1 The retractions came only several weeks after BioMed Central.

A third reason may be that journals and publishers are multinational increasingly. Previously, the editor and editorial table of a journal understood both the scientific field it covered and the people working in it, but it’s almost impossible to end up being sufficiently well connected when both editors and submissions come from all over the world. Having authors suggest the best reviewers may therefore seem like a good idea. In the aftermath of the latest scandals involving fake peer reviewers, many journals have decided to turn off the reviewer-suggestion option on the manuscript-submission systems. But that move might not be enough, as the publisher Hindawi found out this past spring. Although Hindawi doesn’t let authors recommend reviewers for his or her manuscripts, it decided to examine the peer-review information for manuscripts submitted in 2013 and 2014 for possible fraud.African-Americans’ clotting rates compared to non-African Us citizens were: 1.71 % vs. 0.59 % after thirty days;2.twenty five % vs. 0.79 % at twelve months;2.78 % vs. 1.09 % at two years; and 3.67 % vs. 1.25 % at three years. The death rate from all causes at 3 years was also higher among African-Us citizens, 24.9 % vs. 13.1 % in other races. Related StoriesNew approach helps create virtual models for treating abdominal aortic aneurysmsReview of haemodynamics in stent advancement shows spiral flow may be crucial to enhancing peripheral arterial stent performanceBirmingham experts identify how Salmonella attacks can result in life-threatening thrombosis Physicians and patients have to know that African-Americans are at a higher threat of developing stent thrombosis, which is associated with coronary attack or death, said Waksman, associate director of the Division of Cardiology at Washington Hospital Center and professor of medicine and cardiology at Georgetown University.