Ethics and the psychiatry journal editor: Responsibilities and dilemmas

David Greenberg*, Rael D. Strous

*Corresponding author for this work

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An array of potential ethical stumbling blocks awaits the editors of scientific journals. There are issues of particular relevance to mental health journals, and others unique to local journals with a relatively small circulation and low impact factor. The blind review system, conflict of interests, redundant publication, fraud and plagiarism, guest and ghost authorship and ghost writing, advertising, language and stigma, patient consent, and “rigging” the Impact Factor are all issues of importance. It is critical that editors are aware and informed of these important issues, and have an accessible forum for evaluating problems as they arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-211
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 11 Aug 2014


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