A Massive Case Of Fraud | February 18, 2008 Issue - Vol. 86 Issue 7 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 86 Issue 7 | pp. 37-38
Issue Date: February 18, 2008

A Massive Case Of Fraud

Journal editors are left reeling as publishers move to rid their archives of scientist's falsified research
Department: Science & Technology

A CHEMIST IN INDIA has been found guilty of plagiarizing and/or falsifying more than 70 research papers published in a wide variety of Western scientific journals between 2004 and 2007, according to documents from his university, copies of which were obtained by C&EN. Some journal editors left reeling by the incident say it is one of the most spectacular and outrageous cases of scientific fraud they have ever seen.

The culprit, sources say, is chemistry . . .

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