B – Academic misconduct

Hvistendahl M. China pursues fraudsters in science publishing. Science 2015;350(6264):1015
(doi: 10.1126/science.350.6264.1015)

China’s main basic research agency is cracking down on scientists who used fake peer reviews to publish papers, demanding that serious offenders return research funding. Since 2012 scores of authors, many of them Chinese, have been snagged in a peer-review scandal involving papers published in international journals. Journals discovered that authors provided email addresses to accounts controlled by the perpetrators, and then reviewed their own work.