[Irtalk] Trust But Verify — Identity Fraud and Exploitation of the Trust Economy in Scholarly Publishing | The Scholarly Kitchen

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 12:15:19 SAST 2014

*The misbehavior of authors — one of the most intractable problems in
scientific and scholarly publishing — reared its ugly head again last week*,
as SAGE revealed that it was retracting 60 papers after it detected a
possible peer-review and citation ring built by leveraging false identities
inserted into a reviewer database.

This is not the biggest retraction case in history. That record of 183
retractions belongs to Yoshitaka Fujii. The main tool used by these
fraudsters — identity fraud — is also not new, having been used by Hyung-in
Moon on his way to 60+ retractions.

The ring struck the aptly named Journal of Vibration and Control, which is
devoted to studying perturbations and how to control them.

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