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CHINA CRACKS DOWN ON FAKE PEER REVIEWS PDF Stampa E-mail

The Chinese government is going on the offensive against scientists who dupe journals by creating fraudulent reviews of submitted papers. A coalition of agencies led by the science ministry announced on 14 June that the government would suspend the grants of researchers involved in such fraud, which surfaced earlier this year when a cancer journal retracted 107 research papers from Chinese authors. And funding agencies in China promised to increase policing of the scientific community to prevent similar deceptions. The harsh penalties and stricter enforcement were decided earlier this month at a meeting of representatives of the science ministry, the health ministry, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and other agencies. (Fonte: Nature 546, 464, 22 -06-17)