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Ethics and peer review

Goodstein, David (1995) Ethics and peer review. Stem Cells, 13 (5). p. 574. ISSN 1066-5099. doi:10.1002/stem.5530130517.

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Throughout most of its recent history, science was constrained only by the limits of imagination and creativity of its participants. In the past couple of decades that state of affairs has changed dramatically. Science is now constrained primarily by the number of research posts and the amount of research funds available. What had always previously been a purely intellectual competition has now become an intense competition for scarce resources. This change, which is permanent and irreversible, is likely to have an undesirable effect, in the long run, on ethical behavior among scientists. Instances of scientific fraud are almost sure to become more common, but so are other forms of scientific misbehavior. For example, the institution of peer review is now in critical danger.

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Additional Information:© 1995 AlphaMed Press. Version of Record online: 01 January 1996.
Issue or Number:5
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Official Citation:Goodstein, D. (1995), Ethics and peer review. STEM CELLS, 13: 574-574. doi:10.1002/stem.5530130517
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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