Two Ethical Issues for Publication

Errors

Erratum notices (example from Science)

Plagiarism

Two types:

1. Blatant

  • Plagiarism is a legal as well as moral issue.
  • Be sure you know the literature and the authors in your field so you are able to document sources properly – keep files!
  • Learn how to obtain copyright permission when you need to.

2. Subtle

Plagiarism can be subtle. For example, reading an idea “somewhere” and using it as your own.