Sunday, April 05, 2015

the era of fake peer review even within science publications

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/04/fake_peer_review_scientific_journals_publish_fraudulent_plagiarized_or_nonsense.single.html

Wenatchee The Hatchet has written a bit over the years about how some authors did not manage to cite other authors' work in the process of writing, publishing and promoting certain books.  But while the nature of that at times controversial topic has not been fully appreciated by Christian writers and bloggers it's arguable that that may be a drop in the bucket. A bigger problem may be that we live in an era in which content can be generated so swiftly the human capacity to fact-check and screen out content can't keep up, or publications just run stuff that amounts to "who's going to notice?"

Lest it seem this kind of problem exists only in the humanities or the arts, it's turning out to be a problem in the STEM side of things, too.  Fake peer review.

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