HUNDREDS OF FAKE SCIENTIFIC PAPERS IN BOGUS JOURNALS.

HUNDREDS OF FAKE SCIENTIFIC PAPERS IN BOGUS JOURNALS. I have posted, for example here, about ways that psychologists can (and some do) rig the results of their experiments to make them publishable. I have also posted on the ways that some scientists are trying to expose them. Many of these articles are at least plausible even though the statistical procedures may be shoddy.

This article by Charles Seife on Slate reports that there are hundreds of phony academic journals which purport to be peer reviewed but which will publish any gibberish for a fee. As an example of gibberish, Seife links to an article about an academic paper entitled “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs” which was accepted by 17 medical journals. Seife also links to a paper which consisted of hundreds of repetitions of an obscene seven word sentence. (The sentence is: “Get me off your Fucking Mailing List”.) The paper was accepted by the “International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology”.

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