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Misconduct in research

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.109 (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:109

Misconduct is not reported in biomedical journals in France

  1. Herve Maisonneuve
  1. Medical guidelines manager Agency Nationale pour le Developpement de l'evaluation Medicale, 159 rue Nationale, 75013 Paris, France

    EDITOR,—I was disappointed that Richard Smith was unable to list France among the countries having a system for tackling misconduct in research.1 It seems that misconduct occurs in northern Europe and avoids the Latin culture; is there an explanation? France is known for the quality of its research and should be one of the leading countries in all domains of science, including integrity.

    Smith should not complain that Britain fails to respond to evidence of misconduct when compared with the rest of the world. Disclosure of information to …

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