How journals act on scientific misconduct

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • How and why journals respond to suspected misconduct that relates to submitted and published articles
  • The role of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • The roles of authors’ institutions and research integrity organisations in investigating possible misconduct
  • Reasons for, and impacts of, retractions in biomedical and health research
  • How MEDLINE corrects the literature.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

05 Feb 2016

Last updated

05 Feb 2016