1 The retractions came only a few months after BioMed Central.

The companies mentioned above that provide fake peer testimonials all come from China and countries in Southeast Asia, & most of the authors involved with these cases result from the same areas. But it would be a mistake to check out this as a Chinese or Asian problem. The problem may be the perverse incentive systems in scientific publishing. As long as authors are rewarded for publishing many content and editors are rewarded for publishing them quickly, new means of gaming the original publication versions will be invented more quickly than new control actions can be put in place.. Charlotte J. Haug, M.D., Ph.D.1 The retractions came only a few months after BioMed Central, an open-access publisher owned by Springer, retracted 43 content articles for the same reason.Beverly Perdue, Chairperson, HWTFC, and Bob Greczyn, President and CEO of BCBSNC, announced the groundbreaking, three-yr initiative at a news meeting at the Central YMCA in downtown Raleigh. Related StoriesThree out of four customers not really covered for evidence-based weight problems treatment servicesObesity groups take aim at claims that deny insurance of obesity treatment under affordable treatment actPoverty and parenting style predict childhood obesityThe three-year initiative will include a public education campaign, consisting of advertising and other communications to the public and a Web site. It will highlight successful community applications through a clearinghouse and awards program also.