scientific misconduct
Top US Scientific Misconduct Official Quits
Top US Scientific Misconduct Official Quits
Bob Grant | Mar 14, 2014
The director of the Office of Research Integrity, the federal agency that investigates scientific misconduct, resigns after two years on the job.
Top 10 Retractions of 2013
Top 10 Retractions of 2013
Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky | Dec 30, 2013
A look at this year’s most memorable retractions
Week in Review, July 8–12
Week in Review, July 8–12
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2013
Editor accused of fraud leaves post; the good and the bad of gut microbiota; bacterial gene shuffle; legal restrictions hamper illicit drug research; antibodies and autism
Editor Quits After Fraud Allegations
Editor Quits After Fraud Allegations
Kerry Grens | Jul 10, 2013
Dmitry Kuznetsov, former chief editor of two science journals, denies any wrongdoing, but agrees to leave his posts after The Scientist reported on numerous accusations of misconduct.
Week in Review, July 1–5
Week in Review, July 1–5
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2013
Fraudulent journal editor?; fat cells detect temp, generate heat; the importance of social media in science communication; functional livers from iPSCs; antibiotics damage mitochondria
Accused “Fraudster” Heads Two Journals
Accused “Fraudster” Heads Two Journals
Kerry Grens | Jul 2, 2013
A Russian researcher suspected of multiple counts of fakery is chief editor of two scientific publications.
Dutch Fraudster Scientist Avoids Jail
Dutch Fraudster Scientist Avoids Jail
Chris Palmer | Jul 2, 2013
Disgraced social psychologist Diederik Stapel will avoid a trial in Dutch court for fabricating data on dozens of scientific papers.
Opinion: Unethical Ethics Monitoring
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.
Misconduct Around the Globe
Misconduct Around the Globe
Richard Smith and Tracey Koehlmoos | Jun 1, 2013
Research misconduct is not limited to the developed world, but few countries anywhere are responding adequately.
Defending Against Plagiarism
Defending Against Plagiarism
Jonathan Bailey | Jun 1, 2013
Publishers need to be proactive about detecting and deterring copied text.