Friday, May 25, 2007

Plagiarism uncovered by systematic review

A piece in today's BMJ (26 May) leads me to read a paper from last year describing how plagiarism was uncovered by a systematic review. Iain Chalmers, while working on a systematic review of epidural anaesthesia, discovered a paper which repeated data from another, unacknowledged, paper of some years before.

The case continues - it is the outcome of a Croatian government investigation that is reported in today's BMJ.

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