B – Ethical publishing in developing countries

Marusic A. Importance of ethical publishing in developing countries. Acta Informatica Medica 2012;20(1):4
(doi: 10.5455/aim.2012.20.4-4)

Journal editors may be the key figures in increasing the level of research integrity in the scientific community. Ethical publishing is particularly important in small and developing countries, and an important role for editors is the educational role, that is educating authors in responsible publishing and responsible conduct of research. Also editors in small journals may have problems to achieve the full integrity of the articles published, mostly because of their own weaknesses as well as external threats to the integrity of the editorial work.