Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds
New York Times, October 1, 2012
A recent study of retracted articles in biomedical publications finds misconduct as the primary reason in three-quarters of the articles reviewed. The authors of the study believe researcher’s incentives create a culture of premature findings and outright fraud. Often reports of fraud, do not appear in the final retraction. Check out the blog Retraction Watch, which tracks faulty research in publication.