Scientific fraud in corrosion science research: A review

Scientific fraud in corrosion science research: A review This article examines the issue of scientific misconduct and its implications on corrosion science research through a decade (2001–2011). An analysis is presented of an increasing body of cases in which allegations have been made and violations of legal and ethical research standards have been substantiated. The frequencies with which scientists fabricate and falsify data, or commit other forms of scientific misconduct, are discussed. In this review, the image of scientists as objective seekers of truth is periodically jeopardized by the discovery of a major scientific fraud. This review shows how easy it can be for a scientist to publish fabricated data in the most prestigious journals, and how this can cause a waste of financial and human resources. Case examples illustrated and investigated in this review are related to corrosion science research. Recommendations toward the prevention and resolution of potential or actual instances of scientific misconduct in corrosion science research are proposed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Scientific fraud in corrosion science research: A review

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11164-013-1079-2
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Abstract

This article examines the issue of scientific misconduct and its implications on corrosion science research through a decade (2001–2011). An analysis is presented of an increasing body of cases in which allegations have been made and violations of legal and ethical research standards have been substantiated. The frequencies with which scientists fabricate and falsify data, or commit other forms of scientific misconduct, are discussed. In this review, the image of scientists as objective seekers of truth is periodically jeopardized by the discovery of a major scientific fraud. This review shows how easy it can be for a scientist to publish fabricated data in the most prestigious journals, and how this can cause a waste of financial and human resources. Case examples illustrated and investigated in this review are related to corrosion science research. Recommendations toward the prevention and resolution of potential or actual instances of scientific misconduct in corrosion science research are proposed.

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Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 8, 2013

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