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Former editor who fabricated data is suspended for four months

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4537 (Published 29 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4537
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A former editor of the British Journal of Diabetes who was found last April to have fabricated research data and forged the signatures of coauthors has been suspended from the UK medical register for four months.

Paul Grant had been appointed editor in chief of Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians, when allegations surfaced of irregularities in five research papers he submitted. He never took up the post.

Two of the papers were published and later retracted. The most serious allegations concerned a study of anxiety and depression in 350 patients with type 1 diabetes …

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