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Wall of Shame

Cureus adheres to COPE's Core Practices and fiercely condemns all forms of academic dishonesty and scientific misconduct, including plagiarism, data falsification, and peer review fraud. Allegations of scientific misconduct are thoroughly investigated; this includes contacting the authors for their response to the allegations as well as notifying the authors’ institutions to request an independent investigation. For more details, please refer to the Publication Ethics and Scientific Misconduct section in the Cureus Author Guide.

In addition to these established practices, Cureus has introduced the Wall of Shame to highlight authors who have committed egregious ethical violations as well as the institutions that enabled them. While Cureus takes no pleasure in this, the journal has a fundamental responsibility to ensure that potentially dangerous medical misinformation is not published. It is our contention that by shaming submitting authors of articles retracted due to misconduct we can prevent hundreds or even thousands of future offenses, thereby ensuring the well-being of countless patients.

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