Vascular Health and Risk Management
Open access peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals.
Dove Medical Press is now a member of the Open Access Initiative
An Author's Guide
A guide to help authors get their paper published.
Support Open Access and Dove Press
Promotional Article Monitoring - further details
Favored Author Program
Real benefits for authors, including fast-track processing of papers.
What is the future of peer review? Why is there fraud in science? Is plagiarism out of control? Why do scientists do bad things? Is it all a case of: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing?”
(4732) Total Article Views
Authors: Chris R Triggle, David J Triggle
Published Date May 2007
Volume 2007:3(1) Pages 39 - 53
Chris R Triggle1, David J Triggle2
1School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 2School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY, USA
Abstract: Peer review is an essential component of the process that is universally applied prior to the acceptance of a manuscript, grant or other scholarly work. Most of us willingly accept the responsibilities that come with being a reviewer but how comfortable are we with the process? Peer review is open to abuse but how should it be policed and can it be improved? A bad peer review process can inadvertently ruin an individual’s career, but are there penalties for policing a reviewer who deliberately sabotages a manuscript or grant? Science has received an increasingly tainted name because of recent high profile cases of alleged scientific misconduct. Once considered the results of work stress or a temporary mental health problem, scientific misconduct is increasingly being reported and proved to be a repeat offence. How should scientific misconduct be handled—is it a criminal offence and subject to national or international law? Similarly plagiarism is an ever-increasing concern whether at the level of the student or a university president. Are the existing laws tough enough? These issues, with appropriate examples, are dealt with in this review.
Keywords: peer review, journal impact factors, conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, plagiarism
Cannotea Citeulike Del.icio.us Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Readers of this article also read:
- ACC 2014
We will attend the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo (ACC) on March 29-31, 2014. Stop by booth 3217 to talk with us.
- Like us on Facebook
Click the blue link above to become a part of our Facebook community.
- The western diet and lifestyle and diseases of civilization
- Aldosterone and aldosterone receptor antagonists in patients with chronic heart failure
- Everolimus-eluting stents in interventional cardiology
- Transitioning from population to individualized preventive cardiology