Scientific misconduct


Dove Medical Press takes all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of articles where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication.

If suspected misconduct is raised regarding an article we follow COPE’s Code of Conduct flowcharts for the following:

  • Redundant (duplicate) publication
  • Plagiarism
  • Data falsification/fabrication
  • Changes in authorship
  • Undisclosed conflict of interest (COI)
  • An ethical problem with a submitted manuscript
  • A reviewer has appropriated an author's idea or data

Updated 12 April 2018