Research and Publication Ethics (RPE)

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Week 1

Module 1: Philosophy And Ethics

  • Introduction to philosophy- scope, concept, branches.

  • Ethics: definition-moral philosophy,

  • nature of moral judgments

Week 2

Module 2: Scientific Conduct

  • Ethics with respect to science and research; Intellectual honesty and research integrity

  • Scientific misconducts: Falsification- Fabrication, and Plagiarism -Redundant publications

  • Selective reporting and misrepresentation of data

Week 3

Module 3: Publication Ethics

  • Publication ethics: definition, introduction and importance

  • Best practices/ standards setting initiatives and guidelines: COPE, WAME etc.

  • Publication misconduct: definition, concept, problems etc.

  • Violation of publication ethics, authorship and contributorship; Identification of publication misconduct, complaints and appeals

  • Predatory publishers and journals

Week 4

Module 4: Open Access Publishing

  • Open access publications and initiatives

  • OER- Open licenses- types & uses

  • SHERPA/ ROMEO online resource to check publisher copyright & self- archiving policies etc.

Week 5

Module 5: Publication Misconduct

  • Subject-specific issues, FFP, authorship

  • Conflicts of interest

  • Complaints and appeals: examples and fraud from India and abroad

  • Software tools :Introduction- Turnitin, Urkund and other open source software tools

Week 6

Module 6: Databases and Research Metrics

  • Databases-Indexing databases

  • Citation databases: Web of Science, Scopus, etc.

  • Research Metrics-Impact Factor of journal as per Journal Citation Report, SNIP, SJR, IPP, Cite Score

  • Metrics: h-index, g index, etc.