publishing

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6 hours


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4 modules

What you learn

Summary of the ethics issue and five critical ethical violations in research

Useful case studies, practical tips, and guidelines to prevent retractions

The implications of misconduct, the dos and don’ts, and basic guidelines

The significance of ethics in publication and problems that lead to unethical behavior

Avoid ethical issues in your writing and reduce your chances of a rejection or a retraction

Unethical practices to avoid, based on handpicked case studies and industry experiences


In these times of high-pressure competition, the eagerness to get published causes many a bright mind to make haste or even cut corners. As a result, retractions are on the rise owing to increased instances of ethical violations. While journal editors and reviewers are advising authors to be more aware of publishing guidelines, authors too need to understand the implications of misconduct and ensure they don't violate the ethical norms of publishing, even accidentally.

The course uses different learning tools like learning videos, case studies, guidelines, presentations, etc., to help you understand the importance of ethics in research. It also outlines the most common reasons for retractions, including what possible violations to watch out for and how to avoid it. You will learn about the most common unethical practices among researchers, get answers to your questions about ethical publishing, and know the best practices for responsible authorship. By the time you are through with this course, you will know how to publish ethically, be able to boost your reputation as a researcher, and ensure your research contributes to scientific progress.

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LECTURE 1 |Video

Introduction to ethics

1 hour 30 mins

LECTURE 2 |Document/Slides

Know it to avoid it: Five Unethical Practices

1 hour 30 mins

LECTURE 3 |Document/Slides

What can you do to be a responsible and ethical researcher?

1 hour 30 mins

LECTURE 4 |Document/Slides


1 hour 30 mins

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Reviews (7)

Karin Hoch Fehlauer Ale

Well, what can I say? Thanks a million times for this course. It is a very serious topic and, in fact, it is bringing to my memory many facts and situations I have seen during my career as a researcher, and now as a trainer and Journal Editor. The complementary material is simply great. Best wishes!

Najat Amarjouf

Thank you for this well targeted course. For me this is the first time I see a Harmful conflict of interest.

Mynoona Dawood

Hi, I am PhD student. My thesis is on Retraction :) I'm happy to see the online course here. Thank you for sharing knowledge, :)

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