Security of your manuscript, data, and intellectual property
LetPub maintains strict protocols to protect the confidentiality of your source materials for all projects. Every member of the LetPub team has signed a legally binding confidentiality agreement forbidding the disclosure of any information—including personal information and the contents of the manuscript—to any third party. If any information is disclosed by LetPub editors to any third party, we will take appropriate legal action.
LetPub’s role in promoting publication ethics
LetPub is fully committed to following best practices and supporting our authors in their own commitment to publish ethically through both author education and an optimized editorial screening process. We advocate ethical publication practices and are an official member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As a member of COPE, we adhere to the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers when working with a partner publisher.
Review our full LetPub Ethical Publishing Guidelines
Awareness campaigns and author education
Manuscript-level screening for ethical compliance
Ethical publishing case studies
- Case 1: Suspected data fabrication and image duplication
- Case 2: Suspected plagiarism has occurred in a manuscript
- Case 3: Suspected lack of informed consent
- Case 4: Inappropriate disclosure of patient information
We provide resources on industry guidelines through workshops, articles, and newsletters.
Our editors screen for any cases of misconduct or apparent misconduct, notify authors of the risks, and, if necessary, direct them to further resources where they can access the target journal’s policies on misconduct. In cases of suspected plagiarism in a manuscript, we draw the authors’ attention to the issue, provide iThenticate plagiarism screening, and suggest steps by which it may be rectified.
Four sample case studies to show how LetPub staff address instances of suspected ethical misconduct.