“Cases of scientific malpractice in Brazil increased significantly between 2009 and 2012, according to a study looking at article retraction in scientific journals.
The study, published in Science and Engineering Ethics, says that this could threaten the country’s growing popularity as a research partner.
The paper looked at retracted research articles in two major Latin American and Caribbean databases: the Scientific Electronic Library Online, or SciELO, and the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information, or LILACS. Out of 2,000 articles from around the world published in the databases between 2009 and 2014, 31 were later pulled back, including 25 articles from Brazil, the researchers found.”
University World News. (2015). Sharp rise in scientific paper retractions. Retrieved 13 January, from http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160108194308816