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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This is my shocked face

Massive fraud in the scientific peer-review process, with scientists setting up fake email accounts for suggested "reviewers" (that actually are written by the scientist himself).


I'm shocked, do you hear?  Shocked.

6 comments:

Alan said...

I don't know why anyone is surprised. People are people and if a system can be gamed to someone's advantage it will be.

TOTWTYTR said...

Sad. Sadder still that there is a web site/blog called Retraction Watch to track this stuff.

I'd ask what people are thinking when they do this shit, but I know the answer.

Glenn B said...

Wow, how can I do that to get some BS reviews of my blog to up its traffic?

Graybeard said...

But...but Science! is above that. They're better than us, they tell us all the time. They're the new priests that refuse to acknowledge they're a cult.

But seriously folks, the thing in the CRU-tape letters that bothered me wasn't the "hide the decline" that everyone latched on to, but getting peer review blocked and getting journal editors fired for letting real competent reviewers work. Because that means science (small "s") is dead. And woe to us all if that's true.

Old NFO said...

Desperation... Plain and simple... Publish or perish, and obviously some people were dying...

Anonymous said...

Grant money.