Why you can't afford to ignore publication ethics


About this video

Becoming an author can bring you recognition, but it comes with a host of responsibilities. Paying attention to publication ethics is crucial to a researcher’s career. Even if you make a mistake unknowingly, it can leave a stain on your reputation. And, once your peers and the public lose faith in your work, it’s an uphill struggle to win it back.
Catriona Fennell is responsible for Elsevier’s publishing integrity and reproducibility programs. In this webinar recording, which is packed with practical examples, she runs through the ethical areas early career researchers should consider when preparing a manuscript. You will learn about author responsibilities, including originality, conflicts of interest and authorship.

You will come away with a clear understanding of an author’s ethical obligations and how failing in those can impact not only you, but the research coming out of your institute, and the wider public’s perception of science and medicine.

About the teacher

Catriona Fennell

Director of Journal Services, Elsevier

Following graduation from National University of Galway, Ireland, Catriona Fennell joined Elsevier as a Journal Manager in 1999. She later had the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of peer review while supporting and training hundreds of editors during the introduction of Elsevier Editorial System (EES). Since then, she has worked in various management roles in STM Journals' Publishing and as Director Publishing Services she is now responsible for its publishing integrity and reproducibility programs.


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