A Case Series in Publication Ethics: Editorial Misconduct

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A Case Series in Publication Ethics: Editorial Misconduct

What is this about?

Upon acceptance of a manuscript prepared by a researcher, the editor-in-chief of the journal asked the researcher to add an article published in their journal to the reference list. The researcher agreed to the request.

Why is this important?

This is a case of editorial misconduct with the main aim of increasing impact factor.

For whom is this important?

What are the best practices?

This practice is discouraged by COPE. Authors should resist such requests as much as possible.

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