Data Corruption

Some 800 papers will be retracted from Russian academic journals after a “bombshell” investigation. 

A Russian Academy of Sciences commission found more than 2,500 papers that were plagiarized, self-plagiarized, or had “gift authorship” with researchers listed as co-authors without contributing work.

Of 541 journals contacted, 263 agreed to investigate dubious works. 8 explicitly refused, and the commission wants to delist 5 from the Russian Science Citation index.

“I hope that our work will not only reduce scientometric distortions and help us get rid of garbage publications, but will also draw attention to issues related to the management of science,” says commissioner Anna Kuleshova. 

Science Magazine

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