IntroductionEthical research and publication practices are essential for fair scholarly and scientific research. Most journals today are keenly aware of this: they create policies1-6 on these issues and expect authors to “be aware of, and serve with, best practice in publication ethics”5.This article discusses two widespread and related publishing practices that are considered unethical—duplicate publication and simultaneous subordination. It draws on definitive international publication ethics guidelines.7-10 Duplicate publication Related video: The benefits of a Masters degree in Creative Writing and English Literature