Are Scientific Journals Clogged With ‘Publication Pollution’?

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According to medical ethicist Art Caplan, science and medical journals are plagued by “publication pollution”—plagiarism, fraud, and predatory publishing. Caplan says that the problems persist because of denial within the scientific and medical communities.

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Art Caplan

Art Caplan is the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University Langone Medical Center in New York, New York.

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