Plagiarism in the press took extensive measures


03/10/2012

Representatives of the U.S. research centers identified the cause of the failure of some media outlets to publish research papers of his colleagues.

Discussions on this subject were determined by the fact that maybe the reason lies in the involuntary grammatical errors made during the work. But the results surprised the researchers, analyzing the data of rejected articles, found that about 60% of them contained elements of plagiarism and falsified data.

The informational PubMed system contains information about numerous scientific materials made by biomedical topic. They were analyzed in 2047 abandoned selected articles from May this year. Experts are not limited to only the reasons specified in the database and made a deeper study, based on scientific ethics investigations Services USA.

This study found that only 21% of all selected research papers have grammatical errors, and the rest were solid plagiarism, duplication of old articles and falsification, - informs the scientific source of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Our results differ from those previously obtained data - says Arturo Casadevall of New York’s Yeshiva - University. - As we have studied failure error rate exceeded three times the performance than previously established. "

As experts magazines often resort to this method, in order to avoid accusations of slander about.

Since 1975, plagiarism in scientific works up to ten times. And so in the most influential journals failures occur most. For a "scientific fraud" are the most popular publications such as Nature, Cell and Science.

American researcher Ferik Fan of the University of Washington (Seattle) talks about the leaders of fraud. One of them is Joachim Boldt, who worked at the Clinical Center of Ludwigshafen, and for all its activities has published about 102 articles, of which 89 included inaccurate data.

According to Fan of 44% of unscrupulous authors accounted for 38 research groups.

Most often in the press fraud occurs in countries where science is at the forefront, as compared with the developing countries. For example, in India or China is dominated by duplication and plagiarism.

We just have to be for the reader to guess how many distorted facts avoid their exposure and published in the pages of publications, we trust.

News prepared by: A. CHirkova


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