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RIKEN to Review 20,000 Papers
Jef Akst | May 5, 2014
In the wake of allegations of research misconduct, the president of the Japanese research institute asks that all labs review their publications for evidence of manipulated images or plagiarism.
Speaking of Science
Staff | May 1, 2014
May 2014's selection of notable quotes
Misconduct Found in STAP Case
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2014
An investigating committee at Japan’s RIKEN research center finds evidence of falsification and fabrication in two recent
papers that touted a new way to induce pluripotency.
Sloppy Notes Led to Goodall Plagiarism
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2014
Jane Goodall’s latest book was revised to eliminate plagiarism, which she blames on chaotic note-taking.
What to Do About “Clare Francis”
Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2013
Anonymous tipsters who allege scientific misconduct can make journal editors squeamish. But should a whistleblower's identity matter?
Dermatologist Censured for Plagiarism
Chris Palmer | Aug 6, 2013
A Case Western dermatologist has admitted to plagiarizing a grant she reviewed, plus taking text from eight research papers and a patent application.
The Reasons Behind Retractions
Kate Yandell | Jun 26, 2013
An analysis of 244 retraction notices shows how journals handle mistakes and fraudulent behavior.
Opinion: Unethical Ethics Monitoring
David C. Beebe | Jun 25, 2013
Anti-plagiarism service iThenticate breached ethical boundaries in its design and interpretation of a survey of the top ethical concerns among scientific journal editors.
More Questionable Stem-Cell Science
Chris Palmer | Jun 18, 2013
Disgraced stem-cell researcher Hisashi Moriguchi has published three new papers in
BMJ Case Reports
, including a rehashing of a retracted 2012 paper.
Defending Against Plagiarism
Jonathan Bailey | Jun 1, 2013
Publishers need to be proactive about detecting and deterring copied text.