Allegations of research errors and fraud

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Case studies

1: Allegations of scientific fraud and unethical conduct of experiments with attempts to silence the whistleblower
2: Surprising results and a new area of research for a senior author

COPE charts


Suspected fabricated data in a submitted manuscript
Suspected fabricated data in a published article

Relevant Elsevier policies/links

Figure manipulation
Duties of authors
Elsevier policy on article withdrawal