so much for ‘peer review’ …

Scientific gibberish, retracted:

Busted: 120 gibberish science papers withdrawn — so much for “peer review”

At least 120 computer generated nonsense papers have been reviewed and published in publications of the  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Springer, as well as conference proceedings. The fakes have just been discovered by a French researcher and are being withdrawn.

Cyril Labbé found a way to spot artificially-generated science papers, and published it his website and lo, the fakes turned up en masse. In the past, pretend papers have turned up in open access journals–this time the fake papers appeared in subscription based journals. But the man who caught the fakes says he cannot be sure he’s caught them all, because he couldn’t check all the papers behind paywalls.

According to Nature: […]

Plenty of gibberish also comes from Mann, Hanson, Steffen, Flannery, Cook, Lewandowski et al

Reminded of the Climategate emails where peer review was shown to be ‘pal review’. Climategate 2 and Corruption of Peer Review | New Zealand …

  1. newzealandclimatechange.wordpress.com/…/27/climategatepeerreview

    27/11/2011 · The post here is a follow-up from my last post on some Climategate 2 emails, which I have tied together into a kind of narrative. Why should you read this …48c32-peer-reviewedpapers

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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1 Response to so much for ‘peer review’ …

  1. Brenda says:

    Wow. What a crazy world.

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