Publication Ethics: Publishing without Explicit Consent of the Patient or Institutional Authorities. Ignorance or Misconduct?
Monika Roychowdhury, Mridula Shukla and Manoj Pandey
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2017, 6:3
With increasing emphasis being placed on scientific publications by the universities and Institutions, the authors are under great duress to publish or loose recognition and research funding. As publication requires intensive intellectual inputs, it is not possible to convert ones office into a paper mill, and churn out papers after papers. In this compulsion to publish more, the ethics are taking back seat as more and more authors are cutting corners. This is evident from increasing cases of violation of publication ethics and rising misconducts. Somewhere along the line, the trust that existed between the scientists and the editors is being lost.