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Scientific Misconduct in India: Causes and Perpetuation

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Along with economic strength, space technology and software expertise, India is also a leading nation in fraudulent scientific research. The problem is worsened by vested interests working in concert for their own benefits. These self-promoting cartels, together with biased evaluation methods and weak penal systems, combine to perpetuate scientific misconduct. Some of these issues are discussed in this commentary, with supporting examples and possible solutions.

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Correspondence to Pratap R. Patnaik.

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Patnaik, P.R. Scientific Misconduct in India: Causes and Perpetuation. Sci Eng Ethics 22, 1245–1249 (2016).

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