Portland Press and the Editorial Board of Bioscience Reports has been made aware of potential issues surrounding the scientific validity of some articles published in the Journal. In accordance with COPE guidelines, we are investigating these as a priority and are contacting the authors of the affected articles to obtain additional data and information that will inform our ongoing investigation. We will provide updates on our investigation and take appropriate action on the affected papers as soon as possible.
All papers at Bioscience Reports are peer reviewed with an Associate Editor and two independent reviewers assessing the paper. Additional measures have immediately been put in place during the editorial process to carry out additional checks on papers. Please be assured that Portland Press are doing all that they can to resolve these issues and correct the scientific record as soon as possible.