Author of the article must be honest in presenting their results and conclusions of their research. Fabrication, falsification or selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical, as is the theft of data or research results from others. The results of research should be recorded and maintained to allow for analysis and review.
Following publication, the data should be retained for a reasonable period and made available upon request. Exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances in order to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons. All those who have made a significant contribution should be given a chance to be cited as authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the work should be acknowledged. Articles should include a full list of the current institutional affiliations of all authors, both academic and corporate.
The simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated. Other forms of misconduct include failure to meet clear ethical and legal requirements such as misrepresentation of interests, breach of confidentiality, lack of informed consent, and abuse of research subjects or materials. Misconduct also includes improper dealing with infringements, such as attempts to cover up misconduct. The primary responsibility for handling research misconduct is in the hands of those who employ the researchers.