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The importance of editorial processes for medical research integrity

A conversation with Jigisha Patel

Published onOct 13, 2022
The importance of editorial processes for medical research integrity

Formerly a medical doctor, clinical researcher and medical journal editor, Jigisha is an independent research integrity specialist and founder of Jigisha Patel Research Integrity Limited.

She has extensive experience of a wide range of research integrity issues in publishing, including the investigation and management of complex cases such as peer review manipulation and paper mills.

She shares her views on the importance of editorial processes for medical research integrity with Jo, on this podcast.

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She now uses her experience to help journals and publishers to adhere to best practice and prevent and manage research misconduct. She also provides a variety of training for journal editors, publishers and institutions on research integrity, including a CDP-certified course on research integrity strategy.

She is an independent elected member of COPE Council and Senior Associate Affiliate with Maverick Publishing Specialists.

Jigisha Patel

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Which researcher – dead or alive – do you find inspiring? - There is no one researcher. I have a huge amount of admiration for history’s unrecognized female scientists for the contributions they made to our understanding of the world across all fields from economics, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, botany, computer science and many more. They pursued their curiosity and desire to understand and make the world a better place despite immense obstacles and barriers. 

What is your favorite dish/meal? –  Anything my mother used to cook.

I took this photograph while on a road trip with my children across the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It’s a view from a place called Spirit Island on Maligne Lake. It was here that I decided that I wanted to leave the corporate world and work for myself. My brand colors (the green and turquoise) are from this photo.


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