Scientists May Be Putting Their Own Names on Papers Written by Companies

Papers that bear academic scientists' names as authors, but are ghostwritten by for-profit companies, may be disturbingly common in medical journals, a new study indicates. Some of the scientists accused of being involved in that practice deny any wrongdoing, but journal editors are already outlining measures to prevent future breaches of academic integrity.

In the new issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association,four scientists have published the results of