Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lancet Calls for China's Goverment to Act on Scientific Fraud

According to BBC News, the prestigious journal Lancet has called on that "China's government must assume stronger leadership in scientific integrity." It quoted its editor-in-chief, Dr. Richard Horton, as saying, "In China, unfortunately, there are great incentives to commit fraud... When you make prestigious jobs and large amounts of money closely tied to publication, that creates conditions for fraud."

In another related news, BBC News reported that the market for fake academic papers have grown to 100 million US Dollars.

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