JAMA on fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in research reporting

Twelve retraction notices about 15 articles (six by the same author) and six notices of Expression of Concern about nine articles have been tallied by JAMA and the JAMA Network journals over the past five years.

Using JAMA’s approach as an example, Editor-in-Chief Howard Baucher, addresses the roles and responsibilities of editors and of institutions in the investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct involving fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in the reporting of research. Baucher says authors, journals, and institutions are obligated to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record.