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This Week in PLOS Medicine: Research literature; Child mortality; Cancer mortality & more

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Five new articles published this week in PLOS Medicine, closing out our March issue.

The PLOS Medicine Editors discuss the need for a dynamic publishing system that enables linkage to corrections of errors in scientific literature (whatever their source) and full integration of articles with post-publication commentary.

Brian Houle and colleagues examine the temporal relationship between mother and child death by using 15 years of data (1994-2008) from household surveys conducted in the Agincourt sub-district of South Africa.

Wei Gao and colleaguesdescribe how location of death has changed for patients with cancer in England between 1993 and 2010.

Richard Smith and colleagues lay out what is currently known about research misconduct in low- and middle-income countries, summarize some high profile cases of misconduct, and make suggestions on ways forward.

David Resnik and Zubin Master review current policies and initiatives for preventing and managing research misconduct in high-income countries, summarize some high profile cases of misconduct, and make suggestions on ways forward.

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