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December 2016

Author Workshop at Asan Medical Center Educates Researchers on Publication Ethics

Doctors at Asan Medical Center add to their knowledge of ethical practices of publishing

Seoul, South Korea: In continuation of our initiative for educating researchers and disseminating knowledge of academic publishing across South Korea,Enago recently conducted an Author Workshop at Asan Medical Center (AMC), the largest hospital in Korea. This workshop attracted an audience of more than 80 doctors and clinicians and was jointly organized by Enago and the Academic Research Team at AMC. As an extension ofEnago’s workshop program in South Korea, the AMC workshop was organized to provide more knowledge and information to doctors about how they can overcome the challenges of publication and research ethics.

The workshop addressed critical issues facing academic publishing and researchers themselves such as academic misconduct, data manipulation, and research fraud. In particular, the workshop educated researchers on their responsibilities as authors of scientific papers as well as increased their awareness of plagiarism and role of journals/publishers in publishing authentic research. The workshop also helped increase the awareness of tools that can be used to detect plagiarism such as iThenticateTurnitin, and CrossRef.

The session was conducted by Dr. Christian Wallraven, a publishing and academic consultant with Enago Academy. Dr. Wallraven is an Associate Professor at the department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering at Korea University. In his academic career, he has given several workshops and he is currently an active member of the program committee for International Workshops on Pattern Recognition in Neural Imaging, International Symposia for Applied Perception, and many others. He is currently on the reviewing committee of the National Science Foundation, USA, Hong Kong Research Council, and the National Science Centre, Poland.

Regarding the workshop, Pranjal Thapliyal, Vice President – Asia Pacific,Enago, said, “It was great to see so many front-line doctors engage with us on such a crucial topic. Through this workshop, we wanted to focus on the most fundamental aspects of scientific misconduct that are affecting the growth and credibility of research, as well as the publication process itself. The response that we have received for this workshop has encouraged us to increase the reach of our workshop program and address similar challenges faced by researchers.”

AboutEnago: Enago is the flagship brand of Crimson Interactive Inc., an award-winning language-solutions company that serves academia and industry through three main entities:Enago (English Editing and Publication Support), Ulatus (Translation), and Voxtab (Transcription).Enago employs one of the market’s largest teams of editors (965+) who are proven language and subject-matter experts in more than 1,100 disciplines. To date, the company’s talented pool of specialists has helped more than 81,000 authors share their research in the most impactful journals across the globe. Crimson has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States. 



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