Louise Lief

the Wall Street Journal

Fake Scientific Papers Rocking Publishing World

In an age when scientists face widespread mistrust, the proliferation of fake or plagiarized scientific studies published in respected journals can cause a crisis in confidence. An academic system that rewards publication above all else contributes to the problem. An intriguing part of this story recounts the methods individual scientists devised to root out the fakes.

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Louise Lief is an independent consultant to philanthropy, non-profits and media, helping mission-driven organizations design, execute and communicate program strategies to achieve their objectives with maximum impact.

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