Instances of Scientific Misconduct

Chen-Yuan (Peter) Chen

Chen-Yuan (Peter) Chen is infamous for at one point receiving 43 retractions. Chen once worked at ETH Zurich, a public university in Germany, has had many of his studies retracted due to fake peer reviews, issues regarding third party involvement, conflicts of interest, investigations by journals/publishers, misconduct by author, concerns about references/attributions, and investigations by company/university. “A novel NXT control method for implementing force sensing and recycling in a training robot,” “A pipelined multiprocessor system-on-a-chip (SoC) design methodology for streaming signal processing,” and “A two-step approach for broadband digital signal processing technique” were all retracted. Much of his papers that were retracted were within computer science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine.

50 years later, is it time to retract a retraction by a Nobel prize-winning author? (Retraction Watch, September 25, 2015)

Academic papers retracted as fraud exposed. (Taipei Times, July 12, 2014)

Authors in 2014 peer review ring lose 4 more papers each for “compromised” review (Retraction Watch, April 28, 2016)

Author in 2014 peer review ring loses 3 more papers for peer review problems (Retraction Watch, February 22, 2016)

Chen-Yuan Chen’s research while affiliated with National Pingtung University of Education and other places (ResearchGate, October 2013)

Chiang Wei-ling eyed over connection with discredited academic papers (Taiwan News, July 13, 2014)

Dr. Peter Chen (Dr.Peter Chen, 2020)

Education minister resigns over research fraud scandal (University World News, July 14, 2014)

Japan, Taiwan taking closer look at fraud — and how to stop it (Retraction Watch, March 20, 2017)

Peer Review Scandal Takes Down Taiwanese Minister (IEEE Spectrum, July 16, 2014)

Peter Chen (Cylab, 2020)

RETRACTED: Development for low-cost and cross-platform robot control environment (SAGE Journals, January 11 2012)

SAGE Publications busts “peer review and citation ring,” 60 papers retracted (Retraction Watch, July 8, 2014)

Science Journal Pulls 60 Papers in Peer-Review Fraud (New York Times, July 10, 2014)

Taiwan’s education minister resigns in wake of SAGE peer review scandal (Retraction Watch, July 14, 2014)

Weekend reads: A CRISPR retraction; questions about football concussion data; an ethicist who has led to more than 20 retractions (Retraction Watch, October 12, 2019)

Weekend reads: Retract papers, win major awards; “citation doping;” authorship abuse (Retraction Watch, September 21, 2019)