Misconduct happens. So what can journal editors do find and prevent it?
While we don’t claim to be experts in working on the other side of the fence — eg as editors — Ivan was flattered to be asked by session organizers at the Council of Science Editors to appear on a panel on the subject. He was joined on the panel by:
Science executive editor Monica Bradford
Annals of Internal Medicine editor in chief Christine Laine
American Association for Cancer Research publisher Diane Scott-Lichter
Committee on Publication Ethics’s Liz Wager
Their presentations were chock-full of good tips and data. Bradford, for example, said that Science had published 45 retractions since 1997. And Laine recommended copying all of a manuscript’s authors on every communication, which could help prevent author forgery that seems to be creeping into the literature. >>>