Peer Review

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The Peer Review Problem

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/11/the_peer_review_problem.html

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Peer Review Is Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/08/peer_review_is_not_what_its_cracked_up_to_be.html

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Time to review peer review

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/bigwideworld/2012/06/time-to-review-peer-review.html

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The peer review process has become, in short, unscientific

http://www.nature.com/news/let-s-make-peer-review-scientific-1.20194

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Scientific peer review: an ineffective and unworthy institution

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/scientific-peer-review-ineffective-and-unworthy-institution

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If Peer Review Is Working, Why All the Retractions?
The journal Nature reported in 2012 that published retractions had increased tenfold over the past decade.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo22/bunk-science

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Three scholars show how the peer-review process has become more political            than academic

https://world.wng.org/content/the_itching_ears_of_peer_review

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An entertaining but revealing development in science culture in recent years has been the intentionally nonsensical academic paper…  The hoax journal paper genre was started… by New York University physicist Alan Sokal in 1996.  Sokal aimed to skewer the postmodern dogma that facts, even in mathematics and physics, are merely a social construct.  He submitted an article to Social Text, a postmodern cultural studies journal, that… essentially made the claim that gravity was in the mind of the beholder…  Sokal has had many imitators since, a disquieting number of whom have been successful.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo37/the-hoax-on-us

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Another Hoax Shows Limits of Scientific Journals
Science is far from perfect

https://stream.org/hoax-shows-limits-scientific-journals/

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A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/upshot/fake-academe-looking-much-like-the-real-thing.html

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Published Retractions:

Retraction Watch:  Tracking peer-reviewed scientific journal retractions as a window into the scientific process

http://retractionwatch.com/

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Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/27/fabricated-peer-reviews-prompt-scientific-journal-to-retract-43-papers-systematic-scheme-may-affect-other-journals/

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Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers
Conference proceedings removed from subscription databases after scientist reveals that they were computer-generated.

http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763

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A peer-reviewed academic journal article defending colonialism was removed due to threats of violence against the editor just days before Columbus Day

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9943

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Further Research Into ‘Non-PC’ Transgender Surgery Regret Blocked                                    by British University

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/25/uk-university-blocks-non-pc-research-into-transgender-surgery-regret/

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Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/09/27/1212247109.abstract

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Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/science/study-finds-fraud-is-widespread-in-retracted-scientific-papers.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&pagewanted=print

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Study authors retract: It turns out conservatives are not psychotic (liberals are)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/study-authors-retract-it-turns-out-conservatives-are-not-psychotic-liberals

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Dysfunctional Science: Alarming increase in scientific retractions ‘a symptom of a dysfunctional scientific climate’

http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2012/04/dysfunctional-science-alarming-increase.html

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Retracted Scientific Studies: A Growing List

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/28/science/retractions-scientific-studies.html

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Retracted autism study an ‘elaborate fraud,’ British journal finds

http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05/autism.vaccines/

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How often are scientific studies retracted?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-often-are-scientific-studies-retracted/

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A Sharp Rise in [scientific journal] Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/science/rise-in-scientific-journal-retractions-prompts-calls-for-reform.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

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Doh! Top Science Journal Retractions of 2011

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/28/doh-top-science-journal-retractions-2011

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Another Bogus Academic Study Creates Bogus Headlines

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/02/another_bogus_academic_study_creates_bogus_headlines.html

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A popular journal that claims to publish “peer reviewed” research on white privilege appears to have a highly questionable peer review process

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9858

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Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors.  82% of articles published in the humanities are not even cited once.  Of those articles that are cited, only 20% have actually been read by anyone.

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/why-professors-are-writing-crap-nobody-reads

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… modern science encourages conformity…  For a start, you need to… take on a kind of disciplinary worldview…  part of what the philosopher and historian Thomas Kuhn called a ‘paradigm’…  In such an environment, researchers are bound to be conservative [regarding their] career…  This makes science more productive, but less creative. Enquiries can become hidebound and unadventurous.  As a result, truly revolutionary research — the domain of the maverick — is increasingly hard to pursue.

https://evolutionnews.org/2017/10/science-philosopher-science-world-beset-by-filters-conformity-hidebound-thinking/

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Why A Fake Article Titled “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?” Was Accepted                                           By 17 Medical Journals

http://www.fastcompany.com/3041493/body-week/why-a-fake-article-cuckoo-for-cocoa-puffs-was-accepted-by-17-medical-journals

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Publishing: The peer-review scam
When a handful of authors were caught reviewing their own papers, it exposed weaknesses in modern publishing systems.  Editors are trying to plug the holes.

http://www.nature.com/news/publishing-the-peer-review-scam-1.16400

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“…  there are at least three different ways that the system of peer review can be undermined.”

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/8227/

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Nobel Prize-Winning Biologist Refuses to Submit Papers to Top-Tier Science Journals

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/12/sign_of_the_tim080011.html

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Sensationalist Science: How Pride Corrupts Peer-Review

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/28188

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