EDITORIAL

Keeping science honest

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Science  30 Mar 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6383, pp. 1443
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat3473

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  • Disclosing facts against sponsors/companies is hard to be published

    Josefin Sundin et al. mentioned the whistle-blowers (1). They are really brave. We always have social/economic/political dilemmas with disclosing facts against sponsors/companies/government. We need to have the whistle-blowers by ourselves. I have recently disclosed connected vehicle security vulnerabilities through publishing the article (2). Many editors told me that we are very interested in the described issue, but we cannot publish it because they are all unsolved problems. Editors should have brave discretion. We need to publish more unsolved problems in a variety of areas for advancing science/engineering.

    References:
    1. Josefin Sundin et al., Keeping science honest, Science 30 Mar 2018:Vol. 359, Issue 6383, pp. 1443
    2. Y. Takefuji, Connected vehicle security vulnerabilities, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine ( Volume: 37, Issue: 1, March 2018 ), pp.15-18

    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • RE: Keeping Science Honest

    Josefin Sundin and Fredrik Jutfelt, very hearty thanks to you and the example you set. Scientific integrity is so much more than observing and following the progress of science, it is about watching over the honesty and integrity of the ever developing progress of the world and mankind. In the current era everything is knowledge is moving in leaps and bounds, people are smarter than ever, and it is easier and easier to communicate ideas and reach audiences. The danger lies in the downside in which this capability is used for politicization of ideas and personal gain. Yes, the fundamental integrity of science requires keeping science honest.

    Competing Interests: None declared.