Inappropriate manipulation of peer review

(26 March 2015) In November last year, BioMed Central uncovered evidence of repeated and inappropriate attempts to manipulate the peer review process of several journals (see the original statement and update).

The apparent intention was to deceive Editors and positively influence the outcome of peer review by suggesting fabricated reviewers. Although only a handful of affected published articles were found, a subsequent extensive and systematic search of all BioMed Central journals identified 43 articles that were published on the basis of reviews from fabricated reviewers.

Read the story by Elizabeth Moylan here.