How journal editors can detect and deter scientific misconduct
While we don’t claim to be experts in working on the other side of the fence — eg as editors — Ivan was flattered to be asked by session organizers at the Council of Science Editors to appear on a panel on the subject. He was joined on the panel by:
- Science executive editor Monica Bradford
- Annals of Internal Medicine editor in chief Christine Laine
- American Association for Cancer Research publisher Diane Scott-Lichter
- Committee on Publication Ethics’s Liz Wager
Their presentations were chock-full of good tips and data. Bradford, for example, said that Science had published 45 retractions since 1997. And Laine recommended copying all of a manuscript’s authors on every communication, which could help prevent author forgery that seems to be creeping into the literature.
So we hope their slides will be online soon. In the meantime, Ivan’s slides are here (scroll down a bit so that the entire first slide, and navigation, are visible below the CSE banner):
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