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    Should Authors Be Requested to Suggest Peer Reviewers?Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva & Aceil Al-Khatib - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (1):275-285.
    As part of a continuous process to explore the factors that might weaken or corrupt traditional peer review, in this paper, we query the ethics, fairness and validity of the request, by editors, of authors to suggest peer reviewers during the submission process. One of the reasons for the current crisis in science pertains to a loss in trust as a result of a flawed peer review which is by nature biased unless it is open peer review. As we indicate, (...)
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    Multiple Authorship in Scientific Manuscripts: Ethical Challenges, Ghost and Guest/Gift Authorship, and the Cultural/Disciplinary Perspective.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva & Judit Dobránszki - 2016 - Science and Engineering Ethics 22 (5):1457-1472.
    Multiple authorship is the universal solution to multi-tasking in the sciences. Without a team, each with their own set of expertise, and each involved mostly in complementary ways, a research project will likely not advance quickly, or effectively. Consequently, there is a risk that research goals will not be met within a desired timeframe. Research teams that strictly scrutinize their modus operandi select and include a set of authors that have participated substantially in the physical undertaking of the research, in (...)
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    Clarivate Analytics: Continued Omnia Vanitas Impact Factor Culture.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva & Sylvain Bernès - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (1):291-297.
    This opinion paper takes aim at an error made recently by Clarivate Analytics in which it sent out an email that congratulated academics for becoming exclusive members of academia’s most cited elite, the Highly Cited Researchers. However, that email was sent out to an undisclosed number of non-HCRs, who were offered an apology shortly after, through a bulk mail, which tried to down-play the importance of the error, all the while praising the true HCRs. When Clarivate Analytics senior management was (...)
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    Establishing Sensible and Practical Guidelines for Desk Rejections.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Aceil Al-Khatib, Vedran Katavić & Helmar Bornemann-Cimenti - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (4):1347-1365.
    Publishing has become, in several respects, more challenging in recent years. Academics are faced with evolving ethics that appear to be more stringent in a bid to reduce scientific fraud, the emergence of science watchdogs that are now scrutinizing the published literature with critical eyes to hold academics, editors and publishers more accountable, and a barrage of checks and balances that are required between when a paper is submitted and eventually accepted, to ensure quality control. Scientists are often under increasing (...)
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    What Rights Do Authors Have?Aceil Al-Khatib & Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva - 2017 - Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (3):947-949.
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    How Are Editors Selected, Recruited and Approved?Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva & Aceil Al-Khatib - 2017 - Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (6):1801-1804.
    The editors of scholarly journals have a duty to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical conduct of research. They also have a responsibility to maintain the integrity of the literature, and to promote transparency and honesty in reporting research findings. In the process of screening manuscripts they receive for possible publication, editors have the obligation to report infractions to the institutions of offending authors, and request an investigation. Since editors can reject a paper on ethical grounds, they can (...)
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    Fortifying the Corrective Nature of Post-Publication Peer Review: Identifying Weaknesses, Use of Journal Clubs, and Rewarding Conscientious Behavior.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Aceil Al-Khatib & Judit Dobránszki - 2017 - Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (4):1213-1226.
    Most departments in any field of science that have a sound academic basis have discussion groups or journal clubs in which pertinent and relevant literature is frequently discussed, as a group. This paper shows how such discussions could help to fortify the post-publication peer review movement, and could thus fortify the value of traditional peer review, if their content and conclusions were made known to the wider academic community. Recently, there are some tools available for making PPPR viable, either as (...)
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    The Ethical and Academic Implications of the Jeffrey Beall Blog Shutdown.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva - forthcoming - Science and Engineering Ethics:1-3.
    A very important event took place on January 15, 2017. On that day, the Jeffrey Beall blog was silently, and suddenly, shut down by Beall himself. A profoundly divisive and controversial site, the Beall blog represented an existential threat to those journals and publishers that were listed there. On the other hand, the Beall blog was a ray of hope to critics of bad publishing practices that a culture of public shaming was perhaps the only way to rout out those (...)
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    Ending the Retraction Stigma: Encouraging the Reporting of Errors in the Biomedical Record.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva & Aceil Al-Khatib - forthcoming - Research Ethics.
    Retractions are on the rise as a result of a surge in post-publication peer review and an emboldened anonymous whistle-blowing movement. Cognizant that their brand may be damaged as a result of not...
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    Is Biomedical Research Protected From Predatory Reviewers?Aceil Al-Khatib & Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva - 2019 - Science and Engineering Ethics 25 (1):293-321.
    Authors endure considerable hardship carrying out biomedical research, from generating ideas to completing their manuscripts and submitting their findings and data to a journal. When researchers submit to journals, they entrust their findings and ideas to editors and peer reviewers who are expected to respect the confidentiality of peer review. Inherent trust in peer review is built on the ethical conduct of authors, editors and reviewers, and on the respect of this confidentiality. If such confidentiality is breached by unethical reviewers (...)
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    Editors Should Declare Conflicts of Interest.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Judit Dobránszki, Radha Holla Bhar & Charles T. Mehlman - 2019 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 16 (2):279-298.
    Editors have increasing pressure as scholarly publishing tries to shore up trust and reassure academics and the public that traditional peer review is robust, fail-safe, and corrective. Hidden conflicts of interest may skew the fairness of the publishing process because they could allow the status of personal or professional relationships to positively influence the outcome of peer review or reduce the processing period of this process. Not all authors have such privileged relationships. In academic journals, editors usually have very specialized (...)
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    Are Pseudonyms Ethical in Publishing? Neuroskeptic as a Case Study.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva - 2017 - Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (6):1807-1810.
    The blogosphere is full of personalities with masks, or pseudonyms. Although not a desired state of public communication, one could excuse the use of pseudonyms in blogs and social media, which are generally unregulated or weakly regulated. However, in science publishing, there are increasingly strict rules regarding the use of false identities for authors, the lack of institutional or contact details, and the lack of conflicts of interest, and such instances are generally considered to be misconduct. This is because these (...)
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    Pay Walled Retraction Notices.Jaime A. Teixeira Da Silva - 2015 - Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 6 (1):27-39.
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    Copy-Paste: 2-Click Step to Success and Productivity That Underlies Self-Plagiarism.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva - 2017 - Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (3):943-944.
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    “Data Not Shown” is No Longer Excusable in Biomedical Publishing.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (2):811-813.
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    MacchiariniGate: The Fall From Grace of Stem Cell Healer, Paolo Macchiarini, and Clues and Concerns From the Early Literature That Cast Ethical Doubts.Jaime A. Teixeira Da Silva - 2018 - Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 9 (1):1-12.
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    Reflection on the Fazlul Sarkar Versus PubPeer Case.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (1):323-325.
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    The ClarivateTM Analytics Acquisition of Publons – an Evolution or Commodification of Peer Review?Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva & Aceil Al-Khatib - 2017 - Research Ethics 15 (3-4):1-11.
    Without peer reviewers, the entire scholarly publishing system as we currently know it would collapse. However, as it currently stands, publishing is an extremely exploitative system, relative to o...
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