A short history of detecing image forgery can be found at the Zwelling blog and an introduction into the theory in a paper by Hany Farid or his book “Fake Photos“.
“There is currently worldwide concern over corruption in education. This concern touches all Member States and all levels of education” according to the European Counsil. Academic integrity is a major issue that needs much more attention.
c’t 10.2008:82-89 has a nice article about open peer review “Die Weisheit der Massen” summarizing the current peer review process – the top line of the cartoon below. Following submission of a paper, it is initially screened for some formal requirements before being submitted to anonymous peer review and finally being published. Anonymous peer review lasts between 2 months and 2 years (!) and is abbreviated so far only by one biomedical journal Open peer review – publish first, review later weiterlesen →