Journals are not doing enough to protect themselves from fraudBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7542.628-b (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:628
- Michael Day
Research journals are still doing too little to protect themselves and their readers from the burgeoning incidence of scientific fraud, a poll of editors has found. Despite a spate of high profile misconduct cases in recent years, editors and their publishers “seem to have taken few practical steps to try and minimise the risk,” says a report by the London based Committee on Publication Ethics.
According to the committee's poll, in which 118 out of 346 journal editors responded:
Almost two thirds of journals had no declared policies on pursuing research misconduct
Six out of 10 had no declared complaints procedure
Half had no published …