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Scientific Misconduct 

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

We should ignore whining about the supposedlyawful pressures of “publish or perish” when we havelittle credible evidence on what motivatesmisconduct, nor on what motivates the conductof honest, equally stressed colleagues. Laziness,desire for fame, greed, and an inability todistinguish right from wrong are just as likelyto be at the root of the problem.    Drummond RennieIn scientific publication, the phrase scientific misconduct (specifically termed research misconduct by US government regulations and commonly known as fraud) has both ethical and legal connotations for authors and editors. A few studies (with limited methodologies) have estimated the prevalence of scientists who have participated in scientific misconduct

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