KEY: PNAS=Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; JCB=Journal of Cell Biology and other Rockefeller University Press; NEJM=New England Journal of Medicine; ACS=American Chemical Society journals; AGU=American Geophysical Union journals; FASEB=Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology journals; IEEE=Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers journals; ESA=Ecological Society of America journals; AER=American Economic Review
aFASEB is reviewing their policies as this goes to press.
b The authors have to provide the editors with their data and programs AFTER acceptance for publication (data and programs are then posted to a public repository); authors are not required to provide data and other information to reviewers.
cFor certain studies only.
d Only if the author wishes to cite the data must it be in a public depository. AGU does strongly encourage all authors to deposit their data but it is not a requirement for publication.
tigation of the matter (e.g., ORI [Office of Research Integrity]).”7 In practice, however, an editor may be reluctant to initiate action that could have disciplinary consequences.8
Another question is whether the high incidence of inappropriate manipulation of images in the above example reflects a lack of experience with applying
Editorial Policy Committee. 2006. CSE’s White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications. Reston, VA: Council of Science Editors, p. 50.
D. Butler. 2008. “Entire-paper plagiarism caught by software.” Nature News 455:715.