Plagiarists beware

We here at __The Scientist__ do our best to keep an eye out for instances of scientific misconduct and publishing irregularities. In the past we've not only reported on linkurl:Woo-suk Hwang's;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53460/ fraudulent human cloning research, but we've brought you news of other misconduct, such as the Egyptian paleontologist who allegedly linkurl:plagiarized;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/20040922/02/ previously published photos. We may have a lot less scand

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Apr 10, 2008
We here at __The Scientist__ do our best to keep an eye out for instances of scientific misconduct and publishing irregularities. In the past we've not only reported on linkurl:Woo-suk Hwang's;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53460/ fraudulent human cloning research, but we've brought you news of other misconduct, such as the Egyptian paleontologist who allegedly linkurl:plagiarized;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/20040922/02/ previously published photos. We may have a lot less scandal to report on in the near future, given last week's announcement by the linkurl:Committee on Publication Ethics;http://www.publicationethics.org.uk/ of the June launch of a new plagiarism detection service called CrossCheck. According to a story to appear tomorrow (Apr 12) in the __British Medical Journal__, scientific journal editors can sign up for CrossCheck, which is being offered by citation linking network linkurl:CrossRef,;http://www.crossref.org/ to automatically check manuscripts they receive against a database of already published work. Already, eight publishers - including Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, the BMJ Group, Taylor and Francis, and the __New...

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