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Can the vocabulary of deceit reveal fraudulent studies?

A new linguistic comparison of fraudulent scientific papers with sound manuscripts reveals that dishonest papers have their own literary style i.e. they are more vague, abstract and contain more jargon. The study suggests that one day language comparison techniques could be used to detect phony papers. The full news story was published on the Science Magazine website.

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