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