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Ethics in writing: Learning to stay away from plagiarism and scientific misconduct.
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PMID:  21712931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Fraudulent data and plagiarized text may corrupt scientific medical literature and ultimately harm patients. By prescribing erroneous treatment to an individual, only single patient is affected; but by presenting incorrect data or transcripts, the whole scientific medical universe is affected. Although both scenarios are highly undesirable, one can assume the magnitude of the effect of latter. Writers of scientific medical literature have been found to be involved in plagiarism and other publication misconducts from time to time irrespective of social, economic and geographic structure. The reason of such behavior is not usually obvious. Easy availability of personal computers has led to widespread dissemination of medical literature. As a result, young scientists are now publishing their research more frequently and efficiently. At the same time, this has increased the tendency to submit hurriedly prepared, poorly drafted and even illegitimate publications. Use of some amount of copy-paste followed by modifications during preparation of a manuscript seems to be common. Therefore, the researchers, especially postgraduate students, should be educated continuously about ethical medical writing.
Authors:
Bharat Bhushan Sharma; Virendra Singh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lung India : official organ of Indian Chest Society     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0974-598X     ISO Abbreviation:  Lung India     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-29     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405380     Medline TA:  Lung India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-50     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India.
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