February has the usual collection of retractions and concerns about plagiarism. The case of the month illustrates the concerns editors have when they receive a manuscript without evidence of ethical approval—read what the Forum advised. In the news has two items about avoiding predatory journals and identifying legitimate open access journals. The statistics for COPE Digest make interesting reading, and not surprisingly, items on authorship and retraction are the hottest.
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