Language of a liar named Stapel: Can word choice be used to identify scientific fraud?

Do journals have the same tool these researchers used? As long as the false-positive rate is not too high, the journals can use this as a screening method for evaluation of manuscripts prior to sending it out for peer-review?

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stapel_npcA pair of Cornell researchers have analyzed the works of fraudster Diederik Stapel and found linguistic tics that stand out in his fabricated articles.

David Markowitz and Jeffrey Hancock looked at 49 of the Dutch social psychologist’s papers — 24 of which included falsified data. (Stapel has lost 54 papers so far.)

According to the abstract for the article, “Linguistic Traces of a Scientific Fraud: The Case of Diederik Stapel,” which appeared in PLoS ONE:

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