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‘Peer review ring’ – busted

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/07/11


The peer-reviewed science is settled!

Watts Up With That?

From the Washington Post:

Every now and then a scholarly journal retracts an article because of errors or outright fraud. In academic circles, and sometimes beyond, each retraction is a big deal.

Now comes word of a journal retracting 60 articles at once.

The reason for the mass retraction is mind-blowing: A “peer review and citation ring” was apparently rigging the review process to get articles published.

You’ve heard of prostitution rings, gambling rings and extortion rings. Now there’s a “peer review ring.”

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2 Responses to “‘Peer review ring’ – busted”

  1. Yorkshire said

    Or was it really a pier review and they all agreed while fishing?

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  2. […] on Truth Before Dishonor, John Hitchcock noted a failed peer review […]

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