Fraudulent Peer Reviews Result in 107 Cancer Research Retractions

Normally, I laugh at the foibles of some of the more insular parts of the science community.   After all, some studies are born to be scorned (see Twitter, New Real Peer Review @RealPeerReview).
 
But this? This is evil. Over 100 cancer research studies retracted because of peer review fraud– that is, the peer reviewers are fraudulent accounts set up and written by the researchers themselves or their paid cohorts.  
 
You need fake peer reviews so you can move up in your chosen bubble and get grants. I get it. So go make up stuff about the love life of rats or fictional television characters, feminist intersectionality and Candyland or something.  If you’re going to lie, it’s reprehensible enough without lying about stuff that means life or death to others.
Retractionwatch is less amusing, usually, than Real Peer Review, but it’s worth keeping an eye on as well.
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