Fake Peer Reviews, the Latest Form of Scientific Fraud, Fool Journals

Dong-A U.

Suspicions that Hyung-In Moon, a professor at Dong-A U., in South Korea, wrote his own peer reviews have prompted several journals to retract his papers.
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Scientists appear to have figured out a new way to avoid any bad prepublication reviews that dissuade journals from publishing their articles: Write positive reviews themselves, under other people's names.

In incidents involving four scientists—the...

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