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South Korea expands investigation into child author scandal

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k681 (Published 12 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k681
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. Montreal

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 …

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