Fraud and misconduct in science: the stem cell seduction: Implications for the peer-review process

M. A. G. van der Heyden, T. Derks van de Ven, T. Opthof

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Scientific misconduct and fraud occur in science. The (anonymous) peer review process serves as goalkeeper of scientific quality rather than scientific integrity. In this brief paper we describe some limitations of the peer-review process. We describe the catastrophic facts of the 'Woo-Suk Hwang fraud case' and raise some ethical concerns about the issue. Finally, we pay attention to plagiarism, autoplagiarism and double publications. (Neth Heart J 2009;17:25-9.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
JournalNetherlands Heart Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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