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Salami Publication: An Outlook from the Lens of Ethical Perspective

Manisha Koul, Prasanta Majumder, Shyamalendu Laskar

Keywords : Publication ethics, Research ethics, Salami publication, Salami slicing

Citation Information : Koul M, Majumder P, Laskar S. Salami Publication: An Outlook from the Lens of Ethical Perspective. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (2):84-86.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0099

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

In the increasing quest for the publication of research papers, the authors become overzealous to section their research articles which can help in portraying a big number of research papers for the credit of the author. The scientist community and the medical fraternity value the researcher based on their number of publications with the researcher having a smaller number of so-called acceptable number of research papers getting vanished in the crowd of renowned researchers. This narrative review aims at exploring the ethical considerations related to salami publication (salami slicing) in research. It was concluded that salami slicing is not entirely an ethical misconduct. However, authors and editors of the journals have a liability to protect the research integrity by stating that this piece of research is a salami publication.


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