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.
Research on Chemical Intermediates – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 8, 2013
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