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Nature Is Part Of The Problem: British Science Integrity Crisis

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.