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Keywords:

  • scientific best practice;
  • scientific misconduct;
  • scientific standards
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“Seven deadly sins” in modern academic research and publishing can be condensed into a list ranging from poorly described experimental or computational setups to falsification of data. This Essay describes these sins and their ramifications, and serves as a code of best practice for researchers in their quest for scientific truth. Picture: Detail from “The Seven Deadly Sins” by Hieronymus Bosch.