Ethical Issues of Academic Publishing

Date: 18.06.2024 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m         
SR 113, Universitätshauptgebäude
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gert Helgesson
Number of participants: ca. 28
Language: English
Target audience: Early career researchers (including advanced students, doctoral candidates, and postdocs) from various disciplines such as medicine, informatics, and humanities, as well as anyone else interested in the topic.

Course description:

Ethical concerns in academic publishing encompass issues such as proper authorship credit, transparent peer review, combating plagiarism, and ensuring integrity in data reporting. The push for open access, while promoting knowledge sharing, faces challenges from predatory publishers. This seminar explores the ethical issues of academic publishing and scientific misconduct, tailored primarily for early-career scholars across different disciplines, including medicine, informatics, and humanities.


  • Co-Authorship
  • Predatory publishers
  • Peer review
  • Conflicts of interests
  • Paper retraction


Please register for the event by e-mail: johann-christian.poderuni-rostockde (subject: Registration Helgesson, lecture XY)."

Information about the lecturer

Gert Helgesson serves as a Professor of Medical Ethics at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. His research covers a wide range of topics, from research ethics, including areas like plagiarism and authorship, to the ethical challenges faced by physicians in life-and-death decisions. Professor Gert Helgesson is recognized as one of Sweden’s leading and internationally acknowledged medical ethicists, with the Karolinska Institutet, his home institution, internationally renowned for research in medical ethics. In June 2024, Gert Helgesson will be joining the Department ‘Aging of Individuals and Society’ as a Mare Balticum Fellow.

Registration (More information will follow)

Contact at the University of Rostock

Prof. Dr. Johann-Christian Põder
Universität Rostock
Theologische Fakultät
Universitätsplatz 1, Raum 301
18055 Rostock
Deutschland / Germany
Tel.: +49 381 498-8409 (office)

Koordination des Mare Balticum Fellowship Programmes

Corina Reinheckel
Leitung der Graduiertenakademie

Universitätsplatz 1
Universität Rostock
18051 Rostock

Tel.: +49 (0)381 498 1022 | Fax.: +49 381 498-1181022
Email.: corina.reinheckeluni-rostockde


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