Dental School’s Prolific Publishing of Scientific Papers May Be Self-Serving
Saveetha Dental College in Chennai, India, has a reputation for publishing large numbers of scientific papers. All dental students are required to write a 1,500-page treatise on research they have completed. Once the manuscripts have undergone a peer-review process at the college, they are submitted for publication. This has resulted in the publication of hundreds of scientific papers. However, the college also benefits in another way. According to Retraction Watch, these articles most often cite other papers published by students and faculty at Saveetha, which boosts the number of citations associated with the school. What do you think? Is this fair game in scientific publishing or a shady approach to bolster the scientific reputation of a dental school? Click here to read more.