Wednesday, February 10, 2010

B - Editorial. Scientific fraud: action needed in China.

Editorial. Scientific fraud action neeeded in China. The Lancet. 2010; 9709(375):94
(doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60030-X)

Editors at Acta Crystallographica Section E alerted the scientific community to a fraud involving papers they had published in 2007. It is surprising that wrongdoing evaded detection during the peer-review process and that the truth was discovered very slowly. The China's Government controls almost all funding for research and authors need to publish as many papers in high i,pact journals as possible. China must assume stronger leadership in scientific integrity, developing standards for teaching research ethics and for the conduct of research itself.

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