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How papers with doctored images can affect scientific reviews

A close up view of journal magazines that have been folded open and piled together against a red background.

An unpleasant surprise awaited scientists who surveyed 1,035 journal articles to prepare a review about a test commonly carried out on rats. Credit: Oleksandr Bushko/Alamy

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Nature 628, 242-243 (2024)


Updates & Corrections

  • Correction 09 April 2024: An earlier version of the standfirst of this story misstated the percentage of papers that were found by the authors to have troubling images.


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