A question of integrity

Editorial. A question of integrity. Nature 2009; 462(7274):699


This editorial highlights allegations of plagiarism against the authors of research papers in which members of the Iranian government were co-authors. The possible causes of this are speculated upon, one being the strong cultural expectation that officials have a strong academic background. Importantly it is noted that, “The actions of a few must not be allowed to soil the reputation of the majority of Iran’s scientists.”