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US scientists significantly more likely to publish fake research


Thanks to BMJ-British Medical Journal for this article.

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Genomic Repairman
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Tue, Nov 16, 2010, 10:13 am CST

These are US based authors, but are they actually American or other nationalities?  That would be an interesting breakdown.  And lets not let journals from other countries get off the hook, they publish fake stuff and duplicative research.  They just don't retract it.


Will
UC Davis
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Tue, Nov 16, 2010, 5:57 pm CST

No GR it's only americans... deal with it!

 

 


Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Tue, Nov 16, 2010, 7:21 pm CST

Was there no normalization here?  Could it just be that the US has more institutions publishing in "pubmed"-able journals and therefore shares a greater total number of fraud cases but not necessarily a greater percentage.

Creativyst

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Tue, Nov 16, 2010, 7:39 pm CST

Does the study include a breakdown of each nationality's representative percentage in set: "all papers on PubMed between 2000 and 2010"?

 

If the study doesn't include that, Alanis Morissette could learn a lot about irony here.


Prabodh Kandala
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
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Wed, Nov 17, 2010, 12:54 am CST

I second Brian's thoughts.


JanedeLartigue
UC Davis
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Wed, Nov 17, 2010, 4:10 pm CST

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Wed, Nov 17, 2010, 4:45 pm CST
I tweeted this one with the headline "stay classy BMJ." Should have the new rating system up this weekend.

JanedeLartigue
UC Davis
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Wed, Nov 17, 2010, 5:20 pm CST

Awesome!

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