Nature Chemistry Blogroll: Exposing fraud

Every month Nature Chemistry’s Blogroll column features interesting posts from the chemistry blogosphere. I wrote the column for the November 2013 issue, titled Exposing Fraud. Despite having to submit the copy by 16th September for publication on 24th October, the theme turned out to be quite timely, coinciding with the publication of ACS Nano’s editorial Be Critical But Fair. “The best way to avoid potential academic fraud is through rigorous peer review”—it’s a way for sure, but the best way? I’m not convinced.