Fraud in the Scientific Literature

Click here to read “Fraud in the Scientific Literature” from The New York Times on October 5, 2012.

A surprising upsurge in the number of scientific papers that have had to be retracted because they were wrong or even fraudulent has journal editors and ethicists wringing their hands. The retracted papers are a small fraction of the vast flood of research published each year, but they offer a revealing glimpse of the pressures driving many scientists to improper conduct.

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