B – Standards on responsible research publication

Wager E, Kleinert S. Why do we need international standards on responsible research publication for authors and editors? Journal of Global Health 2013;3(2):020301
(doi: 10.7189/jogh.03.020301)

Most journals concentrate on style and formatting but give little or no information about research and publication ethics. Peer review cannot, by itself, prevent fraud or misconduct. This article include position statements and the Guidelines on Responsible Research Publication for authors and editors, that were developed after a wide international consultation with input from researchers and editors. They aim to establish international standards and to describe responsible research reporting practice.