Editors and publishers have a key role to play in protecting the integrity of scientific and academic research. Misconduct can seriously harm the research community:
There are also wider considerations:
SAGE requires authors to comply with all relevant ethical procedures set out by their institutions and funding bodies, and operate with complete transparency with regards to how the research was conducted, sources of funding, conflicts of interest, participant consent etc. These requirements are set out in full on the Editorial Policies page of the SAGE Journal Gateway and should also be included in your journal’s submission guidelines. Breaches in these ethics should be investigated by the institutions involved and the journal Editor should work with SAGE on taking the necessary steps to correct the academic record where necessary.