[Irtalk] Dozens Of Scientific Papers Withdrawn After Peer-Review Fraud Uncovered

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Sun Mar 29 21:48:19 SAST 2015

Maybe it is time to consider an open peer-review system?

Scientific Publisher BioMed Central has withdrawn 43 papers, and is investigating many more, over what it calls the “fabrication” of peer reviews. Representatives of Journal editors have admitted the papers are the tip of a dangerous iceberg, and the scandal may to lead to an overhaul of how peer review is conducted.


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