An even more disturbing trend is highlighted in the article below, from the Chronicle of Higher Education. It makes me wonder how faculty will maintain the moral high ground!
Journals Find Fakery in Many Images Submitted to Support Research - Chronicle.com
As computer programs make images easier than ever to manipulate, editors at a growing number of scientific publications are turning into image detectives, examining figures to test their authenticity.Related:
And the level of tampering they find is alarming.
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