Too Good to be True?

The state of scientific research in China is a favorite topic of conversation in the scientific community, especially as the number of publications from China has been increasing, says In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe. But on closer inspection, many of these papers "are junk," he adds, and are published in journals that have no impact whatsoever.

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