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Faked Crystallography Papers

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:42 pm
by FlammableFlower
Seems that there are 800 faked crystallography papers out there that come from doctors at a Chinese hospital needing publications for promotion. 800!!!!

Re: Faked Crystallography Papers

Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 5:47 pm
by Bird on a Fire
Kin ell:
Note that the 800 papers under consideration correspond to approximately 1200 structures deposited in the CSD. That is 0.1% of the whole current knowledge in chemical crystallography. In other words, the database is polluted with wrong data.
And there'll be plenty more of these out there, of course.

What's the solution? The multi-billion euro publishing industry apparently can't stop publishing fakes papers, so do the rest of us just ignore all unreplicated publications from China until they put a lid on the fakery, or what?