How To Avoid Retractions And Publish Ethically?

Dear author,

Don't we all dread the word "retraction"? It’s most likely that you are reading this because you never want your manuscript to suffer this fate. Your concerns are completely valid.

Today, retractions are on the rise owing to increased instances of ethical violations. Journal editors and reviewers are advising authors to be more aware of publishing guidelines so that they don't violate the ethical norms of publishing.

You may not be violating these norms intentionally. But you may still end up doing this accidentally.

This course talks about five different ethical violations in the research context and shares useful case studies, tips, and guidelines on avoiding these issues. The purpose of this course is to sift through tons of already existing material and to bring to you a succinct summary of the ethics issue prevalent in the industry, the implications of misconduct, the dos and don’ts, and the guidelines.

I hope that by the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the significance of ethics in publication and the problems that lead to unethical behavior
  • Avoid ethical issues in your writing and reduce your chances of a rejection or a retraction
  • Learn about ethical practices to be avoided or practiced through case studies and experiences from peers in the industry

The course uses different learning tools like learning videos, slideshares, quizzes, etc to make your learning enjoyable. So, it's basically 3 hours of learning and fun!


Your Instructor

R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.

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