Misconduct in experimental electrochemical and corrosion research does not appear to be on the increase. However, ‘gamesmanship’ does appear to be becoming more frequent. All of these activities are awful for science because of the impact they have on public trust of science. They are also terrible for people who become involved – the scientist who commits misconduct. We expects ethical behaviour from scientists. Ethics implies being a good person and being good at one’s profession. The common view appears to be that the majority of scientists aspire to achieve these high standards. In recent years, issues of academic honesty, including data fabrication and plagiarism, have become hot topics among university faculty. Many universities are trying various tools such as plagiarism-detection software in order to rampant what some describe as an explosion of instances of plagiarism at the university level. A new technique has been suggested in this study that include using digitizing softwares to develop a proposal that involves conducting data audits of submitted manuscripts to prevent publications of fraudulent work. This new tool has been used to investigate an article published in Electrochimica Acta 52 (2007) 3588–3600 which was selected to be a raw model for fabrication of data.
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