- Why do you think improper practice in publication is damaging to the integrity of research in your discipline?
Improper practice in publication can be found in all aspects of a publication: writing, submission, revision, publication and communication. It involves fabricating, falsifying or withholding data, plagiarism, exaggerating importance or drawing unsupported conclusions, selectively reporting results or failing to report contradictory evidence, salami slicing, eliminating data
All the above can
Lastly, there have been some cases that fabricated/exaggerated publications have driven other researchers to invest their time and resources in the same research area, which turned out to be pointless since their whole base was falsified. This is so sad if we think that they could be spending their time researching something else with real possibilities.
- What do you think the ramifications of improper practice in publishing are for a researcher’s reputation?
I think the ramifications of improper practice in publishing are massive for a researcher’s reputation. I think he would find it
Even if there were no bad intentions
The past years