Retraction Watch

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Weekend reads: Senator loses degree for plagiarism; bad colitis poetry; fraud on the big screen

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured papers by a fake author with a brilliant if profane name, and the unmasking of fraudster Diederik Stapel as a sock puppet. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

Written by Ivan Oransky

October 11th, 2014 at 9:34 am

Posted in weekend reads

  • BB October 11, 2014 at 10:03 am

    “Our motto to is to provide an international platform to the large volume of research work which in going on all around the world. Our mission is to update science latest knowledge. We are committed and promise to take this journal to greaterer heights.”

    Impressive, elegant prose. Maybe I will submit my next, less than serious MS here instead of PNIS.

  • herr doktor bimler October 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    A journal has published a terrible poem about colitis, Jeffrey Beall reports. Are there any good ones?
    Do mis-heard Beatles lyrics count?

  • Nancy October 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Even professional degrees/theses can be retracted in case fraud is detected. Technology in the market can also be cancelled if foul play can be proved.

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