1 The retractions came only weeks after BioMed Central.

An editor at among the journals released by Sage Publications became suspicious, sparking a thorough and lengthy investigation, which led to the retraction of 60 articles in July 2014. At the end of 2014, BioMed Central and other publishers alerted the international Committee on Publication Ethics to new types of systematic attempts to control journals’ peer-review procedures. According to a declaration published on COPE’s internet site in January 2015, these attempts to hijack the scholarly review program were evidently orchestrated by firms that first helped authors write or enhance their scientific articles and marketed them favorable peer evaluations.4 BioMed Central conducted a thorough investigation of all their recently published content and identified 43 which were published on the basis of evaluations from fabricated reviewers.DeBerardino, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon focusing on sports medication for the University of Connecticut Huskies and Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Connecticut Wellness Center, moderated an instructional program at AAOS annual meeting, titled ‘Athletic Injuries in the Adolescent Athlete.’ According to Dr. DeBerardino, adolescent sport-related accidental injuries are increasing, so much in order that they have become a ‘silent epidemic.’ ‘Even more adolescents are participating in year-round sports activities without seasonal breaks, or they are playing on multiple teams simultaneously,’ he says.