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Retraction Action: The Shocking Rise of FAKE Peer Reviews

Source: Wikimedia Commons and Masada Publishing

Faked reviews are on the rise. Peer reviewed articles are, rarely, retracted for reasons like lack of data integrity. But faked peer reviews? What’s really at the core of this disconcerting phenomenon? Are editors overwhelmed and over-burdened? Are faked reviews the natural and unstoppable fallout of the high-pressure environment to publish?