Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Science is self-correcting...

...in the same way that bank fraud is self-correcting.

//The narrative seems similar to that in the growing number of cases of peer review manipulation we’ve seen recently. What tipped off the editor was minor spelling mistakes in the reviewers’ names, and odd non-institutional email addresses that were often changed once reviews had been submitted, in an apparent attempt to cover the fakers’ tracks. Those “reviewers” had turned in reports across several journals, spanning several subjects.

It would seem that a third party, perhaps marketing services helping authors have papers accepted, was involved//


1 comment:

Toby said...

I'm not sure I understand your point. Are you saying "science" is not self-correcting? If that's the case, how is it you are directing our attention to a case in which a scientific journal was self-correcting.

If you are being sarcastic, I apologize for not getting it.

 
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