Scientific sting operation shows how fake science garbage gets published in peer-reviewed journals

Long-time WUWT reader “Latitude” writes: Academic journals are caught up in massive hoax involving 20 FAKE papers on ‘dog rape culture’, ‘a conceptual penis’ and re-printing a version of MEIN KAMPF Their aim was to expose how ‘absurdities’ get published in legitimate peer-reviewed academic papers due to a lack of critical review. In total the…

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The fight against fraud in peer review

We’ve all heard about fake news. Now we have deceptive scholarship. Derek Pyne, a Thompson Rivers University economist, is among the global academics determined to expose deceptive academic journals, sometimes at a risk to their careers. A determined B.C. economics professor has journeyed into the heart of a dark world where academics seeking to advance their…

Consensus Climatology in a Nutshell: Betrayal of Integrity

Guest essay by Pat Frank Today’s offering is a morality tale about the clash of honesty with self-interest, of integrity with income, and of arrogance with ignorance. I’m bringing out the events below for general perusal only because they’re a perfect miniature of the sewer that is consensus climatology. And also because corrupt practice battens…

George Will: Academia may now be beyond satire

Note to readers: This Sunday column by George Will appeared in my local newspaper this week, and I thought it relevant to repeat the headline and excerpts of it here, because what Will discusses is relevant to the fractured state of climate science. Peer review has turned into “pal review” due to the small population…

An example of "squeaky clean" climate science

I have often noted that the number of climate scientists (including both real-and self proclaimed) around the world is quite small, and those with certain areas of expertise, such as in paleoclimatology is even smaller. This leads to the problem of finding qualified reviewers for scientific papers. Looking for something else today, I came across…

Feds go after science journals for deceptive practices

FTC Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers Complaint Alleges Company Made False Claims, Failed To Disclose Steep Publishing Fees FOR RELEASE August 26, 2016 The Federal Trade Commission has charged the publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication…

Another peer reviewed science failure

From the Ed Begley Jr. department: “If these scientists have done something wrong, it will be found out and their peers will determine it,” insisted Ed. “Don’t get your information from me, folks, or any newscaster. Get it from people with Ph.D. after their names. ‘Peer-reviewed studies is the key words. And if it comes…