Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 1653–1656 | Cite as

World Map of Scientific Misconduct

  • Behzad Ataie-AshtianiEmail author


A comparative world map of scientific misconduct reveals that countries with the most rapid growth in scientific publications also have the highest retraction rate. To avoid polluting the scientific record further, these nations must urgently commit to enforcing research integrity among their academic communities.


Scientific misconduct World map Academic communities 


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Conflict of interest

The author declares no competing financial interest.

Supplementary material

Video S1.

Three-dimensional world map of scientific misconduct of 180 countries (MP4 8801 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and School of the EnvironmentFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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