Publishers grapple with an invisible foe as huge organised fraud hits scientific journals

“The last thing you want to do is reject real papers from real authors because they happen to share a characteristic.” After large-scale fraud was uncovered within scientific journals, publishers are debating on implementing harsher criteria, such as requiring raw data, to curb the flood of falsified manuscripts. However, they’re afraid that such actions will make the barrier to entry for publication more difficult for legitimate researchers, potentially decreasing the amount of papers published annually. Read full article here

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