Presentation: Dealing with Research Misconduct in Scholarly Publishing


Staff member
In recent years there has been a sharp increase in the submission of “problem” papers, resulting in questionable research integrity and even research misconduct. Problem areas include figure plagiarisation and manipulation, tactical citations, ‘tortured phrases’ and purchased authorship. Some of these problems are hard to spot at the submission and review stages, leading to eventual retractions. This presentation will include brief examples of each problem type, and suggest methods to spot such misconduct at submission stage, and ways to deal with false positives.
Dr Kaveh BAZARGAN (presenter) is Director at River Valley Technologies