Haug, M.D., Ph.D.1 The retractions came only weeks after BioMed Central, an open-access publisher also owned by Springer, retracted 43 content for the same reason. How is it possible to fake peer review? Moon, who studies medicinal plants, had set up a simple treatment. He gave journals tips for peer reviewers for his manuscripts, offering them with e-mail and brands addresses. But these addresses had been ones he created, so the requests to review visited him or his co-workers directly. The fallout from Moon’s confession: 28 articles in various journals released by Informa were retracted, and one editor resigned. An editor at among the journals released by Sage Publications became suspicious, sparking a comprehensive and lengthy investigation, in July 2014 which led to the retraction of 60 articles.The Penn experts surveyed the subjects sixteen weeks after treatment ended, and found that the sham and electroacupuncture electroacupuncture groups had enjoyed a sustained–and even slightly increased–abatement of hot flashes. The pill-placebo patients reported a slight improvement in symptoms also, whereas the gabapentin pill group reported a worsening. A Better Placebo Compared to its sham version, electroacupuncture produced a twenty five % greater decrease in HFCS, suggesting that it really can work better – though the modest size of the study precluded a statistically definitive conclusion.