Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 631–633 | Cite as

Journals Can Persuade Authors to Learn Publishing’s Ethics

  • Marzieh Maghrouni
  • Omid MahianEmail author
  • Somchai Wongwises


Some researchers, even professors in universities, sometimes do unethical actions unintentionally due to lack of a mentor in their academic life. In this opinion piece, we aim to show that journals and publishers can play the role of a mentor for authors of scientific articles, especially young M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, to teach them the ethics in research and publishing. In this way, both journals and researchers will benefit from such a plan.


Ethics Journals Researchers Publication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marzieh Maghrouni
    • 1
  • Omid Mahian
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Somchai Wongwises
    • 4
  1. 1.Eqbal Lahoori Institute of Higher EducationMashhadIran
  2. 2.Center for Advanced TechnologiesFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran
  3. 3.School of Aeronautic Science and EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering and Multiphase Flow Research Laboratory (FUTURE Lab.), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringKing Mongkut’s University of Technology ThonburiBangmod, BangkokThailand

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