South Korea expands investigation into child author scandalBMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k681 (Published 12 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k681
- Owen Dyer
At least 82 published scientific papers written by South Korean researchers list co-authors who are children or relatives of the researchers, most of them still in school, a South Korean government investigation has found.
The practice of naming children as co-authors is aimed at improving their chances of securing a good university place in the country’s competitive education system.
The education ministry …