[Irtalk] 'Plagiarism, fraud, and predatory publishing' are polluting science, says bioethicist Arthur Caplan | MinnPost

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 23:06:59 SAST 2015

In the not-so-distant past, many industry-funded studies would fail to
mention that a pharmaceutical or medical device company had funded the
research — or that one or more of its authors (and/or the authors’ academic
institutions or clinics) had been handsomely paid by the company to conduct
the study.

​​“*The time for a serious, sustained international effort to halt
publication pollution is now,*” he adds. “Otherwise scientists and
physicians will not have to argue about any issue — no one will believe
them anyway.”

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