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    Not kind, not ethical

    Does "Not kind, not ethical" mean "(such behavior of non-sharing is) neither kind nore ethical"?

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    An email from a young doctor in London on the clinical frontlines of COVID-19 care describes how senior academic colleagues, most working at home, are publishing research papers without sharing authorship with those actually delivering care to patients. Not kind, not ethical.

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    Re: Not kind, not ethical

    Can you think of anything else the phrase could apply to?
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    Re: Not kind, not ethical

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Can you think of anything else the phrase could apply to?
    Well, the point here of linguistics is about the nuance between "behavior" and "conduct":

    1) Does it mean "(such behavior of non-sharing is) neither kind nore ethical"?

    Or

    2) Does it mean "(such conduct of non-sharing is) neither kind nore ethical"?

    Because scientific misconduct is widely used in academia, so I wonder 2) should be the case.

    The problem is that what Horton (editor in chief of The Lancet - one of the most prestigious clinical journals in the world) said seems not to amount to scientific misconduct. Hence the thread. And I should be clear in the OP, of course.

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    Re: Not kind, not ethical

    The writer believes that publishing research papers without sharing authorship with those actually delivering care to patients is not kind and not ethical. That seems clear enough to me.
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    Re: Not kind, not ethical

    neither kind nor ethical
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    Re: Not kind, not ethical

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The writer believes that publishing research papers without sharing authorship with those actually delivering care to patients is not kind and not ethical. That seems clear enough to me.
    Yes, the meaning is clear.

    But which word would you use to describe such action? Behavior or conduct?

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    Re: Not kind, not ethical

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Yes, the meaning is clear.

    But which word would you use to describe such action? Behavior or conduct?
    Why put words in the author's mouth? Publishing papers without properly sharing the credit is neither kind nor ethical. That's what the author wrote and what he thinks.

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