Broga M, Mijaljica G, Waligora M, et al. Publication ethics in biomedical journals from countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Science and Engineering Ethics e-pub 1 March 2013
This article examined publication ethics policies in biomedical journals published in Central and Eastern Europe. It demonstrated significant differences in the prevalence of policies between East European countries that are members of the European Union and South-East European countries that are not. The most common ethical issues addressed were redundant publication, peer review process, and copyright and licensing details. The least frequently addressed policies for both regions were image manipulation, editors’ conflicts of interest and registration of clinical trials.