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Mar 29, 2022 08:29 PM
CHINA

Hundreds of Fake Medical Research Papers Published in Recent Months, Authorities Say

China is the world’s top paper-publisher in the field of natural sciences, but its rise has been accompanied by a slew of academic scandals. Photo: VCG
China is the world’s top paper-publisher in the field of natural sciences, but its rise has been accompanied by a slew of academic scandals. Photo: VCG

China has named and shamed more than 600 medical workers linked to some 520 faked papers since June 2021, as part of an ongoing crackdown on plagiarism and other misconduct in the medical community that has dented the country’s scholarly reputation.

The faked papers were revealed in a string of statements published from last June to March this year on the website of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Investigations into research at more than 240 medical and educational institutions found that the production of the papers involved illegal activities such as trading, ghostwriting and falsifying research processes and data, according to the statements.

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