B – Research integrity and publication ethics

Beisiegel U. Research integrity and publication ethics. Atherosclerosis 2010; 212(2):383-5
(doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2010.01.050)

This commentary describes the international problem of research integrity and publication ethics from the view of a German ombudsperson who has been actively involved in the topic since 1997, with experience from several cases of authorship conflicts. Possible explanations for the observed misconduct are discussed as well as ways to prevent it.