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International collaboration could help scientists avoid misconduct, study suggests

All-Africa studies retracted more often for plagiarism and data errors

African research papers that have co-authors from outside the continent have lower rates of plagiarism and data errors than papers with only African authors, a study of retracted papers has found. 

However, papers with co-authors outside the continent are more likely to be retracted due to authorship issues, says the study published by three South African researchers on 11 September in the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 

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