B – Misconducts in publication of biomedical articles

Varghese T. Misconducts in the publication of biomedical articles. Calicut Medical Journal 2011;9(2):e1

Many articles appearing in biomedical journals are done and published solely for academic advancement. According to the author, the editor of the Calicut Medical Journal, medical journal editors face many types of misconducts, the most common of them is plagiarism. Nowadays most of journals use specialised softwares to detect plagiarism: these softwares compare the submitted article with huge depositories of published literature to look for evidence of similarity.