Ethics

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TEACHING ETHICS THROUGHOUT THE CURRICULUM

Case 82. Appropriateness of reviewing an obviously poor paper

Situation

Louis Rhodes, an editor of a multidisciplinary journal, receives a submission that is clearly below the standards for publication. It has no identifiable problem; its data are inadequately related to anything else in the paper; and it is ungrammatical. 

Questions

  1. What is the Rhodes' responsibility to the author of the paper? 
  2. What are the Rhodes' responsibilities to potential reviewers?

 

Discussion
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