Welcome to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Site!
This site provides a wide range of educational resources on scientific integrity for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) research community - useful and applicable whether you are new to research or have many years of experience. As a central component of the CHOP Research Institute's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program the site is designed to:
- Convey and clarify role-specific RCR training requirements
- Facilitate access to RCR educational materials and resources
- Serve as a faculty resource for delivering RCR instruction
- Increase understanding of RCR-related federal regulations and CHOP policies
- Introduce institutional experts to answer questions and offer guidance
January 2017 Feature: Authorship and Publication Practices
Publication in a peer-reviewed journal is essential for establishing scientific credibility, improving the health of society, and building a successful research career. Check out these selected resources for guidance in successfully navigating the ethical issues involved in disseminating research results.
Promoting an Open Research Culture by Nosek et al., in Science, June 2015, discusses the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines designed to improve research reproducibility and publishing practices.
Authorship Policies of Scientific Journals by Resnik et al., in the Journal of Medical Ethics, March 2016, discusses the key findings from a comprehensive survey of scientific journals that have authorship policies.
Ongoing Ethical Issues Concerning Authorship in Biomedical Journals: An Integrative Review by Kornhaber et al, in the International Journal of Nanomedicine, July 2015, explores equal-credited authors, honorary and ghost authorship, perception/experiences of authorship, and guidelines/policies.
The Future of Publishing: A New Page , March 2013, is a special issue from Nature that looks at the transformation taking place in scientific publishing.
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association provides resources related to open access publishing, including a list of Web sites, books, and guidelines.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) maintains an online inventory of open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Elsevier Publishing Campus provides provides online training, interactive tools and resources that support scientific publishing.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals is most recognized for establishing criteria for authorship and also covers broader ethical areas including the conduct and reporting of research, publishing and editorial issues, and manuscript preparation and submission.
The Council of Science Editors White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications serves as a basis for ethical publishing practices, with reviewer roles and responsibilities featured in Section 2.3.
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) , established in 1997, has over 7,000 members worldwide (i.e., editors of academic journals and others interested in publication ethics) from all academic fields. COPE provides advice to editors and publishers in all areas of publication ethics.
Explore the Authorship topic on this site for additional materials and resources.