News4/6/2015 8:24:56 PM

The problem of manipulation of manuscript peer review by authors has recently surfaced (discussed here). Peer review manipulation, also referred to as fraudulent peer review, can be defined as subversion of the peer review process by an author or another person engaged on behalf of the author to deceive a journal editor into sending a peer review invitation, such that the authors or a third party related to them can determine or control the contents of the review. On January 21, 2015, WAME Ethics and Policy Committee has approved a statement addressing this problem. Read the complete statement here.

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