Acclaimed virologist delivers the 2010 Leeuwenhoek prize lecture In London.

St. Jude houses the only World Health Organization collaborating center focusing on the transmitting of animal influenza infections to humans. The hospital also hosts among six Centers of Excellence for Influenza Study and Surveillance funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses, a right section of the National Institutes of Health. Webster has received many honors throughout his career, including election to the Royal Culture, London; the Royal Society of New Zealand; and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Webster, whose life’s work has greatly progressed influenza research world-wide, said Dr. William E. Evans, St. Jude director and CEO. The Royal Culture honor is a reflection of an esteemed profession that has provided significant developments to the field of virology.The most important lesson is that incentives work. This pressure exists almost everywhere but is particularly intense in China. It is therefore no surprise that the most inventive ways to game the peer-review program to get manuscripts published attended from China. The companies mentioned above offering fake peer reviews all come from China and countries in Southeast Asia, & most of the authors involved with these cases come from the same areas. But it will be a mistake to check out this simply because a Asian or Chinese problem. The problem is the perverse incentive systems in scientific publishing. So long as authors are rewarded for publishing many content articles and editors are rewarded for publishing them quickly, new means of gaming the original publication models will be invented more quickly than new control measures could be put in place..