Nature magazine has picked up on the BMJ survey of research misconduct in the UK – I posted about this a couple of days ago. The article carries the bold title British science needs `integrity overhaul’.
British scientists are fundamentally failing to deal with research misconduct, which is widespread in the country, leading experts have warned.
At a conference in London yesterday, participants were united in calling for more action on the issue.
“There is a recognition that we have a problem,” said Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and one of the driving forces behind the meeting.
I think it would probably help if journals like Nature stopped trying to cover up for the miscreants.