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Hacked Review System Leads To Fake Reviews and Retraction of Scientific Papers 67 67

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the too-good-to-review dept.
dstates writes "Retraction Watch reports that fake reviewer information was placed in Elsevier's peer review database allowing unethical authors to review their own or colleagues manuscripts. As a result, 11 scientific publications have been retracted. The hack is particularly embarrassing for Elsevier because the commercial publisher has been arguing that the quality of its review process justifies its restrictive access policies and high costs of the journals it publishes."
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Hacked Review System Leads To Fake Reviews and Retraction of Scientific Papers

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