Publisher BioMed Central has uncovered several instances of fake peer reviewers, reports Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky.

A manuscript editor caught most of the cases before the articles were published, but a handful slipped through. The editor noticed spelling errors in the reviewers' names as well as non-institutional email addresses that were changed after the review was in, apparently as part of a cover-up effort.

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