scientific misconduct

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A term for several varieties of crimes against the truth that can be perpetrated by dishonest or corrupt scientists, including public health scientists. Some varieties of scientific misconduct include undeclared conflicts of interest, plagiarism or theft of intellectual property, fabrication of data, fraud, and some common lesser misdemeanors, such as fictitious authorship and multiple publication of the same information, which spuriously inflates an author's publication list and wastefully clutters libraries and electronic search and retrieval systems with repetitive material.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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