The propagation and dispersal of misinformation in ecology: Is there a relationship between citation accuracy and journal impact factor?

@article{Drake2012ThePA,
  title={The propagation and dispersal of misinformation in ecology: Is there a relationship between citation accuracy and journal impact factor?},
  author={Deanne C. Drake and Bryan Maritz and Steve Jacobs and Casparus J. Crous and Andries Petrus Engelbrecht and Anita Etale and Markus Fourie and Dominic Furniss and Susan Leigh Flinspach Judith A. Scott and Shivan Parusnath and Denise Tye},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={702},
  pages={1-4}
}
Research almost always builds upon existing, peerreviewed literature. This is how we understand the development of ideas in our disciplines, formulate meaningful new questions, and advance our knowledge. But several of the authors of this article have noted disturbingly inaccurate reporting of our study findings when cited by others. We have also noted copying and pasting of phrases and citations from published articles in a way that distorts or even completely changes the meaning of the source… CONTINUE READING
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