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Academic and Professional Publishing by Ian Borthwick, Ed Pentz, Robert Campbell

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Publishing ethics and integrity

Elizabeth Wager

Abstract:

Publishers should be concerned about ethics because they carry important responsibilities (shared with editors, authors and reviewers) for the integrity of their publications and because they are professionals. Companies and individuals with long-standing experience of publishing are well placed to develop policies and advise less experienced editors on best practice. Being ethical can also make good business sense, as good policies can prevent serious problems and costly litigation. Successful scholarly publishing involves a skilful juggling act of creating an environment that respects editorial independence yet guards against editorial indiscretion or malpractice, and developing ...

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