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Fake reviews continue to be a serious concern in medical publishing, putting data integrity and trust in the scientific community at risk. As recently reported by Retraction Watch, a new … Continue Reading New tool to identify fakes in the peer review process
A major international publisher, Springer Nature, has retracted 107 papers after discovering they had been accepted with fake peer reviews. All 524 authors involved are from China. The news has … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Cancer journal retracts 107 Chinese papers over fake peer-reviews
The pressure on top universities to publish breakthrough basic research in top ranking journals has never been greater, as this can have a direct impact on the degree of funding … Continue Reading BBC investigation suggests official data underestimate scale of ‘fake research’ in UK universities
What should you do if you discover a mistake in one of your publications? The Committee on Publication Ethics recommends retraction of papers where there is: ‘clear evidence that the … Continue Reading Forgive and forget: authors not penalised for self-retraction
Predatory journals exploit the open-access model, charging authors publication fees in return for fast publication, without the associated editorial and publishing services expected from legitimate journals. The number of articles … Continue Reading “Sting” operation exposes predatory publisher
In this video, Rachael Lammey, Member and Community Outreach at Crossref and Council Member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), gives a summary of the 13th EASE Conference, … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Highlights from the 2016 conference of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
The retraction of scientific papers has increased since the turn of the millennium, and a recent article published in Research Integrity and Peer Review aims to get to the bottom … Continue Reading Retracted data: how far do the ripples spread?
Accurate reporting of data is an essential part of the research process. However, the misreporting of results in biomedical research publications, whether intentional or otherwise, can and does occur. This … Continue Reading Inappropriate image duplication found in 1 in 25 publications
Author: Jo Chapman, PhD (Aspire Scientific Ltd) Over two days last week, around 250 delegates and exhibitors braved sub-zero temperatures to attend the European meeting of the International Society for … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2016 European ISMPP Meeting
A study published this week – which gathered information about the retraction policies of the top 200 scientific journals, ranked by impact factor – found that 3 times as many … Continue Reading Three times as many journals have retraction policies now vs 2004
A study was published in PLOS ONE this month to examine whether risk factors for scientific misconduct could predict the occurrence of retractions (which are usually the consequence of research … Continue Reading Misconduct policies, academic culture and career stage affect scientific integrity
In the past few days, the New York Times has published an article about the recent increase in the retraction of papers from journals. The article is focused on the … Continue Reading Retractions: science under scrutiny
The Washington Post announced recently (Friday, March 27), that BioMed Central has retracted 43 scientific papers due to concerns about fake peer review. According to the article, this is evidently … Continue Reading Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal