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Research Integrity in China

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Science  29 Nov 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6162, pp. 1019
DOI: 10.1126/science.1247700

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  • RE: China scientists should never cross the ethical boundaries

    Since 1996, there has existed full of dishonesties in current China academia. Some great academic scandals have happened in China academia. Besides scandals of top level distinguished professors, bottom-level masters also have been accused of plagiarism in their master theses. Even worse, some persons buy papers from ghostwriters. It is estimated that over 90% papers in China are “rubbish”. These misconducts retard advancement of academic research in China.
    China government has made great efforts to stop academic plagiarism. Because of serious plagiary, some scientists were deprived of his academic posts, fired, dismissed, and expelled from the Chinese communist party. Scientific Awards, doctorate and graduation degrees of plagiarizing scientists were revoked. One academician was implicated and cancelled the title of academician.
    But in 2015, most of retracted scientific papers with fake peer reviews by BioMed Central, Springer and Elsevier came from China.
    In order to resume upright attitude toward scientific research of the Chinese scientists, we applaud monitoring in the international community.

    Competing Interests: None declared.

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