Editorial in Nature about the way they handle misconduct allegations

In its editorial of the April 29th, Nature details the procedure they follow when contacted for misconduct allegations in one of their publications.
It is very interesting to see the whole process, specifically the difficulties they sometimes encounter when trying to check the allegations. We also like the fact that, by writing such an editorial, they propose a common procedure to all scientific journals. Aware of Elsevier’s recent troubles (more here), it would be interesting to know how this company handles this kind of situations…


(may 2010)


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