Ethical and Legal Issues
The Committee on Publishing and Editing (COPE) is a forum for editors and publishers of peer-reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. The web site provides guidelines and flow charts to guide dealing with misconduct, and a code of conduct. Our own Geraldine Pearson, Editor of Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, is the first and only nurse to serve on the Committee!
Publication Ethics Video Series by Dr. Charon Pierson (INANE member and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In this video series on publication ethics, Dr. Charon Pierson presents guidelines for authors, students, and researchers on how to manage authorship, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, and retractions in the literature.
- All 5 programs are live and free to all.
- Completion of all 5 = 2.15 contact hours through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners CE Center
- All participants must login – if you have never used the site before you must register.
- In the CE Center search AREA: Professionalism Series or TOPIC: Professional Development
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Blancett Smith SP, Flanagin AF, Young RK. Duplicate publication in the nursing literature. Image. 1995;27(1):51-6.
A page, put out by Stanford University, that lists resources pertaining to fair use and copyright. Contains many excellent resources. Don't neglect the President's statement.
Everything you wanted to know about U.S. copyright, but did not know how to ask.
The full copyright law.
SHERPA RoMEO - Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving. This site shows what type of permission you have to have to post your article on the Web before and after publication.
If you need permissions to use copyrighted material, or need answers to specific questions, or want to find out the latest developments in copyright issues, you can probably find what you need at the Copyright Clearance Center.Formatting Styles
Baggs, J. G. (2011). The dissertation manuscript option, Internet posting, and publication. Research in Nursing & Health, 34, 89-90.
Baggs, J. G. (2008). Issues and rules for authors concerning authorship versus acknowledgments, dual publication, self plagiarism, and salami publishing (editorial). Research in Nursing & Health, 31(4), 295-297.
Plagiarism has become a major concern for authors, publishers, editors, and consumers of scholarlhy literature. There are a number of services on the Web that can be used to check a manuscript for possible content that might be plagiarized. iThenticate provides such a service for a fee, as well as several papers that address the ethics of publishing and issues related to plagiarism.
Wikipedia about plagiarism. Discusses plagiarism in academia, journals, online plagiarism and self-plagiarism.