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Chinese Journals Pledge Crackdown

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Science  05 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5407, pp. 1427
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5407.1427a

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BEIJING-- Chinese journals and scientific societies have embraced a new code of conduct designed to reduce the incidence of plagiarism, fabrication, and other acts of misconduct. The policies, adopted last month at a national meeting here, are meant to alert editors and authors to a problem that Chinese authorities see as a threat to their rising investment in research.