Resplandy et al. Part 5: Final outcome

From Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on September 25, 2019 by niclewis | 24 Comments By Nic Lewis The editors of Nature have retracted the Resplandy et al. paper.…

The Curious Case of the Southern Ocean and the Peer-Reviewed Journal

By Mike Jonas The Paper What seems like a very long time ago, I downloaded surface temperature data for the Southern Oceans to see if I could find, and learn…

HUGE pushback on science paywalls – University of California cancels Elsevier subscription

Breaking: UC terminates subscriptions with Elsevier in push for open access to publicly funded research Library Communications February 28, 2019 TO: The UC Berkeley academic community FROM: Paul Alivisatos, Executive…

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…

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…

Ooops: “lid blown off” the trustworthiness of scientific peer review

Global warming alarmists suffered a big hit this week in their effort to deify shoddy “peer-reviewed” climate papers. Stanford University medical professor John Ioannidis, in an interview with Agence France…

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…

A skeptic attempts to break the ‘pal review’ glass ceiling in climate modeling

Propagation of Error and the Reliability of Global Air Temperature Projections Guest essay by Pat Frank Regular readers at Anthony’s Watts Up With That will know that for several years,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Study demonstrates a pattern in 'how scientists lie about their data'

From Stanford University:  Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data When scientists falsify data, they try to cover it up by writing differently in their published…

Peer review is broken – Springer announces 64 papers retracted due to fake reviews

Science publishing giant Springer, with over 2900 journals, has announced on its website that 64 articles published in 10 of its journals are being retracted.  Editorial staff found evidence of fake…

Are Climate Modelers Scientists?

Guest essay by Pat Frank For going on two years now, I’ve been trying to publish a manuscript that critically assesses the reliability of climate model projections. The manuscript has…

The Guardian criticises Peer Review – Open Review yields, with the help of bloggers, better discovery of scientific flaws

Eric Worrall writes: The Guardian, a green UK newspaper, has published a fascinating article about the shortcomings of peer review – and praised the growing new model of open review,…

A courtesy note ahead of publication for Risbey et al. 2014

People send me stuff. In this case I have received an embargoed paper and press release from Nature from another member of the news media who wanted me to look…

The Science Publishing Complex – 1% publish 41% of all papers

Erik Stokstad in Science (AAAS) writes: Publishing is one of the most ballyhooed metrics of scientific careers, and every researcher hates to have a gap in that part of his…

Corruption Of Academic Journals For Profit and Climate Change Propaganda

Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. – Erwin Knoll The…

The PNAS 'old boys' club': NAS members can 'choose who will review their paper'

Hot of the heels of the busted “Peer Review Ring” we have this from Nature News: In April, the US National Academy of Sciences elected 105 new members to its…

'Peer review ring' – busted

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…

National Association of Scholars: 'much of the U.S.-sponsored research behind the “scientific consensus” on global warming may be less rigorous than its advocates would have the public believe'

Short-Circuiting Peer Review in Climate Science Peter Wood, Rachelle DeJong. National Association of Scholars How reliable are the scientific findings on which the Environmental Protection Agency bases its proposed regulations?  …

Mann's new AMO paper: 'Had I been a reviewer, I would have pointed this out and recommended rejection. '

Mann’s new paper recharacterizing the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation A guest post by Nic Lewis Introduction Michael Mann has had a paper on the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) accepted by Geophysical…

Journal takes Lewandowsky and his supporters to task on 'threats' over retracted 'Recursive Fury' paper.

This will be a top sticky post for a day, new stories will appear below this one Dana Nuccitelli, the Guardian, Joe Romm, and other overly emotional climate propagandists should…