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Russian website peddles authorships linked to reputable journals

Since 2019, Anna Abalkina has been monitoring a website that offers an illicit way for scientists to burnish their CVs. The site, operated from Russia, openly offers to sell authorship slots on soon-to-be-published scientific papers, for fees ranging from several hundred dollars to nearly $5000. The full article was published by Science Magazine.

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