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US Scientists more likely to publish “fake” in high impact-factor journals

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Based on papers retracted from PubMed in the latest decade, a “study noted that the highest number of retracted papers was written by US first authors, accounting for one third of the total. One in three of these was attributed to fraud“.

According to the study, the fakes were more likely to appear in leading publications with a high ‘impact factor’.

Press release, here


Written by hbasset

November 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Posted in Journals

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