Revista Salud Uninorte
versão impressa ISSN 0120-5552
LAGUNA SANJUANELO, Stephany et al. Ethical considerations in the publications of scientific research. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.1, pp. 64-78. ISSN 0120-5552.
It is presented throughout this study some of the most common examples of ethic violations that are committed when publishing scientific articles, such as violations due to lack of knowledge or those done because it is "believed" it's necessary to commit them. We are referring by them, to the editorial process, ethic issues, real concept of "author" and the explanation of the peer review process. All of this, being the steps by which each and every one of the investigations must pass by, in order to be validated before being published. It is also mentioned the topic related to those ethic violations that are most commonly and easily committed when there is lack of familiarity with this issues, such as Plagiarism and Double Publication. Anyhow, throughout this article there are also shown a series of practical guides by which authors may prevent such violations. At last we expose some final considerations such as the interest conflicts and informed consent which both are important topics at the moment of validating the information that is exposed in an article.
Palavras-chave : Authorship; plagiarism; informant consent; duplicate publication; interest conflict; peer review.