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A fraud accusation like nothing you've seen before
A fraud accusation like nothing you've seen before

It can be hard to keep up with the latest examples of fraud rings and other organized wrongdoing, but here's one that takes the cake: the scientific monthly Journal of Vibration and Control is retracting 60 articles "implicated in a peer review and citation ring." In the words of Retraction Watch, which tracks the comings and goings of peer-reviewed scientific papers, "This one deserves a 'wow.'" The acoustics journal's publisher, London-based SAGE, says it busted the ring following a 14-month investigation. It points the finger of accusation at Peter Chen, a researcher formerly of the National Pingtung University of Education of Taiwan, who...

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