Predatory Journals Hit By ‘Star Wars’ Sting

From the “may the Farce be with you” department and the Neuroskeptic Blog @ Discover By Neuroskeptic | July 22, 2017 4:57 am A number of so-called scientific journals have accepted a Star Wars-themed spoof paper. The manuscript is an absurd mess of factual errors, plagiarism and movie quotes. I know because I wrote it. Inspired…

Editorial in Nature calls for open access data – ‘Science’s capacity for self-correction comes from its openness to scrutiny and challenge.’

An excerpt: Open your minds and share your results An open approach is the best way to maximize the benefits of research for both scientists and the public, says Geoffrey Boulton There is a compelling case for having open access to scientific papers, to enhance the efficacy and reach of scientific communication. But important though…