•Bogus research may be forgotten, its perpetrators disgraced or dead, but tainted writings endure. As
Mallon (1989) wrote, “To put
one’s theft into print is to have it forever
on the library shelves, guiltily stacked just an aisle away from the volume it victimized, a stain that doesn’t wash but forever circulates.”
•In 1997, Altman and I wrote, “Unfortunately, the mechanisms for notifying purchasers [and users] of bogus, falsified, and simply erroneous publications are even weaker than the mechanisms for detecting them.” Has this situation changed?