Publications 2013, 1(3), 140-145; doi:10.3390/publications1030140
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Combating Fraud in Medical Research: Research Validation Standards Utilized by the Journal of Surgical Radiology

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Received: 24 October 2013; in revised form: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 6 November 2013 / Published: 15 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Misconduct in Scientific Publishing)
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Abstract: Fraud in medical publishing has risen to the national spotlight as manufactured and suspect data have led to retractions of papers in prominent journals. Moral turpitude in medical research has led to the loss of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants, directly affected patient care, and has led to severe legal ramifications for some authors. While there are multiple checks and balances in medical research to prevent fraud, the final enforcement lies with journal editors and publishers. There is an ethical and legal obligation to make careful and critical examinations of the medical research published in their journals. Failure to follow the highest standards in medical publishing can lead to legal liability and destroy a journal’s integrity. More significant, however, is the protection of the medical profession’s trust with their colleagues and the public they serve. This article discusses various techniques and tools available to editors and publishers that can help curtail fraud in medical publishing.
Keywords: fraud; audit; validation; journal; surgical radiology; integrity; retraction
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MDPI and ACS Style

Patel, B.; Dua, A.; Koenigsberger, T.; Desai, S.S. Combating Fraud in Medical Research: Research Validation Standards Utilized by the Journal of Surgical Radiology. Publications 2013, 1, 140-145.

AMA Style

Patel B, Dua A, Koenigsberger T, Desai SS. Combating Fraud in Medical Research: Research Validation Standards Utilized by the Journal of Surgical Radiology. Publications. 2013; 1(3):140-145.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Patel, Bhavin; Dua, Anahita; Koenigsberger, Tom; Desai, Sapan S. 2013. "Combating Fraud in Medical Research: Research Validation Standards Utilized by the Journal of Surgical Radiology." Publications 1, no. 3: 140-145.

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