Bloch, Konrad and Relman, Arnold S. "Preventing Fraud," Science 245 (29 September 1989), p.

 

Bloch, Konrad and Relman, Arnold S. "Preventing Fraud," Science 245 (29 September 1989), p.
1436.

In this letter to the editor, two distinguished scientists suggest that all co-authors of an article
cosign a letter agreeing to be responsible for all the material in the paper. They make this
suggestion, as they say, to prevent fraud. However, Koshland, editor of Science, adds in a
response that such a letter would "dilute the force of policy already in effect and not likely affect
those intent on ignoring the rules."