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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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:

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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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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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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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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