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Fraud, Not Errors, Account For Large Percentage Of Retractions In Scientific Papers
2012-10-02 10:32:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study finds that fraud in scientific research is growing at a troubling rate, with an average of 300 papers per year being retracted for some form of scientific misconduct. It had been generally perceived that most peer-reviewed medical, biological and scientific papers retracted have been done so due to unintentional errors. However, authors conducting the largest-ever study of retractions, have found that the percentage of...

2010-12-06 15:56:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The Journal of Biological Chemistry announced today that Martha Fedor, a faculty member at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., has been named the journal's next editor-in-chief. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/DC12821) Fedor, whose five-year term will begin Jan. 1, will succeed the journal's longtime editor, Herbert Tabor, a distinguished researcher at the National Institutes of Health who has steered...

2010-01-14 12:06:00

Editors say the new mission statement and shift in editorial criteria are in response to changing nature of biological research BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Biological Chemistry's editors are unveiling this week a number of changes to the journal's publishing policies. They say the changes are in response to the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of biological research and will help the journal better meet the evolving needs of the scientific...


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