1 The retractions came only weeks after BioMed Central.

But it will be a mistake to check out this as a Chinese or Asian problem. The nagging problem may be the perverse incentive systems in scientific publishing. So long as authors are rewarded for publishing many content articles and editors are rewarded for publishing them quickly, new means of gaming the original publication versions will be invented more quickly than new control measures can be put in place.. Charlotte J. Haug, M.D., Ph.D.1 The retractions came only weeks after BioMed Central, an open-access publisher also owned by Springer, retracted 43 articles for the same reason.But those injuries that occurred, such as for example stroke and paraplegia, were serious enough to warrant further investigation and the advancement of an active surveillance registry to assemble data about the number and quality of adverse events so that precise risk estimates could be made. Even though spinal manipulation is commonly used on children, exceedingly few significant injuries or adverse events have been reported, said Dr. Kim Humphreys, one of the study authors and dean of Graduate Education and Research at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.